Before he launches a tour of the ReBuilding Center in Portland, Ore., Executive Director Shane Endicott cautions visitors to watch their step. Heavy objects with sharp edges abound at the organization – the largest nonprofit building materials reuse center in North America – and something is always coming or going. As one flatbed truck pulls up to unload a mountain of used oak flooring, a pickup pulls away loaded with a bathroom sink, vintage light fixtures, and cabinets ready for a home...


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