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RichardsApex, Inc., now in its fourth generation of family ownership and 110 years of continuing operation. The corporation was formed in 1997 by the merger of G. Whitfield Richards Co., founded in 1902, and Apex Alkali Products Co., founded in 1933.

With the unbroken continuity of family management, we feel that we have a special perspective on what is really important when change occurs. Our belief that the tried and true values of honesty and fair dealing are as key to success today as they were 110 years ago. As time has brought about technological advancements and innovations, our commitment to our employees, customers, and partners is as strong today as ever. As to the future, we will continue our basic functions: providing superior lubricants, process coatings, and cleaners to the metalworking industries.

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Operations Officer








Rolling Compounds
Wire Drawing Compounds
Wire Coating Compounds
Cold Heading Compounds
Tube Drawing Compounds
Cleaning Compounds
Stamping & Deep Drawing Compounds
High Temperature Compounds
Machining Lubricants & Coolants
Anti-Rust Compounds
Quality Statement
RichardsApex Europe
RichardsApex AustralAsia
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