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Health, safety, continuity

As a result of the Covid-19 global pandemic Allied Supply has initiated a business continuity plan. Effective immediately, for the health and safety of our employees we are implementing work from home, reduced staffing and alternate days for work that must be done on-site.  What does that mean for our customers? The biggest change is we will likely be shipping orders and invoicing only once or twice a week. We expect to see delays in receiving parts from all over the world as everyone deals with production problems as a result of business closures and lock downs. We will do our best to make this transition as easy on our customers as possible without ever sacrificing the welfare of our employees and their families.  Because so little is known definitively about the ways this virus spreads please follow all CDC or local government guidelines on handling parts and packages received from us.  The bottom line, we intend to remain operational without interruption, feel free to call, fax, or email your orders as you normally do. Our hardworking and dedicated employees will still answer your call, they just might be barefoot with their dogs under their chairs! We will miss everyone being together everyday but hope to be together again before too long.  Our best wishes and prayers for your health and wellness.  We hope to hear from you soon.

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Happy 35th anniversary, Beth!!

We are celebrating Beth’s 35th anniversary at Allied Supply today (and yes, as a matter of fact she DID start as a teenager)!  We are so lucky to have such loyal and hardworking employees who have almost 140 YEARS of experience with us.  Tom Getzen couldn’t be here with us to celebrate but his daughter Bridget was nice enough to stop by and bring flowers!

Way to go, Beth, 35 years is an amazing accomplishment.  We are SO blessed to have you!

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510 County Road H Elkhorn, WI 53121

 

Way back in 1959 when Bob Getzen opened PO Box 288 we were way out on the edge of the city with no mail delivery to our building. We are STILL across the street from a corn field so technically at the edge of town but the city did grow past us and now we can get postal delivery to our doorstep.  As of today we will be closing our post office box and all mail should be addressed to our physical location at:  510 County Road H Elkhorn, WI 53121

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Product availability

A customer brought a rumor to our attention yesterday regarding the Hetman Lubricants product line. We have been personally assured by the manufacturer that they are very much alive, and still in business, and their products will continue to be available to our US customers now and into the future.

 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We have completed our annual inventory in near record time even with two people here less than a year and new to the process, and while it wasn’t a record for accuracy we think what our people accomplished is pretty darn good considering the following numbers:

  • We have almost three million individual pieces of inventory on hand
  • We carry an inventory of roughly 13,000 unique parts
  • We shipped almost 20,000 orders last year
  • Those orders contained over 1.4 million parts leaving our building …
  • We had twelve sections of our warehouse that had ZERO or essentially zero variance

The bottom line?  Our crew lost track of less than two tenths of one percent (.14%) of our inventory, but, the funny part is no one is the building is happy about the variance because they don’t strive for “really good” they seem to strive for “perfect”.

We are so proud of the work our staff does every day, and so grateful they choose to leap into a new decade here with us at Allied Supply.  What does their startling efficiency mean for you? It means we are open and taking orders today and tomorrow – a day and a half ahead of schedule!

Happy New Year everyone!

 

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

As we come into the end of the year please keep in mind that parcel delivery takes longer than usual, plan on at least a day or two extra and be aware of the following dates:

December 17th – Last day for plating orders to be placed for shipment in 2019

December 18th – Long lunch with no phones on (approximately 12 noon to 1pm) for our in office holiday party

December 24th-25th Closed for Christmas

December 27th – Cut off for orders to be place and shipped in 2019

December 30-January 3rd – Closed for annual inventory and New Years

You may continue to fax and email orders in during our closures and we will process them as soon as we return!

 

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Labor Day

We will be closed Monday September 2nd in observance of Labor Day.

Orders without plating placed before 2:00 pm Central Time will ship the same day … we’ve heard that’s a big deal, around here that’s just a day that ends in Y. ?

Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!

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Independence Day Holiday Closure

We will be closed on Thursday July 4th in observance of our Independence Day. We will be closed Friday July 5th because it appears summer has finally arrived in Southern Wisconsin and we LOVE our employees and want them to have a great, long, fun, and happy holiday weekend!  We will reopen on Monday July 8th at 8 a.m. US Central Daylight time.

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NAPBIRT honors Allied’s Craig Anderson

Yesterday our very own Craig Anderson was honored with lifetime membership in NAPBIRT (National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians); this is the highest honor a member can receive.  We are very proud of Craig and his contributions to our industry.

Congratulations from all of us at Allied Supply, Craig!  

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Planned shut-down

We will be closing at 1:00 pm on Friday, April 5th for an upgrade to our servers.  Orders that need to be shipped this week should be made by the end of the day on Thursday 4/4.