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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Beat The Heat & Keep The Team Safe

Now that summer is fully upon us, so is the scorching heat. Keeping your crew safe is still of the utmost importance. Here are a few tips to help keep you and your team safe this summer.

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1) Hydration is key. Keep water and Gatorade completely accessible.

2) Avoid energy drinks and cigarettes as both make it more difficult for your body to move oxygen throughout your system.

3) Keep junk food and anything fried off the menu. In high heat, these add stress to the body. Make sure everyone’s had a hearty breakfast and keep lunch on the light side. Eating a smaller lunch should also keep your team from hitting the afternoon slump.

4) Whenever possible, work in the cooler part of the day or set up shade. If you can avoid spending hours unprotected in direct sunlight, you’ll be set!

5) Switch up your uniforms. Keep the colors light and the sleeves short and thin. Wearing less material and lighter colors allows the breeze to cool you down and reflect the sun rather than soaking it in.

6) Make sure your eyes are covered. You’ll want to keep sand, wind, water, porous materials and of course sunlight out of your eyes while you work. We’ve got glasses in stock that can double as sunglasses and safety glasses.

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7) Most important of all, keep an eye on your team. If someone starts stumbling, dropping tools, slurring words, or something out of the norm, it might be time for a break. Lie them down under a tree or in the backseat of a truck, take off their boots, and cool them down.

Knowing the signs of heat stroke and knowing your team will only help to make each job safer. Do your part to make sure everyone comes prepared and leaves with the job complete!

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From All of Us Here At Meek’s — Thank You!

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This month, we will wrap up our Customer Appreciation Nights for 2016. Over 2,500 of you have joined us for an evening of celebration.

For those of you who have missed it, stop by on the First Friday of each month for a meal on us! Thank you for your continued business. Your success is our passion!

 

 

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Get a SharpShooter Free!

At Meek’s, we are always looking for tools that will save you time and money. We found a winner with Bullet Tools!

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This tool is perfect for cutting siding because not only does it not need electricity, it is dust free! Forget masks and messy cleanups! With the EZ Sharpshooter, siding jobs have never been easier. Its blade outlasts over 20 regular saw blades, saving you money left and right.

This month, if you purchase a truckload of siding, we’ll give you a Bullet Tools 9” EZ Sharpshooter FREE!

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At our Anderson store, Brian Howell, of Brian Howell Construction, has already picked up his tool. Stop in today to pick up your FREE Sharpshooter!

 

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