Essential Critical Infrastructure Business

March 23, 2020

IN RE: Metro Bolt & Fastener remains open as an Essential Critical Infrastructure Business

Dear Valued Customers and Suppliers:

Metro Bolt & Fastener 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.

Metro Bolt & Fastener 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.

Monday, March 16th, 2020; CDC and MSHHS guidelines

PSA:

In an effort to adhere to CDC and MSHHS guidelines, Metro Bolt 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 313-538-4800 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

In Process Control, Optical Comparator, Hardness Testing & Product Testing

six sigmaThe next time you purchase any product from Metro Bolt & Fastener, remember this; There are several quality test methods that are performed prior to your purchase. But first let's define what Metro Bolt & Fastener means when we say "Quality Control".

Quality, is a conformance with products' specifications. Control, is consistency with controlling the variables to ensure there are no defects. When we combine the two, Quality Control is a process of implementing product design dimensions and tolerances to produce products that are of consistently good quality within the design parameters. How do we ensure this happens? Lets' start here.

 

In Process Control

"In Process Control" consists of taking random samples throughout the manufacturing run and performing dimensional checks to ensure the equipment is running per plan.

Optical Comparator

An "Optical Comparator" machine is used to save time from preparing laboratory pieces and mounting them for microscopic examination.

Hardness Testing

"Hardness Testing" are readings made by indenting the surface of a material by penetrating a ball, diamond point or other shape into the material under a predetermined load.

Product Testing

At Metro Bolt & Fastener our product testing requires a minimum of three readings taken and an average calculated. All readings MUST be within the hardness values listed in the products specification.

Since the early 90's, quality systems have implemented various forms of 'prevent defect' control systems. The fastener industry employs in process testing and control, which has greatly reduced the occurrences of rejections. So the next time you purchase product from Metro Bolt & Fastener, you can be sure we've done our part to ensure you have the best materials to work with.

For more about this subject, you can visit the American Fastener Journal at these links.

American Fastener Journal - http://www.fastenerjournal.com/
Volume 31 - Number 2
Quality Test Methods - http://www.bluetoad.com/publication/?i=259109

 

 

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Metro Bolt & Fastener 19339 Glenmore
Redford, MI 48240
USA 1-313-538-4800