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Newsletter Sept. 25, 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:  "We have several relatively new aircraft chocks that we need to dispose of.  We have about 300 chocks on 5 pallets at LAX.  We are moving to a standard chock for all aircraft so our airports will have to dispose of non-standard chocks.  While the non-standard chocks work well on most aircraft, not all worked well on our widebody aircraft. Would that be something you would be interested in?" - Tom w/American Airlines  STATUSTom, thanks for making the extra effort to be "green" with your unwanted chocks!

Q: Like Tom, do you have non-conforming product or inventory that you need to get rid of?  We have interest!!  Call Damon at 303.321.1471 or Email Damon>>

 
Wheel Chocks.  Qty: 150 pair.  Several sizes available.  L: Dallas  Order Online>>
 
Conveyor Belting.  L: All 5 Locations  Click Here for Pricing>>

equipmentREPURPOSE"We are using old Conveyor Belting for several applications.  Wyoming Dept of Transportation uses belting on front of our  front plows and side wings  to keep snow from coming over the plow while plowing snow.  This helps with drivers visibility issues.    We also use it around our spreader chutes to keep our sanding material from blowing up on traffic.  It seems to keep the material from blowing off while spreading material." Steve B. 

 
repurposedINQUIRY:  "I'm looking for astroturf to use for tee pads for disc golf.  Do you have this material in your Atlanta warehouse and can i inspect the material before purchasing?" - Chad Henderson  POSSIBILITY:  Chad our Field Hockey turf might be just what you're looking for.  And, yes, you can absolutely come inspect the turf prior to purchase!

Field Hockey Turf.  We often compare field hockey to miniature golf turf because it is thinner than the football turf.  We currently have fields from Drexel and Michigan State Univ.  L: Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta Denver  Click for Pricing>>
Old Broadloom Carpet.  "We have been wrapping our restored kiddie rides for shipping in used carpeting.  Using old carpeting really protects the freshly painted rides during transit.  We put the softer side up against the ride and the tough burlap like side out.  We actually learned this trick from our freight rep who had a diesel engine company virtually eliminate shipping claims when they started wrapping engines in old carpet." Gary Mandarino w/ Kiddie Rides USA  
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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
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 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'm excited about this flooring for our garage.  All the melting snow and ice dripping on the concrete in our garage." - John Robinson in Minnesota

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>> 
      
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>>
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 "Make silage pit bunkers out of the concrete panels for fermenting the chopped corn to feed to the dairy cattle." - Jesse MacDonald in Wisconsin

 
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>> 
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!

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.   Make/Model:  Dynabrade 64100   L: Chicago  Click for Pricing>>
  
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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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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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>>

 
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!"  

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