Essential Critical Infrastructure Business

November 25th, 2020

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.

We will remain open as an essential supplier to hospitals, municipalities, transportation, and other crucial infrastructures.

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. However, if you wish to pick up your order, but do not want to enter the building, when you arrive please call 313-538-4800 and ask for delivery to your vehicle.

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

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

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

 

CDC and MDHHS guidelines

crazyOver the years I have attended many sales training seminars. These classes were meant to inspire us to go out and sell our stuff. One of the classic tools used was a cartoon called “,No, I don’t have time to see a crazy salesman; we’ve got a battle to fight!” This image features a gatling gun salesman trying to insert himself into on ongoing battle. In the heat of the battle the potential buyer protests this intrusion and sends the salesman away without ever considering the practicality of the seller’s solution. Really?

 

If you take time to do an internet search of this cartoon today, you will be surprised. I found a website that claims to have over 1,300 images of what I thought was the original image of this subject. These images have changed over the years, of course, to appeal to the times. The more these images have changed, the more I found them alike. Really?

The reality is that because of staff reductions and attrition, purchasing agents and buyers no longer have the time to exchange new ideas with a salesman. Therefore, even if they have a better mousetrap to offer, there is no one to listen or hear that it is available. This is reality!

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Our Location

We have a large, beautiful showroom with a friendly, highly knowledgeable staff (over 150+ years of combined knowledge). Come visit us for all of your fastener needs.
 
Metro Bolt & Fastener 19339 Glenmore
Redford, MI 48240
USA 1-313-538-4800