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Continued: St. Anthony: 'Reuse' industry finds new value in old things

  • Article by: NEAL ST. ANTHONY , Star Tribune
  • Last update: July 14, 2013 - 7:04 PM

• The folks who run Arc’s Value Village thrift stores in the Twin Cities, whose profits aid people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, estimate that each of their stores sell about 100 tons of mostly donated used clothing, housewares, books, toys and other merchandise and housewares every seven months. And Goodwill Stores, with 28 Twin Cities locations, has doubled in size over several years.

Meanwhile, the opportunistic Carson has designs on the Metrodome’s synthetic roof after it is demolished to make way for the new downtown sports stadium. It could happen, although it’s too early yet to make salvage deals.

“In line with industry standards today and the high level of interest in this project, we anticipate that to the greatest extent practicable the demolished material will be recycled, reused, or repurposed,” said John Wood, a senior vice president of Golden Valley-based Mortenson Construction, the contractor for the stadium.

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