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Calgary’s APEL Relocates to $100 Million HQ Facility

Calgary-based APEL Extrusions recently purchased 22.6 acres at the southeast corner of the new Loop 202 Freeway and Lower Buckeye Road. The property will be the site of a new 323,782-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing facility estimated at $100 million.

Plans call for the aluminum extrusion company to expand its West Coast operations to Phoenix in late 2022 with a company headquarters move to follow. APEL Extrusions intends to hire approximately 200 employees at the new location.

“With our expansion to Phoenix, APEL will have the ability to serve every West Coast city in two days or less by truck and further compress our already industry-leading lead times,” says Mike Flynn, president and COO of APEL Extrusions.

The Phoenix facility was strategically planned to reach new customers and markets in the Southwest and points further East that have not been possible up to now.

Becknell Industrial sold the property to APEL and will serve as the developer for the new facility. Rob Martensen 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.


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Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.

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