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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

Picking The Right Supplier Can Be Integral To Business Success

BA warehouseAs a builder, securing a reliable source of industrial supplies for your business is extremely important. Industrial supplies can vary in quality significantly from one supplier to the next and it is important to purchase from a supplier that knows their stuff. Of course, there is no doubt, a quality building is created with a combination of the skills of the builder and the quality of the industrial supplies used during construction. Put simply, if you want a structure to endure the test of time, you will need a skilled contractor and quality building products.

So when sourcing supplies, what are the basics to remember?

When sourcing industrial supplies for a project, it is important to remember that all the items you purchase will be available in more than one brand and each of these brands will have varying degrees of quality. This is important to keep in mind when sourcing a reputable industrial supply company. You want to develop a relationship with your supplier to ensure they will honestly share their knowledge about the various brands they have available and their varying qualities. In order to discover if your supply company offers quality products and is honest with their customers, then a few things need to be checked off. Here’s a basic list of the questions you should ask yourself when looking for a new supply company.

  • Does the company have a good track record of successfully completing projects for either residential or commercial clients?
  • Are they willing to provide references of current customers who are satisfied with the service provided?
  • Will they offer a warranty on the building products they supply?
  • Have they encouraged you to speak with trade associations?

Further, construction supply companies with quality practices will ensure their building materials are being stored properly. Depending on what supplies you are sourcing from your supplier, some are sensitive to the elements and could respond adversely to being exposed to water or high heats. The better organized and maintained your supplier’s premises, the more likely they will be to provide quality products to their customers on a consistent basis.

Remember, the products you buy aren’t all you need from your supplier.

Quality Products And Service

A supplier that can provide you with not only high-quality products but also good advice is important. When purchasing supplies in large volumes, you want to ensure that you have the right product for the job. There is nothing worse than returning to a site, only to discover you need to return to your supplier to swap an incorrect part.

Do you need a good supplier that ticks all these boxes?

At the start of this article, we stressed the importance of remembering that industrial supplies are only as reliable as the company that houses them.

If you are looking for an industrial supply business in Grand Prairie, TX or in Southeastern, MI, then look no further than Black Anvil Construction Supplies. The team at Black Anvil have over 150 years of experience in the business. You can be assured that they will provide the advice you need to ensure you receive the right product for the job, on time, every time.

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