Apex Aluminum Extrusions Appoints a Vice President of Engineering

Apex Aluminum Extrusions, a premium North American aluminum extruder, announced on July 17th, 2019 that Tony Da Silva, MBA, P.Eng., has been appointed as Vice President, Engineering. Tony’s extensive experience spans more than 20 years in aluminum extrusions and includes all significant specialized areas of the business including die shop, extrusion, coatings, maintenance, and research and development.

“Tony has proven himself to be instrumental in the growth and expansion of aluminum extrusion factories.” Says Bill de Koning, Chief Operating Officer of Apex Aluminum Extrusions, “Tony has successfully implemented capital expansion projects in the tens of millions of dollars: his knowledge, experience in combination with his hands-on capabilities make me very confident that Tony will bring continued success to our team and to our assertive growth objectives.

Tony has led teams in facilities across Latin America, California, Alberta and Ontario in roles ranging from General Manager to Vice President of Operations. He has published and presented papers at the International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar, a prestigious think-tank for aluminum extruders.

Tony Da Silva will report directly to Bill de Koning, Chief Operating Officer of Apex Aluminum Extrusions. Tony’s role will oversee the Maintenance, Production, and Engineering departments.

Thank you for your business in 2018!

Apex Aluminum Extrusions wishes all of our customers, suppliers and partners a Happy New Year! Thank you for your business and support in 2018. We look forward to working with you in 2019. Our regular hours and delivery schedule resumes on Wednesday, January 2nd.

In Memorium & In Gratitude

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.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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 Adjustments

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 Updates

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.

Yours Truly,

Bill de Koning
Vice President, Apex Aluminum Extrusions

Visit Apex at the 2017 CSC Conference

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 Systems

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 Conference

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 Anderson

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.