From its humble beginnings, GL&V took little more than 10 years to reach a size sufficient to attract public financing. In 1986, the Company successfully made its initial public offering. This access to the financial markets allowed GL&V to accelerate its growth rate.
GL&V became one of the major players in large-scale industrial projects requiring engineering and turnkey management capabilities. It also became one of the few equipment designers and manufacturers offering such an extensive line of products intended for a diversified client base.