San Jose Welcomes Metal Supermarkets, the World’s Leading Small Quantity Metal Provider

Retail-based Metal Supplier Brings Speed, Variety and  Convenience to the South Bay Area

SAN JOSE – Metal Supermarkets arrives in the South Bay area as a disruptive force by infusing innovation and an emphasis on customer service into a legacy industry.

The world’s largest supplier of small-quantity metals will open its first location in San Jose on June 7, becoming the one-stop shop for metal, offering speed, variety and convenience for professionals and hobbyists alike. Metal Supermarkets stores specialize in the sale and distribution of a wide range of metal types including hot and cold rolled, aluminum, copper, brass and stainless in a variety of shapes including bar, tube, angle, channel, sheet and plate; meeting the needs of a wide and diverse variety of customers that require these essential materials.

Located at 2413 Zanker Rd., Metal Supermarkets San Jose offers 8,000 types, shapes and grades of metal, cut to each customer’s exact specifications. Brandishing its signature, world class customer service, Metal Supermarkets will be the trusted metals supplier for local manufacturers, machinists, maintenance and repair, tool and die shops, hospitals, hotels, universities, schools, homeowners, artists, hobbyists and more in the South Bay Area.

“Through my many years in the financial planning industry, I have come to understand what is needed to create a thriving business. One of the most important factors is taking a customer-centric approach to everything that you do,” said Ken Welsh, owner of Metal Supermarkets San Jose. “San Jose has yet to experience the convenience that Metal Supermarkets provides and the need for our services is unquestionably there. I’m certain we will soon become an essential part of the community.”

A majority of Welsh’s career was spent in financial planning and analysis roles for various industries including financial services, automotive, software and online media. He has successfully helped build and grow many businesses, which positions him well to introduce San Jose to Metal Supermarkets. Welsh plans to open four more locations in the Bay Area in the coming years.

Each Metal Supermarkets location provides solutions to customers’ metal needs in both the business-to-business and business-to-consumer categories. With a diverse product base and a no-minimum order quantity, Metal Supermarkets will quickly earn long-lasting relationships with customers as a result of delivering an exceptional customer experience.

“We’re eager to expand our footprint in California by bringing Metal Supermarkets to San Jose,” said Stephen Schober, CEO and President of Metal Supermarkets. “Opening and leading a new business is no small feat, but Ken has already proven that he lives by one of our main philosophies – building strong relationships with customers by putting them first. The Bay Area will quickly see and understand the value that Metal Supermarkets brings.”

With locations across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, the San Jose opening comes amid a pivotal growth period for the international metal-supply business. Deemed an essential business, the supplier ensures each customer in San Jose will always be able to acquire what they need. Metal Supermarkets provides a recession-resistant, innovative and durable opportunity for interested franchise investors.

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Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small-quantity metals, has more than 100 brick-and-mortar stores across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom with 10 franchise locations in development. Known for its speed and convenience, Metal Supermarkets 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. With highly specialized staff, customers can get the metal they need in a size that is convenient for them.

Metal Supermarkets is actively awarding franchises to candidates with strong customer service experience and an interest in a stable business opportunity. As the concept has grown in recent years, the Metal Supermarkets franchise opportunity is best suited for the owner-operator franchisee who is looking to build an income, create wealth for their family and leave a legacy. The moderate investment range for a Metal Supermarkets location is between $216,500 to $403,000, and qualified owners must have a minimum of $150,000 in liquid capital to be considered. To honor those who have served in the military, Metal Supermarkets offers a $5,000 discount for qualified veterans.

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