We’re Hiring!

ReUse Action is hiring! This Summer Dan Moscov will be leaving our company for new adventures out of state. We thank him for all he’s done to support our retail efforts, putting material back to work in the community. We need to find someone who can hustle and fill his shoes. See details below. In addition to the listed position, we’ll have additional part time openings on our salvage team for the Summer. Potential candidates should email Michael at reuseaction {at} gmail(.)com. Job Posting – Deconstruction, Salvage and ReUse Removals/Sales – All around hustle! Craigslist ad here. We are Western … Read more

Holiday Pop-Up Markets 2016

The Guild @980 will be hosting a Pop-Up holiday market: Saturday December 10, from Noon to Four (Facebook). This event will have a twin Pop-Up Market at The Foundry, right down the street at 298 Northampton. Both markets will feature hand-made art and craft and numerous opportunities to buy gifts. We’ll also have live music, food and beverages, as well as tours of the various maker’s spaces at both locations. If you’d like to table for this event, sell your wares and spread some holiday cheer, email us at info {at} guild980(.)org, and we’ll put you on the list. Tabling … Read more

REBUILDING OPPORTUNITY:
19th Century Barn, For Sale As A Kit

This frame kit is SOLD, but we have other buildings in our pipeline and will be offering them soon. If you’d like to be on our mailing list for future building kit opportunities, fill out the form below or send an email to sales {at} reuseaction(.)com. Thanks! Full information on this kit is below the form. 1860s-1870s Barnin Niagara County New York The Oliphant Barn ReUse Action is offering a complete timber frame barn kit for sale. Built ca. 1875-1880 by Silas Oliphant, a pioneering settler of Niagara County, New York. Dutch bank barn located on the Old Niagara Road, … Read more

Reflections on the Demolition of 647 Lafayette

Demolition is destructive. I watched with awe as a relatively small machine so easily ripped through the large old growth timbers, hardwood flooring and red cedar siding. A building that took such tremendous care to build and represented impeccable craftmanship and the best of 20th century architectural design, so quickly was destroyed. I’ve built a business on what our culture and community relegates as useless and unwanted. Truth be told, it’s not my passion to destroy buildings, to pry them apart, dismantle them into their elemental pieces, or even save their parts. But it does serve as a means to … Read more

One Year Anniversary Party, October 15

We welcome you to join us for our One Year Anniversary Party, Saturday October 15th, from Noon to Five. If you visit us you’ll hear some great local music, eat some great food, get tours of our building (including a roof top view of the city), and shop FOR HOURS from our extensive and always growing inventory of reclaimed, low cost, and unique building materials. The Facebook event page is here. DIY BFLO, now in our gallery space We’re also celebrating the opening in our space of DIY BFLO, an established business selling unique and second hand creative supplies (among … Read more

REUSE Materials From Your Construction Project–
IMPROVE Your Bottom Line With Deconstruction & Salvage

The removal of construction materials from both commercial and residential buildings is called deconstruction or more simply salvage. Both terms describe the careful removal of quality materials with the explicit purpose of reuse. The use of reclaimed materials has become quite popular in commercial redevelopment. Examples of reclaimed materials used in new designs can be seen in WNY at Canalside, Five Points Bakery on the West Side; the new Thin Man Brewery in the Elmwood Village; and Aroma Cafe on North Forest in Amherst, to name just a few. Almost every new project is hoping to achieve a unique and … Read more