Please note that Vitrum Glass Group will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2018, in order to demonstrate our deepest respect and appreciation for the men and women service people who gave their life for our freedom and to all of those that continue to fight for our freedom today. Thank you.
In Memorium & In GratitudeNovember 2018
Happy Thanksgiving!!October 2018
At Apex Extrusions we’re very thankful for our clients, colleagues and staff, who continually help us to achieve high quality standards for all of our extrusion products.
Please note that we will be closed Monday, October 8th to allow our team an opportunity to give thanks, but we’re back at it on Tuesday, October 9th.
Wishing everyone a happy, cozy, safe holiday weekend.
2018 Further Price AdjustmentsAugust 2018
Market volatility hit an all-time high in the aluminum industry in April 2018 when geo-political factors created the greatest impact on access to billet. Following the announcement of US sanctions on the world’s second largest producer of aluminum, Russian company Rusal, the price of aluminum surged. Tariffs on many countries including China, and most recently Canada created additional economic pressure on the price of aluminum. In August, speculation has diminished but so too has worldwide supply.
Over the past several months Apex Aluminum Extrusions has worked tirelessly to collaborate and coordinate with suppliers from all over the globe to try to ensure we can satisfy order capacities and lead times. While we have gained access to additional billet from a truly global network, the price to access the reduced worldwide supply, in addition to the cost to transport, import, and to convert the billet continues to increase.
We are very appreciative of your business and we are sensitive to the fact that an impact on our business means an impact on your business. We write today to respectfully advise that we must, once again, increase our prices in order to offset the cost of our newly expanded supply network and the associated costs. We continue to work on our internal processes and optimization efforts to minimize the impact of the escalating cost of obtaining aluminum from our global supply network. As such, we will be increasing our conversion cost by $0.22/kg ($0.10/lb). For Canadian customers this increase will take effect on all orders received by our office after 4pm on Friday, August 24. For US customers this increase will take effect on all orders received after 4 pm on August 29. Orders placed in advance of this price adjustment must be shipped within current lead times, i.e., current pricing will not apply to advance POs. All orders currently in-house and those received prior to the above cut-off will not be impacted by the increase.
Apex Aluminum Extrusions is working hard to ensure lead times remain stable, however, due to new supply relationships and an overall reduction to the global supply of aluminum, lead times may escalate. Your Apex Sales Representative will keep you apprised of current lead times at the time of your order.
If you have any questions about these price adjustments or lead times please contact your Apex Sales Representative.
Thank you for being a valued customer. We appreciate your continued support.
Bill de Koning
Vice President, Apex Aluminum Extrusions
Aluminum Pricing Policy UpdatesApril 2018
Aluminum Pricing Policy Updates for Apex Aluminum Extrusions
Recent developments in the geopolitical climate has caused massive disruption to the supply of global aluminum. These developments are putting unprecedented inflationary pressure on the production of aluminum. Specifically the US Government, on April 11, 2018, announced sanctions on the Russian firm of Rusal, the producer of approximately 6% of the global aluminum supply. Just prior to this announcement the US Government also implemented a 10% tariff on aluminum imports from several countries. For the time being, Canada is exempt.
As such, the global supply of Aluminum product eligible for American markets without a tariff penalty has been greatly diminished, leading to an aluminum price surge of +/- 13%. Experts remain uncertain about how the shortage will be met, and how much or how long prices will continue to surge.
With the current market conditions, and the vast reduction in global supply, we are being limited to our contractual volumes of billet. Therefore, we can only accept orders at current month pricing until our current allotment has been fully expended.
In addition, it is due to this volatility that effective Monday, April 23, 2018, Apex Aluminum Extrusions will be implementing pricing actions to reflect current market prices. We will be monitoring the May order intake to ensure we do not take orders in excess of our allotment. In fairness to all of our customers, we will limit each client’s May orders to the previous month’s average order. Please also note that lead times may be impacted due to supply shortages.
Despite the necessity for a price adjustment as well as the need to manage customer order capacities, we remain committed to ensuring that we evolve our processes and aggressively pursue optimization efforts in order to minimize the effect felt by you, our valued customers.
For up to date pricing data, please contact your Apex Sales Representative. Pricing will be updated on a regular basis to ensure any relief felt in the marketplace, is passed along to you.
While we can’t completely mitigate the challenges that the current geopolitical climate is confronting us with, we at Apex Aluminum Extrusions, are working hard to minimize these effects on you. Thank you for your continued support and patience as we navigate through these turbulent times together.
Bill de Koning
Vice President, Apex Aluminum Extrusions
Visit Apex at the 2017 CSC ConferenceMay 2017
Apex Facade Systems, a division of Apex Aluminum Extrusions is proud to be a gold sponsor for the 2017 CSC Conference in Kelowna, BC. The conference is being hosted by Construction Specifications Canada and is being held from May 24-28, 2017 at the Delta Hotels Great Okanagan Resort and Conference Centre.
Be sure to visit our booth to meet with the Apex team and learn more about our Apex’s new glazing system that will be launching summer 2017.
Apex Welcomes Randy Smith as Architectural Sales Representative for Apex Facade SystemsMarch 2017
Apex Aluminum Extrusions is proud to announce its newest team member, Randy Smith in the role of Architectural Sales Representative. He will be providing support to customers throughout British Columbia and Alberta for Apex’s upcoming architectural glazing solution, Apex Facade Systems.
Randy brings more than twenty years’ experience in the aluminum and glazing industry to this new position. He began his career as a red seal journeyman glazier before moving into the role of architectural sales manager for Alumicor. Randy recently obtained his Certified Technical Representative designation with Construction Specification Canada.
“With previous management positions, a glazing background and extensive technical training Randy brings an ideal blend of experience to this role,” said Bill de Koning, Vice President of Apex Aluminum Extrusions. “His great attitude, strong customer skills and extensive technical knowledge and background in architectural glazing systems will make him a great resource to our customers.”
2017 GANA BEC ConferenceJanuary 2017
Apex Aluminum Extrusions and sister company Vitrum Glass Group will be exhibiting at the 2017 Building Envelope Conference. The BEC Conference is hosted by the Glass Association of North America and is being held from February 6-8, 2017 at Caesars Palace Las Vegas.
The 2017 GANA Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference will provide a forum for more than 400 contract glaziers, industry suppliers and technical experts to connect and discuss critical issues and important trends for building with glass in today’s modern world.
Be sure to visit our exhibit table to meet with the Vitrum and Apex team and learn more about our new and innovative product offerings for 2017.
Apex Welcomes Owen AndersonFebruary 2016
Apex Aluminum Extrusions is proud to announce its newest team member, Owen Anderson in the role of Account Executive. He will be providing support to customers throughout Washington, Oregon and Northern California and will be based out of Vancouver, Washington.
“With previous management positions, a sales background and over two decades in aluminum extrusions Owen brings an ideal blend of experience to this role,” said Bill de Koning, Vice President of Apex Aluminum Extrusions. “His great attitude, strong customer skills and extensive technical knowledge and background in aluminum will make him a great resource to our customers.”
Owen can be reached by call 1.866.970.5948.
Don Welsh joins Apex as General ManagerFebruary 2016
Don Welsh hired as General Manager
Following the announcement that Bill de Koning has been promoted to the position of Vice President, Apex Aluminum Extrusions has announced that Don Welsh will be joining the company as their General Manager effective March 14, 2016.
“With previous management positions in marketing, distribution and product development for window and aluminum glazing companies, Don brings an ideal blend of experience to this role,” said Thomas Martini, president of Apex Aluminum Extrusions. “Don will be overseeing the sales, marketing and new product launches for Apex Aluminum Extrusions. His customer focused strategies align with the culture of the Apex team and his proven leadership skills will accelerate the already strong growth of Apex.
Bill de Koning Promoted to Vice PresidentFebruary 2016
Bill de Koning Promoted to Vice President
Apex Aluminum Extrusions, Western Canada’s only Aluminum Extruder, has promoted Bill de Koning to the position of Vice President effective February 18, 2016. Bill has been with Apex Aluminum in the position of General Manager since 2010 and brings with him over thirty years of management experience from a wide range of positions in the aluminum extrusion and glazing industry.
“Bill has demonstrated a strong customer focus and has worked tireously to build Apex while winning the trust and confidence of our customers.” said Thomas Martini, President of Apex Aluminum Extrusions. “With Bill’s extensive background in Aluminum Extrusions and decades of experience I feel Bill will continue to lead the Apex team through its next series of growth in the roll of Vice President.”
Apex Launches New WebsiteMarch 2015
Apex Aluminum Extrusions is pleased to announce that our newly designed website at apexextrusions.ca is live!
Our website’s user-friendly navigation and fresh new look are some of the key features you will enjoy. This new site offers several easy to use drop down menus with updated information about our capabilities and finishing, along with our updated product listings with an online quote request system for time conscious ordering.
Our main objective was to build a user-friendly and simple to navigate site. This new design will allow the users to quickly find the information they need. We hope you find this new site to be easy to use and informative.
If you have any questions or feedback, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Apex at BEC March 8-10, 2015February 2015
Apex Aluminum Extrusions and sister company Vitrum Glass Group will be presenting at this year’s Building Envelope Conference. The BEC conference is hosted by the Glass Association of North America and is being held March 8-10, 2015 at the Paris Las Vegas Resort & Casino. This year’s event will focus on change and growth within the industry and how those changes affect those in the contract glazing industry.
On Monday afternoon Thomas Martini, president of Apex Aluminum Extrusions and Vitrum Glass Group will be speaking with attendees about the ongoing challenges of lead times and how Apex & Vitrum can provide glaziers with short cycle lead times.
If you are attending this year’s conference please keep an eye out for the Apex Aluminum Extrusions and the Vitrum Glass Group team.
Tara Brummet Joins Apex Sales Team.August 2014
Apex is pleased to add Tara Brummet to our sales team.
Tara brings a wealth of glazing knowledge, which will be advantageous for our customers who are looking for a combined glass & aluminum solution.
Welcome to the team Tara!
Apex New LogoJuly 2014
We are excited to announce the launch of the new company logo as part of the ongoing evolution of our company’s brand.
Our business has grown and evolved over the last few years, and we felt it was time for a change. We have refreshed our logo to reflect who we are today and to symbolize our dynamic future.
Apex Aluminum featured in Glass Canada MagazineJune 2014
It was a pleasure meeting and speaking with Rich Porayko from Glass Canada Magazine earlier this month when he came for a tour of our facility and an introduction to Canada’s newest aluminum extruder. We have no doubt that Rich was impressed with our facility and our product offerings. Read More
Apex Aluminum Extrusions – Sister Company to Vitrum IndustriesJanuary 2011
We would like to take the opportunity today to introduce you to our newest sister company, Apex Aluminum Extrusions Ltd, to compliment our existing offering of fabricated glass products for the architectural market. Two years ago, we realized that the potential synergy of supplying Aluminum Extrusions to Vitrum’s existing customer base would be a creative solution for our customers. Apex is in the process of commissioning the most state-of-the-art extrusion facility in Canada, and has been established to supply high quality products, with short lead times to the local market.