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In 1930, Thomas Grégoire founded Thomas T. Grégoire Inc in Victoriaville, QC, manufacturing steel cladding for farm buildings. Over 90 years later, Vicwest is still producing steel roof and siding solutions for buildings across North America.

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1930

T. Grégoire Inc founded in Victoriaville, QC by Thomas Grégoire, manufacturing steel cladding for farm buildings

1940

During the second world war, production was converted to tin milk cannisters, used to bring milk to rural cheese factories

1954

Renamed to VicMétal in homage to the city it was founded in

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1970

VicMétal was used coast-to-coast for large scale commercial and industrial projects

1986

VicMétal merged with Westeel, a Winnipeg-based agricultural storage solutions company to become Vicwest Steel Inc.

1995

The Buildings Product Group rebrands, changing the name from Vicwest Steel to Vicwest

2000

Vicwest and Westeel form Vicwest corporation

2004

Vicwest corporation becomes a publically traded company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange

2006-2010

Vicwest grew rapidly through acquisitions, their first IMP Manufacturing Facility launches in Hamilton, Ontario

2015

Became an independent subsidiary of the Kingspan Group

2020

Vicwest celebrates its 90th anniversary