TWO RIVERS, WI—The Metal Ware Corporation, parent company of: NESCO, American Harvest, and now Chard, introduces new leaders and owners: Rick Carey (President); and Ross Niemi (Executive Vice-President/COO).
Carey and Niemi take over this 96-year-old family company during a time of tremendous change in the housewares industry. Acquisitions of legacy companies by publicly traded brand houses have restricted the choices available to retailers and consumers alike. “Family” (i.e. privately owned) companies like Metal Ware represent a dwindling minority of companies in our industry. Niemi and Carey are confident that this now unique characteristic will set them apart from the rest of the competition.