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Newsletter Sept 13 2016

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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

Gym Flooring.  We are selling the home basketball court of the Univ of Arizona Wildcats.  There are two cool things about this floor: 1) obviously, it is the floor of a well known team; 2) The floor has already been separated and de-nailed. Q: Do you know any Wildcats alumni?  If yes, please forward this opportunity.  L: Dallas  Click Here for Pricing>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  This is one of our buyers for the U of A floor.  They re-installed the floor in a retail store.  Bart, it looks great, and we appreciate your business!


Billboard Vinyls.  Sizes: 12x25, 10x36, 14x48, 20x60 & more. Order Online>>

repurposedPROJECT:  “Your billboard vinyls worked great for using as a liner to spray water on in our backyard to make an ice rink.  Keep up the good work!” - Adam inMichigan


10ml Glass Vials.  We have surplus vials from the pharmaceutical industry.  These 1" diameter x 2 1/8" tall vials.  Click Here for Prices>>

repurposedHISTORY.  "Remember Disneyland started with Walt Disney'repurposing' World’s Fair exhibits.  Read Article>>" - Pam Przybylski-LaDue  RE: Pam, Wow, we didn't know that about World's Fair and Disneyland.  Funny how many iconic brands, companies, products actually can trace their roots to "repurposing" in one form or another.   

repurposedTV.  Was anybody watching the Louisiana St / Wisconsin football game on the opening weekend of the college football season?  If yes, did you see they promo’d the new MacGyver re-make television series?  We love the show’s tagline: MacGvyer…no one can do more with less”.   Wow, that sounds like our customer base!

low/costOPERATOR.  We love to profile resourceful, low cost operators no matter the industry.  These savvy operators are always finding ways to get the same job accomplished at a fraction of the cost.

"repurpose" #1:  "We use old re-bar to replace wear strips on our excavator buckets. You can buy factory wear parts but very expensive...used re-bar is FREE.  Begins to add up when you have 16 or so buckets." - Mick, demolition contraction in Arizona

"repurpose" #2:  "Your old conveyor belt has worked superbly lining the bottoms of our articulated dump truck beds.  Using a cheap used material as a wear part on an expensive piece of equipment makes a lot of sense to me!  Oh, and the rubber is a great sound dampener, too!" - Bill Andrews, dirt contractor in Ohio  Conveyor Belting.  L: Den, Atl, Phi, DFW, Chi   Click Here for Pricing>>

Q: Like with Mick's rebar and Bill's belting, do you have other "repurposes" ideas to extend the life of equipment?  
Submit Ideas>>

Demolition Possibility.  "Dear Damon, Hopefully, we will be demolishing a 7 story hotel, constructed by the Ramada Inn back in the mid-1970s.  Do you think there may be any value in those materials?" Marty RE: Marty, we may be able to help.  We'll call you!

Q:  Do you have an upcoming demolition project where you'd like to save some $$$ or increase your landfill diversion %?    Email Demo Details>>

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Cardboard Rings.  BEFORE"We are a small industrial sewing company inWisconsin.  These cardboard ring pieces are the substructure for making ottomans that we have since discontinued.  They are still in original packaging and are already palletized and ready to ship.  About 900 of them...a full truckload.Joe  STATUSJoe accepted our offer, and we now have these rings for sale.  L: Chicago  If interested in purchasing, Contact Us>>

Your Ideas for the Rings:  "New tree protection & establishment." Scott Rowan

"Use them as concrete forms around valve covers or for patio stepping stones." - Bill Murchie

"Subwoofer enclosures." - Jon Genova

"They could be made into cool pet beds." - Karen

"Can see these stacked on their sides covering an entire wall and used as cubbies  (unofficial term ~ space for holding stuff)--shoes in a yoga studio, toys in a kids room, items of interest in a waiting room, object d'art in a fancy lobby or even room dividers. Designers should LOVE these!" - Nancy

EPS Flute Fill Insulation.  "Flute Fill" insulation is for placing on the top of a standing seam metal roof in order to flatten it for a membrane roof, more insulation, etc.  L: Denver  Click for Sizes & Prices>>


Fiberglass Utility Poles.  We have 200+ utility poles made by   The poles range from 30'-45' in length.  L: Dallas  Email for Inventory & Pricing>>
3/4" Galvanized Highway Median Cable.  We just got in 35,000'+ of highway cable.  L: Philadelphia  Email Us for Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT:  "I volunteer with a missionary who installs suspension foot bridges in 3rd world countries to provide safe river crossings and for community building.  I thought this material might be suitable.   Below is a pic of the last build I went on in Honduras.  (160 feet long using about 2,000 feet of cable).  The bridge will save over 5 hours of walking when the river is too dangerous to cross." Steve inFlorida
Cargo Parachutes.  We have 35' and 100' diameter parachutes.  Order Online>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  "I love your site and enjoy seeing all the good 'repurposing' you are doing. A while back I noticed you had some used parachutes for sale.  We have a family bonfire every year with crafts. Going to use it as a tent!!" Barbara inArkansas
Granite Blocks.  48" x 48" x 48".  11,000 lbs/block.  L: Dallas  Email for Details & Pricing>>
Used Semi Trailer Flooring.  L: Atlanta, Denver  Email for Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT:  Light fixture made out of "repurposed" trailer flooring courtesy of Corvus Design Build.

N4X Polycarbonate Enclosures.  These are waterproof boxes made to house electronics.  Mftg by  $45/box including Free Shipping (Minimum Order: 10 boxes)  L: Denver  Click to Order>>

customerAPPRECIATION:  Andy, with the Univ of Minnesota, ordered a bunch of our boxes for their lab.  Andy, we appreciate your business!


Demolition Possibility.  "Six Flags had an amusement park in New Orleans several years ago. The property flooded and some of the rides were damaged during Hurricane Katrina. They have never reopened the park.  I would love to see the equipment be "repurposed" and the property be used for something beneficial to the community, rather than just a wasteland of forgotten remnants of the park." - anonymous

Q:  Do you have an upcoming demolition project where you'd like to save some $$$ or increase your landfill diversion %?   
 Email Demo Details>>

repurposedFUN Here is a fun city park in Europe with the play equipment being "repurposed" wind turbine blades.  

Q:  Does anyone else have park-like "repurpose" examples for the kiddos?  Oh, and if any of you are theme park operators, or the like, we should discuss a repurposedLAND exhibit/attraction or maybe a whole park!?!  Contact Us>>

repurposedTOUR.   We hosted an architecture class from University of Colorado-Denver last week.  We loved introducing the next generation first hand to our mission/concept of "repurposing".  This is the 2nd year in a row that Professor Tolderlund's has brought one of her classes out for a tour.  Q: Would you like to bring a group out for a tour at one of our five locations?  Email Us for Details>>  


repurposedWEBINAR  Q: Would you like to learn more about our mission/concept of "repurposing"?  Damon Carson, our founder, will give you an introduction in this 45 minutes webinar.  Register at this link, and you'll be able to access the video to view>>
Learn More...about repurposedMATERIALS.  Watch 2 Minute Introduction Video>>  
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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