Oldcastle Precast-Vanguard was originally established in Topeka as Vanguard Products Corporation by Jim Van Sickle in 1966. From its original focus of providing sanitary manholes to the Topeka area, Vanguard expanded their product lines to include a variety of drainage products including storm structures, pipe, and box culvert as well as enlarging the geographic area which it served. Mr. Van Sickle was instrumental in producing designs for the City of Topeka many of which remain their city standards today.
Purchased by Oldcastle Precast in 2005, the company has enjoyed continuing growth, the updating of its facilities, and expansion in the scope of products and services offered. In addition to our complete line of storm and sanitary drainage products, we are currently producing such diverse products as Modular Prison Cells, Star Track railroad crossing panels, Temporary Arms Security Structures for military application, Utility Vaults for power and communication distribution, and Three Sided Bridges which minimize stream bed disturbances. Locally, our staff of over fifty employees working in an 82,000 square foot manufacturing facility is able to provide you with unequalled quality, service, and dependability in meeting your precast needs. Our controlled environment facilities allow us to produce products year round without delays due to weather insuring that your projects can stay on schedule. Licensed staff engineers can assist you in preliminary designs or provide a detailed structural analysis to insure that final products meet required specifications as well as suggesting cost effective alternatives to achieve the highest possible quality at a reasonable cost. Our facility is strategically located near Interstate 70 and US 24 and US 75 highways, enabling us to ship products efficiently to all locations in the Midwest.
Additionally, Oldcastle is committed to using non-renewable assets responsibly and insuring that our facilities operate with minimal impact on the environment. We strive to be a "good neighbor" and pledge support to the communities which we serve.
As a part of the Oldcastle Precast family, we join with over seventy other facilities throughout the United States in standing ready to meet your needs for quality precast concrete products.