Board Converting News, September 12, 2022

Apex International Breaks Ground On New PA Manufacturing Facility

Donora, Pennsylvania based Apex International, a global leader of an- ilox rolls, sleeves, glue sets, and metering solutions, held a celebratory groundbreaking to mark the commencement of construction on their new Pennsylvania manufacturing facility.

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The new facility, located in the Alta Vista Business Park in Fallowfield Township, Pennsylvania, will be replace the existing location in Donora, Guardian Construction Management Services, an established southeast construction management partner, is the selected contractor for the build- ing 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 manu- facturing 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 in- vestments in new buildings, new production equipment, and new person- nel, 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 of Apex North America. “It is exciting to wit- ness the initiative come to fruition - this long-awaited expansion will give our customers much quicker order turnaround and much more.” Apex International’s “Vision: 2020s” plan includes significant expan- sion in each of its five global manufacturing facilities. As part of it’s phased growth strategy, new buildings, new production equipment, and new per- sonnel will enable Apex to scale up production capacity while elevating industry benchmarks for quality. Apex will be better positioned to meet increased demand from its flexo, label, and corrugated customer base for reliable, predictable, and durable metering products. From left, Richard King, Superintendent, Guardian; Kevin Dewar, Project Man- ager, Apex; Dean Clark, Director of Business Development, Guardian; Dennis O’Hara, President, Guardian; and Ruud van Cuijk, Managing Director, Apex North America at the groundbreaking of the new Apex manufacturing facility.

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September 12, 2022

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