Our Community

“Paying It Forward”

At APS, we believe that with success comes an added responsibility to help others succeed. It starts right at home in Lake Zurich, Illinois where we are headquartered and spans out to Lake County and the Greater Chicago area. It is reflected in our ongoing policy of supporting local nonprofits, as well as hiring locally and partnering with local suppliers and service providers, wherever possible. We adopt that same philosophy in Brazil and Malaysia where we have deployed additional facilities. For APS, being a strong global resource begins with being a good corporate citizen on a grassroots level.


“Active Member of the Aviation Industry”

APS is a proud and active member of the aviation community. Our professional affiliations include:



“APS in the Community”
  • APS provides ongoing support of the Navy and Marine Corps Ball,http://www.nmcrs.org/page/event/detail/nmcrsevent/rtw, an annual charity event to benefit the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, whose mission is, “To provide, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other need-based assistance to active-duty and retired Sailors and Marines, their eligible family members, and survivors.”

  • APS is a loyal supporter of the U.S. Air Force Charity Ball, http://airforcecharityball.org/, presented each year by the Air Force Officers’ Spouses Club (AFOSC), for the benefit of Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) – the official charity of the United States Air Force.

  • APS participated in the 2018 Foundation Golf Classic benefiting Lake Zurich School District 95's Educational Foundation

  • For the latest Lake Zurich area events, visit: http://lakezurich.org/445/Events


“Our Local Partners”

APS values its strong working relationships with our local and small business partners and appreciate the contributions they make to our continued success. They include:


  • Apex

  • EK Systems

  • Magnetic Inspection

  • Sinclair Mineral

  • Creative Coatings

  • Colmar Industrial

  • Crystal Clean

  • Heatcon

  • PRC Desoto

  • East Coast

  • RS Hughs

  • Nefab

  • Producers Chemicals

  • Waukegan Steel

  • Atlas Supply

  • Johnson Supply

  • Saporito Finishing

  • 7Layer Solutions, Inc.

  • Dardes Consultoria Empresarial Limitada

  • Bexcell

  • Tenant Project Services


“Major Suppliers and Collaborators”
  • APS could not function without the support of our major suppliers and business collaborators.

  • Many are identified below:

  • U.S. Department of Commerce and Trade Acceptance Group Ltd.

  • Plante Moran, PLLC

  • UTC Aerospace Systems Service Engineering

  • McCauley/Textron Service Engineering

  • Safety Clean

  • Graco

  • McMaster-Tooling

  • True Partners Consulting, LLC

  • U-Line

  • Sherwin Williams

  • Kirkland & Ellis, LLP

  • Freeport Financial Partners LLC