Important Update

Quick heads up, we are now quoting 12-14 weeks out for delivery.

Self Sufficiency, when ordered by May 31st will get September delivery. This is a guideline, when ordered after that date, you will receive delivery after September.

Our office remains closed for in person visits, and strict delivery procedures are in place well in advance of delivery times.

We are available to help you by phone and email as we adjust to the changing operating procedures.

We appreciate your patience and forward planning and look forward to working with you on your plant projects!

February Update

Ever since the onset of COVID-19 virus with all of its challenges, we at Multi Shelter Solutions have been fortunate to have a huge increase in interest in our products. We are grateful that people see such value in our greenhouses as they search for added food security amidst uncertainty.

This increase in interest during this time of uncertainty and extra protocols for safety have not happened without its own challenges. We are grateful for the patience which customers have shown and also their willingness to plan ahead.

Generally speaking we are getting people the information and numbers which they need within a week. Some of the more complex quotes or ones with a few extra situations do take a few extra days.

In the office, Maggie has been quickly acknowledging requests and identifying any missing information so that when Kelly or Norm does the quote, they have what is required.

We appreciate you giving us as much information as possible to reduce any back and forth and help your quote process go quicker. As a reminder we do not give quotes or delivery updates on our social media.

Please be aware that with the uncertainty and volatility of steel and aluminum costs, we are only guaranteeing our prices for 30 days. We understand people appreciate having those numbers available for their planning purposes on our website but the best way to ensure accuracy right now is to phone or email for a quote. As a heads up, we will be updating pricing on our website in the near future, to respond to the situation we are facing from our suppliers.

With our current workload, deliveries are being quoted at 10 weeks. Some of the larger or more complex buildings are being quoted as longer. We work at grouping things together in certain areas and some customers are surprised with quicker deliveries. This is something that should not be counted on.

Our office staff continues to reach out to customers just before delivery to ensure they are aware of delivery protocols. Acknowledgement of these protocols is mandatory for the safety of the driver but also in more and more situations, part of the necessary paperwork we must file in advance as we travel out of province.

We appreciate everyone helping to get these things organized quickly and efficiently. We are grateful that we are classified as essential service and are meticulous with ensuring paperwork is complete so that we can maintain that status.

We will continue to use our website and social media as best as we can, as a tool for keeping our customers informed and up to date on what is going on in our rapidly changing world.

We look forward to working with you on your greenhouse and shelter projects and wish you health and safety in the coming month and beyond.

Thank you for your interest and patience,

Norm & the Multi Shelters Team

Orders, Delivery & Pricing Update

It has always been MSS’s style to provide the necessary or requested information and pricing to people, and then let you do the required number crunching and planning and take the time you need. We have never made a practice of pressuring anyone to buy before they are ready. The current and changing circumstances warrants us to give you a heads up however.

Our lead times will continue to be a minimum of 8 weeks due to the extra work involved with COVID protocols. We are also going through a time of significant price uncertainty so pricing and quotes can only be guaranteed for 30 days.

The more notice we receive on the structure(s) you wish to purchase, the better we can guarantee it to arrive when you need it.

We are grateful for the way that our customers are thinking ahead for their structure purchases. We thank you for the opportunity of working with you on your shelter and greenhouse projects.

We wish you a happy new year and a safe and prosperous spring.

Thanks
Norm Eygenraam, President

Update on Shipping to the USA & Eastern Canada

At this time, with our present workload and the additional border regulations, Multi Shelters is focusing on our Canadian customers for the rest of 2020 and will reassess this position in the new year.

We are grateful for our previous US customers trust in Multi Shelters and hope things settle more for us to be able to serve you again in the future.

This means Multi Shelter Solutions will not be accepting or shipping orders to the USA for the remainder of 2020. Please contact Norm, the owner, if you have any additional questions. Thank you.

For our Canadian customers, you will need to place your order ASAP if you hope to get it before Christmas.

East coast customers, our November truck is already getting filled and we do not plan on another run out your way until the spring. The October truck is full.

This Thanksgiving weekend especially, we want to thank everyone for your trust and continued support of Multi Shelters. We are grateful to be part of so many of your projects this year and beyond.

Have a safe and wonderful holiday

A Message From Norm

As we start hearing rumblings of there soon to be an ease in restrictions, the times we are in continue to be challenging. As with many other companies, we have had to revise how we do things. Keeping our employees, our customers and our communities safe has been, and is the priority. More then ever before, I find that it is critical that we stay true to our values, our goal is to work with you.

We feel a tremendous sense of gratitude for the ways that customers and prospective customers have responded. There has been a huge spike in interest but also an unprecedented level of understanding and patience. We are in this together.

There are a lot of new opportunities as more people are determined to have more control of their personal food supply. We are grateful that those plans often include a Multi Shelter Solution greenhouse. We are doing our best to keep up with the inquiries while ramping up production. The reality of the situation is that lead times are being extended further then we have ever seen them.

Thank you for the words of encouragement, the level of interest, your patience and the trust you are showing in us with your orders.

Please continue to do your part for everyone’s safety.

Norm

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.