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Essential Critical Infrastructure Business

March 23, 2020

IN RE: Black Anvil Construction Supplies remains open as an Essential Critical Infrastructure Business

Dear Valued Customers and Suppliers:

Black Anvil Construction Supplies is committed to monitoring the COVID-19 situation and following the guidance of federal and local government as we navigate this situation. The health, safety, and welfare of our customers, suppliers, and employees are of utmost importance to us. We will continue to follow enhanced cleaning, safety, social distancing, and other CDC recommended guidelines to protect our contacts and help mitigate spread.

As an essential supplier to hospitals, municipalities, transportation, and other crucial infrastructures, we will remain open during “Stay Home, Stay Safe,” Michigan Executive Order #2020-2.  For more information on essential, critical infrastructure, please visit https://www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workforce.

Black Anvil Construction Supplies will continue to offer normal shipping, delivery, and pickup options. We are following current guidelines pertaining to sanitizing and cleaning surfaces. However, if you wish to pick up your order, but do not want to enter the building, please call – will we bring the material to your vehicle.

For suppliers, vendors, and shipping partners – we are still accepting deliveries. Please call from your vehicle or truck prior to drop-off. We are limiting the number of people admitted to the warehouse, for our safety and yours.

During this time, we ask that all non-essential visits to our warehouse and offices are postponed until the order is lifted.

We thank you for your cooperation and support during this time.

March 16th, 2020

PSA: CDC and MSHHS guidelines

In an effort to adhere to CDC and MSHHS guidelines, Black Anvil Construction Supplies will remain open but we are requesting that all non-essential visits to our offices and warehouse are postponed until after April 1st. Deliveries and pick-ups will be handled while limiting exposure, either by remaining in vehicle or restricting the amount of the building with access to the public.

If you need to pick up and are concerned, we can bring the material to your car/truck. When you arrive call 844-537-0326 and ask for delivery to your vehicle.

Thank you in advance for your understanding!

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdhhs/nCOV-2019_General_Fact_Sheet_v2-4-20_680266_7.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/community-mitigation-strategy.pdf

CDC and MSHHS guidelines

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choosing suppliesWhen it comes to the task of construction, there are many important decisions to be made. One of those important decisions revolves around choosing the right kind of materials. The materials you select for your construction project determine its overall outcome and quality.

The market out there offers all kinds of materials, which is great considering that you have so much to choose from. However, having a lot to choose from does not mean everything is up to standards. It’s easy to get misled and end up with materials that are way below the suggested quality levels.

So, the next time you find yourself breaking your head over which material to go for, remember to consider these factors.

Pricing

Pricing is one of the most important factors to look at when buying construction materials. The prices of construction materials can vary significantly. The basic rule to follow here is to avoid going for the cheapest. Cheap might save you money, but, cheap also means low quality, more often than not.

Look for products that offer a long lifespan and high value. Cheap materials will affect the quality of your build and that will result in frequent repairs.

It is smarter to invest in slightly expensive materials as they are sure to offer better quality. Plus, they will not need frequents repairs, thereby, reducing your expenses in the long run. That way, they actually work out cheaper.

Climate and Weather

The climate and weather definitely need to be considered when choosing construction materials. For example, construction at a tropical location will need to use materials that go with that weather. Luckily, you can find out what’s appropriate for your location by following the various building codes and regulations.

Material Supplier

Who you buy your materials from also matters a lot. A supplier with a good reputation is obviously one who’s selling high quality materials. So, do your research and ask around a little. If most people point you out to one or two specific suppliers, then it simply means that these suppliers have a solid reputation. Also, you can always look at their reviews online to come to a decision.

Availability of the Materials

Buy materials that are available instantly. This will help you save time. Also, source locally, as this will help you cut costs and prevent delays. Materials that are available on order also tend to be cheaper.

Choose Black Anvil Construction Supplies

At Black Anvil Construction Supplies, our materials meet all of the above requirements and yes, we definitely have a good reputation. We’ve been in the business for more than a century and we are certified women owned.

So, get in touch with us and we’ll give you all the guidance you need.

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