An Interview with Collin Ogilvie: Corporate Buyer at Boyd Metals

Posted by Boyd Metals on November 1, 2019

Recently we caught up with Collin Ogilvie, a rising star in Boyd's corporate department, to talk about his work as a corporate buyer and what he enjoys most about working at Boyd Metals.

Read on to see what he believes sets Boyd Metals apart in the metals service industry. From Boyd's company culture and core values to its senior leadership and employee appreciation, learn what drives Boyd's continued success and standard of excellence. 

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

Everything You Need to Know About: PVF

Posted by Boyd Metals on October 21, 2019

In the metals service industry, PVF stands for pipe, valves, and fittings. When put together, pipes, valves, and fittings are the components that allow substances to flow from one place to another.

From the water we drink to the gas we use to fill up our cars, PVF plays an essential role in our everyday life. Depending on the application, pipes, valves, and fittings come in a variety of different shapes and sizes and are made from a number of different metals and non-metals.

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Topics: Industry Knowledge, Metal Industry and Product Knowledge

Everything You Need to Know About: Sawing & Shearing

Posted by Boyd Metals on September 6, 2019

If you’re a metal worker, then you're no stranger to sawing and shearing. As two of the most common fabrication processes in the metals industry, sawing and shearing deliver consistent, accurate cuts on a large scale across numerous industries.

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Topics: Industry Knowledge, Metal Industry and Product Knowledge

Stronger than Steel: The Importance of Having Company Traditions

Posted by Boyd Metals on August 19, 2019

There are several reasons to continue company traditions monthly or annually. It encourages your employees to build bonds outside the workplace and gives them a chance to showcase parts of their personality that may not come out in a business setting.

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Topics: Boyd Metals Company News and Culture

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

Posted by Boyd Metals on July 22, 2019

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 industrial and repair operations, oxy-fuel cutting is a process that has been around for decades.

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Topics: Metal Industry and Product Knowledge

4 Ways to Get the Most out of Your Bids

Posted by Boyd Metals on June 16, 2019

Much thought, intricacy, and strategy is required to craft the ideal bid for your clients. And when bidding is the name of the game, it’s important that you are getting the most out of each one. What are some of the best ways to capitalize and create a larger profit margin on them? These four ways to improve your bids work with many areas of construction, including metal materials.

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Topics: Advice for Managers and Estimators

Everything You Need to Know About: Red Metals

Posted by Boyd Metals on May 20, 2019

In the vast and varying world of metals, there are three metals that stand out amongst the crowd thanks to their unique reddish hues. These metals are known as the "red metals" and make up some of the most commonly used metals in the world: copper, brass, and bronze. 

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Topics: Metal Industry and Product Knowledge

Boyd Metals: Find the Metals You Need

Posted by Boyd Metals on April 15, 2019

If there is one thing we pride ourselves on here at Boyd Metals, it is our commitment to providing our customers with the best overall service and value in the metals service industry. Of course this means being able to provide our customers with exactly what they need to get their projects done. 

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Topics: Boyd Metals Products and Services

Everything You Need to Know About: Aluminum

Posted by Boyd Metals on March 18, 2019

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 back of the fridge? 

You would probably have a good laugh, right? Well, jump back a couple hundred years to the early nineteenth-century, and the aluminum contained in that soda can of yours was once considered one of the most precious metals in the world (yes, even more so than gold)! 

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Topics: Metal Industry and Product Knowledge

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

Posted by Boyd Metals on February 28, 2019

Since our company's inception in 1991, Boyd Metals has been devoted to making our customers number one. This means we are not only devoted to providing our customers with world-class service, but go above and beyond to deliver the quality products and competitive pricing our customers need, exactly when they need it.

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Topics: The Boyd Difference, Delivery, Boyd Metals Products and Services