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Originally established as a small welding and metal fabrication shop in 1931, the DFB Group has evolved into an integrated and globally-focused company. The DFB Group is a global provider of marine, industrial and oilfield products and service solutions. The DFB Group is currently comprised of the following strategic businesses: D.F. Barnes Ltd, Orphan Industries Ltd, GEC Installations Inc, Extreme East Rigging Services Ltd, DFB Driver Inc. and Argentia Metal Works.
Each business contributes traditional strengths in manufacturing, servicing and repair to the marine, offshore and industrial sectors. From custom manufacturing and fabrication in Newfoundland and Labrador, to construction and contracting services in western Canada, to ROV deployment systems around the world, the DFB Group has established a world-class reputation for safety, quality and dependability. Through the combination of acquisition and expansion, the DFB Group employs a large, highly-skilled workforce engaging in a variety of custom metal manufacturing, service and construction work. With this steady growth, the DFB Group has received numerous industry awards and has become the supplier of choice for local, national, and international offshore and industrial clients.
Ocean Technology Markets: Offshore Oil and Gas; Infrastructure Development; Marine Transportation; Ship Repair
Core Technology Competencies: Other (Fabrication and Manufacturing; Contract Manufacturing; Custom Fabrication; Welding and Machining; Infrastructure Repair and Maintenance; Field Services; Onshore/Offshore Site Supply Services; Rigging and Testing; Ice Berg Removal; Sandblasting; Painting; Coating)
Cluster Affiliation: Supporting Company
Percentage of Annual Revenues from Ocean Technology Activities: 80