Sponsor Spotlight: 2020 Black Tie Gala Presenting Sponsor… APEX Piping!

With an abundance of gratitude, it is our honor to announce APEX Piping Systems as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2020 LRFDE Premier Black Tie Gala! We’re humbled by the commitment of APEX Piping to continue to fund cutting-edge research for blood cancer!

Sponsor Spotlight: APEX Mechanical & Fabrication 

APEX Mechanical & Fabrication (APEX) partnered with the Leukemia Research Foundation of Delaware (LRFDE) last year to help change the lives of those effected by cancer. This year, APEX is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the LRFDE Premier Black-Tie Gala at the Chase Center on the Riverfront!

How they got involved: A close friend of APEX, Mike Cassidy, has been a continuous sponsor of the Leukemia Research Foundation of Delaware since it’s founding. Upon learning more about the organization from Mike and having the privilege to hear from the founder of LRDFE, Denni Ferrara, about how the organization was established following her family’s experience with Leukemia, the APEX team unanimously decided to get involved. It was the way in which the LRFDE uses it’s funding – with 100% of every dollar going to research that can make a real difference was important to APEX and is ultimately what moved the company to become a major supporter. 

The APEX Culture

APEX is on a mission to provide excellent work for their clients and rewarding careers for their team members through the passion they have for their craft. At APEX, the work isn’t about crafting values, it’s about living them. The Company’s three values are safety, quality, and service. The team is dedicated to safety—its engrained, enforced, and drives every action they take. They’re focused on quality by getting it right the first time and meeting or exceeding expectations. And, they’re passionate about service—they love helping their clients and one another succeed by providing exceptional service in all they do. 

These values transcend the company, extending to the community and to the families of their dedicated employees. These values have been instrumental to APEX’s success and are a big reason why the Company is a great place to work; it was even honored as a Delaware Top Workplace in 2019.  

The APEX History 

The Company began in 1965 as Galaxie Manufacturing which was founded in Delaware by a former DuPont Company engineer manufacturing pipe fittings and spools using newly developed fabrication techniques and materials. Galaxie was acquired by SL Industries in the 1970’s and moved operations into the Newport Industrial Complex where they expanded the manufacturing operations into a full service pipe, pressure vessel and metal fabrication shop and operated there continuously until February 1996.

On February 16th 1996 the current ownership of APEX concluded a management buyout of the SL Piping Systems and on the very next day rehired all of the employees and continued operations at the same location.   APEX has continued to operate as a significant shop pre-fabricator of piping systems for the chemical and fluid processing industries utilizing its unique Close Radius Pipe Bending, forming equipment and techniques.  In 1997, APEX formed a mechanical services group to provide comprehensive industrial field services and installations and to provide local clients the benefits of shop fabrication. In 2005, APEX established an industrial Boiler Service Division performing new boiler installations, routine service, complete re-tubes and rebuilds for clients in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  In 2015, APEX purchased NBarton Associates Sheet Metal & HVAC.  Today, APEX is licensed in 18 states and operates as a full service Mechanical Contractor and Premier Fabricator offering welding, pipefitting, rigging, millwright, boiler, sheet metal, plumbing and HVAC services and fabrication to Industrial, Institutional and Commercial Clients throughout the US and primarily in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The APEX Capabilities 

For more than 50 years APEX has been leading the way as the preferred supplier of mechanical services and shop fabrication in the region, recognized for excellent quality, safety, and service. APEX provides a unique mix of mechanical and fabrication capabilities that include utilizing our world-class fabrication shops, automated machinery for pipe bending, metal forming, welding, and assembly. APEX client list includes many of the fortune 500 and other iconic companies and institutions including DuPont, DOW, FMC, CRODA, MERK, W.L. Gore and the University of DE.

For more information about APEX, visit apexpiping.com.