We’re Hiring! Truck Driver and Occasional Shop Work

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We are a family focused, manufacturing company based in Palmerston. Our team is growing and we are hiring an additional truck driver whose duties may also include work in the shop.

You will be driving ¾ ton diesel trucks with flat bed trailers.

Duties will include truck maintenance and minor repairs.

This position will require some overnight trips at company expense.

The area covered includes Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes.

This is a full-time, in person position that requires a customer focused, cheerful and detail oriented person.

You are a service minded, team player with a strong desire to contribute.

This position has a great deal of variety which requires our new team member to be safety focused.

You must have a willingness to learn and to share that knowledge with customers.

This position requires a minimum “G” license with 6 year clean abstract and a working knowledge of ELD systems.

You will need your own transportation to get to the office

Moderate computer literacy and physical fitness are also necessary.

We offer a benefits program which starts at 3 months.

Compensation is linked to experience and skill set.

Please submit a cover letter with your resume which suggests why hiring you would be a good fit.

We value honesty and authenticity and do not use resume scanning technology.

Each letter/resume sent will be acknowledged.

Sends resume and cover letter with contact number to multisheltersales@gmail.com

We’re Hiring! Office Staff and Occasional Parts Room Work

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We are a family focused manufacturing company based in Palmerston. Our team is growing and we are hiring an additional office person whose duties will also include work in the parts room. The ability to transition easily and quickly between the roles is vital to the position.

This is a full-time, in person position that requires a customer focused, cheerful and detail-oriented person. You are a service minded, team player with a strong desire to contribute.

This position has a great deal of variety which requires our new team member to be safety focused.

You must have a willingness to learn and to share that knowledge with customers.

You will need your own transportation to get to the office

Moderate computer literacy and physical fitness are also necessary.

We offer a benefits program which starts at 3 months.

Compensation is linked to experience and skill set.

Please submit a cover letter with your resume which suggests why hiring you would be a good fit.

We value honesty and authenticity and do not use resume scanning technology.

Each letter/resume sent will be acknowledged.

Sends resume and cover letter with contact number to multisheltersales@gmail.com

Working With a Customer to Adjust a Quote to Fit a Budget

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The person asked for advice when the quote came in over the money they had in the budget.

  1. What not to do
  2. Taking out double plastic, modifying roll up sides and keeping ends simple
  3. Working with us for flexibility on shipping

We received a call for a greenhouse quote with double plastic and roll up sides and were asked to make sure freight costs were included.

The total quote was just over $8000 and we received a note back saying that the budget they had was $6500 and asked if we had any advice on bringing the costs of the quote down.

One area that we consider a last resort is to reduce the size of the structure. When you reduce the building size by 25% you may reduce the cost by 10% and you will reduce potential return by 25%.

If you are not growing in the winter the extra cost of the double plastic with inflator which reduces heat loss can be taken out. It can be added again later when growing cycles change.

Going with steel and wirelock for the top of the roll-up sides is the cheaper way of doing it long-term but for immediate savings, go with wood.

Fancy ends do not contribute anything to the return of the greenhouse so keep it simple and use those savings for extra square footage of production space.

When you have flexibility on the timing of your project we are able to group more orders together to have each customer save on delivery expenses.

If this sounds like the kind of advice you would like to have when you are looking for when it is time to make a structure purchase, please keep MSS in mind. Our goal is to help you get it right and we look forward to working with you on your project.

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How to Patch an Unreachable Hole

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Occasionally there will be damage to a spot in the cover that is really hard to get at. The approach and advice given here, for safety’s sake, is a 2 person job. If you have a double cover structure, first unplug the inflator fan.

You will need to attach a padded cross piece to a long ladder. This piece should be 50% longer than your structure hoop spacing. i.e. if you have 4’ spacing your attachment should be 6’ long. This cross piece should be located high enough so that when you lean the ladder against the building it will be making contact with the “bulge” of the hoop.

The base of the ladder will be quite a ways out from the building. It is important that the helper firmly anchor the base of the ladder so that it can not kick out from underneath the person climbing the ladder.

If the hole in the cover is past the top of the ladder, you can lean against a hoop while standing on the ladder.

The area of the cover damage must be dry and warm before trying to put on a patch. Patches will not stick well to cold or damp covers.

As always, please call the office if you have any questions or need any clarification on this information.

Worst case scenario weather reminders for today

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reminders from Norm for how to keep your structure safe in today’s weather

please also review the 3 videos recently posted from our winter q&a

Holiday Info from MSS

Holiday Customer Appreciation Party

Dec 20th 12pm online YOU’RE INVITED! We look forward to having you join us Save Event on Facebook for Details & Updates

an informal online gathering to close out 2022 with gratitude for our customers and anyone who would like to “drop by”
discussions and Giveaways over a couple hours before MSS shuts down for the holidays
come say hi, we’d love to see you! we will stick around as long as people come by

Important Dates from MSS

The team at MSS sends our gratitude to everyone who stayed connected on social media & reached out for a purchase, quote or information this year.
We look forward to helping you grow the future in 2023 & beyond!

Please Note Important Holiday Dates at MSS

Dec 19th 12-2pm Staff Party
Dec 20th 12pm-? Online Customer Appreciation Party – Please Join Us!
Dec 21st – Jan 3rd Holiday Closure
Jan 4th – New Year Opening 9am

And don’t forget our special promotion!

If you order now, you
* lock in your price
* guarantee your delivery time
* and get a 2% discount per month of advance notice we get. Includes discount on shipping

i.e. Order now for April delivery, and you get 5 months x 2% discount.

Minor changes can be made to the order afterward.
Adding doors close to the ship date, is not a problem;
Going from 60’ to 72’ two weeks before shipping, is not allowed, 6 weeks ahead is ok

Contact Norm at the office for more details and to lock in this special offer! MSS doesn’t often offer promotions, so get this one while it’s here! We are grateful for your interest and look forward to working with you on your projects!

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