APEL Company Culture
APEL Extrusions is North America’s leading independent aluminum extruder and finisher. With 45+ years of experience, APEL is a leading North American extrusion company with a commitment to continued investment in new equipment and capabilities to meet the current and future demands of the markets we serve. As active lean practitioners, we are perpetually improving our operations with our Continuous Improvement Program.
My APEL Experience – Sonia Prines
Sonia Prines, Outside Sales Rep at APEL Extrusions, discusses why she loves working with APEL. Sonia’s responsibilities include bringing in new customers, working with existing customers, pricing, quoting, and providing excellent customer service – because, after all, that’s what attracted her to APEL to begin with – the people! APEL Extrusions is North America’s leading independent aluminum extruder and finisher. With 45+ years of experience, APEL is steadfast with their commitment to continue investing in new equipment and capabilities to [...]
My APEL Experience – Matt Dahmen
Matt Dahmen, Plant Manager at APEL’s Coburg facility, sits down with us to talk about his deep experience in the aluminum extrusion industry, his ongoing engineering experience and education, and the many ways he’s able to apply his multi-faceted skills in his work at APEL. Matt enjoys the fun, vibrant work environment, and feels that this company culture combined with their state-of-the-art equipment and second to none customer service is why APEL is aleading force in aluminum extrusions. APEL Extrusions [...]
The Future of APEL
APEL Extrusions has purchased 22.6 acres of land in Phoenix, Arizona, which will be the site of a new 323,782-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing facility. APEL will expand its West Coast Operations to Phoenix in late 2022 with plans to move company headquarters to follow. APEL Extrusions intends to hire approximately 200 employees at the new location and will begin recruiting for management, administrative, engineering, technical services and labor positions mid-year 2022. “We are excited to be investing in a major [...]
APEL Extrusions: Commercial Building
Time is money when undertaking small or large construction projects. APEL Extrusions saves customers money by offering short, consistent lead times to meet demanding project schedules and challenges. APEL has been successfully supplying architectural profiles in the Western US and Canada for nearly half a century. An agile, independent extruder, APEL is a “one stop shop” offering extrusion, painting, anodizing, fabrication, and thermal improvement for both residential manufacturers and customers within the architectural building sector. Curtainwall, window-wall, entrance doors, storefronts, [...]
APEL Extrusions: The RV Sector
The RV sector requires aluminum extrusions for most internal walls in a variety of trailers and motorhomes, chassis on smaller RV trailers and utility trailers, inner and outer trim stapes, slide out framework, and more. The key to quality, cost-effective RV and trailer construction is to reduce weight… which is why aluminum is the preferred choice over steel. Most RV manufacturers struggle with weight reduction as most aluminum extruders either prefer not to or are unable to manufacture thinner extrusions. [...]
Safety at APEL
APEL Extrusions commitment to the safety and well-being of its employees is a top priority. Safety at APEL starts with management commitment and employee involvement. This is supported through continuous training, personal accountability, and performance management as core elements for ensuring the well-being of our employees. APEL’s safety system is based on human error reduction, personal safety awareness, and reinforcing knowledge to help workers control hazards and prevent injuries. All of this is supported by ensuring we as a company [...]
APEL: “The Plane Story”
A peek 'behind the curtain" at APEL Extrusions.... ABOUT APEL APEL Extrusions is North America’s leading independent aluminum extruder and finisher. With 45+ years of experience, APEL is a leading North American extrusion company with a commitment to continued investment in new equipment and capabilities to meet the current and future demands of the markets we serve.
APEL’S Anodizing Process
Anodizing refers to the electrochemical process that changes the surface of the metal into a corrosion-resistant, durable, and aesthetically pleasing anodic-oxide finish. This is not a process that happens before other finishing – an anodized material’s surface is fully integrated into the aluminum substrate and cannot be chipped off or removed. Apel’s state-of-the-art semi-automated anodizing line ensures 100% environmental compliance of all finishing processes. Capable of producing clear, champagne, bronze, and black finishes in up to 24-foot 3-inch lengths meeting [...]
My Apel Experience – Meet John Finney
After spending most of his life in the aluminum extrusion business, Apel's John Finney, Sales Manager in Calgary, Alberta, Canada takes a sincere look at his journey and shares his hopes for the future of his beloved Apel Extrusions.