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Posted on November 18, 2014 - Ewen Dobbie

Ewen Dobbie completes purchase of the company founded in 1970 by Hugh Dobbie, Sr.

Online PR News – Surrey, BC – On June 15th, 2012, a carefully laid succession plan for The Dowco Group of Companies was completed when Ewen Dobbie finalized his purchase of the family-owned business from company founder Hugh Dobbie Sr., an industry pioneer and technology leader in the steel industry. Hugh embarked on his steel detailing career in 1956 when he began training as a steel detailer at the Dominion Bridge Company in Canada.

The Dowco Group of Companies, a technology company with offices in Canada, the US and the UK, specializes in design- and construction-related services and products in the steel detailing and fabrication industries.

Committed to providing leading edge services and software solutions, The Dowco Group—which began with a three-man office and a blueprint machine—has become a world leader in enterprise-wide services, technologies and products to help companies in the design and construction industries become as efficient and profitable as possible.

To support this mission, the company provides state-of-the art steel detailing services, BIM (building information modeling) consulting and management services and has reseller partnerships with leading industry software companies, including Tekla Structures, Graphisoft and Bluebeam.

In 2008, the Dowco Group of Companies augmented its ability to serve the design and construction industries with its purchase of FabTrol Systems, a global leader in steel fabrication management software solutions.

“Technology is transforming the design and construction industries and The Dowco Group is perfectly positioned to keep up with and capitalize on that transformation. I’m excited by the challenge and what the future will bring. Right now, for example, we are renovating new, more modern offices for FabTrol Systems to better accommodate new staffing patterns needed to meet the needs of the company’s growing international customer base.” – Ewen Dobbie, The Dowco Group, Chairman, President, CEO

The Dowco Group of Companies is made up of Dowco Consultants Ltd, Dowco Technology Services Ltd., Dowco Chilliwack Internet Ltd., Dowco Corporation, FabTrol Systems Inc., and FabTrol UK.

About The Dowco Group of Companies

The Dowco Group of Companies, made up of Dowco Consultants Ltd, Dowco Technology Services Ltd, Dowco Chilliwack Internet Ltd., Dowco Corporation, Fabtrol Systems Inc., and FabTrol UK, is technology company with offices in Canada, the US and the UK specializes in design- and construction-related services and products in the steel detailing and fabrication industries is.


Dowco Group - Ewen Dobbie

President, CEO of Dowco Group of Companies