Vector Marketing is the domestic sales arm of Cutco Corporation, an Olean, New York based cutlery manufacturer. Vector Marketing Corporation is the company’s sales division. ALCAS Corporation is the parent company. Vector Marketing Corporation and Cutco Cutlery Corporation are wholly owned subsidiaries of Cutco Corporation. The firm originated in a joint venture between Alcoa and Case Cutlery known as Alcas Corporation. It completed a factory in Olean, New Yorkin 1947, and shipped first set of Cutco Cutlery that year. In 1974, Alcoa purchased Case Cutlerys share of Alcas. In 1982 members of Alcas management purchased the firm in a management buyout, and in 1985 they acquired Vector Marketing, originally an independent distributor of Cutco Cutlery. In 2009, Alcas changed its name to Cutco Corporation,with Vector its domestic sales subsidiary. The company remains privately held, and is a major employer in Cattaraugus County, New York.