Our Company
The Company was originally incorporated as RAPID-SPAN STRUCTURES LTD in 1983. In the early days, the Company focused on providing short span pre-cast concrete bridges to the forest industry in British Columbia. These bridges were an alternative to the high cost, limited supply of traditional log bridges common in forestry operations.

In 1985 our first steel structures were sub-contracted. This led to a decision to concentrate on steel bridge systems, which in turn, inspired the owners to establish a permanent fabrication plant in Vernon, BC. By 1987 growth in the demand for short span steel structures became evident. Because of this growth, the Company discontinued the construction division to concentrate on being a supplier of bridge systems to government, mining, forestry and construction companies throughout western Canada.

In 1994, the owner, with the assistance and cooperation of all employees, moved the operations to our new facilities at the present location in the Spallumcheen Industrial Park near Armstrong, BC. This was an aggressive decision that proved beneficial to customers, suppliers, employees and the owner. Sales improved and stability in demand for our products ensured a secure work place. Robert Malbeuf, the founding owner, passed away suddenly in July 1995.

Ken Regehr and Gene Reimer, current owners of Rapid-Span, acquired the Company in April 1996, bringing a renewed energy and vision to grow the Company. Since 1996, the Company has built or acquired a precast / prestress concrete plant near Armstrong, a steel fabrication plant in Grande Prairie, Alberta and a timber mat production plant near Grande Prairie, Alberta. This is in addition to our main steel fabrication plant in BC.

Quality products and service have generated our strength in the market place. Our customers know their orders are filled with close regard to quality and a respect for deadlines. Our Company has developed systems to endorse our commitment to quality. This commitment to quality is confirmed with our ISO9001 and AISC certifications.

We have now provided bridge products from Alaska to Peru and Queen Charlotte Islands to Newfoundland, and everywhere in between. New opportunities across North, Central and South America constantly challenge us to design and build higher quality bridge products more cost effectively.