LOCWELD was founded by Mr. Morris Fast in 1947. Mr. Fast saw a significant opportunity in transmission tower fabrication, and the primary direction of LOCWELD took shape.
In 1969, the company relocated to a new 220,000 square foot facility on the South Shore of Montreal in Candiac to meet the increasing demand.
In 1978, Mr. Maurice Cyr took over as the President of the company, leading a team of 160 employees. This legacy continues on today through the second generation with his son, Mr. Michael Cyr, taking over as President and CEO of LOCWELD Group in 2012. Under Michael’s leadership, LOCWELD now proudly employs 270 people in the province of Quebec and continues to grow.
LOCWELD is traditionally known in North America for its incomparable experience in the design and fabrication of steel transmission towers. Our vision and commitment has successfully allowed for diversification into the design and fabrication of tubular poles, substations, and bridges.
Here's the American Galvanizers Association (AGA) article about the RockAnchor:
HISTORY OF ROCKANCHOR
For over 20 years, Locweld has been the manufacturer of the original ROCKANCHOR.
Imitated but never duplicated, the ROCKANCHOR was designed and tested by Maurice Brunet, Engineer and Executive Vice-President at Locweld. Maurice’s inspiration for the invention of the RockAnchor was simple: when you encounter rock while setting utility poles, it makes more sense to use the rock in your favor than deal with the time, cost, and danger of blasting.
With over 60 000 distribution and telephone pole installations since 1996 without a single failure, ROCKANCHOR is a true success story.
The ROCKANCHOR is a simple anchoring system that alleviates many cost and installation headaches often found in rock based locations. This unique product has helped users realize installations projects throughout North America.
- Electric utilities
- Telecommunication companies
- Telephone companies
- Cable companies
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