New Tariffs and The Complex State of Steel

Posted by Boyd Metals on April 4, 2018
If you're reading this, you are probably already aware that the last couple of months have brought rapid change to the steel industry. This shift is likely to impact your business and it certainly has been impacting ours. This article is written to share some of the factors that you may want to take into consideration as you make decisions for your business.
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Topics: Metal Industry and Product Knowledge

Cost vs Relationships: The Value of Being Known

Posted by Boyd Metals on March 16, 2018

Tommy is new to the world of business. With the passing of his father, he has inherited a struggling automobile parts shop and is now in charge of running the company. Aside from having no prior experience running a business, he is left with a lack of guidance and the overwhelming stress of getting things back on track.

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Topics: Advice for Managers and Estimators

Everything You Need to Know About Plasma Cutting

Posted by Boyd Metals on February 22, 2018

Whether you are a worker in a shipyard constructing cargo ships or an artist trying to turn your latest vision into a metal masterpiece, chances are you are going to be utilizing plasma cutting at some point during the process. 

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Topics: Metal Industry and Product Knowledge

Is Your Vendor Management Strategy Costing You?

Posted by Boyd Metals on January 17, 2018

As a business grows over time, so does their list of vendors. What started out as a short list of necessary vendors gradually becomes a list of vendors that often provide overlapping products and services. This is particularly true for businesses that lack a structured strategy for sourcing. Better vendor management can reduce stress and have a positive impact on your productivity.

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Topics: Advice for Managers and Estimators

Excited for 2018 - Boyd Metals Company Update

Posted by Tom Kennon on December 18, 2017

As we move into 2018 it is time to reflect on 2017. Perhaps the biggest highlight for 2017 was the spring announcement and addition of several new operational and sales positions within the company. Designed to improve our operational efficiencies and increase market penetration, we are pleased to report we are starting to see positive results in both areas with successes yet to come.

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Topics: The Boyd Difference, Boyd Metals Company News and Culture

Take Advantage of Boyd Metal's First Step Processing Services

Posted by Boyd Metals on December 11, 2017

We're always looking for ways to add value to our customer's orders. Our first step processing services are just another way our technical expertise and production cutting equipment deliver exactly what our clients need exactly when they need it. Enjoy this quick video and thanks for watching!

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Topics: The Boyd Difference, Plasma Cutting, Boyd Metals Products and Services

Smile Under Stress: 3 Takes on Workplace Positivity

Posted by Boyd Metals on December 1, 2017

Making a commitment to focus on workplace positivity will prove beneficial to the entire company. When employees work together toward a shared goal of improving the company, they build camaraderie and maintain a good attitude at work. It's inevitable that feelings of stress will arise on the job. Focusing on the positives will improve employee morale and ensure that the team pulls together to overcome those challenges.

Here are three ways to keep your employee's spirits up when the going gets tough:

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Topics: Employee Morale, Advice for Managers and Estimators

Keep your Conversion Chart Handy

Posted by Boyd Metals on November 14, 2017

Can't remember the decimal of 57/64? You're not the only one. At Boyd Metals we are committed to providing you with the tools you need to work smarter, not harder. One resource that is certain to save you time and lessen arithmetic mistakes is our Decimal to Fraction Conversion Chart.

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Topics: Insider Tips, Industry Knowledge

Interview with David Lyman, VP & GM of Boyd Metals in Little Rock, Arkansas

Posted by Boyd Metals on November 6, 2017

David Lyman is definitely a company man. He's will be celebrating 20 years with Boyd Metals in February and has worked in three of our five locations - Ft. Smith, Oklahoma City, and now at Boyd Metals in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Every day, he is focused on putting the customer's needs first. David knows he cannot exceed the expectations of customers by himself - it's a team effort. He relies on his staff and believes in supporting and empowering his team so they can deliver Boyd's best to the client every time.

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Topics: The Boyd Difference, Advice for Managers and Estimators, Boyd Metals Company News and Culture

First-Step Processing: 5 Services You Can't Afford to do Without

Posted by Boyd Metals on September 20, 2017

Getting the right players aligned for the metal needs in your business can sometimes be a puzzle. Labor and vendors can't be eliminated for the sake of your bottom line. But if something has got to give, you need to find a way to maximize productivity and optimize time on projects.

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Topics: The Boyd Difference, Plasma Cutting, Sourcing Materials