Vector Construction and Vector Corrosion Technologies' roots date back to 1965 in the earthworks business building roads, under the name G.M.W. Ltd. After several years of highway grading, dam building, site development, and other heavy construction projects, the opportunity came to take on a significant concrete repair project on a hydro-electric facility for Manitoba Hydro. This start in concrete rehabilitation soon lead to new opportunities to provide the latest concrete restoration and protection technologies to a broad range of clients.
Concrete repair operations started with a branch in Manitoba, then soon expanded to include a branch in Thunder Bay, ON. After several years of successful growth in these branches two more branches were added in Saskatchewan and Southern Ontario. Vector’s concrete repair business continued to grow with the addition of new branches in Alberta and Fargo, North Dakota. Further expansion continued with three more branches in the United States in North Dakota, Iowa, and Illinois. These services are now delivered through the Winnipeg Head Office and these nine branch offices.
Vector expanded into the related area of investigating and mitigating corrosion of reinforcing steel in reinforced concrete structures. This expansion began with the installation of cathodic protection systems and then shortly followed with the introduction of the Norcure® System for removing the chlorides from concrete using electrochemical technology. We have since extended our offering to include corrosion testing on reinforced concrete structures, design and installation of cathodic protection systems, and sales and distribution of galvanic and impressed current anodes for reinforcing steel protection.
Vector is a recognized leader in the areas of concrete restoration, concrete protection, concrete repair and corrosion technologies for reinforced concrete and masonry structures. Our proactive dedication to these areas is best represented by our Corporate Mission Statement:
Vector: A force dedicated to solving tomorrow’s unique challenges and today’s concrete and corrosion problems.