Metal Supermarkets Now Open in East Tampa

Mississauga, Ontario – (April 1, 2019) – Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small-quantity metals, opened its 92nd store at 4414 N. 56th Street in Tampa, FL. Metal Supermarkets Tampa (East) provides customers with instant access to any metal, cut to size and ready fast, with no minimum order quantity.

Metal Supermarkets Tampa (East) – along with its sister store in Tampa – serve a wide variety of businesses and customers across various industries, including tool and die shops, manufacturers, machinists, maintenance managers, fabricators, machine shops, contractors, construction companies, military, healthcare, education and other government departments, as well as hobbyists and home owners.

“Metal Supermarkets Tampa East is now our second store in the Tampa area,” said Stephen Schober, President and CEO of Metal Supermarkets. “With an increased presence, more businesses and consumers can take advantage of the speed, variety and convenience that Metal Supermarkets offers when shopping for metal.”

Metal Supermarkets Tampa (East) is owned and operated by franchisee and Tampa resident Brian Thompson, who opened his original Tampa location in June 2016. Thompson saw a Metal Supermarkets franchise as an escape from the constant relocation he experienced in the Navy. After achieving strong growth with his original Tampa store, expanding into the surrounding Tampa area with a second franchise location was a no-brainer.

“For nearly three years, our first Metal Supermarkets store has been a great fit in the Tampa market,” said Thompson. “By adding a second location, we wanted make it convenient for those coming into our stores and help better serve our customers. We will continue to provide the fast service, product variety and outstanding customer service that Metal Supermarkets is known for to even more businesses and consumers in the Tampa area.”

Metal Supermarkets stores stock a diverse selection of metal types including hot-rolled steel, cold-rolled steel, stainless steel and aluminum in a wide variety of shapes including bar, tube, sheet, plate and more. The new store also offers value-added services such as production saw-cutting, shearing and same-day delivery.

The first Metal Supermarkets store opened in Toronto, Ontario in 1985. It was established to cater to small-quantity metal buyers and serve a wide range of industries. Metal Supermarkets quickly became a popular option for many metal-dependent businesses and it began franchising in 1987. The company now provides local entrepreneurs from across North America the opportunity to join start a venture in a stable industry with a business system refined over nearly 30 years.

The new Tampa (East) store will be open Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Customers in the Tampa area can call 813-467-9916 or email [email protected] to contact Metal Supermarkets or to request a quote.

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About Metal Supermarkets:

Metal Supermarkets, known worldwide as The Convenience Stores for Metal, is the world’s largest small-quantity metal supplier with over 90 brick-and-mortar stores across the US, Canada and United Kingdom. It sells a wide variety of metals including Aluminum, Hot-Rolled Steel, Cold-Rolled Steel, Stainless Steel, Alloy Steel, Galvanized Steel, Tool Steel, Brass, Bronze and Copper. Metal Supermarkets offers value-added services such as Production Cutting, Shearing, Punching and more. Its staff are highly-specialized and assists customers in finding the metal they need. The franchise owners are metal experts and have been providing quality customer service and products since 1985.

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