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Trimble Acquires the Assets of FabSuite to Expand its Steel Fabrication Software Portfolio (04/20/2018)

Trimble Acquires the Assets of FabSuite to
Expand its Steel Fabrication Software Portfolio

 
SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 20, 2018 – Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it has acquired the assets of Williamsburg, Virginia-based FabSuite, LLC, North America’s leading supplier of Management Information System (MIS) solutions for steel fabrication. With the acquisition of FabSuite software, Trimble’s portfolio now includes the complete structural steel workflow for planning, managing, designing, modeling and automating the fabrication processes to maximize constructability. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Steel fabricators produce a broad range of structures by cutting, drilling, shaping and assembling components. FabSuite’s MIS software connects the information flow and the work processes of the departments, suppliers and clients of a fabrication plant, significantly improving project and site coordination. It is an essential tool for managing the production and ensuring timely deliveries of fabricated structures to contractors. FabSuite enables fabricators to manage their operations and production by optimizing processes to realize improvements in productivity, supply chain management and costs.

FabSuite complements Trimble’s Tekla® Structures and Trimble Connect™ software. With FabSuite, the combined solutions will enable fabricators to achieve efficiency improvements and cost savings by integrating steel fabrication with constructible model workflows.

“Trimble has a leading technology portfolio for management and collaboration across the construction lifecycle,” said Jari Heino, general manager of Trimble’s Structures Division. “The industry trend is moving towards more constructability in workflows and prefabrication. With the addition of MIS software, Trimble creates a compelling and complete value proposition for fabricators enabling them to gain the full benefits of a constructible model-based workflow.”

“FabSuite is an industry-leading MIS software in North America and now Trimble represents an even brighter future for the product and our customers,” said Bill Issler, the founder and CEO of FabSuite. Chris Moor, COO of FabSuite: “This is an incredible opportunity to enable steel fabricators to close the gap between BIM and MIS, streamlining logistics, resources and production. The commitment from Trimble to continually innovate and provide value in the supply chain is clear and we are proud to be a part of the company.”

About FabSuite
FabSuite is a comprehensive set of software modules designed specifically for the steel fabrication industry. FabSuite provides fabricators with a systematic approach to managing projects, dramatically improving efficiency, productivity and profitability. From initial bid to final delivery, FabSuite supports steel contractors with proven, industry-standard practices to deal with the challenges they face every day. Visit FabSuite at: www.FabSuite.com.

About Trimble Buildings
Trimble Buildings provides the widest breadth of technology solutions for managing real estate portfolios, optimizing building construction projects and streamlining workplace operations. Trimble solutions are tailored for each phase of the building lifecycle—from the initial survey to design, construction and operation—and enable stakeholders such as architects, engineers, contractors, building managers and property owners to gain agility and insight. With the industry’s only construction-ready BIM and full range of tools and content to streamline team collaboration, Trimble solutions make data from complex projects more meaningful and actionable to improve productivity and achieve operational excellence. For more information, visit: buildings.trimble.com.

About Tekla Structures and Trimble Connect
Tekla Structures is a premier Building Information Modeling (BIM) software for the creation and management of constructible 3D models from conceptual design to construction for steel, precast and rebar. Trimble Connect is cloud-based collaboration ecosystem that streamlines collaborative workflows, allowing teams to access, analyze, manage and share project data. www.tekla.com

About Trimble
Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics. For more information about Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB), visit: www.trimble.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the business operations and prospects of Trimble, including statements regarding the impact of the FabSuite acquisition to broaden Trimble’s Structures solutions and realize potential synergies. These forward-looking statements are subject to change, and actual results may materially differ due to certain risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause or contribute to changes in such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to (i) realizing the anticipated benefits of the acquisition, (ii) Trimble’s ability to combine FabSuite’s solutions with Trimble’s Structures solutions to deliver enhanced product offerings for adoption by the structural steel community, and (iii) the risks and uncertainties associated with unexpected expenditures or assumed liabilities that may be incurred as a result of the acquisition. More information about potential factors which could affect Trimble’s business and financial results is set forth in reports filed with the SEC, including Trimble’s quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and its annual report on Form 10-K. All forward-looking statements are based on information available to Trimble as of the date hereof, and Trimble assumes no obligation to update such statements.

Media Contact:
Lea Ann McNabb
Trimble
+1-408-481-7808
leaann_mcnabb@trimble.com


FabSuite and Datacomp Announce Cooperation (12/11/2017)

FabSuite and Datacomp Announce Cooperation
FabSuite to use Datacomp’s IFC Model Viewer, BIM Vision, for its latest innovation: FabSuite View

 
Williamsburg, Virginia – December 11, 2017 – FabSuite, LLC – North America’s leading supplier of Steel Management Software – is pleased to announce a cooperation agreement with Datacomp sp. z.o.o., developers of the leading IFC model viewer, BIM Vision. As part of a new add-on product called FabSuite View, FabSuite will provide a version of BIM Vision, rebranded and completely integrated into their industry leading FabSuite platform for steel fabricators.

FabSuite View is a completely new way for FabSuite users to manage their projects and integrate with fabrication and design models. The core of FabSuite View is a platform that will enable multiple viewers – of the user’s choice – to be integrated with the FabSuite program and bill of material. In its first release however, only the integration with FabSuite’s own viewer – rebranded from Datacomp’s BIM Vision – will be enabled. Integrating other common industry model viewers will follow in 2018 and beyond.

FabSuite users will continue to import data and use the program in exactly the same way as now, using common, industry standard, or existing formats and tools already available. The integration with the model will be a seamless transition, linking and integrating bill of material data with model data extracted in the industry standard IFC format. FabSuite View puts the project model into the hands of everyone who needs it without the need for expensive modeling tools or complicated set-ups. The result is a visual context of project data that helps steel fabricators manage projects more efficiently. “FabSuite View will provide our customers with unrivalled insight to their projects”, stated Chris Moor, COO of FabSuite. “It adds another dimension to their ability to track projects throughout their lifecycle by enabling models to be shared among the project team and colorized, interrogated and filtered easily”.

On the choice of Datacomp’s BIM Vision as a rebranded viewer, Moor continued “we investigated many IFC model viewers before settling on BIM Vision and in the end it was an easy decision. They have the best and easiest viewer we have tested, their responsiveness and support is best in class and the API they provided – along with documentation – was second to none. Bottom line, they made it easy for us and we believe we are delivering the best product possible for our customers.”

“The cooperation with FabSuite LLC from Virginia, US is a great challenge for us, because we enter into the very demanding segment of steel fabrication where we need to deal with very detailed 3D models with a very high level of accuracy. I am also very happy we can help FabSuite to take advantage of the new BIM methods using our technology” said Maciej Wojtasiewicz, Vice President of Datacomp.

About FabSuite
FabSuite is a comprehensive set of software modules designed specifically for the steel fabrication industry. FabSuite provides you with a systematic approach to managing your fabrication projects, dramatically improving your efficiency, productivity, and profitability. From initial bid to final delivery, FabSuite supports you with proven, industry standard practices to deal with the challenges you face every day. Visit FabSuite at www.FabSuite.com or contact Chris Moor at 757.802.3223 / chris@fabsuite.com.

About Datacomp
Datacomp (founded in 1987) is a leading producer and distributor of software mainly for industry and the construction industry in Poland. Datacomp has over 45,000 users in 174 countries and offers both their own software and systems from other leading companies. The company has invested heavily in BIM technology and offers original solutions for 4D and 5D workflows based on the Open BIM concept. Visit Datacomp at www.datacomp.com.pl or contact Maciej Wojtasiewicz at m.wojtasiewicz@datacomp.com.pl.


FabSuite Hires Matthew Gomez as VP Sales & Marketing (09/05/2017)

FabSuite Hires Matthew Gomez as VP Sales & Marketing

 
Williamsburg, Virginia – September 5, 2017 – FabSuite, LLC – North America’s leading supplier of Steel Management Software – is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Gomez as Vice President, Sales & Marketing. Gomez joined the team on August 21st assuming responsibility for developing FabSuite’s Sales and Marketing strategies in the United States and Internationally.

Gomez is a licensed Professional Engineer and Structural Engineer in California, and brings more than 35 years of experience in engineering and construction, including over 15 years concentrated in the structural steel fabrication industry. Recent roles include VP of Design Build Services at Schuff Steel, Atlantic, VP of Business Development at Crist Industries and Structural Steel Fabrication Product Line Manager at Gerdau.

Gomez has been involved in many industry associations and initiatives throughout his career, including Technical Committees for both the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). Most recently he served as Chair of the AISC Procurement Sub-committee which developed the industry interoperability standard for procurement, branded “steelXML”. He also served four years as President of the Texas Structural Steel Institute, a regional fabricator association in Texas.

“Gomez brings vast knowledge and an unmatched network of industry relationships” stated Chris Moor, FabSuite’s Executive Vice President. “His experience and those contacts will be instrumental in helping FabSuite continue to grow and be successful.”

About FabSuite
FabSuite is a comprehensive set of software modules designed specifically for the steel fabrication industry. FabSuite provides you with a systematic approach to managing your fabrication projects, dramatically improving your efficiency, productivity, and profitability. From initial bid to final delivery, FabSuite supports you with proven, industry standard practices to deal with the challenges you face every day. Visit FabSuite at www.FabSuite.com or contact Chris Moor at 757.802.3223 or chris@fabsuite.com. Matthew Gomez can be reached at 757.645.0842 or matthew.gomez@fabsuite.com.


FabSuite Hires Chris Moor as Vice President (06/28/2017)

FabSuite Hires Chris Moor as Vice President

 
Williamsburg, Virginia – June 28, 2017 – FabSuite, LLC – North America’s leading supplier of Steel Management Software – has today announced the appointment of Chris Moor as its Vice President. Chris Moor will formally start his new role on July 1, 2017.

Moor brings vast experience from the highest levels of business leadership during more than 30 years in the steel fabrication industry internationally. His career has spanned multiple countries and grown from a shop floor apprentice welder to roles that include Managing Director (CEO) of Tekla’s UK subsidiary (now Trimble) and Director of Industry Initiatives at the American Institute of Steel Construction. He was also Chair of the National Building Information Modeling Standard – United States, version 3. His most recent role was Vice President of one of FabSuite’s partners, Steel Projects Corporation (a FICEP Group company).

Moor’s strategical vision, energy and experience in this sector are unmatched and a perfect fit to help write FabSuite’s next chapter of success. Bill Issler, CEO of FabSuite, commented that “FabSuite’s focus is on delivering the very best products and the very best service to meet the demands of steel fabricators around the world. In order to do that we need to have the very best people on board too. We’re excited to bring Chris – and all his experience – into the company to help us define and reach new heights.”

About FabSuite
FabSuite is a comprehensive set of software modules designed specifically for the steel fabrication industry. FabSuite provides you with a systematic approach to managing your fabrication projects, dramatically improving your efficiency, productivity, and profitability. From initial bid to final delivery, FabSuite supports you with proven, industry standard practices to deal with the challenges you face every day. Visit FabSuite at www.FabSuite.com or contact Bill Issler at 757.645.0842 or bill@fabsuite.com. Chris Moor can be reached at 813.480.7017 or chris@fabsuite.com.


FabSuite Announces New Partnership With Radley Corporation (03/17/2017)

FabSuite Announces New Partnership with Radley Corporation

 
Williamsburg, Virginia – March 17, 2017 – FabSuite and Radley are excited to announced that this past week they have entered into a partnership that will result in boosting productivity and reducing labor costs!

Dave Steel Company, Inc. was the first to take advantage of this new integration between FabSuite and Radley Corporation. Having become new FabSuite clients who had worked with Radley Corporation for almost 10 years the integration between the two came together perfectly for the Dave Steel team.

“At Dave Steel Company, Inc. our goal is to continue to stay on the cutting edge of technology. To continue achieving that goal well into the future, it made perfect sense for us to join with FabSuite for our MRP needs.”, Said Zac Parker, Dave Steel’s Interoperability Coordinator, “Once that decision had been made, the next crucial decision for us was to partner with someone that could provide the perfect solution to continue our bar coding and scanning processes. We have had a long and wonderful experience working with Radley Corporation for almost 10 years. Dave Steel Company, Inc. could not have been any more excited when Radley Corp. decided to create a brand new interface / solution with FabSuite that has allowed us to continue working with such a great partner. We look forward to what the future holds for Dave Steel, FabSuite and Radley.”

Both FabSuite and Radley Corporation will be at the 2017 NASCC in San Antonio, Texas on March 22-24. You can find FabSuite at booth #6039 and Radley at booth #8025.

About FabSuite
FabSuite is a comprehensive set of software modules designed specifically for the steel fabrication industry. FabSuite provides you with a systematic approach to managing your fabrication projects, dramatically improving your efficiency, productivity, and profitability. From initial bid to final delivery, FabSuite supports you with proven, industry standard practices to deal with the challenges you face every day. Learn more at www.FabSuite.com 

About Radley Corporation 
Radley Corporation is a full-service software vendor with a team of in-house experts who possess extensive knowledge of the structural steel industry.  Radley software automates and simplifies tedious daily operations and error-prone, manual data entry by communicating scanned data against FabSuite in real-time, streamlining operations from receiving through assembly and shipping. Radley has provided solutions for over 40 years to organizations looking to improve their business logistics processes. Learn more at www.Radley.com


FabSuite Announces New Partnership With Steel Projects (10/20/2015)

FabSuite Announces New Partnership with Steel Projects

Williamsburg, VA – October 20, 2015 – Two leading class software providers have signed an agreement aimed at providing steel fabricators with the most comprehensive, most advanced fabrication management solution available in the world: Steel fabricators have never had it so good.

FabSuite, the leading provider of Management Information Systems for steel fabricators in North America; and Steel Projects, a global supplier of production management solutions for steel fabricators for over 20 years, signed the agreement at FabSuite’s headquarters in Williamsburg, VA on October 14 and started work on further integrating their products immediately.

The ground breaking partnership agreement will have near immediate results, with FabSuite providing a stock and purchasing management solution to be integrated into Steel Projects Product Lifecycle Management system (Steel Projects PLM).  This enhanced integration effort will be in customers’ hands within weeks of the announcement date.

Longer term goals of the partnership involve discovering synergies between the two companies’ products and focusing on building a broader product offering for the steel fabrication industry, taking advantage of the competencies and strengths of each company and product.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for Steel Projects, for FabSuite and most importantly for the structural steel industry”, stated Chris Moor, Steel Projects VP of Operations for North America, “the two companies, and the two sets of products complement each other in every way and with this partnership we can deliver the most sophisticated management tool anywhere in the world”.

Bill Issler, CEO of FabSuite agreed, stating “while this is certainly a win-win for FabSuite and Steel Projects, what is much more important is that this is a big win for our clients. Our focus is on delivering the very best products and the very best service to meet the demands of steel fabricators around the world.  This agreement helps us do that.”

About FabSuite
FabSuite is a comprehensive set of software modules designed specifically for the steel fabrication industry. FabSuite provides you with a systematic approach to managing your fabrication projects, dramatically improving your efficiency, productivity, and profitability. From initial bid to final delivery, FabSuite supports you with proven, industry standard practices to deal with the challenges you face every day. Visit FabSuite at www.FabSuite.com or contact Bill Issler at 757.645.0842 or bill@fabsuite.com.

About Steel Projects
Steel Projects is a FICEP Group company with offices, agents, representatives and customers all over the world. We’ve been at the forefront of steel fabrication for over 20 years and our production planning and management solutions, including our flagship product, Steel Projects PLM, are used in more than 90 countries. We help steel fabricators be more productive. Learn more at www.SteelProjects.com.

The FabSuite Story

FabSuite is the result of founder Bill Issler’s persistent efforts to provide high value and technical excellence to the steel fabrication industry. Combining the fortitude and strength of character forged while competing on the gymnastics team that won several national titles with his strong penchant for standardizing operations and minimizing waste and redundancy, Bill envisioned a way to leverage the power of modern technology to address the business challenges he witnessed and experienced first hand in his work in the industry. After decades working as a detailer and technologist in steel fabrication himself, Bill launched FabSuite in November of 2000. In the years since, FabSuite has grown to become one of the most respected companies and software platforms in the industry. On April 20th 2018, Trimble acquired the assets of FabSuite to expand its steel fabrication software portfolio.

FabSuite is located in Williamsburg Virginia and serves thrilled clients around the globe.

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