Metal Supermarkets Honors Fort Worth Branch with 2012 Safety Award

Branch takes top safety honors among 65-store chain.

Metal Supermarkets Franchising Family of Companies named Roy Gillingham, owner of the Fort Worth branch, as the winner of its 2012 Safety Award.

“Roy Gillingham and his sons, Douglas and Robby, followed the basics: using the Metal Supermarkets’ Safety Program as a guide and staying adamant about compliance with state and federal safety laws. Even more importantly, they go over and above to put a major emphasis on safety in 2012, holding regular safety meetings with all employees, and making a real commitment to ensure they were operating in a safe environment,” said Stephen Schober, Metal Supermarkets’ President & CEO.

Gillingham received the award at the Metal Supermarkets Annual Conference held in New Orleans, LA. This was the second year that the Safety Award was presented, and the first year that the Fort Worth branch won.

Franchise locations were judged based on compliance with Metal Supermarkets’ safety program as well as the branch’s own efforts to establish and maintain a safety plan and ensure that all branch employees have received adequate safety training.

The Metal Supermarkets business concept was established in 1985 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Since then, the company has grown to more than 65 franchise locations across Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Metal Supermarkets is the only international brand in the small quantity metals industry. More than 60,000 customers rely on Metal Supermarkets for “one stop shopping” for all their small metal requirements and the ability to purchase what they need, when they need it.

Customers include manufacturing facilities, maintenance departments, tool and die makers, fabricators, machine shops, military and other government departments, hobbyists and home owners.

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