Skilled Worker Shortage

The skilled workers industry is suffering as an increasing number young adults are pursing four-year college degrees. This is leading to an expected shortage of 450,000 trade workers by 2022.  Wayne Grimes, franchisee at Metal Supermarkets in Knoxville has experienced this first hand.

“We’re very fortunate that we’ve got a great staff right now. People know what they’re doing. But they’re hard to come by,” – Wayne Grimes, Metal Supermarkets Knoxville Franchisee

Read the full WBIR News article.


Metal Supermarkets

Metal Supermarkets is the world’s largest small-quantity metal supplier with over 125 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 125+ locations across North America today.

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