BT Metals/ Bay Tank and Boiler Works is a family owned fully certified and professional fabrication and metal sales business. Founded by J. Chris Lovfald after WWII to meet the structural needs of the lumber and fishing industries. Bay Tank has provided quality service to the Humboldt County area for over sixty years. We proudly display the California Contractor’s State Licensing Board #273749. We are proud of our legacy and continued implementation of the license under which we were founded.
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.
Girls need to be recruited early….women make up less than 10% of the entire construction field…Take a look at this 11 year old who handles a saw with the best of us. Let’s introduce our young ones to the joy Construction…there is nothing more fun or satisfying or needed than building !!!