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OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety App.

HeatIndexApp_phoneWe can’t quite tell yet when the cool-down is coming or if the heat-waves will continue for months.

Thankfully, OSHA and NIOSH have partnered up to create the “OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool” to keep team members safe nationwide.

This app will help you plan out your days and jobs to know what temperature it will be outside and better yet, what it will feel like temperature wise.

Not only can it forecast out by location, it also will give you occupational safety and health recommendations from OSHA and NIOSH. As a bonus, you’ll be able to access information on signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses and get first aid tips right from the palm of your hand!

Download the app to your smartphone today by clicking one of the buttons below or for more information, please visit



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Did you know that in addition to the items on our store shelves and lumber racks, we have an online warehouse with over 67,000 items?

Head on over to and start searching! Once you find something you like, click “Add to Cart.” From there, it’s as easy as searching by zip code to select your local Meek’s store. Select the “Ship to Store” option and you’ll get FREE shipping! Then complete your checkout and we’ll give you a call when it comes in and have it ready for you to pickup.



Tips to 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.

1) Hydration is key. Have plenty of ice, water and Gatorade on the jobsite.

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. Ideally, you would want to finish the sun-intensive jobs before 10AM or after 4PM. If you must work in the heat, be sure to have pop-ups or shaded areas for employees. 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. Hats are great too. They keep the sun off your face and neck.

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.

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’s everyday routines will only help to make each job safer. Do your part to make sure everyone comes prepared and leaves with the job complete.

2018 Customer Appreciation Nights Recap


In June, we wrapped up our Customer Appreciation Nights for 2018. We had 2,000 of you  join us for an evening of free dinner, loads of prizes, and just a time of celebration.

For those of you who joined us and those who couldn’t make it, thank you for your continued business. Here’s to the next 99 years being as grand as the first 99!

Stay tuned for news on something very exciting coming in 2019!

PVC Decking on Sale Now!

Select 1×6 AZEK PVC Decking is on closeout now! Stop in to save, while supplies last!

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Martell Customer Appreciation Night 2018

We think our customers are awesome and need a little extra recognition. As a small token of our appreciation for your continued support, each of our stores hosted a Customer Appreciation Night in 2018.

Here are some of our favorite memories from the last event for the year at our Martell store on June 14.

Feel free to share some of your favorite memories in the comments section.

Meek’s Design Centers

Thinking of upgrading your kitchen or bathroom cabinets or creating your dream closet? Are you ready to refresh your home’s look and feel with new windows or doors? Meek’s is here to help make those dreams become a reality.

Come in today and meet our full-time cabinet designers and our door and window professionals. View our wide selection of products available to meet your project needs. Our professional staff is here to help you determine the cabinets, doors, windows and building materials to fit fit your project needs. Our expert cabinet designer has years of experience consulting homeowners and contractors and designing kitchens, bathrooms, closets and more!

Our experts not only have answers to your questions, but know what questions to ask to make sure you choose the product that is right for you. Stop in and see us today! To find the Meek’s location closest to you, visit

Why Choose PVC Over Wood Decking?

When it comes to your outdoor space, you have a lot of decking options to choose from. Many people are foregoing traditional lumber for composite and PVC materials.

If you’re looking to bring your space to life, AZEK® Deck is here to help. AZEK is 100% capped polymer giving you a realistic wood appearance with both rustic textures and rich colors.

PVC decking is about as strong as you can get. Plus, you can put your days of sanding,
staining, and resealing your deck behind you.

PVC will not splinter, rot, crack or warp. It is resistant to mold, mildew, stains, scratches,
insects, and more. Between the look and the benefits, it seems like an all around win to us!


Yreka Customer Appreciation Night 2018

We think our customers are awesome and need a little extra recognition. As a small token of our appreciation for your continued support, our stores will be hosting a Customer Appreciation Night in 2018.

Yreka’s event took place on May 31 and we had a blast! Feel free to share some of your favorite memories in the comments section. We’ll see you at the final event for the 2018 season at Meek’s Martell on June 14!

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