From picking up extra jobs and staying on the road longer in order to keep grocery store shelves stocked, to the worry of bringing coronavirus from the job to their homes, the freight industry and truck drivers are braving incredible circumstances to keep the nation moving. The Boston Globe has an article with the thoughts of truck drivers who are on the road now:
“They are out there, putting themselves at risk making sure they are delivering. Some of the amenities they rely on to make their route are shut down; they are going above and beyond the call of duty.”
We are proud of the work our drivers do day in, and day out, delivering much needed pipe and tube products around the country to important public health services. Merfish United is an essential business, servicing other essential businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Call or email your Merfish United rep now to place orders: (800) 777-7473
We are open for regular weekly deliveries, will-calls and jobsite deliveries. Take advantage of our always-low weight minimums for FFA. Manage your cash flow and inventory by buying only what you need from us, when you need it. Mix-and-match all products, including Steel Pipe, Copper Tube & Coils, PVC Pipe, Conduit, Strut & Rod products to make our low minimum weight for FFA.
What we’re reading during the COVID-19 pandemic:
White House Updates ‘Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce’ List to Encompass Full Supply Chain of the Plumbing and Mechanical Industry (The Wholesaler) – Find out how members of the Plumbing & Heating, HVAC, PVF and other important workers are be enabled to continue their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Have you made your voice heard yet? Let Washington know how important our work is, especially now!
NAED Distributors Provide More COVID-19 Safety Tips (tED Magazine) – From more sanitation throughout branches to calling ahead for orders, see what distributors are doing to keep customers and team members safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have made a number of changes ourselves, which you can read about here and here.
Distributors and COVID-19: What it means to MOVE during a crisis (Supply House Times) – Distributors are busy managing inventory during the COVID-19 pandemic and preparing to recover in the best shape possible.
Copper Destroys Viruses and Bacteria. Why Isn’t It Everywhere? (Vice) – What makes copper and copper tube products so well suited for medical and other public health applications? It’s been known to destroy viruses for centuries!