Metal Supermarkets, the world's largest supplier of small-quantity metals, announced the five winners of the 2018 annual "Metal My Way" contest.
Online PR News – 28-September-2018 – Mississauga, ON, Canada – Metal Supermarkets, the world's largest supplier of small-quantity metals, announced the five winners of the 2018 annual "Metal My Way" contest. The online contest showcases creative and innovative metal projects from across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
This year's Grand Prize winner is Damian Summerhayes from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada for his Fire Breathing Dragon. Damian's project impressed the contest judges with a high level of detail, originality, and the fact that the metal dragon breathes real fire! As the Grand Prize winner, Damian will receive a Weber Genesis II S-310 BBQ grill.
Built using round stock and sheet metal and minimal tools - just snips, a grinder and a welder - Damian completed the incredibly detailed creation in only a couple of weeks. He acquired the metal he needed to build his Fire Breathing Dragon from Metal Supermarkets Victoria, located at 2111 Keating Cross Road, Saanichton, British Columbia V8M 2A5.
In addition to the Grand Prize, 4 category prizes were awarded, with each winner receiving a Lincoln Electric 180 Amp Weld-Pak 180 HD Mig Wire Feed Welder. The category winners were:
• Automotive and Vehicle Project: Bob Eyler of Alvin, Texas who built a custom front-end loader using the chassis of an old lawnmower and building out the frame using a variety of metal types from Metal Supermarkets Houston (Southwest).
• Around the Home Project: Brian Gingras of Woburn, Massachusetts with a Smoker Trailer that features 2 smokers, a smoker grill combo, running hot and cold water, a two burner stove and plenty of stainless work surfaces. Brian acquired the metal for his project from Metal Supermarkets Boston (North).
• Industrial and Shop Project: Jacques Asselin-Kowalsky from Ayr, Ontario with an industrial heat exchanger for a food processing plant. Jacques used 306 Stainless Steel and other high pressure, high heat stainless steels, with processes including TIG welding, orbital welding with purging and acid treating welds.
• Art and Design Project: William Bush and John Miller from Amsterdam, New York for an intricately designed Library Door design. Created for the Carnegie Library, the door was made using 16 oz. copper sheet, brass and copper rods and was made entirely by hand.
"We were thrilled with the response to this year's contest with a record number of projects submitted," said Stephen Schober, President and CEO of Metal Supermarkets, the title sponsor of Metal My Way. "We love to see all the incredible projects people are working on and think Metal My Way is a great platform to showcase their work. We're already thinking about how we can make next year's contest even bigger."
The Metal My Way contest opened on July 9 and ran through August 31. People were encouraged to submit photos or video of their metal projects on MetalMyWay.com and through Metal Supermarkets' Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #metalmyway.
This year's winning projects and the hundreds of other submissions can be seen on MetalMyWay.com.
About Metal Supermarkets:
Metal Supermarkets, known worldwide as The Convenience Stores for Metal, is the world's largest small-quantity metal supplier with over 90 brick-and-mortar stores across the US, Canada and United Kingdom. We sell 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. We offer value-added services such as Production Cutting, Shearing, Punching and more. Our staff are highly-specialized and will help you find the metal you need. We are metal experts and have been providing quality customer service and products since 1985.