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Made in America: The Past, Present, and Future of the Steel Industry

The American steel industry has seen a lot over its illustrious history. From its rise following the Civil War, throughout its...


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Steel Market Update: Q3 2021 Outlook

In April, we outlined several market dynamics impacting availability and pricing for steel products. Little has changed in the...


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Boyd Metals Facility Tour

Interested in getting a behind-the-scenes look at one of our facilities? Check out our latest video to get an insider's view...


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Steel Market Update: Q2 2021 Outlook

As we write this, almost every industry in the country is feeling the effects of supply “constraints” – a tight squeeze on the...


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How Plasma Cutting Benefits Fabrication Projects

When it comes to sheet metal fabrication, the recent advances in plasma cutting technology are changing the impact that plasma...


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A Modern Metals Feature: Boyd Metals Prepares for the Future

"Before anything else, preparation is the key to success."- Alexander Graham Bell

While no one can predict the future, if...


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What's the Difference Between Carbon and Stainless Steel?

If you don't know the difference between carbon and stainless steel, you're not alone. In fact, it's one of the most common...


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Understanding the CRU Index and Steel Prices

Have you ever wondered how steel prices are determined? If you've ever given it any serious thought, you'll soon realize how...


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State of Steel: 2021 Market Update

2020 has been a year like no other. As we write this, the coronavirus pandemic is affecting all areas of the economy and the ...


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Metal Perspectives: An Interview With Justin Thomas

Ever wonder what drives Boyd Metals' continued success as a metal service center? Well, we recently caught up with one of Boyd...


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Industry in the Information Age: The Future of Metal Service Centers

As we dive deeper into the digital age, many of us are wondering what the future of metal service centers will look like. From...


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Stronger Than Steel: Boyd Metals' Company Traditions

At Boyd Metals, we believe in the value of hard work. We know what we put in is what we're going to get out. It's one of the...


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Investing In The Future: Millennials, Gen Z, & the Metal Industry

As many of us know, change is one of life's few guarantees. This is becoming more apparent than ever in the metals industry as...


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3 Resources From Boyd Metals To Get The Job Done Right

At Boyd Metals, we are unique in the way that we do business. We care about our customers and pride ourselves on going above...


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Everything You Need to Know About: Press Brakes

As one of the more traditional methods for processing metal materials, the press brake, also commonly known as a brake press,...


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Everything You Need to Know About: Laser Cutting

In today’s metal industry, not many fabrication processes can hold a candle to laser cutting. That's because laser cutting...


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Everything You Need To Know About: Tubes & Pipes

Often thought as interchangeable materials, tubes and pipes are actually quite different. In fact, their differences are...


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Everything You Need to Know About: Metal Grating

With a variety of different materials, classifications, and purposes, it can be difficult to determine which type of metal...


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The Boyd Difference: Success Begins With Company Culture

"There is no magic formula for great company culture. The key is just to treat your staff how you would like to be treated." ...


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Market Update: 2020 State of the Industry

Forecasting the economic future is certainly an inexact science.  Yet, as we close out 2019 and look to the new year which is...


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An Interview with Collin Ogilvie: Corporate Buyer at Boyd Metals

Recently we caught up with Collin Ogilvie, a rising star in Boyd's corporate department, to talk about his work as a corporate...


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Everything You Need to Know About: PVF

In the metals service industry, PVF stands for pipe, valves, and fittings. When put together, pipes, valves, and fittings are...


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Everything You Need to Know About: Sawing & Shearing

If you’re a metal worker, then you're no stranger to sawing and shearing. As two of the most common fabrication processes in...


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Stronger than Steel: The Importance of Having Company Traditions

There are several reasons to continue company traditions monthly or annually. It encourages your employees to build bonds...


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Everything You Need to Know About: Oxy-fuel Plate Cutting

If you’re a metal worker, then you're no stranger to the process of oxy-fuel cutting. Used in both heavy industry and light...


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4 Ways to Get the Most out of Your Bids

Much thought, intricacy, and strategy is required to craft the ideal bid for your clients. And when bidding is the name of the...


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Everything You Need to Know About: Red Metals

In the vast and varying world of metals, there are three metals that stand out amongst the crowd thanks to their unique...


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Boyd Metals: Find the Metals You Need

If there is one thing we pride ourselves on here at Boyd Metals, it is our commitment to providing our customers with the best...


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Everything You Need to Know About: Aluminum

How would you react if someone told you they would trade you a piece of gold for that old soda can you had hanging out in the...


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Just-In-Time Delivery: What You Need, When You Need It

Since our company's inception in 1991, Boyd Metals has been devoted to making our customers number one. This means we are not...


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Everything You Need to Know About: Steel

Believe it or not, the expression “stronger than steel” did not become a common phrase simply because it rolls off the tongue...


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The Power Of Supporting Your People

Here’s a sad truth: We live in a recognition-deprived world of business. If you think we’re wrong, ask yourself, how often do...


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Boyd Metals Unveils Guiding Principles

The senior management team at Boyd Metals recently embarked upon a journey to determine and document exactly what we as a...


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Market Update: The Complex State of Steel

As we sat down to write this article a year ago, no one could have foreseen the run-up in metals prices that would take place...


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The Boyd Difference - We Love Our Customers

Everything we do at Boyd Metals is for our customers.

We work day in and day out to show you, our customers, the Boyd...


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The Boyd Difference - We Love Our Employees

Where do you find the Boyd Difference? In our employees.

No matter the department, no matter the position, at Boyd Metals,...


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Do More. Stress Less. Tips for Boosting Productivity

Ask 10 random people if they have ever had more on their plate than they could handle. Chances are, 10 exhausted people will...


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New Tariffs and The Complex State of Steel
If you're reading this, you are probably already aware that the last couple of months have brought rapid change to the steel...
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Cost vs Relationships: The Value of Being Known

Tommy is new to the world of business. With the passing of his father, he has inherited a struggling automobile parts shop and...


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Everything You Need to Know About Plasma Cutting

Whether you are a worker in a shipyard constructing cargo ships or an artist trying to turn your latest vision into a metal...


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Is Your Vendor Management Strategy Costing You?

As a business grows over time, so does their list of vendors. What started out as a short list of necessary vendors gradually...


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Excited for 2018 - Boyd Metals Company Update

As we move into 2018 it is time to reflect on 2017. Perhaps the biggest highlight for 2017 was the spring announcement and...


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Take Advantage of Boyd Metal's First Step Processing Services

We're always looking for ways to add value to our customer's orders. Our first step processing services are just another way...


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Smile Under Stress: 3 Takes on Workplace Positivity

Making a commitment to focus on workplace positivity will prove beneficial to the entire company. When employees work together...


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Keep your Conversion Chart Handy

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...


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

David Lyman is definitely a company man. He's will be celebrating 20 years with Boyd Metals in February and has worked in...


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

Getting the right players aligned for the metal needs in your business can sometimes be a puzzle. Labor and vendors can't be...


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Q:A with Steve Harvey, VP & GM of Boyd Metals in Fort Smith, Arkansas

Steve Harvey is the Vice President and General Manager of Boyd Metals in Fort Smith.  He has a lot going on, but we...


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Invest in Your Team - 4 Great TedTalks We Recommend

Our team is our greatest asset at Boyd Metals. We've mentioned it in articles recently, and still believe that it should be a...


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Our New Resource Page - Boyd Metals Downloadable Resources

At Boyd Metals, we are committed to providing our customers with better service and more value than any other player in the...


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