About Apex

Apex Manufacturing Solutions

Apex provides comprehensive, end-to-end manufacturing solutions that include automation systems design and integration, Manufacturing Execution Systems, continuous improvement consulting and implementation, and support and maintenance services.

Automation Systems Integration

Known as industry experts, Apex is proficient in implementing industry-leading HMI and SCADA software as key components of your supervisory control and information systems. Our solutions integrate quickly and seamlessly with your control and business systems.

Apex is experienced and proficient in the configuration and integration of all leading PLCs, control networks, and VFDs, as well as other control systems and components. Apex best practices ensure fast, efficient system configuration that is well-documented and sustainable, with or without our ongoing support.

Manufacturing Execution Solutions

Apex provides solutions for Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) that feature a complete set of functional capabilities for consistent and effective execution of operational activities, from product track & trace through enterprise integration.

With Apex Manufacturing Execution solutions, you'll gain greater visibility and true understanding of actual production capacity for predictable order fulfillment, flexibility and responsiveness spanning the entire operations management environment, including across multiple plants or facilities.

Continuous Improvement Consulting and Implementation

Apex's end-to-end Continuous Improvement solutions will help you improve production throughput, reduce waste, and increase uptime. Services include performance assessments, gap analyses, workflow and systems augmentation, training, and ongoing support.

Support and Maintenance Services

Apex provides 24 x 7 remote and on-site on-call troubleshooting and maintenance services for your automation systems. Single-number dial-in and a roster of qualified, capable, and available systems technicians ensure your systems are back up and running as soon as possible.


Apex technicians and consultants are trained and certified on leading manufacturing industry hardware and software solutions. In addition to being technically proficient, our team also possesses real-world, end-user project engineering and management expertise.

From Humble Beginnings

It all started in April 2005, when Apex founders Lonnie Purvis and Marya Woods set out to provide high quality automation systems integration services to manufacturers and processors in the Boise, Idaho area. Talk about starting on a "shoestring"! Apex's first "offices" were their homes and coffee shops. They didn't even plan to hire their first employee for at least three years. But, Apex's work was in such demand, that hiring plan lasted only three months!

Fast forward to today, and you'll see an Apex that's seventeen people strong, still growing, and doing business across North America and around the world. And, since 2005, we've outgrown two "real" offices, and just recently moved into our third!

In order to accommodate continued growth, provide more and better services to our manufacturing clients, and to best represent our automation vendor partners, we've moved to a new, larger, more efficient operations and technical center.