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GLIN==> Used Materials Building Tour April 9



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 9th 2005

USED MATERIALS BUILDING TOUR

Odom Reuse Company, a retail outlet for reusable building materials, is hosting a tour of homes and businesses that have used reclaimed materials in their construction and renovation. The public is invited to attend the tour on Saturday, April 9. Participants will meet in the morning at the Traverse City Farmers Market, where they will carpool to two downtown homes for the morning session. The afternoon half will tour two businesses and two homes in Benzie County near Beulah. New to this year?s tour are businesses including Food For Thought?s food processing facility and Michigan Land Use Institute?s offices. Cost is $10 with a free jar of preserves going to the first 80 first time visitors to Food for Thought. Pre-registration required - call (231) 276-6330. Meeting time will be determined as event nears. Details will be updated on www.odomreuse.com as they develop.

The objective of the tour is to educate consumers about the benefits of using reclaimed building materials. The three most tangible benefits being that re-using building materials;
1. Saves consumers money when compared to using new materials,
2. Saves precious natural resources by preserving raw materials and reducing waste, and
3. Produces a professional and modern looking outcome, dispelling the myth that reclaimed materials will not provide a beautiful, high-quality product.


Cosponsoring the tour will be SEEDS, a local non-profit promoting solutions for sustainable communities, Food For Thought, a local producer of organic preserves and other fine foods, and the Michigan Land Use Institute, one of the nations premiere Smart Growth and land use advocates.

Tour Date ? April 9, 2005
Meet at Traverse City Farmers Market (time to be determined, call for update)
Cost - $10
Call (231) 276-6330


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