Local Entrepreneur Brings Metal Supermarkets to South Bend & Elkhart


Premier Metal Supplier Brings Speed, Variety and Convenience to Northern Indiana

SOUTH BEND, IN – The world’s largest supplier of small-quantity metals will open its newest location serving South Bend and Elkhart on April 10th, instantly becoming the one-stop shop offering speed, variety and convenience for professionals and hobbyists alike.

Metal Supermarkets stores specialize in the sales and distribution of a wide range of metal including hot and cold rolled steel, aluminum, stainless, copper, brass and more in various shapes such as bar, tube, angle, channel, sheet and plate to meet the needs of a wide and diverse variety of customers that require these essential products.

With the 4th location in Indiana, Metal Supermarkets South Bend/Elkhart 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 South Bend and Elkhart.

Nick Kolavo – The newest member of the Metal Supermarkets’ network

“In my career, I have always tried to never say ‘no’ to a customer, even if it meant helping them find what they need without getting the sale,” said Nick Kolavo, owner of Metal Supermarkets South Bend/Elkhart. “This business is all about saying ‘yes,’ helping customers get products cut-to-size fast, working hard to source less common materials, and selling even an inch of material if needed. I see Metal Supermarkets as a long-term niche and career, and I’m excited to start building relationships with businesses and hobbyists alike in South Bend and Elkhart.”

Nick has a business background in industrial sales which he has worked in, for the last eight years, serving all types of customers from Fortune 500 manufacturers to local hobbyists. As a
furniture welding hobbyist himself, Kolavo shares a passion for metal and is ecstatic to serve the South Bend and Elkhart markets for all their metal needs.

Passionately providing for 250,000+ customers worldwide

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 has earned long-lasting relationships with customers as a result of delivering a world-class customer experience.

“Our product is metal, but our passion has always been our customer service and providing businesses, homeowners and hobbyists with solutions to their metal needs,” said Stephen Schober, President and CEO of Metal Supermarkets. “Our team has been impressed with the drive and commitment that Nick has displayed as he moves ahead to get the South Bend and Elkhart Metal Supermarkets store to serve the community.”

Located at 1738 McKinley Highway in Mishawaka Indiana, Metal Supermarkets South Bend/Elkhart is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

For additional information about Metal Supermarkets South Bend/Elkhart, visit https://www.metalsupermarkets.com/location/southbend-elkhart/.

For further information: Jesse Cecchetto, PR Specialist | (905)-362-8226 ext. 9731| [email protected].

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


Metal Supermarkets

Metal Supermarkets is the world’s largest small-quantity metal supplier with over 100 brick-and-mortar stores across the US, Canada, and United Kingdom. We are metal experts and have been providing quality customer service and products since 1985.

At Metal Supermarkets, we supply a wide range of metals for a variety of applications. Our stock includes: mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, tool steel, alloy steel, brass, bronze and copper.

We stock a wide range of shapes including: bars, tubes, sheets, plates and more. And we can cut metal to your exact specifications.

Visit one of our 100+ locations across North America today.

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