Donald J. Oborowsky, and Theodore Degner founded Waiward Steel Fabricators Ltd. in 1972. They began operations as a miscellaneous steel fabricator in a 2,500 sq. ft. facility in Edmonton’s West End.
In the late 1980s, Waiward invested heavily in state-of-the-art production technology and refocused its activities on producing structural steel for numerous industrial sectors.
In the early 1990s, Waiward acquired a 125,000 sq. ft. facility in east Edmonton, and expanded it to more than 216,000 sq. ft. Waiward increased its workforce to more than 500 employees and embarked on business activities throughout North America and overseas.
These business activities included the 2003 acquisition of M&D Drafting, a leading structural detailing services company. For 12 years, M&D Drafting acted as a subsidiary of Waiward, until it was absorbed to become an internal, full-service engineering and drafting division.
In April of 2015 Waiward was purchased by the Hillcore Group, a leading Canadian investment firm.