Yarde Metals "The Company"
Yarde Metals Inc. was founded in 1976 by Craig Yarde, who started the business with $1,000 out of the basement of his home in Bristol, CT. Yarde partnered with his brother, Bruce Yarde the following year, moving the company into a small rented building . An 85,000 sq. foot production complex was built in 1986 to accommodate Yarde Metals' impressive growth in the early 80's. In June of 2003 the company moved into a new 500,000 sq. foot corporate headquarters in Southington, CT.
There are seven Yarde Metals service centers outside of Connecticut. The New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and international branches are shipping/processing locations that have accelerated Yarde Metals' rapid expansion on the East Coast and overseas.
Yarde Metals carries a multi-metal inventory specializing in aluminum, stainless, carbon steel, brass and copper in a wide range of standard, odd, and hard to find sizes. The Yarde Metals production department offers a variety of modern processing services to ensure quick turnarounds and fast deliveries. 500 associates work together to process and ship over 2,000 total items per day, accounting for annual sales of $200 million. In addition, Yarde Metals holds ISO 9001: 2000 certification and Aerospace AS9100 statement of conformance.
Yarde Metals was acquired by Reliance Steel and Aluminum in August of 2006. Craig?s daughter, Tracy Yarde Smith, President of Yarde Metals carries on the traditions and the philosophy of the Yarde family.