35 Years in Business!

July 16th, 2020

July 2020 marks our 35th year in business and we want to thank YOU, our loyal customers, many of whom have turned into friends. We would not be where we are today without you.

Jim Ippolite, current COO, started Apple Die 35 years ago with a jigsaw and a hand bender. Since then, Jim has grown the company from a startup to one of the largest specialty steel rule die manufacturers in the U.S., with multiple locations and the industry’s most diversified steel rule dies (12 mm up to 6 pt high rule dies). In 2013, Barb Wambold, who started as an office clerk in 2001 and worked her way up, bought Apple Die and expanded the company even further. She opened a new location in South Africa, bought three different companies merging them into Apple Central, and added flex dies, rotary dies, magnetic cylinders and more to the company’s ever-growing product line-up. Under Barb, Apple Die has also been named a top 50 largest woman-owned business based on revenue in WI by the Milwaukee Business Journal for the last three consecutive years.

Today, Apple Die maintains one of the fastest turnaround of any die company in the U.S. with 98.7% of orders shipped the same day or next and holds some of the most competitive pricing in the industry. With more than two centuries of combined craftsman experience in the manufacturing of close tolerance dies, Apple excels at medical dies, flexible circuits, displays, folders, gaskets, heat sealing, labels, decals, nameplates, overlays, membrane switches, packaging, vacuum forming and more. Cheers to another 35 years!

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