Committed to Innovation, Productivity, and Sustainability since 1977

Apex started in 1977 out of a small rental building in Standale, Michigan. The Apex story begins with one employee, one machine, and a lot of hard work. Today Apex has grown into an industry leader who prides itself in providing solutions, service, and value to customers all over the world.

Why Apex
GREAT banners at Apex Main Plant

Purpose, Mission, & Values

  • Purpose: To use the resources God has blessed us with to have a positive impact on our Apex family, customers, suppliers, and community.

  • Mission: Value people, pursue excellence, and have fun.

  • Values: Grind, Respect, Empowerment, Accountability, Teamwork

Our History


Wayne L Nash had to act quickly when the spring company he worked for went out of business.


Wayne (with help from some friends) starting his own company. With a couple of fourslide machines he rented a small building on Remembrance Rd. on the west side of Grand Rapids.


Having purchased some more used equipment, Wayne needed more space so he leased an existing building at 0-379 Lake Michigan Dr. in the Standale area. The business continued to grow slowly and added some vertislide machines and a handful of employees.


Due to the needs of his tool makers, Wayne added an EDM machine and hired a skilled technician to operate it for internal and external tool steel burning. Apex took the name “Apex EDM & Manufacturing”

For many years Apex supplied clips, clamps, wire forms and misc. parts for the appliance industry and grew to add office furniture customers.


The EDM machines were sold but still intent on growing the business and our customer base. With the addition of Toni torsion machines we were able to make coil, compression, and torsion springs for the first time.


Apex diversified its customer base to include automotive, recreational vehicles, electrical and other industries.


In order to better service customers and grow our customer base. Apex began the process of expanding our quality department and system to achieve national standards and pursued
ISO Certification.


A pivotal year in our history, Apex purchasing its first Press machine. We changed our name to “‘Apex Spring & Stamping Corporation” to better reflect what we offered.

Wayne hired Dennis Bhaskaran as General Manager after consulting as a CPA for several years. Together they planned to continue to grow Apex. In the fall of 1994 Apex achieved I50-9000 Quality System Registration becoming the first spring company in Michigan to attain this status.


With a lot of hard work, Apex started to realize the current facility was not large enough to meet our needs. Plans for a new building were drawn and the land was purchased.


Dennis Bhaskaran bought into partnership with Wayne Nash. Ground was broken at 11420- 1st Avenue NW in the industrial park off Lake Michigan Dr. in Standale.


In mid march Apex made the big move to our brand new 48,000 sq. foot factory.


Apex continued to grow adding several new employees and buying more and more spring machines. A few new presses were added along with a new EDM machine to support our tooling staff internally. During this time frame, even with the changes and challenges in the economy, Apex continued to meet the demands of current and new customers.


Apex purchased a building in Howard City, MI to house our assembly processes. The facility on 1st Avenue was filling up quickly so this additional space gave us plenty of room to set up assembly equipment and hire new staff in an area where good jobs were needed.


The market slow down did not deter our Senior Management. They decided to prepare for the planned increase in demand for springs and wire forms and built an additional 30,000 sq. ft. on the back of the factly to better accommodate the spring equipment and staff.


Apex purchased property across the street from our facility on 1st Avenue to build the first phase of our solar farm.


Wayne Nash decides it’s time to retire. In addition, Ben Nash, his son, is promoted to Vice President and part owner.

Apex continued to succeed in the various markets and doubled the size of our solar farm.


Additional property was purchased next to the solar farm to add a warehouse and extra docks for shipping and receiving, alleviating some of the traffic at our main manufacturing facility.


The warehouse at 11381 – 1st Avenue was completed and the 44,000 sq. feet was quickly filled. An improved inventory and material handling system was added to streamline activities.

In December, 2019 Apex received its IATF certification that reflected our Quality process improvements. This distinction opened the door to serve new industries. A third solar farm was added to generate the electricity for the new warehouse.


Apex provides its first parts to the EV industry.


Apex celebrates 45 year anniversary.

An additional 5,000 sq. feet was added to the original building to add storage.


Apex comes out of the “pandemic” strong and with the team in place ready to pivot quickly to meet the needs of our customers and looking forward to our next milestone.


We are proud to be a fully certified company which includes being a minority owned business. Today’s culture is specifically seeking more and more to work with businesses owned by minorities. We take pride in that ownership, and that our company was built on hard work and dedication to serving our customers.

The Apex Family

Many companies claim to have a great culture. Some claim to be more of a family than a workplace. At Apex, not only do we claim to have a healthy, fun and family-like work environment. We can prove it! From our on-site gym, basketball court and wellness program, to our ice cream machine, golf leagues and other events, we believe in real relationships, and a healthy work-life balance.  Learn more about joining the Apex team!

CEO talking to team member on production floor.