Reporting and Discussing Structure damage

One thing that greenhouse operators don’t want to discuss is damage to their structure. With the increasingly regular occurrence of severe weather, it is something you need to be aware of to ensure a long structure life and service.

Being proactive is the best defense against the changes in our environment, controlling the variables we can.

At Multi Shelter Solutions we make every effort to make a superior and rugged product. We also inform our customers of everything required for the sturdy construction of these buildings.

Despite this, we strongly suggest a careful inspection after each major weather event, again, being proactive.

There is a level of satisfaction that comes after a structure comes through each storm. This is important, but if the structure has been severely stressed, this needs to be identified.

It will take less of a storm to do twice as much damage the next time.

A major warning sign would be things just not lining up the way that they used to. By sending us pictures, our experience will guide you to the areas that could be potentially damaged. To us, there may be flags which warrant investigation, that an untrained eye may not notice as an issue.

In worst case scenarios when there has been a structure failure, it is important to get us the pictures as soon as possible. It is important that details of circumstances are fresh in your mind.

When we ask questions, we are not trying to point any blame; we are simply trying to ensure, or at least significantly minimize, the chance of a repeat problem, when you do the rebuild.

We don’t sell you a structure, we help you buy one, and want to see your continued future success. Thank you for trusting MSS with your structure purchase and allowing us to share tips to increase your success and profitability

New Driver Announcement-Bill

We are pleased to introduce our new driver, Bill

Bill has a wide range of experience around job sites and is eager to learn the specifics of what Multi Shelter Solutions does.

It will take a while before he can offer specific suggestions while unloading so please do not hesitate to reach out to the office if anything is not clear.

Welcome Bill!

A Note About Doug, our driver

In response to numerous questions about our driver, Doug, we regret to announce that he has had to step back for health reasons.

Doug has been a very valuable part of the MSS team and we wish him a speedy recovery.

It is our hope that his recovery will allow him to return as part of the team.

A big thank you to Doug for all that he has contributed over the last 6 years.

Important Note About Freight Costs from Norm

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With sudden skyrocketing fuel prices we can no longer guarantee freight costs. Any freight or courier quotes, at this point are an educated guess and would have to be confirmed at the time of ordering.

This applies to anything that has been quoted in the last 30 days as well.

We will be carefully monitoring all freight quotes from our suppliers and definitely favour those that give us the most stable pricing.

We hope that is a short-term problem. We also hope for a peaceful resolution to the problems that are behind this volatility.

We will keep you posted.

Norm

February Features! *Winter and Your Structures*

We have a number of resources on our website to help you with taking care of our structure over winter. We have compiled a list of “Greatest Hits” below, that you can review at your leisure and please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions if you are unsure or can’t find what you’re looking for. We are always happy to help.

The best place to start is the Winter Care Pages in our instruction manual.

We also have: Winter FAQs

Video: Norm explains the situations where you would need to remove snow from a Greenhouse or Storage Building and how to do it safely

Winter Care & Maintenance
Important notes for various situations
Our structures are designed in a gothic shape with a slippery cover to be lightweight and snow resistant. This encourages the snow to slide off quickly. This is not an industrial high snow load building….

Weather Cautions
These buildings are not industrial grade shelters and, as such, some caution must be exercised under some winter storm conditions….

Winter Storm & Your Structures
Many areas have been hit with freezing rain today and even though it has generally not been enough to warrant concern for the structures, it is a good time to recap some common things when dealing with ice on buildings….

Retightening a Loose Structure Cover
Re-tightening a cover does not have to be done in one day. Taking a short cut will leave you with more wrinkles. Areas with wrinkles will flutter more and cause stress points.
This will also cause the cover to deteriorate quicker……

Temporary Fix for a Loose Cover
There are a number of instances where a cover will need to be installed in less than ideal conditions. This can be either be on a windy day or in the cold (-10C or worse) and the job simply can not wait.

Season Extension: Hanley Caterpillar Tunnels
The real lure of these buildings is their low cost and simplicity to move. Generally the area is prepared in advance and then the tunnel is moved over the area when the planting is to be done…..

Happy Valentine’s Day and Family Day! We hope you and your family are staying warm, and getting excited for the upcoming spring and growing season! We look forward to working with you on your projects in 2021!

Exciting Announcement!

It is with gratitude that we are announcing the expansion plans of Multi Shelter Solutions in 2022.

Through the dedication and hard work of the staff in combination with the trust and loyalty of our customers, we have outgrown our facilities.

After 17 years, this will be an opportunity to start with a clean slate. By building according to our needs, we will be able to serve our customers better and work with greater efficiencies.

By building with a vision toward the future, there will be an even greater possibility for expansion.

I am grateful that the Town of Minto Council shared our vision for the use of the new property and chose our proposal.

It will be a very busy year with a lot of excitement.

Check out some of the articles in the news!

Local business purchases lot in Palmerston Industrial Park

https://www.guelphtoday.com/wellington-county/council-sells-palmerston-industrial-park-lot-to-local-business-thats-expanding-4976300

Local business purchases lot in Palmerston Industrial Park