1201 North Fourth AvenueLake Odessa, MI 48849 USA


One Source for Solutions

As a manufacturer of both the equipment and control systems, APEC offers a comprehensive system to meet all your process needs. This approach allows us to address your entire program and deliver solutions that will result in precise control of the proportioning of your recipe ingredients with reduced cost.

Our one source approach offers:

  • A large product line enabling our in-house engineers to design and assemble complete systems.
  • The ability to customize equipment and systems you require to meet your specific manufacturing needs, as opposed to an “off the rack” answer.
  • A corporate culture that promotes continual innovation and the introduction of new products to improve your operations.

Exceptional Customer Satisfaction

We are proud of the reputation we have built for meeting, and in many cases, exceeding our customers’ requirements. This has been achieved through providing responsive service, such as:

  • Personal service to fully understand your needs in order to offer insightful options.
  • Our P3 Preferred Partner Program that offers select customers: extended warranty, equipment and service discounts, and expedited delivery.
  • A 24-hour support line to assist in keeping you operating efficiently.

A Resource of Experience and Expertise

With extensive experience, APEC combines hands-on knowledge with improvement through the use of the latest technology. This combination has proven to be a valuable resource for our customers, resulting in:

  • 98% of our equipment and control systems are still in operation. The first coating machines that we built have run nearly 6 million tons of material and are still going strong.
  • We have over 1000 machines and control systems in over 35 countries around the world.
  • Customer satisfaction is proven through many repeat purchases. Customers with multiple manufacturing facilities often purchase multiple machines for a variety of locations.

The APEC Team

Kendall Wilcox

Kendall Wilcox is one of the three founding members of APEC. Before APEC, he started his career on the family farm and also worked for more than 15 years in the feed industry at Hough Brothers Construction and Evans Industries. During his tenure he held numerous positions from heavy equipment maintenance to field welder, truck driver/special equipment transport and operator, purchasing agent and then on to management. During APEC’s infancy, he was the lone employee, working with limited funding for the first three months of the upstart process. Kendall filled the roles of Salesperson, Engineer, and Fabricator until APEC saw enough growth to start a partnership with his former sales, engineering, and manufacturing partners at Hough/Evans. This also allowed growth for more employees.

Now overseeing more than forty-five employees, he holds the roles of CEO and CFO, specializing in the general management of the company. Mr. Wilcox studied and obtained a Heavy Equipment Technology degree and a minor in Welding from Ferris State University. Since then he has taken several continuing education short courses in business management, finance, and exports and imports.

Garrett Billmire

Garrett Billmire is one of the three founding partners at APEC. He is currently the company’s COO and also fills the roles of Salesperson, East Coast Service Manager and Electrical Engineering Manager. Garrett resides in Maryland with his family and takes care of APEC’s customers on the eastern seaboard. Garrett specializes in electrical engineering. He studied electrical engineering, business and marketing at the University of Maryland and Eisenhower College, respectively.