by Terry Rogers
The holidays are fast approaching and, although it is a joyous time of the year, statistics indicate that robberies as well as home burglaries increase during the holiday season. Milford Southern States has the answer to keeping your valuables, documents and firearms protected. On October 29, 30 and 31, a large tent in the parking lot of the store will offer deep discounts on Rhino safes.
“This will be our biggest selection of the year,” Gary Rhodes, Manager, said. “We will have all sizes of Rhino safes available, from small shelf-sized options designed to protect documents to our most popular 60”x30” safe that can hold a multitude of things you want to protect. All Rhino safes are made in America and our rated at the highest fire safety. If your home catches on fire, the safe seals in order to protect whatever is in it, including jewelry, documents and guns.”
One question Rhodes says he is asked is how someone would get a large safe in their house. Southern States offers delivery for an additional fee. They have placed safes in garages, bedrooms and living rooms.
“People also ask where they would put a safe,” Rhodes said. “Today, there are so many models available, you can almost put them anywhere. Rhino has a line of safes called “Ironworks” made of distressed metal and designed to look like an old 1800s-style safe. People have placed these in their living room or family room, and they blend right into the room. There is also a line of safes that are painted and there is one that looks like a nightstand that you can place next to your bed. Rhino even makes safes that are in stone.”
Rhino Metals was founded in 1995 by Don Suggs, a fighter pilot that enjoyed metalworking. He opened a small metal fabrication shop after he retired from the Air Force, applying the discipline he learned while in the service to his new company. The company is now a gun safe leader and is known for its innovation in safe design. The company developed a convenient swing-out rack gun storage system as well as an ultra-tough polyurethane safe finish. The company also manufactures industrial vintage style furniture and chests. Suggs named the company after the nickname of a plane he flew in the service, the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom. The plane was known as the “rhino” due to its long nose and toughness.
“We will have huge discounts on the high-quality safes,” Rhodes said. “These are the best prices of the year making this a great time to buy a safe. The selection is huge and the sale is just in time for Christmas. We also offer outstanding financing options as well. Although the sale is outside in our parking lot, we will have COVID protocols in place, including face-coverings and social distancing.”
On Thursday and Friday, October 29 and 30, the sale will run from 7 AM until 5 PM and on Saturday, October 31, it will run from 7 AM until 12 Noon. Anyone with questions can stop in at the Southern States store on the corner of Milford-Harrington Highway and Williamsville Road or give them a call at 302-422-8066.