What We Do

We are the leading supplier of cathodic protection and corrosion mitigation technologies for reinforced concrete and masonry structures globally.

Our work started in 1989 when David Whitmore and the Vector Restoration team completed the first ever Norcure® Electrochemical Chloride Extraction project in North America, the Burlington Skyway for the Ministry of Transportation Ontario. In 1996 Vector Restoration was part of the team that received the Nova Award for the Norcure® ECE technique. Awarded by the Construction Innovation Forum, the Nova Award is the construction industry’s highest honor for innovation.

In 1997, Whitmore filed the first of many patents that would kickstart the field of corrosion mitigation and cathodic protection for steel reinforced concrete structures. He established VCT in 1999, and the company continues to push the industry forward. 

Over 20 Years of Innovation

1999

Vector Corrosion Technologies is formally established and introduces Galvashield® XP, the original embedded galvanic anode to the North American Market. Vector is on it's way to becoming the world’s leading supplier of corrosion mitigation technologies for reinforced concrete structures.

2000

Files patents in Japan, Hong Kong, Australia and Europe for activated galvanic anodes in concrete and humectant.

2002

Launches the Galvashield® CC anode series.  

Secures the Galvashield® manufacturing license from Fosroc Corrosion Solutions and opens a manufacturing plant in Winnipeg. 

2003

Completes first Galvashield® DAS (Distributed Anode System) installation in New Haven, Connecticut.

Opens first U.S.A. office in Tampa, FL.

2005

Completes first Galvashield® Jacket System project for Caltrans in San Leandro, California. 

2006

Acquires all assets and patents for Post-Tech® Technologies Ltd. including: Post-Tech® PT Corrosion Evaluation and Post-Tech® Drying and Regreasing.

Secures Robert Moses Causeway Galvashield® Jacket System project with the New York Department of Transportation

Expands manufacturing operation to Otter Street facility in Winnipeg, MB to accommodate growth

2009

Acquires Fosroc Corrosion Solutions and hosts first international distributor meeting in Orlando, FL.

2011

Opens Research and Development Centre in Cradley Heath, UK. 

Launches Galvashield® N anode for new construction applications.

2013

Develops Post-Tech® Impregnation System (PTI) and completes first project for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).  

Opens office in Indonesia and completes first Norcure® ECE project there.

2015

Develops in-house zinc casting capability in Winnipeg manufacturing plant.

Launches Galvashield® XP compact with One and Done installation design.

2016

Original installation for Galvashield® Tidal Plus Jacket System installed in conjunction with Florida Department of Transportation in Siesta Key.  

Signs distribution agreement with Corrosion Service Company Limited for DAC-Anode®.

2017

Signs distribution agreement with Denora® for titanium MMO ICCP anodes.

2018

Launches Galvashield® Fusion T2 Technology

Redesigns and relaunches the Galvashield® XP and Galvashield® CC series.

2019

Joins the Concrete Preservation Alliance as a founding member. 

2021

Dr. George Sergi publishes groundbreaking research detailing how galvanic anodes age and develops new design methodology. 

Signs distribution agreement with Elgard® for titanium MMO ICCP anodes.

2022

Updates Galvashield® XP and CC spacing tables to achieve minimum design life.

Releases Galvashield® XPX and CCX anodes designed for highly corrosive and hot weather environments.

Designated a distributor of V-ROD to expand the use of fiberglass (FRP) rebar in repair and maintenance of concrete structures.

Establishes anode manufacturing plant in Lexington, KY for added manufacturing capacity and to service growing U.S. infrastructure repair market.

 

 

 

Awards

We're proud to have contributed to these award winning projects. 

2019

US30: Mosier, Dry Canyon, & Chenoweth Creek Bridges
Excellence in Concrete: Restoration
ACI Oregon Chapter

2019

Lake Merritt Boathouse: 10 Years Later
Award of Excellence
ICRI

2016

Watkins Bridge Rehabilitation
Merit Award
Australasian Concrete Repair Assoc.

2016

Entrance Bridge Rehabilitation
Winner Award
Australasian Concrete Repair Assoc.

2004

FDR Outboard Detour
Project of the Year
New York Construction Awards

2003

Interstate Route 480 Bridge Repair
Honorable Mention
ICRI

1996

Electrochemical Chloride Removal System
NOVA Award
Construction Innovation Forum

Our Projects

Our innovative technologies have played a key role in hundreds of successful projects around the world.  

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