Advanced Pedestals, Inc. (commonly known as API) manufactured its first, secondary electrical pedestal for Union Electric in January of 1976. A Union Electric lineman was tasked with designing and building an above ground pedestal to facilitate electrical connections. So, API’s first-generation pedestal was “designed by a lineman for the lineman”. Today, API manufactures numerous pedestals serving the “who’s who” of the electric utility industry.
In 1997, API was purchased by Pete and Susie Shauf and the company was relocated from Pensacola, Florida to Gainesville, Texas, where it is headquartered today.
In 2003, API began manufacturing quality products such as cattle lick feeders, mineral feeders, and stock tanks for the agriculture market. The customer list contains some of the most recognized names in the industry.
In 2008, API was presented with several custom molding opportunities and now custom work represents a significant part of the business.
API is an “employee first” company and employees are treated as part of the “family”.
API strives to become your trusted partner by bringing your ideas to reality. We offer all the services you need under one roof: Engineering – product design assistance from concept to mold design to full production Molding – efficient, state-of-the-art machinery makes consistent... Read More
API is fully equipped to meet your injection molding needs. With state-of-the-art equipment, we have the capacity to take on your projects, large or small, with efficiency and precision. Experienced and technical operators provide the assurance parts made will meet your expectations. API... Read More
Design Making a good part starts with the design. API’s experienced engineering team will review your sketches, drawings, blueprints, or even an existing part, to make sure the finished product received meets your expectations. Tooling Support Identifying the right toolmaker can be an... Read More