About

API Inc. was incorporated in May of 1972 by Owners Charles Swenson & Joe Richards. Mr. Swenson had been with 3M Co. for sixteen years in marketing & sales to the wood industry (furniture, plywood, hardwood, doors, windows, pre finishing etc.) Mr. Richards had been with Sherwin Williams Co. in automotive paint sales. Their goal was to service the wood industry with finishing equipment, production products and the automotive aftermarket with paint and related supplies. Mr. Richards resigned in 1979 because of health related issues and Mr. Swenson became sole owner.

API Oregon Eugene API Oregon Bend

We have locations in Eugene and Bend to serve all of your needs.

Customers serviced on a monthly basis, total approximately 450 in a territory, which include Northern California, Western Idaho and Oregon. Nationally recognized accounts include Masterbrand Cabinets, Weyerhaeuser, Roseburg Lumber, Jeld-Wen, Clear Pine and Brightwood Corporation. RV Manufacturers have included Monaco Coach Corporation, Country Coach, Inc. and Marathon Coach, Inc.

In addition the owners of API, Inc. also co-own Altech Finishes, a powder coating facility located in Eugene, Oregon. The 25,000 sq.ft. plant has a 5 stage washer, dry off oven, manual and automatic spray equipment in custom spray booths and over 600′ of conveyor that runs through ovens that can accommodate up to 3’x4’x10′ and they have an enormous batch oven for the larger jobs that is 7′ high by 8′ wide by 25′ deep.

At the present time Chuck and Dave Swenson (sons) have assumed control of the company. Dave has been with the company since 1977, and Chuck has been with API since 1982.

We would appreciate an opportunity to earn your business.

Chuck Swenson and Dave Swenson
Owners, API, Inc.