Metal Supermarkets Announces 2020 Metal My Way Winners
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Metal Supermarkets Announces 2020 Metal My Way Winners

International Metal Supplier Celebrates Victors in Eighth Metal Customization Contest

November 10, 2020 // Franchising.com // MISSISSAUGA, Ontario - Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small-quantity metals, announced today the winners of the eighth annual Metal My Way contest.

Pitting skilled welders, fabricators, metal-workers and artists against one another to compete for seven different top honors, the Metal My Way contest provides an opportunity for metal professionals and hobbyists alike to showcase their creativity through inventive projects. Earlier this year, entrants were asked to submit a photo or video of their project for a chance to win. Vying for two grand prizes – one for the best overall project and one for the best demonstration of processing - and top placement in one of five categories, participants submitted entries to: car builds and restorations; vehicle projects; artistic and design projects; and furniture, industrial and shop, and home projects. Haco, Swift-Cut and Cosen Saws sponsored the contest, with Metal Supermarkets as the title sponsor.

“Metal My Way proudly honors the amazing work of talented metal enthusiasts and trades people across North America, who we feel deserve to receive more attention,” said Stephen Schober, President and CEO of Metal Supermarkets. “We believe it is important to elevate awareness of the talent that resides within the various trade professions in the communities we serve and beyond. This is a creative way to bring about that recognition.”

The winning submissions were chosen based on criteria such as complexity, intricacy, creativity, uniqueness, craftsmanship, quality of metal used and skill required. In addition to grand prizes for the Best Overall Project and Best Processing, top honors were given to submissions in each of five categories.

The winners for this year’s Metal My Way contest include:

  • Best Overall Project: David Kasler – WF-45 Tractor Restoration (Grand Prize)
  • Best Processing: Steve Jones – Artifact (Grand Prize)
  • Best Car Build/Restoration: Travis Taylor – 65 C10 Twin Turbo Truck
  • Best Vehicle: Alain Bergeron – Transformer Boat
  • Best Art/Design Project: Jason Koczak – Breck Ironworks Steel Log Set
  • Best Furniture or Home Project: Bob Higgins – Home Elevator
  • Best Industrial or Shop Project: Barry Witte – USS Slater Mast Restoration

The grand prize winners, David Kasler and Steve Jones, both received a Milwaukee – Compact Electromagnetic Drill Press. Top category winners each earned a Lincoln Electric 180 Amp Weld-Pak 180 HD MIG Wire Feed Welder.

For photos of the winning submissions and additional information on Metal My Way, please visit them online. Details of next year’s contest will be available soon.

About Metal Supermarkets

Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small-quantity metals, has over 100 brick-and-mortar stores across the United States and Canada 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.

For additional information about Metal Supermarkets, visit the company website.

For additional information about the Metal Supermarkets franchise opportunity, visit their webpage.

About HACO:

Haco N.V. made its start in the country of Belgium. In 1982 we expanded to the United States, and Haco Atlantic, was established. Haco now has companies in more than 10 countries. Our core business is in shears, press brakes, and most recently, our fiber laser line. Haco shears have become a market favorite. Our HSLX guillotine shears are known for their robust construction and affordable price. Our basic, TS model, gets the job done and our HSLX model will not disappoint, with the many accessories we offer. Our machines are affordable, long lasting, and cut down in production time. Haco Atlantic has a well, stocked parts department in the U.S. We also have an excellent, well trained, service team, conveniently located in Houston, TX.

About Cosen Saws:

Cosen is one of the world’s leading bandsaw manufacturers with extensive over 140 models including vertical, horizontal, miter-cutting, NC & CNC automatic and customized bandsaws. Their diverse cutting abilities serve numerous industries such as construction, automobile, transportation, wind power generation, and more.

About Swift-Cut:

Founded in 2011 and operating from its UK modern manufacturing and office facilities in Needwood, Staffordshire, Swift-Cut Automation Limited is well known for the design, manufacture, supply, installation and technical support of a wide range of industrial CNC plasma and waterjet cutting machines. Winners of the 2018 Queen's Award for Enterprise: International Trade, Swift-Cut exports more than 85 per cent of its machines to more than 30 countries around the world. Swift-Cut offers a full, turnkey solution for of supply, installation, technical support and training of machines with remote, on-line and telephone support 24/7, 365 days a year. USA Headquarters are located in Plymouth, MA and follow the same, high level of dedication to quality, service and support.

SOURCE Metal Supermarkets

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