Central Stores Business Plan Update Re: COVID-19

Effective: March 1, 2021

Operational hours: Monday to Friday,  7:30 am to 4:00 pm

All Receiving, Shipping, Mail Delivery/Pickup, Letter Shop, Regular Outgoing Mail Processing, Freight Delivery, Gas Cylinder Processing, Used Product Handling, Office Paper Recycling/Shredding and Digital Imaging services will resume near normal operation.

Scheduled on-campus mail delivery and pick up times will be altered to accommodate continued COVID-19 protocols and specific campus department needs.  Freight and package deliveries currently hold highest priority, to support essential services across campus.  To discuss possible service changes as need arises, email Rob Mcmurren

More News:
Central Stores now sells affordable disposable (medical) 3-layer masks in boxes of 50.  Non-medical cloth masks (pkg 5) and applicable filters (pkg 50) are also available. These masks were sourced through direction and authorization of the Safety Office. 

Masks can be purchased through the Central Stores Catalogue.

Lettershop Services-Central Stores is specifically designed to provide clients with everything they require for successful direct mail campaigns.  Our state-of-the-art lettershop equipment and quality control production flow help us minimize production time and maximize your investment.  COVID-19 has increased the need to move larger volumes of product and information to students and other university associates now learning and/or working from off-campus settings.  Lettershop Services can facilitate packaging and mailing/shipping needs, at a reasonable cost.  Email csgenasys for further information.


Gas cylinder management

Central Stores has implemented a consolidated program for the ordering, delivering and pick up of compressed gas cylinders, Dewars and associated materials throughout campus.  The goal of the program is to promote safety and safe handling of cylinders, and to provide a consistent and dedicated order/delivery process for compressed gases.  Benefits of this program include improved inventory control, cost savings via a centralized drop location, reduced surplus of cylinders on campus, and safe delivery to and from end user locations.

All gases will be supplied by Praxair the University’s preferred supplier. Air Liquide has a specific contract for Helium and some specialty gases.  For other vendors (Linde) and specialty mixtures not supplied by either of these companies, please contact us first for a quote.

To order new cylinders, or to schedule a pick-up of used cylinders click on the Gas Cylinder Order Form.

Make sure to fill in all required fields for proper billing information and delivery scheduling.

Central Stores will contact you to schedule a delivery time and is NOT responsible for installing or removing any regulators for the requested cylinders.  As well, special arrangements need to be made for clean room deliveries.

For questions regarding the gas cylinders program or with placing an order, please contact the cylinder management team:

Central Stores

ECH 110A

519-888-4567 ext. 49394

Email: csgas-cylinders@uwaterloo.ca

Or John Ogg the Gas Cylinder Coordinator directly at ext. 40524,
Cell No. 226-338-3128, jogg@uwaterloo.ca

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