Weekend Flash Sale – 25% off Storewide!

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This week, on September 20th & 21st only,

SAVE 25% STOREWIDE!

This Saturday & Sunday we’ve decided to hold one of our storewide flash sales! We normally only run these sales mid-week, but this weekend take 25% OFF any Community Forklift items.  Sale includes both modern AND vintage building materials, tools, hardware, and furniture!

 

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(Cannot be combined with other sales. Sale does not apply to select specialty items, items with missing or damaged price tags, or to items from our consignment partners such as Salvage Arts, Treincarnation, Alco Appliances, or Tanglewood Works.)

 

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DC is holding a free Green Building Symposium on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

Hi Forklift Fans – we just received this announcement from our friends at DC Department of the Environment.  Looks like a great event!

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On Friday, September 26th, plan to attend the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs’ FREE Green Building Symposium and Expo at the Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. 

Find the full schedule of events here.

 

Make your way to room T#3 to take part in two afternoon educational workshops on solar permitting, featuring information presented by DDOE solar expert Emil King and DCRA solar inspector Keith Winston.

The 1:30pm thru 2:45pm session – Solar Permitting Guidelines Part I – “Streamlining Solar Permitting” will focus on understanding the key elements necessary in plans and specifications to ensure solar permit applications are processed smoothly and successfully in the District.

The 3:00pm thru 4:14pm session – Solar Permitting Guidelines Part II – “Supercharging Solar” will focus on improving the coordination and reaching for best practices amongst the solar community in DC – a particularly crucial need in the face of rapidly increasing solar installs in the region. This session is envisioned as a more free-flowing exchange of ideas and information in order to draw on the experience of the attendees while addressing some of the challenges as solar installations increase in DC. 

These sessions are highly recommended for residents submitting solar permitting applications to DCRA and for anyone interested in supporting the broader, faster adoption of solar in DC.
 

District Department of the Environment
(202) 535-2600
ddoe.dc.gov

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This Just In: Many Pallets of Carpet Tile!

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Greetings Forklift Fans!

We’ve just received a lot of new carpet tiles in a variety of colors and styles. They are very nice, commercial quality tiles.  Most of the tiles are 24″ x 24″ and are $3 per tile, and there are also some 18″ x 18″ tiles for just $1.69 each. They are great for basements, playrooms, offices, or high traffic areas. Buy some extra tiles so if something gets stained, you can just swap it out for a new piece (Or does that only happen at our houses?)

Hope to see you at the warehouse soon!

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The last time we received pallets of carpet tile, Forklift Fan Kinch C. snapped up a bunch for her Florida room.  See below – don’t they look great?

The last time we received a bunch of pallets of carpet tile, Forklift Fan Kinch C. snapped up a bunch for her Florida room. Don't they look great?

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Midweek Flash Sale – 30% off Storewide!

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This week, on September 17th & 18th only,

SAVE 30% STOREWIDE!

This Wednesday & Thursday, take 30% OFF Community Forklift items. 

Sale includes both modern AND vintage building materials, tools, hardware, and furniture! 

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Two Internship Announcements: Digital Communications Intern & E-Commerce Intern

Position Title: Digital Communications Intern

Type of Organization: Green Business, Non-profit Home Improvement Thrift Store, Sustainable Community Initiatives
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Type of Student: College or Graduate, preferably Graduate level

Compensation: Unpaid, travel stipend

Description: Community Forklift, LLC is an innovative building materials reuse center based in Edmonston, Maryland. The name refers to our mission of “lifting local communities” by reducing waste, creating green jobs, and making repairs affordable for homeowners, small businesses, and community groups. In addition, Community Forklift provides home improvement materials to the public for subsidized prices, and/or donates materials to nonprofits and families in need.

Community Forklift’s outreach office leads efforts to increase the visibility of the organization and advances its reputation. This involves actively recruiting and developing stories about the materials, donors, staff, partner nonprofits, communities/individuals assisted, and service activities; developing brand identity, marketing materials and publications for the organization; assisting and updating the Community Forklift website and social media accounts; and promoting and documenting organization-wide events, among other efforts.

Community Forklift is undertaking period of rapid growth and expanding communications and marketing initiatives. This project will be a major focus of the outreach efforts, and a student intern would gain valuable experience as part of a nonprofit team working on creative communications and marketing initiatives with an opportunity to leave a lasting impact.

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  • Supporting the ongoing development of the Community Forklift website, including:
    • auditing and editing existing website content in preparation for weekly updates
    • Creating new website content as needed, independently and in partnership with staff
  • Developing, editing, and posting information about news, events, marketing materials on the Community Forklift website
  • Supporting Community Forklift donors, consumers, and community partners engagement efforts through social media, e-newsletters, and event planning
  • Attending, photographing, and possibly recording events and writing about selected events
  • Interviewing relevant staff, consumers, donors, and community partners for content
  • Contributing to social media accounts (including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Vimeo, Blogspot)
  • Developing brochures, flyers, and other materials to promote programs and events

Qualifications:

Excellent writing and communication skills required.

Experience with graphic design, video editing or photography a plus.

Contact: Meg Kiernan, Program Manager

Contact Phone: (301) 985-6011

Contact Email: outreach@CommunityForklift.org


????????????????????????????????????????????Position Title: E-Commerce Intern

Type of Organization: Green Business, Non-profit Home Improvement Thrift Store, Sustainable Community Initiatives

Type of Student: College or Graduate, preferably Graduate level

Compensation: Unpaid, travel stipend

Description: Community Forklift, LLC is an innovative building materials reuse center based in Edmonston, Maryland. The name refers to our mission of “lifting local communities” by reducing waste, creating green jobs, and making repairs affordable for homeowners, small businesses, and community groups. In addition, Community Forklift provides home improvement materials to the public for subsidized prices, and/or donates materials to nonprofits and families in need.

Community Forklift’s vintage department conducts research on its antique, vintage, or unusual materials then places a value on these accordingly. This inventory is then sold in the warehouse or online through our various e-commerce platforms.

Community Forklift is undertaking period of rapid growth and expanding communications and marketing initiatives. This project will be a major focus of the outreach efforts, and a student intern would gain valuable experience as part of a nonprofit team working on creative communications and marketing initiatives with an opportunity to leave a lasting impact.

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Internship activities will include:

  • Research vintage & unusual building or décor materials for historical significance, usage/application, and/or appraisal value.
  • Photograph and develop descriptive content of vintage & unusual items for posting on e-commerce and social media websites.
  • Create, expand, and manage the vintage & unusual building and/or décor material’s database.
  • Play a supportive role in providing logistics for the inventory and shipment of vintage & unusual building or décor materials.
  • Contribute to social media accounts (including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Vimeo, Blogspot) about unusual finds in the warehouse.
  • Other duties as assigned

????????????????????????????????????????????Required & Desired Qualifications:

Genuine interest for vintage & unusual building and/or décor materials.

Organized multitasker, can work independently or part of a team is a must!

Excellent writing, communication, and Excel skills required.

Experience with photography a plus.

Contact: Meg Kiernan, Program Manager

Contact Phone: (301) 985-6011

Contact Email: outreach@CommunityForklift.org

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Midweek Flash Sale: Save 40% Storewide!

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This week, on September 10th & 11th only,

 SAVE 40% STOREWIDE!

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This Wednesday & Thursday, take 40% OFF Community Forklift items.  Sale includes both modern and vintage building materials, tools, hardware, and furniture! 

(Cannot be combined with other sales. Sale does not apply to select specialty items, items with missing or damaged price tags, or items from our consignment partners like Salvage Arts, Treincarnation, Rox Produx, Alco Appliances, or Shabadaba Chic)

Photo by Edward Jackson

Photo by Edward Jackson



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September Sales on Radiators & Covers, Bathroom Fixtures, Orange-Tag Tile, Granite, & Paint!

Hi Forklift Fans – we’ve got a lot of sales this month… so come and visit soon!

30% Off Radiators and Radiator Covers

Sale does not include select specialty items, items with missing or damaged price tags, or items from our consignment partners.

30% Off Modern & Vintage Bathroom Fixtures

Take 30% off the orange and blue tags on toilets, bidets, urinals, bathroom sinks, vanities, and bath tubs (including enameled, cast iron, & clawfoot tubs!).  Sale does NOT include medicine cabinets, towel bars, and other bathroom accessories and decor.  Sale does not include select specialty items, items with missing or damaged price tags, or items from our consignment partners.

 

20% Off Tile With Orange Tags

Sale does not include items with blue tags, items from our consignment partners, select specialty items, or items with missing or damaged tags.

20% Off Granite Counter Pieces

Take 20% off the regular price on granite counter pieces.  Sale does not include laminate, corian, or other types of counters.  Sale does not include stone tile, vanity sets, select specialty items, or items from our consignment partners.

20% Off Paint

Sale does not include items with missing or damaged price tags, select specialty items, or items from our consignment partners.  Please ask for assistance if needed – do not open cans of paint yourself!
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Just in! 4’x8′ sheets of Maple Veneer MDF, just $16 each

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Hello Forklift Fans! We’ve just received 3 pallets of very nice sheets of maple veneer MDF, great for building cabinets and furniture!

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These are top grade 4’x8′ sheets, with a real wood veneer face attached to both sides of the MDF core.  An MDF core provides a flat, flawless surface and it’s the most stable (resists warping the best).

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This type of maple veneer MDF usually retails from $45-$77 a sheet.  Our sheets were lightly used (in a maze at the National Building Museum!), so we are offering them for just $16 each.

Here’s what you need to know:

If you are interested, you need to come look at the wood yourself!

Nice sheets of plywood and MDF tend to go very quickly here – so you can call us, but our Reuse Associates may not know what we have left in stock (it’s like calling Goodwill during a half-price sale to ask how many shirts they have). 

We’re not able to do holds over the phone, and we cannot take your credit card over the phone.

So you’ve got to come visit right away if you’re interested!    

After you buy them, you have a week to pick them up.

We offer a free storage service - so after you purchase bulky items, you have a week to find a truck, and to round up friends to help you load.  

When you are ready to take them home, you must arrive at least 30 minutes before closing time so you have enough time to load.  We’re open Saturdays and Sundays from 9-6, Mondays-Fridays from 10-6 (and an hour later on Wednesdays, from 10-7pm).

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“Disruption” Movie Screening – 1pm Sunday – How can we fight climate change?

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Hi Forklift Fans – check out this invite from our friends at 350.org:

This Sunday, September 7, at 1:00 PM, we’ll get together to watch the new movie, “Disruption”, and have a discussion about what we can all do to fight climate change (including attending the historic September 21st NYC march on climate change).  

Please join us!

Disruption – 1pm, Sunday September 7th

University Park Church of the Brethren, 4413 Tuckerman St, University Park, MD 20782

(If University Park isn’t convenient for you, there are screenings all over the country tomorrow – find one closer to you at http://watchdisruption.com/)

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Just in! Shipping Containers and Surplus Cabinets

Hello Forklift Fans! We have some newly-arrived items to share with you:

shipping containersFirst, we’ve received several shipping containers. They come to us from the National Building Museum and are super sturdy and well-constructed. We don’t have a lot of space for them, so we are offering them at the bargain price of $50 per container. We have various sizes and know they will be going fast. If you’re interested, stop in soon to check them out.

We’ve also received some brand new cabinets!  These came to us directly from the manufacturer and were assembled here at the Forklift. We have various sizes and configurations.  Most are vanity base cabinets.   cabinets

Here’s what you need to know:

If you are interested, you need to come look at the items yourself!

These kinds of materials go very quickly – so you can call us, but our Reuse Associates may not know what we have left in stock (it’s like calling Goodwill during a half-price sale to ask how many shirts they have). 

We’re not able to do holds over the phone, and we cannot take your credit card over the phone.

So you’ve got to come visit right away if you’re interested!    

After you buy them, you have a week to pick them up.

We offer a free storage service - so after you purchase bulky items, you have a week to find a truck, and to round up friends to help you load.  

When you are ready to take them home, you must arrive at least 30 minutes before closing time so you have enough time to load.  We’re open Saturdays and Sundays from 9-6, Mondays-Fridays from 10-6 (and an hour later on Wednesdays, from 10-7pm).

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