Calgary-based APEL Extrusions has purchased 22.6 acres of land at the SEC of the new Loop 202 Freeway and Lower Buckeye Road. The property will be the site of a new 323.8KSF headquarters and manufacturing facility.
Plans call for North America’s leading aluminum extrusion company to expand its West Coast operations to Phoenix in late 2022 with plans to move the company’s headquarters to follow. APEL Extrusions intends to hire approximately 200 employees at the new location and will begin recruiting for management, administrative, engineering, technical services and labor positions mid-year 2022.
Becknell Industrial sold the property to APEL and will serve as the developer for the new facility. Rob Martensen, SIOR, CCIM, Executive VP of Colliers in Arizona, handled the transaction. He worked in conjunction with John Krueger of the Colliers office in Sacramento, who was a site consultant and liaison between APEL and various municipalities and utilities.
The new headquarters and manufacturing facility will allow the 45-year-old company to continue its creation of aluminum extrusions that are used in many different applications, including: consumer goods, HVAC systems, office walls and furniture, public transportation, recreational vehicles, residential and commercial construction, solar and truck bodies. APEL is investing in the most modern and capable extrusion, anodizing, wet paint, powder coat and fabrication equipment available in the industry. This will be the most modern extrusion finishing facility in North America. The company currently has operations in Calgary, Alberta and Coburg, Oregon.
The new APEL Extrusions facility is being designed and constructed by Becknell Industrial and will feature 12 drive-in doors, three dock doors, 30’ clear height and two crane bays. Plans call for construction to begin this spring with operations commencing at the end of 2022. (Source)