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  • 2016 Business 380 Excellence in Manufacturing Award

    September 8, 2016

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa – September 8, 2016 At the 2016 Business 380 Excellence Awards, Apache was selected for the Recognition award in the Manufacturing category. The final event, hosted at the Hotel at Kirkwood was attended by numerous business representatives from all throughout Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, and the surrounding communities alo...  Read more »

  • NAHAD Elects Apache Executive to Board of Directors

    May 24, 2016

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa – May 24, 2016 Kyle Gingrich, Apache vice president of operations, has been elected by the Association for Hose Accessories Distribution (NAHAD) to serve a three-year term on the organization's board of directors. During this time, Kyle will be involved with NAHAD's social cause committee, supporting efforts to ensure ...  Read more »

  • Vice President & Company Honored For Support of Iowa Guard and Reserves

    January 22, 2016

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa – January 22, 2016 Apache Inc. and Vice President of Operations Kyle Gingrich have been honored with a Patriot Award in recognition of their support of employees who serve with the Iowa Guard and Reserve. Apache Cedar Rapids Kyle Gingrich being presented the Patriot Award by the Iowa Guard and Reserve ...  Read more »

  • Promotions, Changes to Apache Organizational Structure

    January 11, 2016

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa – January 11, 2016 In response to significant company-wide growth, Apache Inc. has announced the following promotions and staff additions: Gregg Hanson has been promoted to Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the company. In this role, Hanson will assume additional responsibilities over marketing and consumer product...  Read more »

  • Iowa-based Apache Inc. Announces Acquisition of Pacific Belting Inc.

    January 6, 2016

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa – January 6, 2016 Apache Inc. announced the company's acquisition of Pacific Belting Inc. in Portland, Oregon. As part of its on-going growth initiative, the acquisition will increase the Company's reach and enhance its ability to serve customers in the western United States and Canada. “Every step our company has taken ...  Read more »

  • Dallas Production & Distribution Center Operations

    December 10, 2015

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa – December 10, 2015 As announced in July, Apache Inc. has opened their new production and distribution facility in Dallas, Texas. The new location offers both heavy duty and lightweight belting, as well as hose products. Operations Manager, David Walljasper, has been with the company since 2012 and relocated to oversee th...  Read more »

  • Apache Celebrates Blue Zones Worksite Designation

    November 18, 2015

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa – November 18, 2015 Employee-owners at Apache celebrated as the company was named a Blue Zones Work site® on Tuesday, November 17. The celebration included a designation ceremony and luncheon, which was attended by Cedar Rapids mayor, Ron Corbett. Apache Cedar...  Read more »

  • NIBA Association Leadership Roles For Apache Inc.

    September 24, 2015

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa – September 24, 2015 Apache president and CEO, Tom Pientok, has now assumed a new leadership role as president of NIBA, The Belting Association. In this role, Mr. Pientok presides over board and committee meetings throughout the year and the next annual convention. A long-time member of NIBA, Tom first served a three-ye...  Read more »