5 Branches to service you

Vanguard Steel consists of four divisions listed below. Each highlight their unique position in the marketplace.

Vanguard Specialty steel

Specialty Steel

Rounds, Flats, Squares, Plates, Tool & Die Steels, Powder Metal Tool Steels, Alloy (Machinery) Steels, Carbon Steels, Precision Ground Shafting, Drill Rod, Precision Flat Ground Stock, etc…
4140, 4145, 4340, 8620, 3312, 1018, 1045, EN30B, 65/45/12, 12L14, CPO, IHCP,

VGD Rigging

Industrial & Rigging Hardware

Wire Ropes & Cables, Strands, Wires, Chain Hooks, Chains, Chain Hoists, Hardware, ‘Golden U-Bolt’® Forged Clips, ‘Gold Pin’® Shackles, Rigging Hardware, Cargo Control Hardware, Trailer Hardware, Material Handling Products,, Builder’s Hardware, Nylon Slings, etc… Knives, Knife Holders & Accessories for: Pulp & Paper Converting, Woodworking, Plastic Film & Foil, Textile, Rubber, Steel Processing, etc…

Wire Rope

Cable, Wire Rope & Accessories
7x7, 7x19, 1x19,
Galvanized Wire Rope 6 x 19 Class FC 6 x 19 Class IWRC 6 x 36 Class FC 6 x 36 Class IWRC 6 x 24 FC 7 x 7 x 7 IWRC - Cable Laid 1 x 7 IWRC - Guy Strand
Ungalvanized Wire Rope
6 x 19 Class FC 6 x 19 Class IWRC 6 x 19 Class IWRC Swaged 6 x 36 Class FC 6 x 36 Class IWRC 19 x 7 IWRC Wire Line Cable

VGD Welding

Welding Consumable

Stainless Steel Mig & Tig Wires, Aluminum Wires, Flux Cored Wires, CO-2 Wires, Stainless & Mild Steel Electrodes, Tungsten Electrodes, Specialty Electrodes, Pickling Paste, Abrasives & Wire Brushes, etc…


Golden Series

Explore the pinnacle of excellence with Vanguard Steel’s distinguished brands in the Hardware and Rigging division. At the forefront stands the “Gold” Standard line, a legacy defined by decades of expertise and an unyielding commitment to precision and quality.

The “Gold” Standard Hardware and Rigging division epitomizes the industry’s zenith, where each product is more than engineered; it is meticulously crafted with an unparalleled attention to detail. These offerings transcend conventional expectations, designed not merely to meet but to surpass the most stringent industry benchmarks.

Within the VGD Gold Standard Hardware and Rigging Division, our focus is steadfastly directed towards client satisfaction. We understand that our customers deserve products that align precisely with their unique needs, and our commitment extends beyond functionality to enhance safety in their operations. Every item from Vanguard Steel’s VGD Gold Standard Hardware and Rigging Division is a testament to excellence, establishing itself as the undisputed benchmark for quality and reliability in the industry.

Introducing the stellar lineup under the “Gold” Standard:

  1. Golden Pin: A symbol of precision and durability, the Golden Pin is crafted to exceed expectations, ensuring optimal performance in a variety of rigging applications.
  2. Golden U-Bolts: Unmatched in strength and resilience, our Golden U-Bolts are engineered to provide a secure and reliable solution for your rigging needs.
  3. Silver Pin: Exemplifying meticulous design for versatility and reliability, the Silver Pin sets a standard of excellence in rigging applications. Crafted with precision, it delivers robust performance and durability, meeting and surpassing industry expectations.
  4. Black Eye Hooks: Engineered for strength and sophistication, our Black Eye Hooks redefine reliability in rigging applications. With a sleek design and unwavering durability, these hooks offer not only a secure solution but also a touch of refined craftsmanship, making them a standout choice in the hardware and rigging realm.
  5. Black Pin Hooks: Combining strength with sleek design, our Black Pin Hooks set a new standard in both functionality and aesthetics, delivering a reliable solution for your hardware and rigging requirements.

Vanguard Steel’s commitment to excellence is reflected in every facet of the “Gold” Standard Hardware and Rigging line, offering not just products but a promise of unparalleled quality and reliability. Elevate your expectations with Vanguard Steel – where precision meets perfection.

The distinctive trademark colours of Vanguard Steel’s Hardware and Rigging line make identification effortless even in the field. Whether it’s the commanding presence of Golden Pin, the unmatched strength of Golden U-Bolts, the value of Silver Pin, or the sleek reliability of Black Eye Hooks, each product stands out with its unique visual signature. These trademark colours not only signify Vanguard Steel’s commitment to quality and excellence but also provide practical benefits, ensuring quick and easy recognition in various rigging applications.


Vanguard Steel proudly represents a selection of esteemed brands, each renowned for its excellence and innovation in the industry. Our commitment to quality is reflected in our partnerships with the following distinguished brands:

  1. Felco: Rooted in Swiss precision, FELCO is an esteemed high-quality cutting tool brand specializing in the meticulous craft of cable and wire rope cutters. Guided by a singular goal – excellence – FELCO employs precise procedures in its manufacturing, a commitment reflected in various third-party certifications spanning Quality, Environment, and Safety. With a legacy defined by precision and superior craftsmanship, FELCO stands as a beacon of excellence in the realm of cutting tools.

  2. Nicopress: Established in 1901, Nicopress is a leading brand known for crafting high-quality tools and connection solutions for electrical cable, wire rope, and fibre rope applications. Serving diverse markets globally, including utility, aerospace, military & defence, and medical, Nicopress is synonymous with pioneering design, precision manufacturing, and reliable service. With over a century of leadership, we prioritize staying ahead of technological advancements, ensuring our customers receive top-tier products, efficient manufacturing from our Cleveland, Ohio base, and on-demand availability through a robust distributor network. Nicopress represents a legacy of excellence, offering superior craftsmanship and unwavering customer support.

  3. Cartec: With a rich heritage deeply rooted in metal forging, Cartec has been a prominent figure in the rigging hardware landscape for over half a century. From Italy, Their products are synonymous with prime quality, reflecting the expertise and assurance of being crafted by one of the world’s renowned manufacturers. Cartec’s commitment to excellence is their global hallmark, representing a history steeped in metal forging that remains the company’s distinguished calling card across the world.

  4. Lassmann: Embracing the distinguished label “Made in Germany,” Lessmann is steadfast in delivering the anticipated high quality to our valued customers. Their commitment to excellence begins with sourcing raw materials from traders who consistently meet their stringent quality demands. With ISO-accredited quality management underpinning their operations, they uphold constant high production standards across all manufacturing departments. Rigorous testing processes are integral to our operations, ensuring the creation of first-class, long-lasting products such as deburring brushes or disc brushes. These products not only justify but elevate the confidence and value associated with the esteemed label “Made in Germany.”

By aligning ourselves with these reputable brands, Vanguard Steel ensures that our customers receive products that not only meet but exceed industry expectations. These partnerships underscore our commitment to providing a comprehensive range of high-quality options, further solidifying Vanguard Steel as a trusted source for hardware and rigging solutions.


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Welcome to Vanguard Steel – a dynamic force that has transformed and grown since its modest inception in 1960, evolving into a formidable entity with a strong national presence. At the heart of our journey lies an unwavering commitment to excellence, consistency, and, above all, the satisfaction of our valued customers.

Our 60-year milestone stands as a testament to the enduring vision and ownership that have steered Vanguard Steel through decades of growth. This longevity not only signifies stability but also reflects our robust financial security, assuring our customers of a partner with a proven track record of success.

Central to our operational philosophy is the innovative three-pillar approach—Quality, Effectiveness, and Price. We believe in delivering products that not only meet but exceed industry standards, all while maintaining a strategic balance with affordability and safety. Rigorous quality control processes and the meticulous selection of factories underline our commitment to providing you with reliable, top-notch industrial rigging and hardware products.

What sets us apart is our “different than the competition” philosophy, which transcends beyond the products we offer. We are not just a supplier; we are your neighbors, living and working in your communities. When you reach out to us, you’ll experience the warmth of a friendly human voice, and we’re always within reach—by phone or in person. Need assistance at your site? We’re there. Our creative inventory solutions allow you to draw down stock over time, tailored to your needs.

Safety is not just a priority for us; it’s a point of pride. Vanguard Steel boasts a perfect safety record, an accomplishment that underscores our commitment to providing rigging and hardware products that you can trust. Our proactive approach to quality control includes on-the-ground teams, factory visits, and regular audits, ensuring that every product meets our stringent standards for authenticity and excellence.

As a proudly Canadian company, Vanguard Steel holds deep roots in the community and is dedicated to supporting local businesses. We view our success as intertwined with the success of our customers, and to achieve this, we continually strive to exceed your expectations. The information provided here offers a comprehensive understanding of our values, principles, and the distinctive ways in which Vanguard Steel stands out in the market. Thank you for considering us as your partner—we look forward to serving you every step of the way.