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Provide industry-leading services to our partners, focusing efforts in Western Canada.

  • Kihew Fabco positions itself as a wholly owned/operated Indigenous company that benefits clients in building relations with Indigenous communities.
  • We are an advanced prefabrication facility that utilizes end-to-end robotic and automation technology.
  • We offer 3D laser scanning and its role in CAD designing, for delivering fast, accurate and custom industrial, commercial and agricultural building structures.

We deliver quality construction projects in
Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and Manitoba's industries.

 

Value-added to the Industry.
  • Automated prefabricated steel not only lowers labor costs but also construction costs by as much as 60%.
  • Implementing a robotic welding solution sets us apart from the competition by allowing for faster completion and delivery of products while ensuring consistent quality.
Automated Engineering Assistance That Saves Time and Raw Material Waste.
  • Utilizing the 3D laser scanner(Lidar) makes 3D reality capture faster than ever before.
  • The creation of coloured 3D point clouds can be completed in under two minutes reducing time spent in the field and further maximises productivity.
  • The use of AutoCAD software is essential for stringent organization and rapid delivery of quality work with minimal risk of error and integrates easily with the automated fabrication equipment.
Precision.
  • Our team has participated in numerous high capacity projects and has continually developed strong relations within the industry.
  • Combined, our team contributes over 70 years of industry experience in energy asset production and transportation, processing plant and facility design, and fabrication of project components both structural and process piping.
  • The team has consistently utilized the latest construction design technology for ensuring the highest level of precision, efficiency, and quality for their clients. We will consistently deliver turnkey solutions and designs in our design-build approach.

Vision Statement 

To redefine First Nation Excellence by being a premier provider of innovative manufacturing solutions for the resource industry and by becoming the economic engine for Kahkewistahaw First Nation’s long-term prosperity.

 

Mission Statement

To innovate manufacturing processes through automation and digitization while maximizing Indigenous contribution to the Canadian Resource Industry in sustainable and socially responsible ways

 

Des Dumais - President

As the highly motivated owner of KIHEW FabCo LP, he offers 22 years facility construction, project management and pipefitting experience . His keen understanding of client needs, in terms of product extraction and transmission has proven invaluable in the design and fabrication of facility constituents.

Des is a subject matter expert in 3 d modelling and laser scanning Des has utilized CADWorx and AutoCAD 3 D Plant Design software for the last 9 years. His capacities include designing, fabricating and installing all varieties and volumes of facilities/plants from P&IDs. This working knowledge has offered clients and engineers a unique representation on design implements adding to the efficiency of the facility/plant design.

As a project supervisor, Des has managed fabrication and installation projects of as much as 40, 000 inches and been a lead of trades and crews of up to 100 personnel.

Des has always triumphed being on the leading edge of managerial and systemic efficiency. He has developed organized fabrication processes unparalleled in the industry. These processes coupled with AutoCAD have only proven to be significantly valuable for client interests.

Des is a proud member of Kahkewistahaw First Nation

Rob Myer - Senior Project Manager

As a Certified Engineering Technologist with 13 years of experience in the Oil & Gas Industry managing multi-million-dollar construction projects, coordinating a workforce team of subcontractors, and performing budget allocation and analysis, he learned that the best way to achieve success was to motivate the resources he had with well-defined objectives and empowerment.

A management belief based on integrity, quality, and service, along with a positive attitude, an aptitude for strategic thought and planning, and the ability to adapt quickly to new ideas and situations allows him to achieve consistent and significant successes in multiple industries.

rob.myer@kihew.com

Clinton Kanduth - QAQC/HSE Lead

Clinton Kanduth is our Quality Assurance / Quality Control Manager, as well as the head of our Health, Safety and Environment department. He has developed our quality management program and safety program as well as handling the day-to-day management of the fabrication shop and employees.

Clinton has been in the oil and gas field for almost 10 years now and is a Red Seal Journeyman Steamfitter / Pipefitter. Over the course of the last 5 years his primary roles have been Site Supervisor, Quality Inspector, and Journeyman Pipefitter. During his career he has worked for many different clients in the energy sector and has a vast understanding of the wide spectrum of expectations required from different customers.

Clinton is based out of Kelowna British Columbia but grew up in Regina Saskatchewan and is excited to be back. He enjoys his time off boating around Okanagan lake with his wife, doing projects around the house and tending to his garden.

QAQC@kihew.com
HSE@kihew.com

Jacquie Matthews - Lead Administrator

Jacquie Matthews is our Lead Administrator at Kihew Fab-Co. She runs the day-to-day administration from both the offices in Melville, SK and on Kahkewistahaw First Nation. She helps manage timesheets, payroll, HR, payables and is an assistant to all office management. She is a great asset to the team and works hard to ensure all administrative functions run smoothly.

Her professional experiences include residential construction design, property management and leasing agent, warehousing, in the industrial construction sector, banking and bulk fuel agency management. She will always greet you with a smile and friendly hello.

Jacquie was raised on a farm in central Alberta and knows the value in working hard. She takes pride in her work and her accomplishments. She is family oriented and has 3 beautiful, independent daughters, and a very busy grandson that all light up her life. When not at work you will find her spending precious time with her family.

With her talents, Jacquie is quick to support the demands of all manufacturing operations and the management team along with vendors, clients, and personnel.

jacquie.matthews@kihew.com

Chief Dale Harry - Kihew Spucwus Group LLP

Chief Dale Harry (pekultn siyam) is one of the sixteen hereditary Chiefs from the squamish nation . He is a founding partner of Kihew Spucwus Group LLp. and has always been a leader in community as he sat on the council for the Squamish nation for 12 yrs.

Chief Dale is an ambassador for economic development along with job training and revenue building for his nation. He is well respected in the business community. He has developed many strong working relationships within the Squamish nation traditional territory working along side federal and provincial governments.

Chief Dale strives to build strong relations between nations and industry throughout Canada.

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