About Us

To Improve Your Business With the Most Comprehensive Stainless Steel Piping and Fabricating Products in the Industry

Our group is comprised of four businesses that are focused on serving customers in the stainless steel and specialty alloys for piping and fabrication industries. ABE, Douglas Barwick, Douglas Brothers and Formweld Fittings have come together to provide customers with more comprehensive stainless steel piping and fabricating products and improved levels of services and quality.

Douglas Barwick focuses on piping projects for multiple industries and pipe, fittings and flanges for specific projects. With two locations and over 100,000 square feet of shop space, their experienced workforce can manage both small and large scale contracts in multiple stainless alloys, carbon steel, duplex and special materials such as Titanium, Chrome-moly allowing their customers to focus on planning to manage their project on time and on budget.

Douglas Brothers provides engineered fabrication for multiple products. Their highly experienced team of estimators, pipe fitters, and welders can focus on specific engineered needs from tanks to aerators to piping segments to specialized designs. Located in Portland Maine they can manage jobs from local to international and from big to small.

ABE is a highly efficient lean manufacturer that focuses on selling loose pipe and fittings to distribution and manufacturers. Founded in 1973 ABE has been focused on producing ANSI, ID and OD pipe sizes in light to heavy wall sizes with a wide range of stainless steel and specialty alloys and multiple specifications. With robotic manufacturing and a global supply chain, they can provide customers with a complete package while ensuring they will be competitive.

Formweld Fittings provides exceptional service for customers looking for both standard and specialized fitting options. Founded in 1983 and known for their high-quality, they offer in-house specialized testing such as; Radiography, Liquid Penetrant, Visual, Grain Size Verification, Ferrite, Hardness, and Positive Material Identification. Whether the customer is looking for a quick turnaround, special grade steels or unique configurations, Formweld Fittings can provide the solution.

This group partnership allows each business to be experts in their customers' needs, and while working together they can help guide a customer to the best solution possible.

A Brief History