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Newsletter - Sept 22 2016

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re·pur·posed·MA·TE·RI·ALS (noun) - byproducts and waste that have value "as is" to a 2nd, unrelated industry.  WATCH "repurposing" Video Introduction>>  or visit us at >>
Today's Edition… ( Denver | Chicago | Atlanta | Dallas | Philadelphia 
Wire Panels. L: Chicago, Denver  Click Here for Sizes and Prices>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  We had a guy purchase a bunch of these surplus wire air conditioner panels to make crawdad cages.


Barter/Trade...Steel Mezzanine.  "I'm interested in buying your mezzanine to 'repurpose' for double decker boat storage.  I'm cash poor right now, but I'm sitting on a lot of used boats going into winter.  Would you be interested in trading a houseboat for your steel mezzanine?" - Jim  RE: Jim, Yes, we're open to that barter scenario.  Please send details on your houseboat. BTW, smart business offer...trying to trade an unproductive asset for an asset you can really use! 

Q: Do you have idle/unproductive asset(s) you'd be interested in trading/bartering for something we have for sale?  (NOTE: We're only interested in barter/offers on potential sales of $10,000 and higher.  Serious offers, ONLY!) 
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Concrete Truck --> Dust Control.  "Damon, Your newsletter asked about success stories for repurposed equipment.  We took a pair of retired redi-mix concrete trucks like you pictured, and repurposed them to handle the dust coming from our big industrial dust collectors.  The collectors (baghouses as we call them) sit on tall legs, so the auger that discharges the collected dust from the bottom hoppers is at a suitable height to align with the input funnel on the back end of the mixer truck.  The operator can use a hose to add a bit of water to the dust as the truck is loaded, not enough to make mud, but enough to agglomerate the dust into small round pellets the size of peas or marbles.  That way, when the truck discharges the load at our outdoor stockpile, the dust will not blow into the next county with a gust of wind."  - Bruce in Oregon  
REBruce, So simple!

Q: Do you have other examples of specialty built equipment being "repurposed" to solve a completely different problem than what is was originally designed to do? 
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Online Auction.  We're kicking off our largest auction ever online today.  L: Denver  Click to Bid>>

NOTE:  Many have asked us to end the auction after work hours.  So, we're going to try that.  The auction Ends 9pm EST; 7pm MST on Thursday, September 29th.  

T_3716195.JPG Spools of Galvanized Steel Cable....READ MORE or BID>>
T_3716200.JPG Railroad Rail...READ MORE OR BID>>
T_3716285.JPG Tire Water/Feed Tank...READ MORE OR BID>>
T_3716375.JPG Pallets of Marble Tile...READ MORE OR BID>>

Fire Hose.  Sizes: 1"- 5".  L: Chicago, Denver, Atlanta, Dallas, Philadelphia  Order Online>>

repurposedPROJECT:  "We cut old fire hose into smaller lengths to use as sleeve protectors to protect both our chains and the products we're hauling.  Works great!" - Brent R  Indeed, the fire hose can be a great protective sleeve for all kinds of valuable items...electrical cords, garden hoses, etc.  

Stainless Steel Tubing.  We got in 6,000' of 3/16" stainless tubing.  This is unused, surplus inventory.  L: Denver  Click Here for Pricing>>

BEFORE:  This tubing came from a laparoscopic surgery instrument manufacturer.  They changed the specs on their tubing, so this inventory became obsolete.  As you can imagine, this tubing is super high quality!

AFTER:  "I'm thinking of 'repurposing' your stainless tubing to replicate the garden feature in the attached picture." - Linda in 
Temporary Parking Lot Fabric.  Super tough geotextile material.  A strong plastic grid layer sandwiched between two heavy felt layers.  L: Atlanta, Denver, Chicago  Click for Pricing>> 

repurposedIDEA: "We are going to try the parking lot matting under some of our growing pads at our nursery to try and keep from washing out underneath.  And, put some down on top of rock/dirt road to see if it will slow down the water from eroding." - James in Texas 

SURPLUS...Flood / Spill Kits.  We just did a deal for 6 semi loads of these flood / spill barrier kits.  This is all brand new product.  The manufacturer is FB Systems.  Watch Demo videos of the product>>    ORDER ONLINE>>

NOTE:  We will reduce our price for bulk buyers like FEMA, city governments, insurance companies, etc!!!!

Q:  Do you have surplus/obsolete inventory you'd like deal on? 
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Turf.  L: Philadelphia, Denver, Atlanta, Chicago   Prices and Inventory of Turf>>

repurposedPROJECT  "We have installed the Turf we got from you in our barn on top of our concrete floors.  It provides the much need traction we were looking for, for our goats and show cattle around our blocking chutes.  Just purchased a Pool Cover today to use as shade.  Appreciate the money-saving materials you provide for us farm folks!" - Justin Niccoli w/ Niccoli Livestock

Rubber Playground Tiles.  We just got in 5,000 sq ft of used playground tiles.  L: Philadelphia   Email for Playground Tile Pricing>>

repurposedCUSTOMER: "About a year ago, we bought a pallet of playground tiles from you, and we should have bought the rest.  We would like to buy more and have been watching your emails and website for them in Denver.  I see that you have some in Philadelphia only.  So, I thought I would ask if you think you will get any more of these in Denver?" Mary  REMary, we don't know when we'll have more in Denver.  


Rubber Rolls.  New, unused rolls are 1/8" x 56" x 100-200'.  (NOTE: The blue fabric is protective layers between the black rubber.)  L: Denver  Click for Pricing>>

repurposedIDEA:  "I'm going to do some measuring.  This 1/8" rubber would make a great irrigation ditch liner to keep from losing so much water to the ground.  And heck, the blue fabric will just protect it from the sun a few more years." - Bill Adams in Utah

Our Customers.  We often get asked, "Who are your customers?"  Well, this week it was General Electric ordering some rolls of used conveyor belting for a project.  As we continue to say, it is always very exciting when Fortune 500companies make the choice to purchase used materials over buying new materials.  Many companies give lip service to being sustainability minded, but when they are willing to buy used materials that is when you know they are serious!

Conveyor Belting.  L: Phi, Den, Chi, DFW, Atl 
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1" Glass Panels.  Surplus glass from a big hotel project that got cancelled.  There are 8 crates of 1" insulated, double pane glass.  Most panels are 47 1/4" x 47 1/4".  L: Denver  Email for Glass Pricing>>

Gym Bleacher Wood.  L: Den, Chi, Atl  Click Here for Inventory and Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT:  "Hi, Thought you might want to see where the old bleachers ended up.  Ran the smaller pieces through a mill and a planer and ended up with a beautiful bead board.  Scraped a fair amount of gum off in the process.  I filled the bolt holes with dowels, stain and two coats of poly.  Then I spent a week up on a ladder, nailing them to the ceiling.  My wife loves it!" - John

Propane Tanks.  250 gal, 500 gal, 1,000 gal tanks.  L: Denver  Click Here for Pricing>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  A large national grocery chain bought two tanks.  They are going to make BBQ grills out of them for company picnics.  When big companies start "repurposing", that is when we make a big dent in all this industrial waste!  Ed, we appreciate your business!

mostWANTED.  FYI...We typically pay 1 1/2x the prevailing scrap metal rate.  QDo you have any scrap, pipe, girders, beams, etc that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?  Email Metal Details>>

Steel/Metal Skeletons.  Does your company, or one you know, cut parts out of metal and then have these skeletons leftover?  We could help find a higher and better use rather simply sending these off to a metal recycler to be melted.  They have value "as is"!!!  Email Us>>


repurposedREFERRALS:  "Thanks for your efforts.  I have sent your website link out to our 800+ contacts with the Central Texas Beekeepers Association." - Michael  RE: Michael, I appreciate you helping spread the word.  The thing with "repurposing" is you never know what other industry, like beekeepers for example, will be able to find some second use for another industries castoffs and help keep the stuff out of the landfill!  The more we grow the circle the more homes we can find for the byproducts and waste of industry!

equipmentREPURPOSING.  We think some of the Ground Support Equipment from the military and airlines might be a good candidate for "repurposing".  Has anyone seen some "repurposing" of the tuggers, the baggage carts, wheeled conveyor belt loaders, etc?

Your Ideas:  "Surplus cargo units, if price is right, could find work if modified to do work on bridges." - Tony Munson  Q: All you bridge builders and engineers, what kind of applications in the bridge building process could these lifts be used?  Email Ideas>>

"Seems like these heavy duty loaders could be used as lifts in a parking or private garage that doesn’t have room for ramps.  I’ve seen this type of thing in San Francisco and at fancy houses." Kevin Jennsion

Oil Tank --> Sound Studio.  "Damon, Maybe you saw this, but I thought I'd pass it on."Glenn  Headline: A rusting water tank in the Colorado desert emerges as one of the sonic wonders of the world.  Read Article>> 

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>>

Learn More...about repurposedMATERIALS.  Watch 2 Minute Introduction Video>>  
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>>