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Non-Traditional Employment for Women

Non-Traditional Employment for Women

Less than 7% of Fortune 500 Companies are led by women. Yet, according to a recent Harvard Business Review survey, female leaders are rated as equal to or better than their male counterparts in almost every core competency, including initiative, integrity, problem...

New Trends in Packaging Spotted at Pack Expo 21

New Trends in Packaging Spotted at Pack Expo 21

New Trends in Packaging Spotted at PACK EXPO 21 PACK EXPO 2021, billed as “world’s most comprehensive packaging and processing event,” recently came to a close in Las Vegas, NV. Over 23,000 registered attendees met between September 27th – 29th, where they had the...

The Modern Challenge and Automation

The Modern Challenge and Automation

How Filling Machinery Automates and Answers The Modern Challenge Within the past few months, almost every industry has seen both a boom in business and a shortage in labor. Because of this, most companies are asking themselves the modern challenge: “How can I increase...

Packaging Strategies for Craft Spirits

Packaging Strategies for Craft Spirits

After enjoying many years of growth, the craft spirits industry was pummeled by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in 2020 and the beginning of 2021. Despite consumers drinking more overall, craft distillers have seen sales fall due in part to the closing of tasting...

Apex Supports Pax Center

Will Sing 4 Food - Top Sponsor On March 5th, 2021, several musicians of LaPorte County gathered together to provide a fundraiser, Will Sing 4 Food, for the Pax Center. During this event, Apex Filling systems was recognized as the event’s “Top Sponsor.” During this...

The Apex Guide to: Spindle Tightener Guide

The Apex Guide to: Spindle Tightener Guide

Spindle Tightener Guide Spindle tighteners are closely integrated with spindle cappers to securely tighten caps on containers efficiently. The mechanical process needed to twist a cap onto a bottle is one that a person can perform without much thought, but to recreate...

The Apex Guide to: Spindle Cappers

The Apex Guide to: Spindle Cappers

Once your containers have been filled, your products need the protection of a well-sealed cap to prevent contamination and spillage. In many cases, your capping system will also guard your customers from accidental exposure to strong chemicals, and your other...

The Apex Guide to: Overflow Fillers

The Apex Guide to: Overflow Fillers

When liquid products are lined up in transparent bottles on the shelves in a retail store, they make the best impression if the fill levels of each container are consistent all the way across. One obstacle to achieving this pleasing uniformity is that containers –...

Why a Family Business Can Be Your Smartest Choice

Why a Family Business Can Be Your Smartest Choice

In a world of multinational corporations, global market reach, and apps that can find you the cheapest price on any item in moments, it may surprise you to learn that one of the best choices you can make for your business is to seek out a family-owned company for your...

The Apex Guide to: Pump Fillers

The Apex Guide to: Pump Fillers

Pump fillers bring the muscle to the most demanding, high-viscosity filling jobs, but they are also adaptable enough to meet the needs of a sole proprietor starting their business from home. Learn in this article how these sturdy yet affordable machines are different...

The Apex Guide to: Automatic Gravity Fillers

The Apex Guide to: Automatic Gravity Fillers

When you need to choose which of the several filling machine options will be best for your company, you will find it helpful to consider the nature of the liquid you want to fill, your production needs, and the unique advantages of each filling method. In this post,...

The Apex Guide to: Piston Fillers

The Apex Guide to: Piston Fillers

Whether you already have a full production system in operation, or whether you are starting off with a blank slate, learning about all the filling equipment options available can help you make the best purchasing decisions for your company at every stage of its...

The Urgent Need for COVID-19 Testing

The Urgent Need for COVID-19 Testing

Over the past month, all but five of the states in the U.S. have been under full or partial stay-at-home orders in an attempt to slow the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Compliance with these lockdown orders has been credited with reducing the rate...

Filling Hand Sanitizer: Meeting a Critical Need

Filling Hand Sanitizer: Meeting a Critical Need

With the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), stores are having difficulty keeping hand sanitizer in stock. Even as major manufacturers such as Purell try to ramp up production, store shelves are emptied as quickly as they can be restocked, and some third-party...

Our Response to COVID-19

Our Response to COVID-19

At Apex Filling Systems, it is our priority to maintain the health, safety, and overall wellness of our customers, our community, and our family of employees.  We recognize that with the constantly changing COVID-19 situation around the world, this is an unprecedented...

Spaghetti Dinner with Pack 880

Spaghetti Dinner with Pack 880

Scouting One of our own Engineers here at Apex Filling Systems is very involved in Scouting. Actually, we have a few Scouts, in-house! Darren has been involved in some aspect of Scouting for about 28 years! He himself began Scouts in first grade. He loves the program...

Pack Expo is Approaching Quickly, Are You Ready

Pack Expo is Approaching Quickly, Are You Ready

Visit Us at Pack Expo Las Vegas! Apex Filling Systems is excited to take in all that Pack Expo Las Vegas has to offer! We are on our final stretch of preparations to head west for the largest packaging event of the year! Pack Expo is held at the Las Vegas Convention...

Managing Across Generations

Managing Across Generations

I recently attended a workshop given by Purdue University, MEP, Managing Across Generations. Joseph McMurray gave an in depth look into the generation’s workforces are employing today.  Apex Filling Systems sent a few of us from the team to gain the necessary insights...

Upcoming Trends in Cannabis Packaging

Upcoming Trends in Cannabis Packaging

The high market demand for cannabis products has been supported by a growing trend supporting the legalization of marijuana throughout the country. Most recently, Illinois has become the 11th state in the United states to legalize marijuana for recreational use,...

Apex joins Women In Leadership

Apex joins Women In Leadership

I recently attended a Tech Seminar that Women In Leadership hosted. WIL of La Porte County is an established group of women who created a Board of like-mined, powerful business owners/CEO’s, etc., and have successfully empowered more and more woman, alike. This group...

Sharing Meadows annual Leprechaun Hunt

Sharing Meadows annual Leprechaun Hunt

The SHARE Foundation Apex was recently invited to help out at Sharing Meadows annual Leprechaun Hunt. We had a few of our guys driving tractors for the hay rides.  It was great being a part of such an amazing organization and were honored at the thought.  SHARE...

The Process

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.” Helen Keller Many years ago when my life was in flux, I remember reaching out to...

Be Phenomenal

Be Phenomenal

“If things seem under control, you are just not going fast enough.” Mario Andretti “Playing safe is very risky.” Seth Godin Of course, we all need a sense of stability and being grounded in our lives.  On the other hand, if things are too safe, too predictable, then...

Tomorrow – Steering Your Ship

Tomorrow – Steering Your Ship

Good morning, “A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are built for.” John A. Shedd The above quote might go hand-in-hand with the proverb “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.”  This is because our challenges not only strengthen us, our adventures...

Program Your Brain

Program Your Brain

Click HERE for this weeks video. “Everything's a story —You are a story— I am a story.” Frances Hodgson Burnett “We are the stories we tell ourselves” Joan Didion What do the two quotes above evoke within you?  Is the idea that your life as you've been understanding...

New Year Goal Setting

New Year Goal Setting

There are only a couple of days until the new year begins! Now is the time to set your intentions. What do you want to accomplish? Is there a characteristic you want to develop? What will you look back on next December and be proud of? Whatever that intention is, make...

Take Care of Yourself FIRST

Take Care of Yourself FIRST

What We Think Self-Care Is The term "self-care" has been hijacked!  Mainstream media would have you believe that self-care means splurging on a mani-pedi, taking a golf trip with your friends, sneaking away for a massage after a really challenging time, or enjoying...

Believe in Yourself

Believe in Yourself

"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and...

Change Your Story, Change Your Life

Change Your Story, Change Your Life

“When you understand that what you're telling is just a story.  It isn't happening anymore.  When you realize the story you're telling is just words, when you can just crumble up and throw your past in the trashcan, then we'll figure out who you're going to be.” Chuck...

Greatness Within

Greatness Within

This is the time of year that everyone starts talking about New Years Resolutions or at the very least goals for the coming year.  The disappointing truth is that 80% of New Year's Resolutions fail by February according to Business Insider. In order for things to...

Why Do We Fall

Why Do We Fall

“The unexamined life is not worth living.”~ Plato Looking back at the past events in your life, what negative emotions could be improved?  What limits are you setting in your life? You may respond with something like: “Well, that was a long time ago and I've...

Never Stop Grinding

Never Stop Grinding

In our search to define ourselves, we often look to our job to show us our worth. Society does not judge all professions equally, however, and it is not uncommon for the individuals who hold jobs that others may consider to be ordinary or menial to feel that they...

The Winning Mentality

The Winning Mentality

This one is a great one! Click HERE to watch this weeks video. What does it take to succeed?  It goes back to the same question.  What is your passion?  What lights you up? Here are a couple of quotes that I heard Marc share this week that really speak to this...

What is your why?

What is your why?

I am very excited to share this weeks Monday Morning Motivation with all of you! Click HERE to watch this weeks short video about knowing your why.  What lights you up?  What is your purpose? Our Purpose at Apex Filling At Apex our combined purpose...

Thanks For Visiting Us at Pack Expo!

Thanks For Visiting Us at Pack Expo!

Our mission is to make our customers successful by automating their systems while saving them money and increasing productivity. Why Choose Apex Filling Systems? We are relationship-based.  The way we keep your business is to work with you - before and after the...

6 Tips for Better Spare Parts Management

6 Tips for Better Spare Parts Management

Some of the most common causes of downtime in a production facility are machine issues requiring replacement parts. If a spare part is on hand, you are likely to have your machine running and your staff back at work in a short time. However, if the replacement part...

Craft Spirits: Finding Success in a Growing Market

Craft Spirits: Finding Success in a Growing Market

Several years ago, the beer industry was revolutionized by the advent of microbrewers who produced small batches that focused on carefully crafted, idiosyncratic flavors, sometimes from local sources. That same attention to detail and regional focus is now behind the...

Six Ways Leasing Equipment Helps Your Business

Six Ways Leasing Equipment Helps Your Business

Whether it is a manual filling machine for a home-based cosmetics company, or an automatic machine for a major distillery filling thousands of bottles a day, specialized equipment can be one of your more expensive business purchases. Fortunately, leasing is a way for...

The Benefits of Flexible Packaging

The Benefits of Flexible Packaging

If one change in your packaging could cut your production costs in half, increase sales and reduce environmental impact, that would likely get your attention! Packaging any liquid or semi-liquid product, especially when it is a perishable item, can be made more...

Six Tips to Raise Capital through Indiegogo

Six Tips to Raise Capital through Indiegogo

Why Raise Capital Through Indiegogo? The Catch-22 for many startups and small businesses is that in order to attract investors you need to appear profitable, but demonstrating the profitability of your product requires some up-front investment. Fortunately,...