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Featured Business for March 2024: Metal Supermarkets

With locations across the country, Metal Supermarkets specializes in metal. Our Product Is Metal. Our Passion Is Service. With no minimum order, we can cut any metal any size and ready fast.

Can you tell us how and why you started your business?

I was fortunate to find this opportunity with a business broker and purchase the Franchise. I partnered with OKC Community Action and Catch Fire Funding and financed my purchase by tapping into my 401K retirement and savings and support of my family and friends.   

I grew up working in our family furniture business, which lead to always wanting a business of my own. After working in many management roles throughout my career, I learned early on that if you take care of your team, your team will take care of you. Sharing our business success with the rest of my team has been one of the most rewarding aspects of business ownership.

What services do you provide within the film/music industry?

Metal Supermarkets is a metal supply service center and can provide construction metals of all types (steel, aluminum, stainless steel, brass and copper) to help build movie sets and help meet production needs. We can help with metal fabrication, providing special cutting, coating, welding and delivery.

How has your company grown to meet the needs of Oklahoma’s film and/or music industries over the last 3-5 years?

We have continued to grow our team and equipment to meet the film and music industries’ needs. We have added additional delivery trucks and cutting equipment to include waterjet, plasma and laser cutting. We have several fabricators ready and able to meet your metal fabrication needs.   

What are the benefits of basing your company’s operations in Oklahoma?

We made Oklahoma our home 17 years ago and love this great state. Oklahoma’s film industry incentives make it an attractive destination for filmmakers. The Filmed in Oklahoma Act of 2021, for instance, offers a cash rebate of up to 30% on qualifying expenditures in the state.

What would you consider your business’s greatest accomplishment to date?

Providing growth and promotion within our team has been a top priority. Our current Google review is rated a 4.6 out of 5.0, which I consider to reflect the satisfaction of my team.

Are there any recent successes your company would like to highlight related to work within the Oklahoma film and music industries?

Due to exceptional sales growth, our location has achieved the Two Million Dollar Franchise Sales Club Award the last two years in a row.

What are you working on now/next?

We finished working on the production of “Tulsa King” and the newest “Twisters” movie. We are looking forward to whatever production comes next.

What is your goal/vision for the future of your company?

Continue to grow in the metro, adding an additional location to better service the area. 

What advice do you have for others who are considering starting a film or music business in Oklahoma? 

Go for it. Stay positive and work on solving problems.

What opportunities do you believe await Oklahoma’s film/music industry in the future?

Oklahoma has been called the Hollywood of the Prairie and I hope we continue to attract more support and business from the film industry.

Each featured individual or business is given the provided questions to answer in their own voice. Other than formatting and grammar, the answers are personal to each featured voice, and are not provided by the Oklahoma Film + Music Office.

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