Metal Supermarkets Celebrates 10 Years Serving Richmond, British Columbia

A Decade of Success Through a Dedication to Customers and the Community

June 5, 2024 | Vancouver, British Columbia – Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small-quantity metals, is celebrating 10 years of proudly operating in Richmond, British Columbia as the one-stop shop for local professionals, businesses and hobbyists alike.

Metal Supermarkets Vancouver (Richmond) is owned by local resident Tim Kemp and operated by Tim and his son Nathan. For the past decade, the Kemp’s have led their staff to be the trusted metals supplier for a variety of customers including fabricators, manufacturers, maintenance departments, engineering departments, the film industry, welding shops, local machine shops, brewers and distillers, educational institutions, auto shops, homeowners, hobbyists and DIYers.

”We’re proud to have the opportunity to offer world-class service to Richmond’s business and consumer metal buyers for 10 years and counting,” said Tim Kemp. “Our team at Metal Supermarkets Vancouver (Richmond) is always ready and willing to lend a hand. We’re very committed to giving back to the Richmond community by way of our monthly donation support for Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Likewise, we continue to support the metal trades including university educational programs.”

As the long-time franchisee owner of Metal Supermarkets stores in Burnaby and Langley, British Columbia, Tim Kemp expanded his efforts to Richmond in 2014, fueled by his customer expertise and business acumen. In addition to being recognized as the network’s franchisee of the year several times over the past decade, the Metal Supermarkets Vancouver area stores were also awarded the 2022 Metal Supermarkets Safety Leadership Award for ongoing commitment to operating in a safe environment.

“Tim has continually impressed us with his leadership and drive as a Metal Supermarkets franchisee not only in Richmond but in Burnaby and Langley as well,” said Stephen Schober, President and CEO of Metal Supermarkets. “Over the past 10 years, he has grown a successful store in Richmond and has supported a wide variety of businesses and consumers in the community that need metal, cut-to-size and ready fast. With Nathan now joining as a second-generation leader we are even more excited. We wish Tim, Nathan and their teams many more years of success.”

Located at 14271 Knox Way, Unit 140, Richmond, BC, V6V 2Z4, Metal Supermarkets Vancouver (Richmond) is open 5 days a week, Monday – Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.

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Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small-quantity metals, has over 125 brick-and-mortar stores across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom with nearly 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. Additional information can be found at

For further information: John Swinimer, Senior PR & Communications Specialist | (905)-362-8226 ext. 9985.

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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