Thor Industries Inc. (NYSE: THO), a recreational vehicle manufacturer, has acquired Postle Operating LLC for roughly $144 million. The deal comes as more vehicles are being made with aluminum over steel. 

Elkhart, Indiana-based Postle, which does business as Postle Aluminum Co., will operate as a subsidiary of Thor Industries, which is also based in Elkhart. Postle plans to continue to offering services in manufacturing, including aluminum extrusions, powder coating and painting services, as well as specialized component fabrication.

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