3 Resources From Boyd Metals To Get The Job Done Right

Posted by Boyd Metals on June 25, 2020

At Boyd Metals, we are unique in the way that we do business. We care about our customers and pride ourselves on going above and beyond to provide them with better service and more value than any other company in the metal service center industry.

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Topics: Metal Industry and Product Knowledge

Everything You Need to Know About: Press Brakes

Posted by Boyd Metals on May 27, 2020

As one of the more traditional methods for processing metal materials, the press brake, also commonly known as a brake press, has been around for over a hundred years. In fact, did you know the first brake was patented in 1882?

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Topics: Metal Industry and Product Knowledge

Everything You Need to Know About: Laser Cutting

Posted by Boyd Metals on April 28, 2020

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.

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Topics: Boyd Metals Products and Services

Everything You Need To Know About: Tubes & Pipes

Posted by Boyd Metals on March 26, 2020

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.

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Topics: Metal Industry and Product Knowledge

Everything You Need to Know About: Metal Grating

Posted by Boyd Metals on February 26, 2020

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. 

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Topics: Metal Industry and Product Knowledge

The Boyd Difference: Success Begins With Company Culture

Posted by Boyd Metals on January 21, 2020

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

-Richard Branson

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.

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Topics: Boyd Metals Company News and Culture

Market Update: 2020 State of the Industry

Posted by Boyd Metals on November 19, 2019

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.

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Topics: Boyd Metals Company News and Culture

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