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Company History

Apache Group Inc.

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Company History

Apache Group was founded under the name Apache Paper Company by Lyle Duesterhoeft and Paul Garofalo
in 1967 and was formally incorporated in 1968. It was their intention to meet the needs of their restaurant customers with the new disposable paper and plastic items coming into the market.

In 1968, while attending the University of Minnesota, Joseph Adrian was employed as a part-time warehouse assistant and order puller. After one year, Mr. Adrian went into sales and in 1970 he assumed several office responsibilities.
apachegroupwarehouseIn 1971, Joseph Adrian bought the business and moved it to East Hennepin Avenue in Minnepolis

During the subsequent years, loyal employees were hired and excellent customers were obtained, many of whom are with us to this day, contributing to the continuing growth of the company.

In 1977
, Apache Group was moved to 285 Fillmore East, a 22,000 square foot location in the Riverview Industrial Park in St. Paul.

In 1987, We changed our name to Apache Group of Minnesota to better reflect our progressive thinking in the distribution field.

In 1990, We moved to a 50,000 square foot facility at 323 Stinson Boulevard N. E. in Minneapolis.

1998, marked Apache Group's 30th Anniversary as well as the move to a brand new, 72,000 square foot hi-cube office and warehouse facility in Arden Hills, Minnesota. The new warehouse allowed Apache Group to triple our storage capacity. We now stock over 1500 products for our customers to choose from. The major manufactures that Apache Group works with also provide our customers with access to a wide variety of special order and custom print products.

Since 1998, Apache Group has continued to grow and has added an additional 29,000 square feet of warehouse space. We invite you to contact your Territory manager and stop by for a personal tour of our facilities.