SOUTH BEND - Phoenix-based Alpine 4 Technologies Ltd. has announced its acquisition of South Bend-based Deluxe Sheet Metal Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Alpine 4 is a multi-faceted company that works in a broad range of technologies, including electronics manufacturing and fabrication technologies.

Deluxe Sheet Metal is a 45-year-old company specializing in commercial and industrial sheet metal installations. But its work goes well beyond its core business of ductwork for heating, venting and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. The company is heavily involved with specialty fabrications for a broad array of industries.

Alpine 4 says the northern Indiana company played a key role in designing and developing a wind tunnel system for the University of Notre Dame’s aerospace research.

The South Bend Tribune reported on Deluxe’s “often overlooked, the company's expertise helped make possible South Bend's nascent technology sector by engineering a system to remove and recycle the excessive heat generated by supercomputers.”

Alpine 4 says facilities at Deluxe are some of the latest in modern equipment and advanced technologies to meet the demand for complex construction projects.

"We're excited about adding Deluxe to the Alpine 4 family. The addition of Deluxe will have an immediate impact on Q4 revenue. Deluxe is expected to play a significant role as a Stabilizer in the Alpine 4 umbrella of companies,” said Kent Wilson, chief executive officer of Alpine 4.

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