Soil Connect Launches Digital Storefronts in Columbus

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Soil Connect announced that it is rolling out a QuickStart program to partner with local construction material suppliers in the Columbus area - including quarries, concrete recycling facilities, landscape material suppliers, asphalt and concrete plants, and sand and gravel locations.  These digital storefronts provide local material suppliers with a means to sell their products directly to the platform’s growing user base of construction professionals.
Following a successful launch in Indianapolis which saw posts increase 2000%, Soil Connect is launching the program in the Columbus region before rolling it out to other markets across the U.S.  The Building Industry Association of Central Ohio Parade of Homes Evening of Excellence Featuring Soil Connect will include a launch event on September 21.
“We’re excited to feature Soil Connect as part of the Evening of Excellence, and to introduce the Soil Connect Marketplace to our members,” said BIA Executive Director of BIA of Central Ohio Jon Melchi.  “The platform helps members find materials closer to where they are needed, thus enhancing their efficiency and effectiveness.  With members facing unprecedented labor shortages and getting pinched by rising prices, more efficient sourcing of materials will help their production schedules and their bottom lines.”
“Columbus has a robust construction economy, so it is a great next stop for this imitative,” said Soil Connect Founder and CEO Cliff Fetner.  “By claiming their Soil Connect digital storefronts, suppliers benefit from increased exposure, while users benefit by finding materials closer to where they are needed.   This immediate, hassle-free access to our rapidly growing community of construction professionals gives suppliers a more efficient way to move product, while providing added supply liquidity to our platform to drive increased transaction volume – it’s truly a win-win for all stakeholders.”
In addition to its digital storefront program, Soil Connect continues to invest in and enhance its technology to advance its mission to be a full-stack, end-to-end solution for the construction industry. Most recently, the platform built a new tech stack to support its marketplace, allowing Soil Connect to introduce new services and features to its community, including the ability to triangulate and secure transport for materials within the app, as well as enhancing its Daily Dig job site monitoring service.
For more information on the Soil Connect digital marketplace, visit www.soilconnect.com.
About Soil Connect
Soil Connect is the first and only institutionally backed digital marketplace focused on the soil and aggregates industry. The platform was created to solve the high costs and inefficiencies associated with the transport and management of soil, aggregates and other materials. Founded by third-generation builder and developer Cliff Fetner, the platform connects those who have soil, aggregates and other building materials with those who need it. The marketplace offers a seamless and streamlined solution for excavators, contractors, developers, landscapers and other building professionals to network and transact with one another while saving time and money and positively impacting the environment.
eTickets is a contactless, easy-to-use e-ticketing platform designed to eliminate the use of paper tickets and allow users to easily capture customer information, type of truck, destination, pictures, eSignatures, type of material, load count and more. eTickets provides a better ticket management solution for any industry that hauls and manages loads. Eliminating the human error associated with traditional paper tickets and ultimately helping contractors get paid faster. More information is available at  www.soilconnect.com.
About BIA
BIA of Central Ohio has represented single and multi-family homebuilders, developers, and remodelers throughout the region since 1943.as leaders in the housing industry, they are dedicated to protecting the interests of the industry while promoting ethical business practices and standards,  they support their members through professional development, legislative outreach, industry promotion, charitable efforts, and supporting home ownership,  It is the largest trade association focused on promoting and protecting the viability of the regional private sector, residential, and multi-family housing industry to the benefit of builders and associates and business associated with and dependent on the industry.   For more information visit www.BIAhomebuilders.com.

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