Edmonton, AB, May 1, 2014 – A new APE (American Piledriving Equipment) Branch opened in 2013. In Edmonton, Alberta, the new APE Canada branch is led by APE 20 year veteran Larry Mulanax, previously APE’s Equipment Manager in their Kent headquarters, and 26 year mining industry veteran, Colin Grindle. The branch will be on the north side of Edmonton at 9004 Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton, Alberta. Service, Sales and Rental of APE equipment for Western Canada will be served from the Edmonton location, as well as operation for the APE drilling program.
The APE Canada Branch comprise offices and reception, service shop, test stand and yard. The full service shop is staffed with journeymen and apprentice mechanics, equipped with overhead cranes, welding and fabrication shop. The Edmonton Branch has long range service capacity via a fully equipped service truck.
Prior to appointment Larry Mulanax was APE’s Equipment Manager in their Kent, WA headquarters. Prior to coming on with APE, Colin Grindle was owner of mining industry consulting company Amrak Innovations for 20+ years following both front line and managerial roles in the mining sector. Grindle grew up in Northern Manitoba.
The APE Branch Crew was welcomed to Canada last winter by a northern Manitoba wind chill factor of -50⁰ c on a project of 2,300 high strength APE HD Piles™ for a Manitoba Hydro dam support facility installation.