Apel made an additional capital investment to expand the business with a move into a new 135,000-square-foot facility in Coburg, Oregon, which included the installation of a new nine-inch UBE press, complete with Granco Clark ancillaries, a water quenching system, and an on-site material testing laboratory. The Coburg, Oregon expansion, coupled with our capabilities in Calgary, Alberta make [...]
Continuing to upgrade its capabilities, APEL replaced its 40-year-old six-inch press in Calgary with a state-of-the-art, seven-inch UBE press, complete with Granco Clark ancillaries.
APEL purchased the assets of Postle Aluminum North West, acquiring a three-year-old seven-inch UBE press and a facility in Springfield, Oregon. With this addition, APEL began to market its extrusions in the western United States.
A new state-of-the-art anodizing line allowed for penetration into the architectural and commercial markets and a modern waste water handling system was installed to replace the existing 20-year-old equipment.
Further equipment enhancements and a major upgrade to its horizontal paint line has allowed APEL to further improve its capabilities and meet the AAMA2605 paint standard, which will facilitate growth and deliver superior market performance in the years to come.
Alcan exited the extrusion business in North America, selling its interest in APEL to the current private ownership group. Continuous upgrades to its equipment, expansion of its premises, and the installation of a new seven-inch press in 2001 (later upgraded to an eight-inch configuration) allowed APEL to grow its operations and become the supplier of preference in its [...]