Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation Named ‘Vendor of the Year’ by Do it Best Corp.

Award Presented to Metal Sales at the Do it Best Corp. October Market

Thursday, October 18, 2012

LOUISVILLE, KY…Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation, the premier nationwide provider of metal roof and wall panels for the construction industry, has been named “Vendor of the Year” for the Do it Best Corp. Lumber and Building Materials Commodities Division.

The Do it Best Corp. Vendor of the Year award winners are nominated by the company’s sales account executives and account managers across the country. Company representatives take a survey of each of Do it Best Corp. commodities division’s more than 60 vendors. Vendors are ranked on a variety of key performance areas, including product performance, competitive pricing, customer service, product quality and more. The vendor with the highest overall score is named Vendor of the Year.

“We’re pleased to recognize Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation as one of our top vendors for 2012,” said Do it Best Corp. Vice President of Lumber & Building Materials Quent Ondricek. “Metal Sales received accolades from our team for their superior product line, competitive pricing, on-time delivery and outstanding service levels.  Further, their strong promotional opportunities this year have helped our member-owners grow their businesses, even in a tough economy.”

This is a second win for Metal Sales, which also took top honors in 2009. “I credit the repeat win to the great relationship our two companies have enjoyed,” said Ondricek. “There’s a true partnership committed to helping independent dealers succeed in today’s competitive marketplace.”

The Do it Best Corp. Lumber and Building Materials Commodities division consists of building materials including roofing, lumber, drywall, steel and more. Metal Sales has proudly partnered with Do it Best Corp. for more than 15 years.

Metal Sales was presented with the Do it Best Corp. Vendor of the Year award at the Do it Best October Market in Indianapolis, IN, October 13-15, 2012, during the member and vendor excellence awards ceremony.

Based in Fort Wayne, IN., Do it Best Corp. is the only U.S.-based, member-owned comprehensive and fully integrated hardware, lumber and building materials buying cooperative in the home improvement industry. With annual sales of $2.68 billion, Do it Best Corp. is the second largest co-op in the industry, serving more than 4,000 member-owned locations in the United States and in 53 foreign countries.

About Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation: Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation is the premier nationwide provider of metal panels for the construction industry. Metal Sales works with architectural specifiers and commercial construction professionals to create inspirational design solutions. With the industry's largest and most knowledgeable sales and technical support team, Metal Sales has the expertise to address today's challenges in high-performance, sustainable and Net-Zero building. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013, Metal Sales has outreach around the world, delivering outstanding roof, wall and fascia metal panels from its 21 facilities throughout the U.S. For more information, visit

From L to R: Do It Best Corp. President and CEO Bob Taylor, Metal Sales National Accounts Manager Gary Davidson, Metal Sales President Jim Waldron, Do It Best Corp. Commodity Divisional Manager Joe Corah, and Do It Best Corp. COO Dan Starr