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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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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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Building a Healthy Team - Recommended Reading
Healthy employees make for great teams, and great teams achieve goals. Boyd cares about their employees and maintains a...

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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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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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What's the Difference Between Tubing and Pipe?  Part 2

For the second part of our series on the differences between tubing and pipe, we are going to talk about measurements and wall...


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Save Time with our Guide to Pipe Sizes

There are plenty of items in our day-to-day that take way too much of our time. Our commute is longer than we want it to be....


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Produce More and Scrap Less: 3 Tips for Less Metal Waste
Producing scrap is an inevitable part of the manufacturing business. Some waste is even part of the project budget in most...
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Are Global Issues Affecting Your Company's Purchasing Power?
The American manufacturing sector has encountered significant obstacles in recent years. A significant bite has been taken out...
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5 Ways to Win More Jobs without Lowering Your Price

The construction and manufacturing industries continue to be extremely competitive. It can often seem like the only way to win...


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How to be Freakishly Productive this Week

They say a messy desk is a sign of genius. Unfortunately genius status won't get things done for you. As we are pressed to get...


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Tags: Insider Tips, Advice for Managers and Estimators

3 Steps to Better Customer Relations
You probably have that one horrific customer service experience that you won't ever forget. The one that made you vow, "I will...
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2 Secrets for Bidding a Project in Half the Time

The bidding process is one of the most important steps in a company’s pathway to revenue generation. Completing an accurate...


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5 Reasons Aluminum Extrusions Can Save You Time and Money

Building with aluminum extrusions is a great way to take advantage of all the best characteristics of this unique metal. In...


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