Contest Honors Work of Talented Welders, Fabricators, Metal-Workers and Artists with Photo and Video Submission Contest

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small-quantity metals, announced today the launch of its ninth annual Metal My Way contest.

Metal My Way is a photo and video submission contest that provides an opportunity for metal professionals and hobbyists alike to showcase their creativity through inventive projects. From July 1 through July 31, 2021, entrants can submit a photo or video of their metal project for a chance to win one of eight coveted prizes. The contest is sponsored by KAMA, Cosen Saws, Space Aid Manufacturing and OMAX, with Metal Supermarkets as the title sponsor.

“Our team is always excited to review the innovative submissions we receive through the Metal My Way contest. It offers an opportunity to celebrate the talented metal workers and hobbyists that Metal Supermarkets works with daily,” said Stephen Schober, President and CEO of Metal Supermarkets. “This year, we’re especially excited to announce a new category for the Metal My Way contest: Student Projects. We’ll be highlighting projects from high school, college or university students who share our passion for metal working. We have always been unwavering as to the importance of introducing more young people to the trade industries, and this new category will help us do that.”

The contest will be awarding two grand prizes to the best overall projects, with the winners receiving an EV 88 Portable Benchtop KAMA Bandsaw. Six secondary prizes will be awarded to individual category winners, with each person receiving a Husky 46-inch 9-Drawer Mobile Workbench with Solid Wood Top. The categories are as follows:

  • Vehicle Projects: Car restorations/modifications, engine work, trailer and camper builds, plane builds or restorations, boat builds or restorations, motorized scooter, bike and buggy builds, etc.
  • Artistic & Design Projects: Jewelry, statues, sculptures, guitars, etc.
  • Furniture & Home Projects: Outdoor and indoor furniture.
  • Industrial or Shop Projects: Shop equipment and tool builds, large-scale construction projects or specific aspects of those projects, equipment and tool repair or modification, etc.
  • Knives Projects: Knives, swords, blades, etc.
  • Student Projects: Projects developed by high school, college or university students. This includes engineering projects, robotics projects, etc.

The grand prizes and category winners will be selected from qualifying projects once the contest closes. The selection committee, which is made up of Metal Supermarkets staff, will consider criteria including complexity, detail and intricacy; scale; uniqueness and creativity; craftmanship; quantity of metal used; and ingenuity when selecting the winners. Entrants can submit multiple projects to the Metal My Way contest, but are only eligible to win one prize.

Interested applicants can submit a photo or video of their metal projects at the following link: https://metalmyway.com.

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, 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.

For additional information about Metal Supermarkets, visit https://www.metalsupermarkets.com.

For additional information about the Metal Supermarkets franchise opportunity, visit https://metalsupermarketsfranchise.com/.

About KAMA:

KAMA Bandsaws began selling in North America in 1997.  In the intervening years, the KAMA name has become synonymous with European quality, precision and long lasting durability in the field of horizontal bandsaws. With a range of 8 machines, 4 bench top and 3 stationary, KAMA bandsaws are widely regarded as “best in class” in the under 8” market.  The accuracy of the cut rivals that of a cold saw with twice the capacity and 1/3 of the cost. A competent technical staff (we have no salesmen) is available for all current and future customers to discuss their needs.  Backed by a large U.S. inventory of spare parts and blades, KAMA users can rely on support for their machines, year after year.

About Cosen Saws:

Founded in 1976, Cosen Saws is one of the world’s leading band saw manufacturers with a vast product line and global sales network. Cosen’s North American offices and warehouses are located in Charlotte, NC. From there, the company provides an extensive selection of service replacement parts and local machine technicians. Cosen’s warehouse inventory contains over 150 new machines in stock, ranging in capacity from 8 inches up to 80 inches. With supporting cutting technology such as V-Drive, Mechalogix, and Q-Cut, Cosen’s mission is to help customers find the right cutting solution for their applications and to assist them in reaching the Pinnacle of Cutting Performance.

About Space Aid Manufacturing:

Space Aid Manufacturing is one of Canada’s largest independent manufacturers of material storage products with distribution across North America.  Our major product lines include: Mezzanines, Roll Formed Pallet Racking, Gravity Fed Racking, High Density Racking, Cantilever Racking, Containers, Shelving, Security Fencing and much more. Privately owned and operated for over 50 years Space Aid currently operates out of an 80,000 sq.ft. facility located in Brampton Ontario.  Over the years our superior craftsmanship and designs have set industry standards enabling us to deliver products and services unmatched by our competitors.  Space Aid offers you the unique opportunity to work directly with the manufacturer.  Our objective is to provide you with unparalleled technical support, efficient customer service and quality products for a competitive price.  We will design, manufacture and install any products to meet your needs.

About Omax:

Based in Kent, Washington, OMAX Corporation is the leading manufacturer of advanced abrasive waterjet systems. The company designs waterjet systems that feature intuitive software, efficient pump technology, and a wide range of accessories. OMAX Corp. has developed the OMAX, MAXIEM, GlobalMAX, and ProtoMAX brands offering a full spectrum of waterjet machine tool capability. The ISO 9001:2015 certified company designs, manufactures, assembles and tests components as a complete system to ensure optimum performance. OMAX Corp. also has the most comprehensive service and support network in the waterjet industry to keep its customers ahead of the manufacturing curve. OMAX Corp. is a Hypertherm Company. For more information, visit OMAX.com or connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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