Water Usage Enforcement Changes

Last year’s fire season was the worst on record with over 10.1 million acres burned nationwide. Now that summer has winded down and we’re heading into fall, we’re feeling the effects of the drought.

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While statewide bans have been lifted, most counties are launching their own restrictions leading into 2017. Most will face stricter water usage monitoring and harsher enforcement.
There are a few things that will be banned once the new legislation goes into effect. Going forward, you can be fined for washing cars or equipment without having a shutoff nozzle or hosing down sidewalks and driveways. When you are on the job, make sure you’re keeping an eye on your water usage. For more information on the regulations in effect in your area visit NIDwater.com or Waterboards/ca.gov .

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Introducing: Aquaphalt @ Meek’s!

We’ve got a game changer for you! Whether driveways are your business or you just have a driveway, this product is for you! With a bucket of Aquaphalt and water, your roads will be hole free in no time!

Aquaphalt is a revolutionary permanent asphalt and concrete repair material for pothole repair, pavement repair, utility cuts, walkways, tennis courts and driveway repair — it works even in wet and cold conditions.

  • Eco-friendly binder reacts and hardens with only water-no toxic solvents!
  • Aquaphalt is laid directly from its container-no need to mobilize large crews and equipment!
  • Minimizes roadway disruption with no need for special preparations!
  • Pre-mixed and permanent — Aquaphalt is a one-time fix!

 

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One Battery – Two Voltages

This month we have some very exciting power tool news. Companies are always looking to create better and more efficient tools for you, and DeWALT has done just that!

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In our stores, you’ll notice us moving in a new line from DeWALT featuring technology that gets it done! Now introducing FLEXVOLT™: the world’s first battery that automatically changes voltage when you change tools.

With this new battery, you are able to change tools in seconds without having to track down the right battery. Plus if you were to use a new 60V FLEXVOLT™ MAX battery with a 20V MAX tool, you’d have over four times the run time. Imagine the time you’ll be saving with each use.

The new batteries bring the power of cordless tools to a whole new level! DeWALT is
also introducing a brand new lineup of 60V MAX and 120V MAX tools, forever changing how work gets done. Keep an eye on our Power Tool departments to get your hands on a piece of the future of flexibility and power!

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Dependability @ It’s Finest — The Meek’s Way

12 Dependability Logo 3.1_editIn 2016 we set out to improve our overall customer service to ensure that we were not only meeting your needs, but exceeding them across the board. At our stores this month, you will see a poster outlining the 67 different Dependability Standards that we are holding each of our employees accountable to. At the end of the day, your satisfaction is our top priority! Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to serving you The Meek’s Way each and every day.

 

 

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Title 24 Updates for 2017

Title 24 07.14According to the National Association of Home Builders or NAHB, over 80% of today’s home buyers want energy-saving features in newly constructed homes. The Title 24 energy code standards are working to achieve that for both the builder and the buyer. With a requirement of all new homes being built to net-zero energy standards by 2020, we still have quite the adventure ahead of us.
There’s a new set of 2016 standards in effect starting January 1, 2017, that will accept solar electricity as a compliant option for customers. This is huge for both environmentalists and home buyers.

On the builder side, there are a few significant changes. First, insulation must be at least R-22 and duct leakage must be reduced to 5% or less. Also, all air-conditioners and heat pumps will need to be equipped with liquid line filter driers. The changes don’t stop there. All tanked water heaters no longer need to be wrapped externally. In addition, all lights within the home must be high efficiency.

With these and the other  changes in place, green building is not only needed, but is heavily desired by first time home buyers. For more
information on the new Title 24 regulations, please visit http://www.energy.ca.gov/.

 

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Nuts About Fastener Resets

Grattan Reset (MA 05.27.16)If you’ve popped into any of our stores over the last few months, you’ve noticed a well-lit, dynamic, and a new state-of-the-art Grattan fasteners section in place.

Grattan Fasteners was founded in 1957, and while the industry has changed considerably since then, Grattan’s continued to make great nuts and bolts, while also being a leader in the fastener distribution industry.

If you’re looking for a random bolt or a specialty screw, chances are we carry it in the Grattan line. Plus, we have unbeatable pricing! If you buy a box, you save 10% off the price. If you have a M-Pro account with us and you buy a box, you’re saving 15% off the regular price.

Check out the new sets in stores today. Between Grattan Fasteners and our Meek’s experts, we’ll help to take your from project inspiration to job well done!

 

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You Could Be Internet Famous!

Truss 1 10.14Have you completed a job or project that you just can’t wait to show off? Maybe it’s a deck overhaul, a major Pinterest project, or just something fun! Email a description of the project and a few photos to ideas@meeks.com and we might post it to our Meek’s Facebook page tagging your company!

 

https://www.facebook.com/MeeksWestern/

 

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Got M-Pro?

M-PRO_Mascot_Tshirt_v3How has this year flown by so quickly! We’re halfway through 2016.

Here’s our friendly reminder to keep the exclusive M-Pro Advantage rebate in mind when you are shopping! M-Pro Advantage account holders receive a 2% cash rebate at the end of the year on all purchases once they reach $5,000! Not signed up yet? Stop by today to start saving!

 

 

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The World’s First Worm Drive Table Saw

SkilsawWormDriveTableSaw2Technology is changing every day and we’ve got something new to share that we’re very excited about.

SKILSAW has brought something new to the table (no pun intended) that building professionals have been requesting for years. We’re now carrying the brand new and the world’s first Worm Drive table saw that has been designed specifically for ripping. With plenty of power and torque, it can handle any cut.

There are some extremely impressive statistics too. With a 3.5” depth of cut and a 25” rip capacity, you can rip plywood sheets in half.SkilsawWormDriveTableSaw1

 

The saw’s special technology also ensures its motor runs cooler and lasts longer without sacrificing the durability of the tool.

 

The 10” Worm Drive Table Saw is portable and compact too, weighing just 49 lbs. Pair this with the included 30-tooth Diablo Carbide-tipped blade and you’re set!

See the tool in action below.

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Happy 4th of July!

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Independence Day is July 4. The flag of America still stands strong, firm, and
beautiful thanks to the enormous efforts and innumerable sacrifices made by millions of our veterans. We salute them in honor.

 

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