Metal Supermarkets Opens Newest Store in Cedar Rapids
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Metal Supermarkets Opens Newest Store in Cedar Rapids

Will Be First Store in Iowa for Premier North American Metal Supply Franchise

July 29, 2020 // Franchising.com // Cedar Rapids, IA - Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small-quantity metals, will open its newest store at 6805 4th Street SW in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Monday, August 3. Metal Supermarkets Cedar Rapids offers customers instant access to any metal, cut to size and ready fast, with no minimum order quantity.

“Our newest store in Cedar Rapids helps expand our growth in the American Midwest and will be our first location in the Hawkeye state,” said Stephen Schober, President and CEO of Metal Supermarkets. “We look forward to providing customers in the Cedar Rapids area with our full array of products and services as well as speed and convenience when purchasing metals.”

Metal Supermarkets serves a wide variety of businesses customers across various industries, including tool and die shops, manufacturers, maintenance managers, fabricators, machine shops, contractors, construction companies, military, education and other government departments, as well as hobbyists and homeowners. As an essential business, Metal Supermarkets stores have also been actively supporting the healthcare industry and the battle against COVID-19.

Metal Supermarkets stocks 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 new store will be owned by Rick Heller, who has lived in Cedar Rapids for the past 20 years. Heller is transitioning to franchise ownership after 30 years of IT leadership. He is now turning his focus to providing local businesses and customers with quality metal materials in a fast and convenient way.

“We have a very active manufacturing and metalworking base in Cedar Rapids and have already received inquiries from local businesses and consumers. We are excited to help customers get the exact metal they need quickly,” said Heller. “The accessibility to our store was a key factor in determining where we put down our roots. We are right next to the largest interstate in Iowa, I-380, and are just a few minutes away from the airport. We are in a convenient and accessible location to service anyone in need of metal products, either at our store or through regular, local deliveries.”

The new store will be open Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

About Metal Supermarkets

Metal Supermarkets, known worldwide as The Convenience Stores for Metal, is the world’s largest small-quantity metal supplier with more than 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 and their staff are metal experts and have been providing quality customer service and products since 1985.

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