Trimble Acquires FabSuite

Trimble (an AISC member) has announced that it has acquired the assets of FabSuite, LLC, a North American supplier of Management Information System (MIS) solutions for steel fabrication (and also an AISC member). With the acquisition of FabSuite software—which complements the Tekla Structures and Trimble Connect software packages—Trimble's portfolio now includes the complete structural steel workflow for planning, managing, designing, modeling and fabrication.

"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 has grown significantly in recent years, thanks to our small but efficient team, and we believe Trimble represents an even brighter future for the business," said Chris Moor, COO of FabSuite. "We have now 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."

The FabSuite software business will be part of Trimble's Buildings and Infrastructure Segment.