See all Blog Posts Wichita Welcomes Metal Supermarkets, The World’s Leading Small Quantity Metal Provider Category: New Store Openings, News Posted: September 17, 2021 Retail-based Metal Supplier Brings Speed, Variety and Convenience to Sedgwick County WICHITA, Kan. – Infusing innovation into a legacy industry, Metal Supermarkets arrives in Wichita, Kansas as a disruptive force. The world’s largest supplier of small-quantity metals will open its newest location in Wichita on September 20 under the ownership of local entrepreneur Jim Hopper. Metal Supermarkets stores specialize in the sales and distribution of a broad range of metals including hot and cold rolled steel, aluminum, stainless steel, and more in bars, tubes, angles, channel, sheet and plate to meet the needs of a diverse customer base that require these essential products. The 2nd Kansas location, Metal Supermarkets Wichita will instantly become the one-stop shop offering speed, variety and convenience for professionals and hobbyists alike. Metal Supermarkets 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 Wichita. “With more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing and customer service, I’ve always tried my best to see things from the customer’s perspective,” said Hopper. “I was drawn to the Metal Supermarkets franchise concept because of the focus it puts on providing world class customer service, and I look forward to serving my neighbors in Wichita and filling a niche in the metals industry.” At the start of his professional career, Jim worked for manufacturing companies while attending Wichita State University. After receiving his degree in engineering, he went on to work for both large and small manufacturing companies where his focus was to solve problems and drive customer focused improvements. This experience means Jim is more than equipped to introduce the Wichita community to Metal Supermarkets. 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 will quickly earn long-lasting relationships with customers as a result of delivering an exceptional customer experience. “We are excited to welcome Jim to our franchise community. He has great experience and values that align with our brand and I’m confident that Metal Supermarkets will be in great hands in Wichita,” said Stephen Schober, President and CEO of Metal Supermarkets. “Our product is metal, but our passion has always been customer service and providing businesses, homeowners and hobbyists with solutions to their metal needs. I trust that our level of focus on the customer experience will be appreciated by customers in Wichita and look forward to seeing the growth that Jim brings to the company.” With locations across the United States Canada and the United Kingdom, the Wichita opening comes amid a pivotal growth period for the international metal-supply business. Deemed an essential business, the supplier ensures each customer in Wichita will always be able to acquire what they need. Metal Supermarkets provides a recession-resistant, innovative and durable opportunity for interested franchise investors. Located at 9110 East 35th Street North, Suite B, Metal Supermarkets Wichita is open six days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday. For additional information about Metal Supermarkets Wichita visit https://www.metalsupermarkets.com/wichita/. ABOUT METAL SUPERMARKETS Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small-quantity metals, has more than 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. Metal Supermarkets is actively awarding franchises to candidates with strong customer service experience and an interest in a stable business opportunity. As the concept has grown in recent years, the Metal Supermarkets franchise opportunity is best suited for the owner-operator franchisee who is looking to build an income, create wealth for their family and leave a legacy. The moderate investment range for a Metal Supermarkets location is between $216,500 to $403,000, and qualified owners must have a minimum of $150,000 in liquid capital to be considered. To honor those who have served in the military, Metal Supermarkets offers a $5,000 discount for qualified veterans. For additional information about Metal Supermarkets, visit https://www.metalsupermarkets.com. For additional information about the Metal Supermarkets franchise opportunity, visit https://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. Share: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn E-Mail Related blog articles Wrought vs Cast Iron: What is the difference? What Are The Uses Of Perforated Sheets? Aluminum Tubing: What Is It Used For?