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Newsletter - Real Estate - May 5 2016

May 5, 2016     Please FORWARD to a friend or colleague.     SUBSCRIBE

re·pur·posed·MA·TE·RI·ALS (noun) - byproducts and waste that have value "as is" to a second, unrelated industry.  LEARN MORE ABOUT US>>
In this Edition… ( Denver | Chicago | Atlanta | Dallas | Philadelphia 
  •  Schools almost Out...Why do we care?
  •  A downtown Chicago loft "repurpose"
  •  Upcoming Demolition project?  We can help! 
  •  Design "repurposes"...Reclaimed Wood, Ski Lift Cable, etc.
  •  Aspen byproducts: Marble Tile and Ski Lift Cable

repurposedREAL/ESTATE:  We love all manner of "repurposing".  So, we're starting a new edition focused on different ways to "repurpose" real estate.  Welcome to Edition #2! 

Rock Quarries.  "Hi Damon, I own a scuba diving facility in Illinois.  It was an old limestone quarry my husband bought some years ago.  In the early 1990's someone suggested we turn it into a scuba diving facility.  We've sunk all kinds of weird and crazy pieces of equipment so the divers have a real experience.  We haven't looked back!" - Tina Haighw/

Q: Do you have a property that you want to sell that would be a good candidate for "repurposing"? Email Us Details>>

schoolsOUT.   Schools, as you know, are about ready to dismiss for the summer.  Why is that important in the "repurposing" world?  Because, that is when all the demolition and deconstruction projects happen!  

Q: Do you have contacts or knowledge about school facility projects where materials will be demo'd or removed that could be "repurposed"?  If yes, please forward our info to school officials/contractors, or send us details and we'll follow-up!  
Contact Us>>


Turf.  L: Den, Chi, Atl  Click Here for Turf Sizes and Prices>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  "This 3 story heavy timber loft style building was erected in 1863 and has had many lives, surviving the Chicago fire for one.  It sits on the edge of downtown where this view of the beautiful Chicago skyline can be seen.  You can see the raised bed gardens where we are growing organic vegetables and flowers. While the roof has always been great for 'stealing' some outside space in the city- the addition of your Turf has made it all usable and so beautiful.  The Turf even protects the roof and helps stabilize water run off.  We are thrilled!!!" - R.S. in Chicago 

Demolition Help.  "Hi Damon, We have a project that will involve a  large amount of demolition and material removal. This project will also be a LEED Certified project (possibly Gold), and we are looking into ways that we may be able to obtain required credits. This specific project involves demolishing two high rise buildings.  If you could give me more insight into your business and how it might be beneficial for our project, that would be great." - Lynnsee  RE: 

Q #1:  Do you have an upcoming demolition project where minimizing landfill is a priority?  If yes, we might could help.  Contact Us>>


morningSPEAKER.   Damon is the morning speaker today at the New Jersey Waste Wiseconference.  Need a "repurposing" speaker?  Click Here to Learn More>>

WANTED...Idle Railroad Tracks.  QDo you have an idle rail spur that you'd be willing to rent out?  We have a party interested in renting idle track space anywhere in the U.S.  There must be a minimum of 1,000' of track available.  Contact Us>>

Q #2:  
Do you need help "sniffing out" a particular type of real estate?  We can help you search!  Contact Us>>

Florida Property.  BEFORE"Damon, We have a former ceramic tile manufacturing site in central Florida.  This is a 21 acre site with a great location.  Very manageable environmental issues on 2.7 acres." -  David  AFTER:  "Damon, thanks for mentioning our property in your newsletter.  We got an offer from one of your readers this week." - David

Do you have a property with environmental issues that you'd like to sell?  
Contact Us>>



Aspen #1...Italian Marble Tile.  We just got in 11,000 SF of new, surplus white Italian Carrara Bardiglio marble tile.  L: Den  Click Here for Tile Pricing and Sizes>>

backSTORY:  This tile was purchased for the St Regis Hotel in Aspen.  The owner of the luxury hotel decided he didn't like it, so he ordered something else.

Aspen #2...Ski Lift Cable.  We just got in 8,000' (we will cut custom lengths) of 1 1/4" diameter ski lift cable from Snowmass Village.  L: Den.  Click Here for Pricing>>


Douglas Fir Beams.  L: Chi   Click Here for Beam pricing>>

backSTORY: "We have 100 used Douglas fir beams.  6" x 12" x 20' suitable for 'repurposing'.  Have been de-nailed and suitable for re-sawing.  These came out of a building built in 1922 in Iowa." - Ed


Semi Trailer Flooring.   This is brand new, never installed hardwood trailer flooring.  The floor boards are 1" x 12" x 20'-24' w/ ship lap edges.  L: Phi  Click Here for Trailer Wood Pricing>>  

repurposedSUGGESTION:  "Here in Amish Country, 'repurposing' trailer flooring for our barn floors is one of our little secrets!" - Moses Lapp in Pennsylvania

Multi Surface Sealer.  We just did a deal for 4,000 liters of the super concentrated sealer Zycosil.  L: Den  Click Here for Product Details>>

backSTORY:  The chemistry behind this multi surface sealer was originally developed to seal the heat tiles on the underside of the Space Shuttle while it sat on the launch pad during rainstorms.

Boardwalk Wood.  L: Atl  Click Here for Sizes and Wood Pricing>>

repurposedPOSSIBLITY "Install that lumber on an exterior with a little gap and fill the gap with chinking.  You'd have an awesome looking facade that would last years with the treated lumber." - Ray Riley



repurposedREAL/ESTATE:  We love all manner of "repurposing".  So, we're going to start a new edition focused on different ways to "repurpose" and rehabilitate real estate.  Welcome to Edition #1! 

Elevators.  "We purchased some old grain elevators in west Texas at a very good price because of the drought down in that region.  We converted them from handling grain to handling frack sand for the oil and gas industry down there!" - Mark Rogers  RE: Mark, we love it...taking an idle, obsolete, unproductive real estate asset and "repurposing" it to create a new revenue stream!

Q: Do you have a property that would be a good candidate for "repurposing"? 
Email Us Details>>

How We Work:  BEFORE:  "We have a full rink set up of the tempered glass and between approximately 50-60 sections of dasher board..The quicker you can get them out the better deal we can make.  Let me know when you can get them and what you would be willing to offer?"  - Jeremy  Jeremy accepted our cash offer, and we had the equipment removed within days!  AFTER:  A couple of weeks ago, we sold the hockey dasher boards to a recreations facility in Canada.  We love those Canadians, eh!!!

Q:  Do you have equipment or machinery you'd like to deal on?
  Email Details>>


repurposedWEBINAR  Q: Would you like to learn more about our mission/concept of "repurposing"?  Damon Carson, our founder, will be doing several live webinars coming up.  The webinar will last about 45 minutes.  

Wednesday, May 25 @ noon EST, 9am PST, Registration Link>>

waste/basedBUSINESS.   repurposedMATERIALS is actively seeking opportunities to acquire, partner, or joint venture with companies that have unique, durable niches within the re-use, re-manufacturing, re-blending, removal, marketplace.  Contact Us>>
* A.C.E.  This acronym stands for AttributesCharacteristicsEngineering.  We use this acronym to tell you a little about a used material and what qualities it has in hopes that someone can find a "repurpose" for it.  Asked another way...what did the material do in it's 1st life that might help identify a very different, 2nd life for it?

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Chicago Location:    Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri   Address: 100 S Spruce St  Manteno, IL 60950 
Atlanta Location:    Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri   Address: 4445 Wendell Dr SW  Atlanta, GA 30336 
 and Texas Locations:  coming soon…
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