A longstanding legacy built by generations of excellence


The Beginning

John W. McDougall opens the doors of his new manufacturers rep agency and names it John W. McDougall Company.


Heavy Production

JWMC produces 1,000 tons of ductwork for the Atomic Energy Commission on the Manhatten Project and development of the atomic bomb.


An Iconic Project

JWMC fabricated Disney’s Epcot Park’s marque attraction, Spaceship Earth. We also worked on the Monorail and Contemporary Hotel, with aluminum composite



McDougall Company moves into a new 120,000 square foot manufacturing facility outside of Nashville, TN.


3rd Generation

Alec McDougall (center) takes over the day to day operations of the company and leads JWMC into further growth and success.


Growing Strong

John W.McDougall continued to strengthen its position as a leading metal fabricator, focusing on quality content and customer satisfaction in multiple markets.


Future Focused

John W. McDougall Co. is the industry leader and continues to reach new heights in metal manufacturing and processing.

Innovating iconic structures since 1938

We are proud to have been behind some of the most iconic and immediately recognizable structures ever built as one of the world’s best-known industrial and architectural metal contractors. Our successful enterprise – now in its third generation of family ownership – still serves clients with the same professionalism, expertise, and high-quality service more than eighty years after it was founded in 1938.

Our leader, Alec McDougall

Alec McDougall, started with the company in 1988 and took over day-to-day operations in 2001, after learning many aspects of the industry. Alec initially worked in the field as an installer, in the shop on the production end, and then in accounting and purchasing, learning the business from the ground up, dedicating time and energy to project management, sales, and business development. Today, as our Chief Executive Officer, McDougall continues to introduce changes to improve the business, including investing in the latest technology as the company embraces LEAN manufacturing.

We remain committed to expanding our horizons, nurturing our workforce, and addressing business challenges with a strong focus on leveraging technology.

Featured Projects

Nashville, TN - 2020

5th + Broadway

Specialty Buildings

Pike County, IN - 2020

Elmer Buchta Technology Center

Specialty Buildings

Highland Heights, KY - 2020

Northern Kentucky University Natural Science Center

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