Important Update from MSS

4/6/20 With the pandemic being such a rapidly evolving situation, Multi Shelter Solutions is being vigilant for new and changing requirements. Please stay tuned to our website and facebook pages for the most up to date information on restrictions and closures. Please read the following information carefully and fully. Thank you.

We hope everyone reading this is keeping safe at home. Our admiration goes out to front line workers who are allowing our society to keep functioning as best as it can. Our hearts go out to all those affected, individually, or from those close to you, by this situation.

Due to the new restrictions put out by the Ontario government, we can no longer deliver some of our products to some locations. Please see a full list below. This is subject to change as the government changes their policies and the pandemic evolves.

We are grateful to still be considered an essential business for some applications and as such are able to stay open and producing some structures. We are taking our part of the responsibility to curtail this virus very seriously. The health and well being of our employees, customers and community at large continues to be our highest priority. We have modified our procedures to reflect the current government regulations and our commitments.

We are here to discuss your requirements and help you in planning your project.
Please note that the only restriction is on some deliveries and pick ups which are classified as non essential. We are in the middle of our busiest time, and with added protocol and procedures, it is best to email in any non-urgent requests, and we will get back to you within the week. You are still able to phone, but please keep in mind, phoning will not allow you to “jump the queue” any faster than email, and could result in more delays for everyone.

ALLOWED

Deliveries of all greenhouses to all properties
Deliveries of livestock shelters and storage buildings to farms
Deliveries of any shelter to an essential business which is open
Discussion of all structures and your projects via phone/email/video conferencing

NOT ALLOWED

Deliveries of garages, boat and R.V. shelters, swimming pool enclosures, and other non agricultural/non essential structures to non agricultural land is prohibited
Deliveries of any product to a facility or property that is closed is prohibited
Shop visits/Pick ups/Site visits are not allowed

Please note that if we are not allowed to deliver, under the “stay at home” regulation, you are not allowed to pick up either.

We understand the inconvenience this may be causing, but emphasize this is for the greater good, and the sooner we are able to follow the precautions and safety rules set in place, the sooner we can come through this and resume all deliveries and visits again. The more we work together, the quicker we will come out of this.

We are grateful that our greenhouses and agricultural buildings are part of the food supply chain and therefore were are considered an essential service. We are grateful to all those who have entrusted us with their shelter and greenhouse requirements. We look forward to working with you on all your 2020 projects. Stay safe, connected and healthy.

~Norm and the Multi Shelters Team

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.