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The Chiefs Salute Over 50 Years of Service Excellence

You can’t spend over a half century as a leader in your profession without impacting the entire industry in which you serve. So when we learned that Walter C. Dobson, the Chief Engineer at Citicorp Plaza was retiring after 54 years as a Stationary Engineer and Chief Engineer, we had to make a special trip there to speak to a man who not only witnessed enumerable changes that took place in the profession, but also played a significant role in bringing about several of those changes.

Born in 1937, Walter got his start as a Stationary Fireman working under his father, who was Chief Engineer at Central Steam Laundry at 315 W. Grand Avenue in Chicago. In his off time, he took classes at night in Arc and Gas Welding and attended IUOE, Local 399 training classes.

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Posted by FanningCommunications on Mar 1st, 2014 and filed under Feature Story. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response by filling following comment form or trackback to this entry from your site

2 Responses for “The Chiefs Salute Over 50 Years of Service Excellence”

  1. Cyndi Dobson says:

    Dad, I am so proud of you for all you have done in your professional life as well as for your family. You deserve this retirement more than anyone I know. Love forever, Cyndi

  2. Carolynn Gallmann says:


    Good Luck in retirement and safe travels.

    Take Care,

    DP Systems

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