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Newsletter Sept. 11, 2017

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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>>
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In this Edition… Denver | Chicago | Atlanta | Dallas | Philadelphia
BEFORE A major flooring manufacturer created a new product of resilient, PVC-free flooring targeted to the healthcare industry.  Once they got 50,000 sq ft of the flooring manufactured, they decided their product wouldn't be competitive in the marketplace.  So, they scrapped the whole product line.  They approached us, and they accepted our offer on all the rolls of flooring.  AFTER:  "I know this hospital flooring is good stuff.  At the cheap price you're offering, I want to buy 3 rolls to use as garage flooring." - John.  John, We appreciate your business!

Q:  Like this flooring manufacturer, do you have obsolete or off-spec product you'd like out of your warehouse??  If yes, call Damon @ 303.321.1471 or 
Email Damon>>

Commercial Sheet Flooring.  4 colors to choose from.  L: Philadelphia  Click for Colors & Pricing>> 
      
 
Our Customers.  The University of Hawaii is one of our fire hose customers.  "The hose is being used as chaff guard over line that will be used for deploying oceanographic equipment off our ocean research vessel." - Stephen

Fire Hose.  
Variety of Sizes.  Order Online>>

 
BEFORE:  "Damon, I have some left over materials in my yard I would like to get rid of in Queens, NY.  I've got a bunch of concrete panels we use as temporary covers when we cut open roadways to do underground work.  We put the concrete panels over the trenches so highway traffic can run on the roadway when we're not working." - Joseph in New York City  STATUS:  Joseph accept our offer and now the curbing is for sale.

QLike Joseph, do you have obsolete materials or inventory that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?

Concrete Highway Panels.  Super strong concrete panels with steel end caps on all four sides to protect the concrete.  Qty 40 - 7" x 5' x 10' panels.  Price includes FREE shipping for truckload of 8 panels within 1,000 miles of Philly!!!   L: Philadelphia   Click Here for pricing>>

readerIDEA "These concrete panels would be ideal for building a boat ramp at our city lake." - Ralph Andrews in Virginia


 
Hire Me.  "Hello,  Love your website and the ideology.  I try to live by a common strategy of 'repurposing' in my work and home life.  I've been an engineer withHonda of America Manufacturing in Ohio for 24 years, but would love to join your team." Stephen  RE: Stephen, thanks for writing!
Our Story.  BEFORE:  A project manager with Mortenson Construction, one of the largest contractors in America, referred us to their demolition subcontractor inDenver who was removing steel bar joists.  The PM thought it would be sad to see these perfectly re-usable structural members simply melted down by a metal recycler.  Sal, we appreciate your referral, and your recognition that re-use is always a better play for the environment than recycling.  AFTER: We just shipped out loads of the joists to as far away as Chicago and Cleveland.  All the joists found a higher and better use than metal recycling! 

Q:  Like Sal, do you have materials you're sending to a recycler that would have a higher/better use if they were "repurposed"?  If yes, call Damon @ 303.478.6193 or Email Damon>> 
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Our Customers.  Killacycle races the worlds fastest electric motorcycle.  They purchased another couple of billboard vinyls last week for the race season on theBonneville Salt Flats in Utah.  They cannot have any dirt collect on these vehicles and Killa says the billboards work great as a mat under them.  (NOTE: They have color ad side facing down in the sand in the picture.  Most billboards are black on the back side as you can see.)

Billboard Vinyls.  Multiple Sizes.  Order Online>>

   
repurposedINQUIRY:  "We need the fire hose for ice speedway bike tires which we race in Europe. The hose is used to place inside the tyre before the spikes. The hose stops the spikes pulling through. The reason we need canvas is that the weave stops tearing. We have tried the newer hoses, but without success." - Tim Dixon in United Kingdom  NOTE: Here is yet another case where used materials outperform new!!!

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

   
Steel Cable...Galvanized.  This is 3/4" galvanized steel cable that came out of highway median.  Once they remove a section for road repair, the DOT mandates that new cable be re-installed.  That means this old cable is in really good shape still.  Click Here for Steel Cable prices>>

repurposedPROJECT:  Highway Median Cable "repurposed" as mooring lines for a boat marina in Idaho.  Steve, we appreciate your business and your resourcefulness!

     
     
Boardwalk Wood.  This beautifully weathered wood came from a pedestrian boardwalk in Jacksonville, FL.  L: Atlanta  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 reminiscent of the great lodges of the National Parks!" - Bill O'Neal

  
Conveyor Belting.  Sizes 4"-70" wide available.  L: All Locations  Click Here for Pricing>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  "Looking for 40' of 24" wide, smooth belting to cover the forks of our boat launch forklift." Jim in Rhode Island
Bowling Alley Lanes.  Distinctive, bowling alley lanes for all kinds of cool "repurposes".  L: Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta  Click Here for Bowling Lane Pricing>>

 
Food Grade Plastic Pallets.  We just got in a bunch of food grade/FDA plastic pallets.  Most pallets are 40" x 48" and 35" x 40".  L: Denver   Pallet Pricing>> 

repurposedPROJECT:  "This is my 'repurposed' dock decking on a private lake.  I think the pallets will last forever and it was 75% less than the cost of marine grade wood.  I have to say that the finished results look very nice and it is sturdy." - Andy Zigan

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


 
 
 
Insulated Pavers.  These are highly engineered 2' x 4' panels that are a combination of lightweight concrete adhered to foam insulation.  We did deal with a roofing company in the Bronx that wanted to keep 6 truckloads out of the landfill.  We also helped a Denver-area high school keep several loads out of the landfill.   L: Atlanta, Denver, Philadelphia  Click Here for Insulated Paver Prices>>

Q:  Do you have materials or surplus inventory that would be a candidate for "repurposing"??  If yes, call Damon at 303.321.1471 or Email Damon>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  These are pictures Ed Sanders sent.  He used the insulated pavers to build a sidewalk at his mother-in-law's home.  Ed, thx for the pictures, and we appreciate your business!!
  
chemistry/ingredientPRODUCTS
Mineral Oil.  L: Denver  Click for Pricing>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  "We use a type of white oil in our manufacturing process.  I try and use a very clean type of oil to mist on our saw blades to keep the heat down and to prevent pitch from accumulating on the blades.  This type of oil I think would work well in this application.  Also this oil residue would end up in the sawdust that I do sell for horse bedding on occasion------nontoxic oil is perfect." Gary.  Gary, we appreciate your business!
Custer Feldspar 200   L: Dallas  Click for Pricing>>

Zonyl 8740 (stone and masonry sealer)  L: Atlanta  Click for Pricing>>

Sanotracin (hydrogen peroxide-based sporicidal disinfectant)  L: Chicago  Click for Pricing>>

Catalyzed Persulfate (for environmental remediation of contaminated soils and groundwater)  L: Denver  Email for Pricing>>
lastEDITION
repurposedEQUIPMENT.   BEFORE: a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker.  AFTER: This very same vessel was "repurposed" into an expeditionary yacht!  (Yes, this is the same ship in both pictures.)

Q: Like with this icebreaker, what other equipment have you seen "repurposed"?  Email Ideas>>

repurposedVISITOR.  Last week, Tina Haigh visited our Chicago location last week.  Patrick, our Chicago manager, gave her a tour.  Tina is a "repurposing" hero.  "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 Haigh w/ www.haighquarry.com 

Q: Like with Tina's brilliant "repurpose", have you seen other examples of real estate or property getting "repurposed"?  Email Us Ideas>> 
   
repurposedARTIST.  "Found this article in Signs of the Times magazine, about aDanish artist, Thomas Dambo, who uses wooden pallets as his material of choice." Tom Grell  Learn More>> www.thomasdambo.com  RE: Tom, Thanks for sending this along!
 
   

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