In today’s metal industry, not many fabrication processes can hold a candle to laser cutting. That's because laser cutting machines deliver high-quality cuts with near-perfect tolerances all while accelerating production time. In fact, as one of the most efficient fabrication processes available today, laser cutting is becoming one of the primary methods for processing metals.
Often thought as interchangeable materials, tubes and pipes are actually quite different. In fact, their differences are critical to understand when working with them. To help better understand these important differences, we’ve detailed information on both materials, covering their characteristics, how they're manufactured, and their common applications.
With a variety of different materials, classifications, and purposes, it can be difficult to determine which type of metal grating you should use for your project. To help, we’ve detailed information on the different types of metal grating, covering how they’re manufactured, their characteristics, and common applications.
"There is no magic formula for great company culture.
The key is just to treat your staff how you would like to be treated."
Often considered the soul and personality of a business, company culture shapes both the environment and overall experience for employees and customers. It is directly linked to a company's mission and values, playing an integral part in its daily operations. You'll find it in the company dress code, business hours, office setup, hiring practices, and even housekeeping practices.
Most importantly though, company culture is reflected in the way a business treats its employees and customers. It speaks volumes about what a business stands for and how it conducts itself, and at Boyd Metals, we're proud to let our company culture speak for us.
Forecasting the economic future is certainly an inexact science. Yet, as we close out 2019 and look to the new year which is fast approaching, it is beneficial to examine current trends and conditions and make as good a prediction as possible about the steel market that is so important to all of our continued success.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.