Update from MSS

**Updated 4/6/20**

First and foremost, we want to express our gratitude for all the front line workers in health care, grocery and growers, as well as so many more, working to keep society going and care for all of us during these challenging times.

We value our partnership with the growers in the food supply chain and are grateful we fall under the essential AGRICULTURAL services in Ontario so we can continue to provide your greenhouses and agricultural buildings, when time is of the essence to get your operations up and running.

The safety of our employees and customers is of top critical concern for us, and as such we have modified many of our procedures, for our own standard as well as government regulations. We appreciate your help in adhering and respecting these changes so we can all come out of this safe and healthy.

Our office doors are now locked, we are not having shop visits until further notice. We will gladly connect to you by phone, email, or zoom video conferencing for all your structure questions and needs.

There will be no pick ups as everyone is required to stay at home.

Our driver will not be handling any cash or cheques or having any direct customer contact. Orders must be prepaid before delivery. Each customer will receive a detailed list of instructions prior to delivery for preparation for delivery and this MUST BE signed and sent back in order for your delivery to go as scheduled. Please see delivery details here: https://multisheltersolutions.com/2020/04/03/multi-shelter-solutions-safe-delivery-protocols/  If these aren’t followed, our driver will not be able to complete your delivery.

At the time of writing this, our driver is doing the first delivery run on the east coast this week. He encountered multiple check points, but we are ensuring we have complete documentation to make the process go as smoothly and safely as possible. We do still plan another delivery to the east coast in April and another in May, but situations are also changing quickly. Please contact the office for further details.

As this is our busiest time of the year under normal circumstances, and now with an added layer of procedures, we appreciate your patience during this time. We are still open for phone and email contacts and will reply within a week or sooner, of receiving the request.

We look forward to working with you on your structure projects!

We are grateful you place your trust in Multi Shelter Solutions for your growing, housing, and storage needs. We will rally together and get through this. Our hearts go out to all those impacted by this crisis and we pray it will pass quickly and you can find some moments of calm.

Stay safe and healthy, and we will keep you updated for any changes in the days to come.

Update from MSS, Sending Care During Uncertain Times

**Please see multiple updated posts on our website and social media, as in 25 days, the information in this post has changed significantly.**
Everyone here at Multi Shelter Solutions is very aware, and sensitive to the global health situation developing. We wanted to update all of our valued customers and potential customers and connections on some situations that have needed to change.
Both the Ottawa Valley Farm Show next week, and the Drayton Farm Show at the end of the month have been cancelled. We are disappointed to lose this opportunity to connect with so many of you that we do every year, but we understand keeping everyone safe and healthy for the present and the future is top priority right now.
At the time of writing there are no disruptions for any of our supplies or parts and if that changes we will keep you updated.
We are taking precautions to keep our employees safe and if they need to take time off due to illness, they will not be penalized or struggle financially due to time off.
We ask that if you have any questions, concerns, We are more than happy and available to answer all questions and concerns over phone, or even an interactive video zoom call if you’d prefer.
We want to remind everyone that what you give your attention and energy to will either improve a situation or make it worse, so it is all of our responsibility and values at this time to focus on being grateful for our health, staying calm and focusing on health and well being for ourselves and all those around us, locally and globally. We have the power to change this narrative and let go of panic and fear and come together to help each other during a challenging time of uncertainty.
Please make sure if you know someone who is immune compromised, that someone is checking on them and helping bring them supplies, as we all need to come together during this time and help each other out as much as possible. Please stay as calm as you can, and try to keep perspective about the situation. We wish everyone reading this all the best health, courage to get through this situation, and our hearts go out to anyone negatively affected by this situation.
We look forward to connecting with you in the future at some of the other exciting shows scheduled for later this year. Thank you for your interest in Multi Shelters, and thank you for allowing us into your inbox and project planning. We look forward to helping you with your 2020 projects!
~Sincerely, Norm & the Multi Shelters Team

March Features *So Many Applications! & Who We Are*

If you’re wondering a little bit about Multi Shelter Solutions and who we are, what our values are, and our process to help you find your shelter solution, we wanted to share a few articles this month so you can get to know us.

Why Choose Us?
This page has a bit about Norm’s history and the experience and approach that we have to every project that comes to us from you! It includes our video series on Values as well as a link to the video of Norm’s Greenhouses 101 presentation. “We don’t sell you a greenhouse, we help you buy one!”

Don’t take our word for it, here’s what others are saying!
We have been so grateful for the encouraging words and testimonials that people have shared about their experiences with us, on all our social platforms, on the phone and in emails. We wanted to honour those and share them with you in one place. If you have any to add, feel free to reach out and we will share yours too!

We want to help you find your shelter solution…here’s why!
This page is an overview of why we do what we do and how. Similar to Why Choose Us? it goes into a bit more depth

We have a number of resources on our website to share all the ways and applications which Multi Shelter buildings can be used. Norm has been in the industry for over 45 years and often says there isn’t much he hasn’t seen, and loves the challenge of coming up with new solutions for creative applications.

We have done a flying building to help an apartment building construction, a building over a boat sailing on the St. Lawrence over winter, a round building for a creative workshop area…as well as all the standard uses we have!

Applications Page & Various Ideas and Options

Profiles & Space Requirements
This page discusses the various heights in from the side you can roughly expect from our buildings to help you plan. We don’t bend any steel before we get an order, so this can be slightly adjusted as well if your requirement doesn’t fall within the chart. Please contact Norm for these custom cases we can do, for no additional charge. It also discusses the shapes and pros and cons of each. Stay tuned to this page later this month for a video from Norm explaining this further

We would love to discuss your project with you and how a Multi Shelter can help fit what you need. Have a look around our site for information and pricing, as well as the descriptions of what Multi Shelters values and how we work with you on your project. We look forward to hearing from you!

As part of our new monthly giving back initiative, $240 from structure purchases in February has been donated to Foodbanks Canada

In March we are supporting Breakfast Club Canada with a portion of every purchase

Thank you for helping us make a difference
– Norm & The Multi Shelters Team