VEVAY TOWNSHIP — Aerospace manufacturer Apex Precision Solutions Inc. began operations recently after having moved into their first location in Ingham County.
Apex will potentially create 25 to 35 new jobs in the area over the next 24 months.
Apex, founded in 2012, moved into its headquarters on Legion Drive near Mason in Vevay Township. This expansion was made possible by resources from the Lansing Economic Area Partnership, the Small Business Technology Development Center, the Lansing Regional SmartZone and the Michigan Economic Development Corp.
Apex was founded by a team of experienced manufacturing executives from the greater Lansing medical device industry. Apex specializes in providing precision high quality machined parts and fixtures to the aerospace industry and related fields.
Said Apex CEO Matthew Rudd: “Our company is on a strong trajectory and we are appreciative of the assistance we have received to reach our goals.”
Through the MEDC’s Business Accelerator Fund, administered by Lansing Economic Area Partnership with funds from the Small Business Technology and Development Center, Apex secured $20,000 to implement ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 quality certifications which was performed by the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center. The expertise provided by the Small Business Technology Development Center also proved invaluable in helping the start-up company secure the necessary financing to begin operations.
“The Apex management team has tremendous talent and experience in the field of precision manufacturing,” said Tom Donaldson, Regional Director of the MI SBTDC. “They could have started this business anywhere, and we’re very lucky they chose the Lansing Region, and the SBTDC is proud to have played a small role in this new business launch.”
“We’re going to grow advanced manufacturing. We’re going to create jobs. We’re going to fill buildings. This project really represents what we can do in a partnership,” said Bob Trezise, president and CEO of LEAP.