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Delivering Projects in Turbulent Times: Three Ways We Can Help

Whether you’re an architect, construction professional or designer, the climate for delivering projects right now could well be the most challenging you’ve ever faced. Thankfully, we can help.

Because we’ve been a trusted professional partner for our clients for over 15 years, we’re uniquely positioned to offer expertise, reassurance and sustainability at a time when all three are needed most.

This quick read blog sums up why you can count on MetroWall to be ‘in your corner’ while you weather the challenges facing businesses around the world.

Read on to discover three ways we can make the current climate a little easier and, most of all, a reminder to simply contact us for personal assistance. We’re here to help.

Count On Us

We’re proud to be able to support our valued clients in three powerfully simple ways during this difficult time for many of the professions we supply.

You can rely on us thanks to:

  1. Assured supply chain: Our supply chain, based on our own manufacturing in New York State supporting our substantial and locally held inventory, has been established over years. This means availability is one less thing to worry about.
  2. Here today, here tomorrow: Because you want a supplier you can trust to deliver for you now and in the future, we offer the reassurance of having weathered numerous economic highs and lows! As a firmly-established market leader, this isn’t our first challenging environment and won’t be the last.
  3. A professional partner: Our clients often turn to us for advice, technical information, expert product knowledge and for our cooperation to deliver against tight cost and time demands. Our door is always open for clients who want help to make the right interior glass partition happen within exacting budgets and timescales. Just ask.

In short: we’re here for our clients and want to help. Whatever you’re facing, we’ve helped clients face challenges before. And we’ll be proud to do the same now and into the future.

Why MetroWall?

At MetroWall we do things a little differently, and it all comes down to one simple ethos: ‘if you want something done well, do it yourself’!

We design, manufacture, store and install our glass partitions ourselves right here in New York. Our delivery even uses our own drivers so we know everything is just right for you, every time.

Ultimately, professionals work for us for two big reasons: our 15 years of experience and our local inventory as – bottom line – means expertise without the delays!

For product inspiration plus sustainability and LEED data click here. To speak to a MetroWall partitional wall specialist simply contact us. We’re in your corner and we’re here to help.

See also: Sustainable Design and Your Project, Your Glass Partition Construction Phase Questions Answered

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Your glass partition construction phase questions, answered

When you choose to renovate your workspace and incorporate glass walls and partitions, you’ll understandably have questions. Whether you’re mid-way through the install and need to make a last-minute change or you’re still deciding on which fixtures and fittings to choose, it’s likely there are things you want to know. We’ve compiled a list of answers to some of the most commonly asked questions relating to the construction phase.

“I’m looking for specific components for my office fronts, how will you handle that?”

We stock large quantities of standard hardware products like levers, pulls, and closers but anytime a specific function or brand of hardware is required, MetroWall pre-orders at the time of release to ensure that we have non-stock items in time for the project delivery date.

“Can I use specific glazing types with MetroWall?”

Of course! We have an in-house engineering team and can easily accommodate bespoke glass types or bespoke hardware choices.

“What finishing options can I have with a MetroWall glass partition?”

We have both matte black and clear anodized frames in stock. We also offer customized powder coating for any finish, whether you’re looking for a certain texture or specific brand colors. 

I have specific labor requirements. My project is prevailing wage, has a PLA, union, or open shop, can you work with us?

Yes! MetroWall has core teams of both union and non-union installers that are trained and familiar with our entire product range.

“How do you ensure we stick to our turnover deadline?”

Whenever we start a job, our first question is always, “What is your schedule?” Our experienced Project Management team will review your schedule and work backwards to ensure all of your deadlines are met.Our huge local storage facilities mean the products you need are in stock and close by so we can adjust production timelines, phase deliveries, and make sure you hit your dates.  We’ve delivered projects in as little as a few days.

We need to reconfigure a conference room at the last minute, but the end date of the project isn’t changing. Who can I call?

Anyone at MetroWall! We’re one team working towards the same deadline and successful project completion. Give us a call and you’ll be able to speak to the right person right away.

 

Still got questions? Drop us a line and we’ll do our best to answer them right away.

Get in touch.

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How MetroWall is staying a step ahead of the supply chain shortage

From household goods and electronics to raw materials, the global supply chain shortage is ongoing and affecting just about every industry. At MetroWall, we worked to combat these issues before they even began. Disruptions started around the time the Covid pandemic emerged but challenges to the construction and building industry are taking considerably longer than expected to normalize – but why? And how do MetroWall’s manufacturing processes address the issue?

What is the global supply chain?

The global supply chain is an invisible pathway that takes goods from where they’re manufactured or grown, to where they need to go. From raw material to end user. The supply  chain regularly crosses not just borders but oceans too.

Why has it been affected

Disruptions to the supply chain began in early 2020. Factories and manufacturing plants were hit hard by Covid 19. Many were shut down and others were forced to work at drastically reduced capacity.

It’s not simply a matter of “ah, Covid”, though. In response to an anticipated drop in sales during the early days of the pandemic, shipping companies greatly reduced their scheduling but customers didn’t stop spending, they just spent their money elsewhere. So, while spending at restaurants and movie theatres fell, spending in areas like home renovations and Covid-secure workspaces skyrocketed. Building companies responded to this by ordering in bulk.

The steep surge in demand combined with fewer ships to transport goods, clogged the system. Combine this with labor issues and a shortage of shipping containers and you’ve got yourself a perfect storm.

When will the shortages end?

The answer to this isn’t entirely clear (we can now add severe weather events like Hurricane Ida and foreign political upheavals like Brexit to the mix), but it seems likely that these issues will continue well into 2022. 

How are MetroWall circumventing the issue?

It could be argued that such an issue was inevitable – many companies have purposely been keeping lean inventories to limit costs for years but at Metrowall, we do things a little differently. We’ve always believed in holding large quantities of inventory in stock. In the past, this has allowed us to have the fastest lead times in New York and right now, it allows us to buck the trend of delays and shortages and deliver on our 3-4 week lead time promise.

Many companies source materials internationally to save on costs but at MetroWall, we’ve always sourced locally. Not only does this give us greater control and flexibility, it’s also good for the community and helps the environment by reducing shipping and storage. It’s also given us the chance to build strong connections and strategic agreements with our vendors to allow for uninterrupted supply. And, right now, it’s helping us sidestep industry-wide issues caused by heavy reliance on the shipping industry.

At MetroWall, we’re a one-stop shop. We control the entire process (manufacturing through install), we do our own deliveries so we’re not affected by shipping bottlenecks or vehicle shortages and we always have and always will forecast our inventory against demand.

Supply Chain shortage or no, at MetroWall we’re sticking fast to our 3-4 week lead time.

Want to work with us? 

Get in touch today to find out how our 3-4 week lead times could transform your workspace sooner than our competitors.

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