This is always worth a repost to acknowledge Hunger Week and raise awareness. Every day, thousands go hungry and need to access food banks. They need fresh, healthy food as well. Multi Shelters takes these causes seriously, and we do our best to help out where we can. If you work with a project that could use some of our support, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we can see what we can do!
This was originally posted on our website Nov 30, 2015 https://multisheltersolutions.com/2015/11/30/giving-back-to-food-banks-article/
We thought we’d share with you an article we recently found on the New Brunswick Food Security website http://www.nbfoodsecurity.ca/2013/11/
Multi Shelter Solutions helps local food bank extend the season!
(Source: ACORN blog)
ACORN conferences are a fun and educational way to connect with other organic producers and consumers from across Atlantic Canada and beyond. Stronger connections lead to stronger communities and a greater organic resilience in the region.
Norm Eygenraam proved this at their Greenhouse Conference last February. Norm, the President of Multi ShelterSolutions was so impressed by theWest End Food Bank’s Garden of Hope Project he offered to donate a greenhouse to the project. The Garden had just completed construction on a new greenhouse and so thoughtfully asked if they could pass on the generous gift to another food project in the area. Foods of the Fundy Valley, a non-profit organization dedicated to the production and consumption of local goods in Albert County, gratefully accepted the greenhouse for their garden club at theRiverside Consolidated School in Riverside-Albert. Now that their growing season has been extended, they plan to share their bounty by cooking hot lunches for the kids, and donating any excess to the Shepody Food Bank.
We at ACORN would like to say an official and public THANK YOU! to Norm and his generous contribution to food production in New Brunswick. Be sure to chat with Norm and the rest of our supportive Trade Show partners at the Delta Beauséjour – November 20th – 22nd.www.acornconference.org.
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One of the most common questions we get asked is regarding installation of our structures. We have tried to create a simple yet effective solution for your applications, and recently have revamped our installation guide with more pictures, a glossary and more detailed instructions about everything to empower our customer more.
These structures are supplied as kits, intended for our customer to be able to install themselves. We are available for whatever questions you may have. We have confidence that you will be able to install these structures yourselves with a small team of people. You will get a complete manual with every order. You can download our instruction manual through the links below for a preview or to prepare for your delivery.
There is quite a bit of information contained in this manual that it CRITICAL to be understood. These structures are more complex to assemble than your typical Swedish Furniture.
The pages are in the order they should be read.
#1-2 are very important notes about installation and the rest of the manual.
1. START HERE
2. Warranty, Codes & Site Requirements
3. Anchoring-Base Brackets
3. Anchoring-Anchor Posts
4. ridge & hoops
5. Purlins & Windbraces
6. -optional- Cross Ties
7. Covering-Plastic Roof
7. Covering-Tarp Roof
8. -optional- Roll up Side Walls
9. Wirelock & Side Wall Cover Fasteners
10. -optional- Inflator Fan
12. -optional- Door Options
click here to download a step by step breakdown of the process in PDF format and click here to see a photo explanation of the process. You can also view the additional articles, links or videos on our how to page. Please note, not all pages or options apply to everyone. TO BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MANUAL ABOVE, NOT AS A STAND ALONE RESOURCE.
Please see our more detailed installation page for more information
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Due to current significant fluctuating steel and cover prices, we ask that you only use the prices on this site and in our ads as a very rough guide at the moment, and call for an accurate up to date price to include in your planning. A member of our no hassle customer service team will be happy to assist you.
Since right now we are in our very busy spring rush, we appreciate your patience and will get back to you at our quickest opportunity. We look forward to working with you on your project and helping you plan your structure purchase.
In the meantime feel free to check out our newest book, So You Want to Buy a Shelter… Your Guide to Planning a Soft-Cover Structure Purchase for assisting you to ensure all your bases are covered and considered. Pick up a copy at our open house, June 1st 10am-2pm or on Amazon
We look forward to seeing you out at our community appreciation event for free BBQ, giveaways, prizes, and meet & greet Q&A with our staff. June 1st 10am-2pm 360 king st, off mill lane in Palmerston.
Due to the busy manufacturing facility, we request no drop by visits without prior appointment any other time other than the open house.
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Multi Shelters offers a variety of shipping options to save our customers money on their buildings.
First and foremost, we offer shipping with our truck wherever possible. We have been shipping out to eastern Canada with our truck for the last couple years. We can save you even more money with our Multi Shelter Solutions truck!
We also have a shipping crate that makes longer distance shipping with Manitoulin Transport more cost effective. Shipping longer distances with our new shipping crate certainly has added possibilities while maintaining quality, convenience and economy.An added dimension is the rail service that Manitoulin Transport offers to Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver. By going via rail to Winnipeg and then road to Saskatoon, a recent customer is saving $400 on his freight bill.
MSS has now shipped structures to all 10 Canadian provinces, the Yukon and Nevada, Colorado, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Missouri, Kansas, Vermont and Illinois
Did you know that in many cases the difference in the exchange rate between Canada and the U.S. pretty well covers the freight? In most cases for the north eastern U.S. the currency exchange is about equal to the freight. We have started to ship a few buildings to the U.S. and look forward to helping more people find their shelter solution. Still made and manufactured in Palmerston, ON.
Call today to find out more!
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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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