Apache was recently honored by the Beaver Dam Unified School District for the "Friends of Education" award. We were recognized for the stainless material donations and equipment donations made to the technical educational program at the high school and for partnering with youth projects and revitalizing the youth apprenticeship program.
In the photo, from left: Steve Vessey-District Superintendent, Chad Prieve-Apache Safety Manager, Devon Prien-Apache Apprentice, Max Smith-Apache Apprentice, Joe Kutzler-Engineering and Technology Educator at Beaver Dam High School, Jackie Wanie-Apache, Melissa Kasper-Apache and Pam Korth - Apache Human Resources Manager.
"Focusing on technical education is one of our passions and Apache was pleased to see that the BDUSD sees the importance of technical education," says Pam Korth, Apache's Human Resource Manager. "We look forward to our partnership for years to come as we work together to educate students and the community on manufacturing careers."
Apache’s facilities offer two 4000 watt CNC laser cutting machines. These lasers regularly handle 1/2″ thick material and pattern sizes up to 120″ x 156″. This is one of the largest cutting tables in the central Wisconsin area.
While we use the laser for Apache’s tank jobs, we also take on external contract manufacturing jobs like large mobile trailer channels and roof skins. Our turnaround time for most contract manufacturing orders is 10 business days.
If you have a large scale cutting project, give Cory Buchholz a call at 920-887-8177 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apache recently completed a tank order of more than 20 specialty tanks for a pharmaceutical manufacturer. Eleven different designs were produced under strict guidelines for sanitation requirements and governing regulations.
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Madison Area Technical College engineering students presented their class project, a bio-diesel blending system, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison May 8th, 2013. Apache Stainless Equipment Corporation donated the tank used in the project and the biodiesel system will also be shown at collegiate fairs and educational outreach events.
The Madison College engineering students were tasked with developing a system that was capable of blending biodiesel with petro-diesel and fuel additives for improved performance in extreme seasonal temperatures. The students also had to design around safety, transportability, power and budget constraints. Apache was one of several equipment manufacturers to donate components to the project.
“Apache is committed to build strong community ties where we live, work and go to school,” says Ed Paradowski, Apache President, “being part of this project not only helps Madison College engineering students, it also helps with the overall promotion of education in the field of fabrication and manufacturing.”
As a group, students engineered the blending system from start to finish. Apache supplied a 60 gallon, pickle passivated stainless tank with a vent fitting according to their design and specifications. The welding, fabrication, plumbing and electrical was all accomplished by the introductory engineering students at Madison College.
Apache serves the biofuel industry with many types of specialized tanks, including: distillation columns, evaporators, ASME vessels, API-650 Vessels, clad vessels, custom mix tanks and storage tanks. The Apache facility in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin is fully equipped with machines and processes for shearing, forming, welding, rolling and in-house head making. The company also provides finishing capabilities, including automated mechanical polishing, electro-polishing and passivation. Another facility in Plover, Wisconsin produces carbon steel tanks and equipment.
Sanimax, a leading rendering and renewing process company, partnered with Apache Stainless Equipment Corp. to provide stainless steel tanks to support growing production of B100 Biodiesel fuel. The Sanimax facility in DeForest, Wisconsin is dedicated to the processing of 100% renewable Biodiesel fuel. Apache supported their need for increased capacity by supplying one atmospheric stainless tank and three pressure vessels within the past month.
According to IFP Energies, a public sector research and education center for energy, transport and the environment, Americans are taking an interest in alternative fuels. The center’s 2012 report states that USA has been the world’s leading producer and consumer of biofuels since 2007. Sanimax responds to that growth by increasing production capacity.
The most recent custom stainless steel tank supplied by Apache was used for fuel storage. The tank was constructed from stainless steel with exterior insulation and aluminum cladding. The tank increased storage capacity for Sanimax by 30,000 gallons. The 132” diameter, 45 ft. high and 19,000 lb. atmospheric tank was API 650 rated. Apache provided in-house insulation and aluminum cladding of the tank and was shipped via Apache truck.
Apache appreciates the partnership with Sanimax and their cooperation in telling this story!