Our Mission

Boyd Metals is totally committed to providing our customers with the best overall service and value in the metals service center industry. We supply quality products, competitive prices, packaged properly and delivered in a timely manner. If we make an error, we correct the problem quickly and to the customer’s satisfaction.

Boyd Metals realizes our success has been based on dealing ethically and fairly with our customers, our employees and our vendors, with our future dependent upon how we honor those with whom we do business.

Our Story

Boyd Metals, Inc. is a full-line steel service center that was founded in Fort Smith, Arkansas in 1991.  The company was formed by Chester Koprovic, Tom Kennon and Ron Tabor who have more than eighty five years of metal industry experience between them.

Today, with more than 150 employees, Boyd Metals maintains five stocking warehouse and sales office locations in Joplin, Missouri, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Fort Smith, Arkansas, Tyler, Texas and Little Rock, Arkansas.  From these locations, Boyd Metals offers an extensive inventory of carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and fiberglass products in a wide range of shapes and sizes.  In addition to its wide-ranging inventory, Boyd Metals also offers in-house, first-step processing.  These services include custom sawing, shearing, flame cutting, plasma cutting, and bar polishing.  Boyd Metals also maintains its own fleet of trucks and trailers to serve their many customers in the five state area of Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.

The Boyd Metals management team has positioned the company so it can maintain the success and momentum it has garnered over the years.  This positioning gives Boyd Metals the ability to take advantage of new growth opportunities as they arise, and also to assure its customers, employees, and vendors of the security of being associated with a regional cornerstone of the metal service center industry.

Why We Exist

Boyd Metals was created in 1991 by three men who believed the marketplace was ripe for a metals service center which conducted business based upon the sound business principles in which they believed.  Some of these include:

  • Conduct your lives and your business with honesty and integrity.
  • Long-term business success is based upon building and maintaining long-term relationships with customers, employees and vendors.
  • Mutual respect and trust is the foundation great business relationships are built upon.
  • Seek each day to provide customers the best overall value in your industry.
  • Exceeding customer expectations should be any company’s number one goal.  Everything else will take care of itself.
  • People are a company’s biggest asset.  Hire and train the best, most talented people available and to provide them the tools to succeed.
  • Reward employees who excel.
  • Always promote from within.
  • Deal ethically and fairly with your vendors – they are key to your success.