FabTrol Systems has been one of the leading suppliers of steel fabrication management software since 1984. Douglas Cochrane, the company s chairman, developed the original program for use at his own fab shop, Cochrane Machine Works. He soon realized that it would be just as useful and time-saving at other shops. He enticed Gerry Cochrane, the company s president and CEO, away from running her own steel shop, Northwest Welding Specialists, and together they founded FabTrol Systems. For more than two decades, FabTrol software, now called FabTrol MRP has become one of the most popular management solutions in the steel fabrication industry. The company s software is trusted by more than 800 steel shops throughout the world. The company s latest software offers integrated estimating, drawing management, material management, production management, shipping and more.