Multi Shelter Solutions Safe Delivery Protocols  

We thank you for your business and trusting us with your shelter purchase. We are very appreciative of the opportunities created by being deemed “an essential” service. As part of the “food chain” we can keep producing and shipping greenhouses.

We have taken steps to ensure the safety of the employees, which include extra use of sanitizers and cleaners, social distancing, no sign receipts and pickups, separate areas for pick ups and drop offs.

For us to continue with deliveries in a safe manner, we have established some protocols that have to be adhered to. These are more then “guidelines”, these are rules for everyone’s safety. Our driver has been instructed to enforce these measures.

Responsibilities of the customers:

  • Please review and acknowledge receipt of this document to indicate acceptance. Please do not hesitate to ask questions.
  • If there is an unpaid balance, that needs to be paid now. The driver will not be handling payments.
  • Please have an easily accessible spot ready ahead of time to unload.
  • Have a pallet or wood ready to unload small things so that they do not go on the ground.
  • When the driver arrives, do not approach the driver and maintain a minimum 2 metre distance at all times.
  • Do not approach or touch any part of the truck and trailer.
  • Do not touch or gather up any straps, ratchets or shipping blocks when things are unloaded.
  • When handling longer parts, approach only from the back and follow the driver’s instructions for joint handling. Make sure there is a convenient and close by spot to put these.
  • The driver will unload the short items and boxes of hardware onto the skid you have provided. He will not hand you anything. He will unload next to the truck and trailer.
  • The parts list and your copy of the invoice will be clearly visible on the top of one of the boxes. If there is risk of inclement weather, please ensure there is a piece of plastic or tarp to cover the boxes.
  • You will not need to sign the driver’s copy of the paperwork. It is still our policy that you have 30 days to review the shipment for accuracy and completeness.
  • The driver is not allowed to enter any part of any of your buildings or facilities.
  • Please do not hesitate to let us know about any protocols you have on your farm that we need to let our driver know about.

Please be safe and continue to do your part. We look forward to coming out of these trying times together, being stronger for the experience.

Multi Shelter Solutions
Norm Eygenraam, President

Livestock Shelter or Greenhouse?

One of the questions we are often presented with has to do with customers wanting a structure for dual purpose. In itself, this could be considered as a wise strategy to get multiple uses for a building so that it can be used closer to year round.

The question which needs to be asked is “Are these complimentary applications?

One of these dual applications is for greenhouses and livestock shelters. There are a lot of similarities between the two with the most prominent ones being a double roof cover with air between and that they often have roll up sides.

Where the problem arises is that when you have a greenhouse, there MUST be a clear cover to allow the proper spectrum of light to come through to allow plant growth to occur. This level of light comes with heat which can easily be a problem for animals.

For a livestock shelter 90% of the battle is keeping them dry and out of the wind, cool is better then warm. If your animals will only be in the shelter during inclement weather, you will likely have more leeway in dealing with heat.

We have had customers who cover with single clear during growing season and the put an extra layer of white during the animal housing.

If you have any questions or concerns on how you plan to use your shelter, please call or email for extra input.