Robb Engineering Works Ltd.

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Robb Engineering Works Ltd.

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Robb Engineering was a metals manufacturer in Amherst, Nova Scotia, with its origins in the mid-nineteenth century. Originally founded in 1848 for general work on coal mining and lumber machinery, the factory expanded to manufacture boilers, electric engines and small generator plants. They also designed and manufactured locomotive engines. In 1964 Robb Engineering was acquired by the Dominion Bridge Company and its assets merged into Dominion's Canada Car and Foundry subsidiary. Robb Engineering gained notoriety during the 1990s after being blamed as the maker of faulty open web steel joists, some of which experienced catastrophic failure, resulting in at least one roof collapse.


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