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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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Tags: Industry Knowledge, Advice for Managers and Estimators, Boyd Metals Company News and Culture

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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Tags: Industry Knowledge, Metal Industry and Product Knowledge

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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Tags: Industry Knowledge, Metal Industry and Product Knowledge

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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Tags: Insider Tips, Industry Knowledge

Supplier FAQ | Carbon Steel VS Stainless Steel

What is so special about stainless steel? Can it be used everywhere carbon steel is used? Should I never use one or the other...


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Tags: Sourcing Materials, Industry Knowledge, Metal Industry and Product Knowledge

5 Frequently Asked Questions about Stainless Steel

Stainless steel permeates so many aspects of American life of today. The singular properties of this metal make it well suited...


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Tags: Sourcing Materials, Industry Knowledge, Metal Industry and Product Knowledge

5 Questions with Richard Schultz, GM of Boyd Metals in Oklahoma City

As the General Manager of Boyd Metals in Oklahoma City, Richard Schultz's attention is in high-demand. Fortunately for you, we...


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Tags: The Boyd Difference, Employee Morale, Industry Knowledge,

Spot a Bad Fabrication Project Before you Bid

If you run your own business, you are familiar with this struggle. You need a continuous flow of new clients and new projects...


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Tags: Insider Tips, Industry Knowledge, Advice for Managers and Estimators

What is Purchasing Power and Why Does It Matter?

The term "purchasing power" is used in economics to describe the ability of an individual or business to buy goods or enlist...


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Tags: Insider Tips, Industry Knowledge

Spring Cleaning Tips for your Fabrication Shop

The first day of spring has arrived! Now is a great time to tackle the maintenance projects that might fall outside the scope...


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Tags: Workplace Safety, Industry Knowledge