An important part of quality assurance is the process of manufacturing a vessel and the completion of required certifications to meet ASME compliance. Equally important is the understanding of these processes and procedures, by all parties from project engineering manager to purchasing teams.
Apache's quality experts have put together a informative resource on factory tests and certifications for ASME tanks and vessels. It is important to have an understanding with customers about what is involved with testing and documentation requirements.
A review of factory tests
Manufacturing process that require reporting
An overview of certifications
The TOP (Turn Over Packet) Documentation Package
Apache Stainless is hosting a Job Fair this Saturday, February 26th from 9am - 2pm. We are growing and looking for skilled tradespeople to help us respond to customers with quality, on-time custom manufactured products.
On Saturday, interested individuals can come to 200 W. Industrial Drive in Beaver Dam, and enter through the front of the building. We will provide information about our company and benefits. Individuals can fill out an application during his or her visit.
Specialists in welding and fabrication will be on hand to answer any questions about the work and the type of equipment we make at Apache. We are also offering plant tours where there are plenty of projects to see and learn about in various production stages.
Several of the positions we are looking to fill are welding positions. We are offering on-site welding tests as part of the application process. Apache is ASME certified and continually invests in training and certifications for all our welders.
Please share this post with the skilled tradespeople in your network!
Visit Apache's Career Page.
Wisconsin receives $2 million grant to improve career pathways
JPMorgan Chase and CCSSO announced Wisconsin will receive grant aimed at connecting students with skills-based education opportunities at a press conference today at Apache Stainless in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.
MADISON — A $2 million New Skills for Youth grant announced today at a press conference in Beaver Dam will strengthen and expand career-education opportunities for Wisconsin students. The state is one of 10 grant recipients announced by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and JPMorgan Chase. The three-year grant will allow Wisconsin to build on existing efforts in the state’s 16 technical college regions to connect student interests and workforce needs.
Wisconsin’s plan was developed in conjunction with the Apache Stainless Equipment Corporation and a host of collaborative public and private agencies and officials.
Read more about the program on-line.
For the fourth consecutive year, in lieu of printed and mailed Christmas cards, Apache sent an e-card to customers with a promise to pay $1 for every click to the Dodge County Food Pantry. This year we received 701 clicks, so our donation was for $701.00. We heard from quite a few customers who appreciated the participation in our community effort.
In the photo, Mary Ann Firehammer, is one of several volunteers who help run the Dodge County Food Pantry. As people and boxes were coming and going, we snapped this photo and she was very happy to accept the check on behalf of the food pantry.
The Dodge County Food Pantry is co-located with the Dodge County St. Vincent De Paul in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.
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.
Customized Tank Heads:
Learn more about our Pharmaceutical Industry.
Apache Stainless Equipment Corporation is excited to announce new in-house automated head making capabilities. The new equipment allows Apache to control process and timing of tank manufacturing projects. Apache, located in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, manufactures stainless and carbon steel tanks, and other high alloy ASME atmospheric vessels.
An investment of $1.5 million, Apache is positioning to grow tank and vessel manufacturing processes. “The new head making equipment allows us to expand our head making capacity,” says President Ed Paradowski, “customers will benefit from reduced time to delivery and also overall consistency.”
The equipment has capabilities for dozens of combinations of head styles and bevel options. Apache manufactures heads ranging from 30” to 192” in diameter. Tanks, vessels and components, including heads, are ASME certified for the pharmaceutical, health and beauty, chemical, petroleum, pulp and paper, biotechnology and food and beverage industries.
Click here to download the Head Making Flyer.