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Newsletter October 10, 2017

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In this Edition… Denver | Chicago | Atlanta | Dallas | Philadelphia

First Time Ever:  We just got in 4 white 100' parachutes.  The vast majority of military parachutes are green.  It is pretty rare that you find white ones.  Don't miss out!!

100' White Parachutes.  Order Online>>

"repurpose" Classroom.  "Ethan, I cut 3/4 inch pvc and cut it into 10 inch lengths to use as legs under the voting booth table tops.  The table sits exactly at the right height for the kids to sit on the floor and use it as a desk. Here are my students using the voting tables!! Thank you!!!." Jodi Connelly  UPDATE:  Jodisent us this new classroom pic showing 3 things she's "repurposed": 1) Voting Booth Table Tops; 2) Round Foam Pads; 3) Adhesive-backed Magnets.

Voting Booth Table Tops.  We got in qty 800 of these tabletop portions of voting booths.  The plastic top measures 2 1/2" x 19" x 22".  Order Online>>

Round Pads.  We're pricing these at $1/ea with a minimum order of 25 pads.  L: Philadelphia  To Order, call Ethan at 303.321.1471

Adhesive-backed Magnets.  There are 30 cartons that contain 1,500 pieces that measure  1 5/8" x 1 3/8" x 1/16" thick.  L: Chicago  Order Online>> 


Single Pane Glass.  We got in 3 crates of big sheets of glass.  L: Dallas  Click Here for Pricing>>
Advertising Billboard Vinyls.  Common sizes include 10' x 30', 14' x 48', etc  Order Online>>

yesterdayCUSTOMER:  "Purchasing a 14x48 billboard vinyl to cover up my boat for the winter." - Carl in Maryland

Ski Town Bridge.  This is 150' x 11' pedestrian bridge removed last week in Summit County, CO.  The bridge was cut into 3 sections for transport.  They will need to be welded back together to make a complete bridge.  The bridge has some age on it...rust, needs new decking, etc.  L: Denver  Email Us for more Pics and Pricing>>

Q: Do you have an obsolete structure, equipment, machinery, etc. that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?  If yes, contact Damon @ 303.321.1471 or Email Details to Damon>>

BEFORE:  "We have a 300' pedestrian bridge and matching staircases that is 95% complete (lacks railings, flooring, and paint) when the highway department cancelled the project.  This was designed to go over a multi-lane tollway." - Bill  STATUS:  Because of the size of the structure and because there is a little work to complete the bridge, we've entered into a consignment arrangement to sell this bridge for Bill and his company.

Unfinished 300' Bridge.  This is a 300' bridge that is 10' wide.  There are two different sets of supports to choose from to hold the structure.  There are also two matching staircases designed to attach on either side for pedestrians to climb up to walk across the bridge.  The buyer will be able to choose paint color, decking and railing materials.  We are willing to separate the components if you only want to purchase parts and pieces of the bridge.  L: Mid-Atlantic Region  Email Us for more Pics and Pricing>>

AUCTION...Online Auction...Auction Ends Wed, Oct 18th...L: Denver  Click Here to Bid>>

repurposedREFFERRAL:  "Damon, Attended your presentation at Materials Handling Institute Executive Summit last week in Florida.  When we were talking at lunch, you expressed an interest in used stadium seating. In passing, I mentioned knowing of a company that built/refurbished outdoor stadiums.  My friend Bruce is in the stadium business and may have some good sources for such material. I copied him on this email, and his contact information is below.  Getting together is up to you guys." - Steve  RE: Steve, Thanks for the introduction to Bruce.  We'll follow-up with ASAP to see if they have old bleachers that could be "repurposed"!

Q: Like Steve, can you refer us to a colleague that may have materials that could be "repurposed"??  Call Damon at 303.321.1471 or 
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Desiccant.  This desiccant is a 13x molecular sieve was supposed to be a part of a manufactured product that ended up getting canceled.  We have 42,000 lbs.  The bead size: .8-1.6MM.  L: Atlanta  Email for Details>>

Your Ideas:  "You need to sell your desiccant to one of the companies who make big absorbent bags they hang inside ocean containers to prevent 'container rain'.  Yes, the humidity inside these ocean containers condenses on the metal roofs and then eventually drips on the inventory.  It is a huge, costly problem in the international shipping business." Jack Lester in Seattle


Premium Totes.  Got in a couple of truckloads of premium IBC totes.  Sizes:  110, 120, 275, and 330 gal.  L: Denver  Click for Pricing>> 

UHMW Polyethylene (Ultra High Molecular Weight) Flat Bar Stock.  BEFORE:  This is unused bar stock that was rejected by the U.S. Coast Guard for a big marine project in Oregon because the color was wrong.   (Qty 35 - 4" x 12" x 18') L: Denver  Click here for UHMW Details and Pricing>>

interestPARTY:  "We normally use this UHMW material on our indoor race track as a barrier. It is bolted to used NASCAR tires.  This UHMW material is expensive but superior to the other track barriers. I will give this to my partners." Ed Bradford  RE:  Ed, We like your "repurposing" of old NASCAR tires, too.)

BEFORE"I have 24 NEW natural gas heaters in original packaging.  They are excess inventory the makes are Sterling and Beacon Morris.  We do business with an HVAC distributor.  These are no longer under warranty. They asked us scrap them." - Ryan in Massachusetts  STATUS:  Ryan thanks for not sending these to scrap metal!  He accepted our offer, and we now have these heaters for sale.  

Q: Like Ryan, do you have new or used machinery or equipment you'd like sell?  Email Us Details>>

SURPLUS...Unused Heaters.  L: Philadelphia  Click for Models and Pricing>>


Fiberglass Tanks. 1,000 and 6,500 gallon tanks.  L: Chicago  Click for Pricing>>

Rolls of 100% Polyester.  BEFORE: "Hello, We have about 10 pallets of new 100% polyester, non-woven fabric.  It was part of an window blind R&D project that we  did not proceed with.  But they had to purchase a container load at the time.  Each are 37.5" wide with about 500 yards on them.  It is Unitika brand, 35 grams/sq meter.  Are these something you would be interested in?" Dianne  AFTER:  Dianne accepted our offer.  We now have the fabric for sale.  L: Denver  Click for Pricing>>

Q: Like Dianne, do you have obsolete inventory that could be "repurposed"?  If yes, Call Damon at 303.321.1471 or Email Damon Details>>

repurposedHOPE:  "My 'repurposing', I do dye sublimation printing.  A key element in the process is the polyester based coatings, or, in the case of fabrics, simply being made of polyester.  When polyester fabric is imprinted the image is actually dyed INTO the cloth rather than being applied to the surface as is the case with screen printing, vinyl, etc.  I am hoping that the texture of the polyester material will be suitable for printing photographs." Gordon 



Commercial Dishwasher.  We picked up this large, commercial dishwasher designed for hospitals and schools.  Make/Model: Insinger 106-2  L: Chicago  Click Here for more Details>>

QObviously this can be re-used as a dishwasher, but are there any "repurpose" ideas for something other than washing dishes?  Submit Ideas>>



Money Saving Tips:  "New skid-steer loaders typically come with tires that do not last more than 100 hours  Take the new factory tires off and replace them with new heavy-duty tires.  You can get 500 or more hours on a set of tires.  Then when you sell the skid loaders four to five years later, put the original new tires on the machine and sell it with new tires.  New tires help sell any used equipment." - Rich Frederico  

Q:  Like Rich and the skidsteer tires, do have money saving tip that you'd be willing to share??  Email Damon>>

repurposedINBOX:  "We have come across between 1500 to 2000 metres of railway in some old outbuildings in Scotland and wondered if your company would be interested in buying some/all of them? It has been in these buildings for around 100 years." - Scott

Q:  Like Scott, do have stuff in your warehouses that you'd like gone??  Get us details!  Call Damon at 303.478.6193 or Email Damon>>

Shipping Container Bridge.  "We needed a bridge on our vacation property.  My wife came up with the idea of a cargo container.  No underlayment or anything needed; simply a 50 ton crane to swing it into place.  Budget: $2500 delivered and only another $800 for the rear door installed & $600 for the crane. All in all a real bargain!" Bob Burchett in California.  RE: Bob, we love nothing more than a smart "poor man's" solution.  Brilliant!!

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