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

blog-art-1Nuts, bolts, screws and other fasteners work in a wide variety of ways, from manufacturing uses, to hobbies and hobbying work for people who put in work around the house, to people in other areas of work and voluntarism across the world. In fact, simple resources like high quality fasteners, nuts, and bolts which have been around for thousands of years have worked in one form or another to help builders and others in a variety of ways.

buy-2During the summer of 1973 I took my first job in the fastener industry. My how time flies! Over the years I have witnessed some incredible changes in how buyers or purchasing agents conduct relations with their suppliers.

When I began making sales calls account managers would make normal visitations by “showing up” at an appointed day and time. It was not unusual for me to sit in a customer’s lobby for hours. While there, I visited with my peers, or more importantly, my competitors. We had a lot of time on our hands. We told each other jokes, shared newspapers, and we went to lunch and dinner with each other. We were a band of brothers.

MBF TruckSince 1952, Metro Bolt & Fastener has been a major supplier of fasteners and industrial products to Major OEM’s, Supporting Tier Suppliers, and just “Regular Folks” who enjoy working on their cars, boats, recreational vehicles, and other toys. We are proud of our past, and continue to build upon this rich history to provide a course for our future.

It might surprise you that we are actively involved in the business of Vendor Managed Inventory Programs and in the world of Blueprint Specific Parts. For many years we have successfully provided these services under the radar of our competitors.

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?

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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