DAILY NEWS Nov 1, 2012 7:47 AM - 0 comments

Metals industry franchise wins corporate safety award

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2012-11-01

Mississauga, ON – The Metal Supermarkets Franchising Family of Companies, based in Mississauga, ON, has named Roy Gillingham, owner of its Fort Worth branch, as the winner of its 2012 Safety Award.

“We work hard to make sure that every day our employees come to a safe environment at Metal Supermarkets Fort Worth,” said Gillingham. “Looking out for the well-being of our staff is a top priority, and we are honoured that our work and commitment has been recognized.”

“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 [went] 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 and chief executive officer.

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



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