Kenneth Goddard and J. Gilbert Dobson founded Dobson Heavy Haul in Bay City.
One of nine companies that founded the organization that ultimately became the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA).
The company expands its capabilities with heavy duty trucking in the Midwest. It also begins manufacturing its own custom heavy-duty trailers.
Dobson hauls 41,000 miles of cable to Mackinac. This cable was used to produce the huge cables supporting the center span of the Mackinac Bridge.
Dobson Heavy Haul becomes the first hauler in history to be given a permit to carry an oversized load over the Mackinac Bridge. The bridge was temporarily closed when the load was taken across.
Company wins the contract for rigging and steel hanging on virtually all the buildings at Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda.
In response to customer requests, Dobson Heavy Haul adds steel erection division.
Company moves to new headquarters at 3660 N. Euclid, Bay City. New facilities include a rail site and expanded storage and fabrication areas.
With the purchase of VanHaaren Trucking, the nation's oldest registered trucking firm, Dobson expands heavy trucking capabilities to include the entire U.S.
Main office building expanded to handle increased business.
Large specialized trucking terminal is opened in Detroit to handle the company's expanding Midwest business.
Innovative safety programs started by Dobson Heavy Haul lead to a number of regional and national awards for safety.
Company is awarded steel erection and rigging contract for the new physical education building, Ryder Center, at Saginaw Valley State University.
Dobson Heavy Haul purchases Ponder Iron Works (Ponder Door Company) .
Dobson Heavy Haul celebrates 50 years of leadership in providing service to its Midwest commercial and industrial customers.
Dobson Heavy Haul opens Wixom office to expand services in Metro Detroit area.
Purchases additional "low profile" specialty cranes for in-plant maintenance work. Expands engineering and fabrication capabilities for the manufacturing of special, high-tolerance equipment.
Changes company name to Dobson Industrial.
Third generation of family ownership begins.
Company celebrates its 60th anniversary.
Marks the 60th anniversary of the SC&RA and Dobson Industrial remains one of five original founding companies.
Dobson family sells its ownership interest to remaining partners. The Dobson name continues as the proven leader in the rigging & machinery moving, steel fabrication & installation business.
Company celebrates its 70th anniversary.
Marks the 70th anniversary of the SC&RA and Dobson Industrial as a founding member.
Company receives numerous safety awards for outstanding safety performance.
Marks three consecutive years with zero recordable injuries.
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