Apex breaks ground for new facility in America

Apex International recently held a celebratory groundbreaking to mark the starting of construction on their new Pennsylvania manufacturing facility.

The new facility is located in the Alta Vista Business Park in Fallowfield Township, PA and will be replace the existing location in Donora, PA. Guardian Construction Management Services, an established southeast construction management partner, is the selected contractor for the building initiative. Leadership teams from Apex International and Guardian Construction were onsite to conduct the groundbreaking in mid-August.

From left to right: Richard King (Guardian), Kevin Dewar (Apex), Dean Clark (Guardian), Dennis O’Hara (Guardian) and Ruud van Cuijk (Apex North America).

The new property will sit on more than 12 acres of land and occupy over 58,500 sq ft – more than twice the size of the Donora manufacturing site. The facility’s primary purpose is to expand and elevate the manufacturing and warehousing capabilities of Apex International’s anilox roll and sleeve, glue set, metering roll and print maintenance products. Construction on the property began August 22, 2022, with an expected occupancy date in 2024.

The Fallowfield facility is part of Apex’s ‘Vision: 2020s’ plan, a multi-phase growth strategy, announced in Spring 2021. ‘Vision:2020s’ entails investments in new buildings, new production equipment, and new personnel, in order to scale up production capacity and elevate product quality.

“Apex International planned major investments into global facilities and capital equipment to address anticipated industry growth,” states Ruud van Cuijk, Managing Director, Apex North America. “It is exciting to witness the initiative come to fruition – this long-awaited expansion will give our customers much quicker order turnaround and much more.”

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