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”.

Our Mission Statement

We pledge to manufacture and ship “picture perfect”, high quality products in a timely manner.  We strive to be a true partner with our customers and vendors.  Our customer service will outperform all others.  We will be your most reliable and valuable resource.  We believe in the power of our greatest asset… the employees.  We empower each employee to make decisions based on honesty, integrity, and true moral values.

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