Apache Inc announced the company’s acquisition of Pacific Belting Inc. in Portland, Oregon. As part of its on-going growth initiative, the acquisition will increase the Company’s reach and enhance its ability to serve customers in the western United States and Canada. Known and respected through his long tenure, Ken Crain is widely recognized for his knowledge and expertise in the belting industry, and is known as one of the pioneers of the hot-bonded vulcanization technique that is frequently used in sidewall belt construction. Ken will remain with the company through the transition of ownership. Jason Crain will remain with the Company in the role of General Manager – West Coast Operations.