The company made a logistical change and opened up a second branch in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1981 headed by Charles Contes, the founder's son. The N.C. branch acted as the supply warehouse for many military bases throughout the southeast region and began the establishment of a permanent location for the company. With continued commitment towards expanding its inventory lines, the company completed the construction of a 40, 000sf warehouse in 1982. Shortly after opening the new facility, Aviation Metals consolidated its inventory and staff to its Charlotte location. Aviation Metals' dedicated sales staff has accumulated over 100 years of experience in the metal industry and has the material knowledge and understanding that quality service is essential to the needs of each of its customers. Whether a small repair shop or a large government manufacturer or airline, Aviation Metals has NO minimum purchases. Aviation Metals is quality certified to the ISO9001: 2008 and Aerospace AS9100 standards which exemplifies its commitment towards quality. This certification is one of many ways that Aviation Metals, Inc assures its customers its commitment to satisfy their needs & requirements and its dedication to quality, service, & reliability.