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

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>>

Q:  How can these 3/8" x 9" high x 15" diameter & 3/8" x 9" high x 20" diameter?  Submit Ideas>>

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>>

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>>

Gym Floor Wood.  L: Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas  Click Here for Gym Floor Pricing>>

repurposedHOW/TO "I've been installing recycled gym floors in Texas since 1985.  Pretty straight forward process really.  You remove the gym floor in 4x4 or 4x8 sections.  NOTE: the tongue and groove Maple boards are nailed to a plywood substrate.  Then you set up three stations to prep the wood for re-installation.  Station 1: Pry up the maple boards from the plywood substrate.  Station 2: Grind off the nails with a grinder on the bottom of the boards.  Station 3: Square up the ends of each piece with a chop saw.  We save all boards longer than 4".  You then have the raw boards to re-install.  You then install the planks like you would a new floor.  Once you have the floor installed using re-claimed T & G, you can leave it with the irregular basketball and volleyball lines for visual appeal, or when we do a whole sports court with re-claimed lumber, we sand it down (yes, the lines sand right off) and refinish it (see picture below)." - Dave Long  


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>>


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>>  


repurposedPOSSIBILTY?  Do you have, or do you know of, byproducts or waste from projects now, or coming up, where they will be tearing out or removing that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?   Or, do you have any surplus or obsolete inventories or equipment you'd like to deal on… maybe items that have been depreciated out, over orders on a job, inventory from a project that got cancelled, etc?  Contact Us>>

repurposedPRODUCTS see all PRODUCTS>>
Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
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 footbridges 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
Railroad Rail.  L: Denver  Email Us for Current Rail Inventory>>

repurposedPROJECT:  One of our precast concrete pipe manufacturers just purchased a bunch of railroad rail to use as part of their assembly line where they tip out their pipes after they've cured.  Jeff, we appreciate your order.  And, remember you promised us pictures once you incorporate the rails into your assembly line...our readers will want to see them!  

Surplus Latex Paint.  We got a bunch of surplus indoor/outdoor, latex paint from a multi project job.  Best of all...the paint is white!   Click Here for Paint Pricing>>

repurposedINQUIRY:  "This surplus paint might be ideal for us.  We have to buy a large quantity of white paint every couple of years to repaint the big 'M' on the side of the hill here at the Univ of Montana." - Brad

Used Semi Trailer Flooring.  L: Atlanta, Denver  Email for Pricing>>

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

Surplus Inventory...Lithium Battery Cells.  "I'm reaching out to you because I have 119,000 Type: LiFePO4 Size: 32650 re-chargeable batteries that we bought for a project, they are unused, and now we have no use for them.  They were delivered to us late 2013, and they cost us a little under $1,000,000 at that time.  Would you possibly have an interest in them at a highly discounted rate?" -Richard  NOTE: We DO NOT own these batteries currently.  We are considering buying this offering, or we could broker a deal if you're interested.  

Q #1:  We know nothing about batteries.  So, any ideas what industry(s) or applications would have a need for a very large quantity (say, 25,000+ batteries) like these?
  Email Ideas>>

Q #2:  Like Richard, do you have obsolete inventory, materials, equipment that you'd like to get off-the-books and out-of-the-warehouse?  If yes, Email Details>>
Back-to-School "repurpose"...LOL!  "Damon, you got get this one in your newsletter.  Wisconsin guy 'repurposing' school bus as deer hunting stand.  Read Article>>" - Tim in Wyoming
Burning Man festival!  The Burning Man festival kicks off this week in Nevada.  We can always tell when it is approaching because we get lots of orders from people heading that direction.  Thanks to everyone who purchased used materials for Burning Man! 
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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