Receiving Freight

Our receiving department is responsible for receiving freight for the University. This is to ensure better control and accountability for incoming freight and allows for the reduction or elimination of larger truck traffic on campus. We make every effort to catch any damages, overages, and shortages. If detected the freight bill is marked accordingly. Once freight is signed for and received at MMDC, the product is staged for delivery. If concealed damage is found, you must file a freight claim with the carrier directly. If you need assistance with this, call 765-494-7103.

If you have an inbound freight shipment and you'd rather it be delivered to your building directly, please let us know. Most freight companies know to bring all campus items to MMDC first. If we don't know to send them to you, we will receive it here.

There are occasions when we cannot transport the product to the building due to size and/or weight constraints. It is at this point that we notify the recipient/department. It is the responsibility of the recipient/department to contact the General Labor team and fill out a Form 18A to get the shipment delivered/installed into the designated location. If you know in advance that the item is oversized and the General Labor team will definitely be transporting and delivering to your building, please put the work order in ahead of time. You can also send us an email at to let us know to expect your shipment for General Labor.

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