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Updated: June 15, 2013 10:25 PM
Apex Stages began manufacturing mobile hydraulic performance stages in 2005. It's just one of five company's to do so in North America.

"We have had everyone from Jimmy Buffet, Miley Cyrus, Blake Shelton and other stars perform on our stages all over the county and north America," executive sales manager Jeff Hess said.

Even the current President of the United States Barrack Obama stepped foot on an Apex stage. 

The company is celebrating it's upcoming appearance on a television program called "How it's Made" on  the Discovery Channel. 

"I did a little research on the show," Hess said. "It turns out they have never had a device like this on the show and I contacted them - lo and behold they agreed."

Production crews from the show will spend 2 days shooting each step of the process start to finish. Some say the stage reminds them of a transformer. 

"What they would do is level it up, lower the floors, raise the roofs, then raise the whole roofs, pin the corner towers and in matter of 35 minutes two people  can have a portable concert stage to perform upon," operations manager Jimmie Pingree said.

If you want to get hold of one of these stages for the next rising star in your family it will take 5 plus weeks along with a price tag of $170,000.

"It's a very complicated device," Jeff said.  "It's a hydraulics its fully function a turnkey product it only takes 2 men to set up an enormous 32 foot stage."

The company says they sell about 9 to 15 stages a year - but Hess believes that number will grow. 

"We feel with the Discovery Channel being here that's is going to grow our brand immeasurable."

The show will broadcast in 130 countries and in over 12 different languages.
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