Most of you are aware of all the rhetoric coming from south of the border regarding duties and tariffs which are threatened to be imposed on Canadian steel going south.
This obviously would have a significant impact for anyone from Canada who is exporting.
MSS is proud of the fact that our product is almost 100% Canadian manufactured. As such you may think that we would not be impacted by all this in a significant way.
That is not the case and the purpose of this post is to make you aware of the volatility presently in steel and aluminum.
The purpose of tariffs is to reduce incoming products and minimize competition (it is called “leveling the playing field”) so that steel mills will be running at higher levels of productivity.
Since many steel mills are not as efficient as they could or should be, it is easier to simply take advantage of the opportunity and raise prices.
Unfortunately Canadian manufacturers are playing the game and rather than reducing prices on product that cannot go elsewhere, prices are being increased.
We, at Multi Shelter Solutions, are extremely grateful for the fabulous year our customers have given us in 2017.
This has given us the means to be more proactive on securing larger amounts of steel and further out as a way of minimizing the impact of price changes on our customers.
Thank you to those who are planning further ahead but please be aware of the current state of things. We are a small fish in a big pond but we are working hard to be deserving of your loyalty and look forward to working with you on your 2018 projects!
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Here at Multi Shelters we can work with you to fit whatever budget you have in mind for your project and publish sample prices freely for you to compare. We have found a balance that provides the economy so many seek, while not sacrificing any quality of the structure or customer service. Feel free to contact us for a custom quote for what you have in mind. We can work together to reach your goals.
Our biggest niche still remains that we don’t bend any steel before getting an order. We are able to customize it to fit in just the right spot, or alter how it’s done for your unique request. We bring over 43 years of experience to each and every call or email that we receive from potential and existing customers and welcome standard as well as outside the box projects.
That factor is how we’ve come up with our “igloo” structure, the airplane hangars, our “flying” greenhouse that was lifted onto an apartment building, and more! We pride ourselves on being able to help you find your best shelter solution, no matter how “out there” an application may seem. We’ve seen pretty much everything and look forward to your project ideas and challenges.
We have also recently published a book called “So You Want to Buy a Greenhouse…Your Guide to Planning a Greenhouse Purchase” available on Amazon or direct from our office. While the title may lead you to think it’s only about greenhouses, it does have many valuable resources for planning any sort of structure purchase. We go through the steps we list on our Getting Started Page in more detail, with photos, funny stories, and many useful tips, how tos and don’t forgets. Stay tuned on our facebook page for our Tip Tuesday and Thoughtful Thursday for excerpts from the book (and don’t forget Friday Funnies for a chuckle!)
Check out our application pages to get you started and start the ideas flowing, there’s many to choose from. Thank you for your interest in Multi Shelters and we look forward to hearing from you in 2018!
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With the upcoming storms in both Ontario and the east coast forecasted, we wanted to remind everyone: it’s okay, and even preferred that the buildings have some snow around them.
This prevents the wind from getting under them and it also means that the height above the ground is less. This significantly decreases the aerodynamic lift.
As we’ve stated in our winter care articles and in the installation guide, there are things you can do to prepare your building to withstand the storms as best as possible. Taking extra steps during the ‘worst case scenario’ situations can often make all the difference and help your building stay standing.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about any of these situations. Good luck and stay warm!
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Please note Multi Shelter Solutions is now closed for the holidays and will reopen for business January 3rd 2018
We wish you and your family a very happy and joyous holiday season from the entire Multi Shelters team, Norm, Carson, Gwen, Terry, Doug, Jeff, Heather and Andrea
We are grateful to all our new and repeat customers in 2017 and everyone who showed interest and are still working on their planning and we are looking forward to making 2018 even better!
Please stop by Magical Lights of Milton and donate to a great cause for the hospital a day see some spectacular lights. And don’t forget your local foodbank this time of year.
We wish you all the happiness and abundance and look forward to speaking with you in the new year!
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These buildings are not industrial grade shelters and, as such, some caution must be exercised under some winter storm conditions….
Please see our Winter Care & Maintenance Page and the WINTER CARE & other key points page in our installation guide for additional information
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. We do our best to always point out applications where the capacity of the structure is being compromised. Extra hoops or thicker steel are an economical way to increase wind and snow load capacity. We take pride in the sturdy shelters we manufacture and supply, but must point out that we cannot warranty against weather conditions.
Snow removal, when occasionally required, is a simple task. DO NOT GO INSIDE A BUILDING WHERE THERE HAS BEEN OBVIOUS STRESS!
PLEASE READ MORE………
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We understand there is a rush on to get your structures before the ground is frozen and snow is here, but it’s not too late! We are operating with approximately a 4 week turn around right now, which takes us to late November/early December.
We often recommend getting your base in place as soon as you can, whether that’s having us send you anchor posts before delivery, or laying down the beam and foundation with the t-post anchors to be ready once you get the shipment of hoops and other materials.
We also have many years experience in coaching winter installations and can help you prepare. Contact us today for your shelter quote and to get in on our next delivery run your way!
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Just a quick note that we are now starting to book into November for our orders, so if you are planning to get your building before snow, please make sure to get the order in soon to secure your place in the queue. When we go out to ACORN conference on the east coast in November is usually our final east coast shipment of the year, depending if the weather holds out, so please factor that into your planning. We look forward to helping you with your Structure project!
While we are enjoying the nice weather of the summer, it’s always a great time to be thinking of your late summer and fall projects. Often we hear people rueful that they were not able to get their structure up before snowfall since winter always sneaks up. What better time to plan for those projects than now!
We have many wonderful weather days for installing, rather than having to settle with a less than ideal day to put the building up and especially fasten the cover down. Friends and neighbours would likely be more willing to help as well.
- These buildings are great for storing the hay and other equipment for your farm.
- They can cover your swimming pool to extend your season into late fall/early winter.
- Park your RV, boat or other fun summer toys over the winter to keep them protected.
- Plan for a garage so this will be the year you don’t need to brush snow off your vehicle.
There are so many great uses, call us today to discuss your project requirements and out there ideas!
The fall is always a busy time here at Multi Shelters. We would love to help you with your 2017 project, and we hope to hear from you soon!
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Save the date! June 2, 2017 10am-3pm will be our annual open house
Free food, prizes, workshops, meet & greet with the staff and more! Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the date