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Newsletter Sept. 18, 2017

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In this Edition… Denver | Chicago | Atlanta | Dallas | Philadelphia
Gym Bleacher Wood.   L: Atlanta, Denver, Philadelphia  Click for Species and Prices>> 

repurposedCOUNTERTOP:  "As promised – here are a few more photos of yourBleacher Wood in action!  Attendees loved the counter top.  It was a great conversation starter." Brianna Castillo w/ event marketing company in California
    
BEFORE: These are entry mats that have been taken out of service by the big rental companies.  They may have a small stain, a tear, etc.  For whatever reason, they aren't good enough to go into a bank, retail store, etc.  But, they still have lots of "repurpose" life left in them.  possibleAFTER: "Just a suggestion on the mats you purchased from me. I'm at a carnival and they have hundreds of the old entry mats like you have covering all the wires going from the generators to the amusement rides." - Rich Kramer in Ohio

Q: Like with the uniform and mat rental companies, do you have products or materials that don't quite meet your requirements anymore??  If yes, send us details!! Call Damon @ 303.321.1471 or Email Damon>>

FREE SHIPPING...Entry Mats.  L: Chicago  CLICK HERE for Sizes and Prices>>
Our Customers.  The Wyoming Game & Fish department purchased used street sweeper brushes that they're going to install out in the wild for elk and sheep to rub against.  Matt, we appreciate your order!  Your Wyoming elk and sheep say "thank you", too...LOL!

Street Sweeper Brushes.  Click Here for Brush Prices>> 
Marriage Counseling.  "Damon, I enjoyed the conversation and appreciate your business model.  My wife of 30 years has finally learned to appreciate my piles of 'junk' as I am always finding ways to re-use my 'stuff'.  Thanks." -  Randall Readinger  RE: Randall, Yes, the "repurposing" life can be misunderstood...even by a loving spouse...lol!

Q: Any other funny stories where one marriage partner doesn't quite understand the ways of "repurposing"??  
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7th Anniversary.  Seven years ago this month, Damon Carson sold his very first Billboard Vinyl.  As he puts it, "I had no grand vision when I sold those first view billboards about what this 'repurposing' thing would turn into."  He states, "Our success in finding new homes for all these castoffs of industry is definitely attributable to all the creative and resourceful customers who figure out all the 2nd lives for these materials!"  
Synthetic Turf. Several different types / roll sizes of turf.  L: Dallas, Denver, Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta  Turf Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT:  The 29th Street Mall in Boulder, CO created "grasslets" using artificial turf topped off with waterproof pillows to spruce up their otherwise grass-less shopping mall!

repurposedREAL/ESTATE.  Welcome to the Subtropolis in Kansas City..the world's largest underground business complex.  This underground complex is a "repurposed" limestone mine.  And talk about sustainable, a warehouse with no heating and cooling needs!!!  Visit Subtropolis Website>>

Q: Like the Subtropolis, have you seen properties "repurposed" &/or do you know of a property for sale that would be a candidate for "repurposing"??  If yes, contact Damon @ 303.478.6193 or Email Damon>>

 
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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
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.  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>>

   
 
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


 
repurposedINQUIRY:  "I am looking for a reasonably priced solution to a rodent problem. I am building a deck that will be 440 square feet and want to lay down a material under the deck before it is built, something that prairie dogs cannot eat through and also serves as a weed barrier.  Any thoughts?" Trina.  RE: Our used parking lot fabric might be a good option. - Glenda

Parking Lot Fabric. This is a very tough geotextile material used originally as a temporary parking lot surface.  (The thick plastic middle layer is pictured below) L: Atlanta, Chicago, Denver  Click Here for Pricing>>

Gym Floor.  We just got in the Univ of California-Berkeley home basketball floor.  With the huge bear painted on the floor, this is one of the coolest college gym floors out there.  The floor was cut out in 4' x 8' sections.  You can see some of the sections pictured, below, on the right.  L: Dallas, Denver  Click for Pricing>>

repurposedGIFT:  We sold one sheet to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.  One of their work groups is all alumni from Cal-Berkeley.  They bought the sheet for a colleague who is moving to Boston.  Jeff, thanks for order, and we bet your buddy cherishes this gift for a long time!

Premium Totes.  Got in a couple of truckloads of premium IBC totes.  Sizes:  110, 120, 275, and 330 gal.  L: Denver  Click for Pricing>> 
   
Steel Grates.  We have just a few of these grates from BBQ manufacturer left.  They are 13 1/2" x 25 1/2".  They come 25 grates per box.  Order Online>> 

Q:  Like this BBQ manufacturer, do you have surplus / obsolete inventory that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?  If yes, Email Details>>

repurposedIDEA:  "These grates would be ideal for cheese drying racks!" - Anita Jacobs in 
Wisconsin

 
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!!
  
Deburring Machine.  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: Chicago  Click Here for Insulated Paver Prices>>
  
chemistry/ingredientPRODUCTS
BEFORE:  "We're an outdoor products manufacturer.  We have six 55 gal drums of concentrated detergent that we used to make our scentless laundry soap for deer hunters.  We discontinued the product line.  We have six unopened drums we want to get rid of." - Danny in Arkansas  STATUS:  Danny accepted our offer, and we now have the detergent for sale.

Q:  Like Danny, do you have obsolete inventory you'd like our of your warehouse?  Contact Damon @ 303.321.1471 or Email Damon>>

Detergent  Qty 6 - 55 gal drums of Calsuds CD-6.  L: Dallas  Click for Details>>

  
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>>
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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>>