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Yarde Metals carries a multi-metal inventory specializing in aluminum, stainless, carbon steel and brass in a wide range of standard, unique and hard to find sizes. We don't just take orders; we develop partnerships with our customers. We listen to their changing needs and find solutions to help them compete. Yarde offers a variety of modern processing services to ensure quick turnarounds and fast deliveries. We adhere to universal quality standards by maintaining ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100 Rev D certifications. Our greatest asset is our team of 600 highly motivated associates. Every Yarde associate plays an essential role in keeping our customers happy and loyal.

In addition to its company headquarters, Yarde has 6 service centers and 10 satellite facilities strategically located throughout the United States and a dedicated international team to support our growing business in Europe and Asia.

Quality At Yarde Metals

Yarde Metals is committed to a continuous Quality Improvement Program. We pledge to make on time deliveries of quality products that meet our customers' requirements, while

  • Establishing and evaluating quality objectives
  • Satisfying customers, suppliers and other interested parties
  • Continually improving the company's quality policies and strategy

Company History

Craig Yarde founded Yarde Metals Inc. in 1976 when he established a small office in the basement of his home in Bristol, Connecticut and began brokering metal over the phone with $1,000 from the sale of his motorcycle. The phones seldom rang and were usually answered by his wife or his three year old daughter, Tracy. Metal orders were picked up and delivered by family members in his station wagon. The following year Craig partnered with his brother, Bruce Yarde and moved into a small rented factory on South Street in Bristol, Connecticut. In 1986, Yarde moved to a 40,000 square foot facility on Horizon Drive in Bristol to accommodate the growing product lines, services and sales. In 1992, the company expanded with a 20,000 square foot addition.

Over the next 8 years Yarde continued to grow, opening branch locations in New York and Massachusetts. By 1996 Yarde had outgrown its home in Bristol and began leasing additional warehouse and office space in nearby Southington, Connecticut. The company continued to expand its footprint throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Mid-West over the next 4 years opening branch locations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ohio by 2000.

In 2001 a decision was made to consolidate its Connecticut operations by purchasing and renovating the leased space in Southington. While construction was underway in Connecticut, the company further expanded with the addition of a branch in North Carolina. The Connecticut renovation was completed in May of 2003 resulting in a 500,000 square facility that is more like a museum than a distribution warehouse. Its unique style supports Craig's out-of-the-box business philosophy that has been an integral part of Yarde Metals' success.

Yarde Metals was acquired by Reliance Steel and Aluminum Co. in August of 2006. Craig's daughter, Tracy Yarde Smith, successfully led the company through the transition from a private to a public company from 2006 through 2008. Today, Yarde Metals continues the traditions and philosophies of the Yarde family under the leadership of Matt Smith, President & COO.


It is the Yarde Metals guarantee to supply our customers:

  • On Time
  • First Time
  • Every Time
Without compromise to quality or service.

Yarde is ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100 Rev D certified. We proudly carry supplier approvals for:
  • Airbus
  • BAE Aerospace
  • BE Aerospace
  • Boeing Aerospace
  • Bombardier
  • Bromiley
  • DOD (Department of Defense)
  • Eaton Corporation
  • GE Aviation
  • General Dynamics Electric Boat
  • Hamilton Sundstrand
  • Industria de Turbo Propulsores, SA
  • Kaman Aerospace
  • Kaman Speciality Bearings & Engineered Products
  • Kearfott Corporation
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Lord Corporation
  • Messier-Dowty
  • Moog
  • Newport News
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Parker Fluids Systems
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Pratt & Whitney Aircraft
  • Raytheon
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Sikorsky Aerospace
  • Spirit Aerosystems

Yarde Metals is RoHS, DFAR and ITAR compliant.