IN THIS ISSUE:  Winter Deliveries & Safety Tips | Material Returns | Proper OSB Spacing | Training | And More!
Smoother winter deliveries
At Preston Feather, we do all we can to keep your deliveries trouble-free during winter. If bad weather might affect your delivery schedule, we’ll call you as early in the day as possible. Here are some tips you can do to help us keep your deliveries smooth and efficient:

• If no one will be at your jobsite during delivery, leave a sign or marker where you want materials placed.
• Make sure your jobsites are prepared with deep snow cleared and icy areas sanded.
• Park all crew vehicles to allow Preston Feather trucks access to the site.
• Call and request loads allowing ample time for deliveries—one to two days prior is ideal.
• Provide special instructions and details to help us understand your expectations.
• Give accurate and complete directions to jobsites. 

Schedule a delivery | 800-968-2501
Jobsite material returns and pickups
Get credit applied on a timely basis
Think of pickups/returns as a delivery in reverse, with the following needed:
• Address
• Contact info
• Return items clearly marked (a picture to your sales rep is very helpful)
• Proper paperwork filled out
• Jobsite and materials clean and accessible
• Will there be help on jobsite?
• Amounts/quantity to be returned
• Schedule pickups and allow ample time  
Contact your sales rep | 800-968-2501
Winter jobsite safety tips from Don Smith
 Prevent falls
Keep the jobsite well-sanded for good footing.
• Keep bags of sand and salt on site.
Know these danger signs of hypothermia
• Uncontrolled shivering, slurred speech, clumsy movements, fatigue and confused behavior.
Portable heater safety
• Use the right-sized heater for the area you’re in.
• Keep heaters away from combustible materials.
• Ventilate well to prevent carbon monoxide build up.
• Keep smoke and CO2 detectors on site.
• Only allow a qualified LP gas technician to make any repairs to faulty equipment.
Contact Don Smith | 231-439-5843
Prevent buckling with proper OSB spacing
 As we head into the winter months, we want to remind you to properly space OSB panels to prevent buckling as the panels naturally expand or contract to adjust to the environment. Improper installation of flooring and sheathing can lead to buckling and time-consuming callbacks.

Call our building materials specialists | 800-968-2501
Contractors reap benefits of NUDURA installation training

Becoming a trained ICF installer brings many benefits and streamlines the build by eliminating the need to sub out a certified installer — and waiting on their availability. By becoming certified, you can do the installation with your own crew.

Preston Feather regularly holds intense one-day ICF installation training sessions with NUDURA.
For upcoming training sessions,
contact Rob Blair | 231-881-3029
Are you signed up for ProLink App and Web?
Our new software offers you more options for online account access to review, print and share information

ProLink Web   Access your account information from a computer or laptop with a web browser. 
ProLink App   Access your account information with a mobile device or tablet. 

To sign up, email
New KraftMaid kitchen display in Petoskey
This gorgeous new display was designed by Brooke Anderson and features KraftMaid Vantage cabinetry in Dove White with Cinder glaze. Door style is Cornell. Countertops are Vicostone Grey Savoie with a honed finish. Backsplash in matte white subway tile. The sink features a Delta Trinsic faucet. Appliances are Italian Bertazzoni 30" gas range and 36" countertop-depth French door refrigerator. Wall paint Benjamin Moore Gray Cloud.

Contact Brooke Anderson | 231-439-5823
or Bryan Butterfield | 231-439-5824
Sika high performance sealants and adhesives
From foundations to flooring to windows to roofing, Sika products and technologies help make your work stronger, more durable and more reliable, every day.

Sika is the product of choice in a wide range of construction applications offering advantages like adhesion, dirt resistance, substrate stain resistance, paintability, and water immersion.
Contact Lee Padgett | 231-439-5845
Toys for Tots event was a great success
There’s no better feeling than knowing the toys we gathered will be going to children across our community so they have a gift under the tree this Christmas. Two big boxes were overflowing with toys! USMC MSgt Paul Bianchi, the Toys for Tots Representative Officer in Northern Michigan, spoke and explained that Toys for Tots has been able to give toys to over 3,000 children in Northern Michigan over the years, 800 of those in Emmet County alone. Thank you to our sponsor, Tom Doty from Pioneer Cabinetry, for donating the beer and wine and dozens of homemade chocolate chip cookies. Also a huge thank you to Green Plate Catering for the amazing food!

To donate, call Courtney Oberg | 231-439-5830
Employee spotlight:
Neil Anderson
Neil is an outside contractor salesperson in our Traverse City location. He joined Preston Feather at the Petoskey store in August of 2008 and moved to the Traverse City store when it opened in 2013. Neil has been in the building materials industry for almost 30 years with the last 15 years in contractor sales. Customer happiness and satisfaction is his number one priority. Neil’s off-work hobbies include camping, golfing and working in his yard.

Contact Neil Anderson | 231-631-4345
We wish you buckets of Christmas cheer!
What piece of equipment comes in handier for lugging, hauling, mixing, storing, stacking and seating? Our branded heavy-duty buckets are tough, rugged and downright stylish.  Available at all of our locations | 800-968-2501
“Create with the heart; build with the mind.”

Criss Jami
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