1967 Malcolm Lane and his wife Dawn moved their automotive electrical business from 770 Nicholson Street, North Fitzroy to 14 Chanter Street, Berrigan.
1967 In May/June Mac and Dawn commenced trading with the business name of ‘Dawmac Engineering and Welding Supplies’ operating out of the building known as ‘Charlie McGinley Hardware’.
1969 The current main shop site in Berrigan was purchased from Charlie McGinley. It was an old tin shed with a sagging front that had been added in the early 60’s, one very large gum tree and two peppercorn trees in the back yard.
1974 John Lane joined his parents working in the business.
1976 The acquisition of the adjoining property in Chanter Street that operated as ‘Goldsmithsmort & Co’.
1977 The partnership of MJ & DL Lane ceased trading and the formation of the creation of Dawmac Industries Pty Ltd.
1977 Paul Lane commence working at Dawmac.
1979 The acquisition of the former Accountants building in Chanter Street from Howard Martin. This site was the original trading premises of Howard Martin & Co.
1980 The demolition of an old fibro building attached to the building front at 20 Chanter Street and the rebuilding with concrete bricks in its place. This building then allowed for the first major infrastructure development.
1981 The building of a new covered workshop which today houses store area, toilets, workshop etc. This development was completed in 1982.
1982 Mac leaves both the business and Berrigan. Dawn, John and Paul continued operating Dawmac.
1989 John and Wendy Lane purchased JDS Industries in Finley.
1995 Dawmac took over the former premises and yard of ‘R & R Plumbing’ (Rob & Ruth Rennick) in Jerilderie Street.
1995 Dawmac purchased a parcel of land from Wayne and Jeannie Milne who owned the Berrigan Hotel. This land is where our Poly Tanks are currently stored.
1995 The opening of the ‘New’ two storey Dawmac building at 14 Chanter Street, Berrigan after complete demolition of the original premises.
1998 A side awning and roof added to the workshop area with concrete replacing the dirt and stone.
2010 Has seen the acquisition of land formerly known as ‘Burwood Enterprises’ which will provide us with both a Davis Street and Jerilderie Street presence.
2011 March saw the passing of Co-founding owner Mrs Dawn Lane.
- In January the skillion onto the existing workshop was completed providing a larger shelter area for our Team.
2013 Dawmac purchased the “Big Store” which is now the home of the Berrigan Mens Shed plus another display area for our extensive stock.
2014 The Big Store Façade was restored using existing Marble and some was sourced from overseas. The Burwood Block was levelled and fenced as another display area. Our Davey Pump Department was relocated to the Big Store and the Auto Electrician workshop doubled in size.
2017 Dawmac celebrated 50 years, with a successful Trade Show, which saw 14 major suppliers on display.