Chris’s motto was quality service at an affordable price. He was joined by his son-in-law Darrel Cunningham and together they incorporated in 1956. Darrel followed Chris as President and took the company into the 21st century. Bay Tank is still owned by the same family and has been in the same location since it opened its doors following the motto of Chris and Darrel that quality service and the needs of our customers are the golden rules. As they were committed to exceptional service so is the staff of Bay Tank/ BT Metals today.
BT Metals recently expanded into the Metal Sales arena and serves as the only metal distributor in Eureka California. Bay Tank is now supplying metal to five separate markets, Energy, Construction, Defense, Transportation and Marine. To brand this new venture in metal distributing the name has changed slightly to BT Metals but the name we all use is Bay Tank as it is the name that stands for our core value of customer service.
Under the leadership of Lee Cunningham BT Metals is now expanding to service the entire west coast and the nation. The goal of our metal sales division is to be the diversity supplier for all things metal. It is the goal of BT Metals to meet the needs of all of our local customers and the needs of large contractors reaching for goal attainment.
To meet this goal BT Metals is certified as a Small Business Enterprise, Woman Business Enterprise, HUBZone, CPUC Woman Owned Business, New York Port Authority and VTA.
The future looks bright and exciting. As our footprint expands, and the business grows we never lose sight of the core values of customer service and pride in our founders.