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Industrial Metal Supply Co., the supplier that "made metal easy,' to open sixth store in Tucson

By: Megan Humpal | August 22, 2012

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Industrial Metal Supply Company (IMS), the Southwest's largest metal service center, announced today that it will open its sixth store in Tucson in September of this year. The store, a retail center offering same day access to a broad variety of metals and sizes - continues a tradition of more than 60 years of service and growth. A broad range of businesses, including machine shops and sheet metal fabricators, studios and staging companies, off-road automotive product manufacturers, government contractors, and individual consumers from artists to engineers, have learned to rely on IMS through the years. The Grand Opening event open to the public will be held at the store in October.

The new Tucson store is located at 3757 E. Columbia Street, near the intersection of Ajo Parkway and Alvernon Way in the Butterfield Business Center. The fully stocked store will serve the large number of Tucson and Nogales businesses that utilize metal, as well as the metal hobbyists including off-roaders, artists and do-it-yourselfers. This will be the area's largest local distributor for metals, making it a perfect same day solution for industries that thrive in Tucson including aerospace & defense manufacturing, optics, mining, solar and the military.

"Our Phoenix branch has been delivering to customers in Tucson for many years," said Eric Steinhauer, the company's president. "Arizona has become the number one entrepreneurial state in the country and the aggressive pro-business agenda of the local government in Tucson has incentivized major players in industries we serve every day including manufacturing, aerospace, optics, and solar to make Tucson their home, so opening a store in Tucson is a natural move for us," Steinhauer added, "This facility will enable us to give those customers even faster service and quality materials needed to give them the competitive edge in their markets."

To fulfill the diverse needs of its customers, Industrial Metal Supply stocks steel, aluminum, stainless, tool steel, brass, copper, silicon-bronze, and lead in a variety of shapes and sizes. The IMS stores stock thousands of metal products and accessories and orders can be cut to size for same day pick-up. It's range of services include precision non-ferrous sawing, production cutting, and shearing, as well as laser & plasma cutting. In an effort to meet the timely needs of its customers the store is open six days a week and will-call service is available for same day pick-up. Lastly, there is no minimum order at IMS.

About Industrial Metal Supply Co.
Industrial Metal Supply Company (IMS) serves the Southwest with almost half a million square feet of warehouse and retail space in Phoenix, San Diego, Orange County, Riverside and Los Angeles. Family owned and operated since 1948, IMS offers the broadest line of metals available from a single distributor, and has honed a reputation of total focus on their customers' needs. For more information, log on to or call 1-858-769-3431.

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