The Ver-Mac story begins in 1957, when Vernal McBain and his two sons started up a small drill equipment conversion shop supplying the construction industry.
In 1963 Vernal’s son, Raymond founded Ray-Mac Inc., which rented heavy equipment and steel barricades for construction work areas. Once these barriers were built and installed, it became obvious to Raymond that traffic needed to be directed around the work site, in order to protect both workers and road users. This realization led to the company’s producing wooden flaggers that indicated to road users which direction to follow. Just two years later Raymond had merged both companies and shifted the focus of the company firmly into road construction and traffic control.
In early 1980’s Ver-Mac started to manufacture vehicle-mounted electronic arrow boards: the first company in Canada to do so. Shortly after the Ver-Mac line of arrow boards evolved to become portable and stand-alone; they were mounted on trailers and diesel-powered.
Although road construction necessitated traffic direction, it was also obvious that road users needed reliable information. Under the combined direction of Ver-Mac’s third generation, Raymond's daughter Sandra-Lee and husband Whitney Richardson, Ver-Mac production emphasis has moved to manufacturing solar powered sophisticated electronic signalling and messaging equipment.
In 2003, due to an increasing demand of Ver-Mac products, the company bought a 80,000 ft square in order to increase its production capacity and meet its customer's needs.
Today, Ver-Mac manufactures over 70 trailers per week and delivers the Ver-Mac experience all over the globe.
Ver-Mac‘s focus on the future in no way lessens our commitment to maintaining the Ver-Mac hallmarks of heavy-duty quality, reliability and concern for meeting client requirements. At the same time we continue to search for solutions that are environmentally sound, respond to increasingly mobile societies, and simultaneously promote traffic safety.