Iowa-based Caterpillar dealer Altorfer has acquired Chicago-based Caterpillar dealer Patten Industries, the Caterpillar dealer in northern Illinois and northwest Indiana. Altorfer is the Caterpillar dealer in eastern Iowa, northeast Missouri and central Illinois and the acquisition significantly expands its territory.

“I am excited and humbled by the opportunity to welcome the dedicated employees of Patten Industries into the Altorfer family,” said Derek Altorfer, president of Altorfer Inc. “Together we will build upon the traditions of both companies in addition to providing a level of customer service unmatched by anyone else.

Together, the companies bring 147 years of experience serving Caterpillar customers.

Altorfer is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

“We look forward to serving customers in northern Illinois and northwest Indiana and pledge to bring ownership and operational efficiencies to help enhance their success,” said Bruce Altorfer, chairman of Altorfer Inc.