Apex International breaks ground on new US factory

Apex International, manufacturer of anilox rolls, sleeves, glue sets, and metering solutions, held a celebratory groundbreaking to mark the commencement of construction on its new Pennsylvania manufacturing facility.
Richard King (superintendent, Guardian), Kevin Dewar (project manager, Apex), Dean Clark (director of Business Development, Guardian), Dennis O’Hara (president, Guardian) and Ruud van Cuijk (managing director, Apex North America)
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. 
The new property will sit on more than 12 acres of land and occupy over 58,500 square feet – 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,’ stated Ruud van Cuijk, managing director of 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.’