Douglas Steel begins 2012 with

new projects and promotions

Dan Harris
Promoted to 
 Project Manager


Dan joined Douglas Steel in 1991 shortly after graduating from Michigan State University College of Natural Science. He began working in the Engineering Department as a detailer. With over 30 years experience in the steel industry Dan has held positions as checker, detailing manager and job captain. Some of the notable projects Dan has work on include The Accident Fund Corporate Headquarters and University of Michigan Football Stadium Expansion.


Tim Johnson
Promoted to
Job Captain

Tim joined Douglas Steel as a detailer in 2004 with an extensive background in CAD drafting and SDS/2.  Over the past few years he has filled in for a job captain from time to time which has prepared him for his advancement to the position of Job Captain.

Prior to joining Douglas Steel, Tim successfully completed drafting 1 & 2 at Oakland Community College as well as completed advanced 3D drafting at Delta College.   He also completed training on SDS/2 steel detailing software.

He has had extensive experience working as a detailer since 1990 for small miscellaneous shops as well as large fabricators and erectors throughout Michigan.

Douglas Steel Fabricating Corporation

is an

AISC-Certified Fabricator and Erector.  

Douglas Steel builds Lansing's new electric-steam generation facility



The Lansing Board of Water & Light is building a $182 million combined-cycle, cogeneration plant that produces both electricity and steam.


The highly efficient, state-of-the art facility will be fueled by natural gas, not coal. This switch will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent, compared to the BWL's existing steam plant.


Douglas Steel is under contract with The Christman Company to detail, fabricate and erect 2,150 tons of structural steel and miscellaneous iron for the 154,000 square foot project.


Douglas Steel helps
St. Joe Mercy build
new patient tower


St. Joseph Mercy Oakland kicked off construction of its new $219 million South Patient Tower.

 Douglas Steel is under contract with Barton Malow to detail, fabricate and erect 1,673 tons of structural steel and stairs for the new 320,000 square foot, eight-story tower. It will have 136 technologically enhanced, private patient rooms initially, with room to open 72 more.  Patient rooms will be configured for comfort and include the latest innovations for optimal care. The construction will allow support space for families, who are vital to the healing process.

The new patient rooms are targeted for medical/surgical patients and will replace existing smaller rooms that currently cannot accommodate new medical and communications technology.

The South Patient Tower is expected to be completed in Fall 2013.