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Apeks Supercritical Forges New Partnership to create Full-Service Solution in Cannabis Cultivation and Processing

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Leading CO2 Extraction Design Manufacturer Acquired by Greenhouse Design firm Rough Brothers, Inc

JOHNSTOWN, OH (October 28, 2019) – Apeks Supercritical, an industry leading CO2 extraction manufacturer, announced today it has been acquired by Rough Brothers, Inc. (RBI), a Gibraltar company, and experts in both greenhouse design and manufacturing.  The move allows Apeks to join forces with RBI and other companies to form a dynamic partnership that further strengthens its ability to offer the best in extraction technologies to the global cannabis industry.

While Apeks Supercritical will continue to operate daily as an independent division of RBI, the relationship was carefully chosen to ensure the standards Apeks customers have come to know for quality engineering, fabrication and service remain in place.

“This investment allows us to plan for the future with greater resources, bringing new technologies and a more robust suite of services to our customers and partners throughout the world. RBI has a strong reputation in the manufacturing and engineering industry and we have a tremendous amount of respect for their leadership, knowledge and a commitment to service and innovation that aligns with ours,” said Andy Joseph, Apeks Supercritical General Manager.

As a result, a new dynamic, vertically integrated growing and processing solution for the booming cannabis industry has been formed. Apeks Supercritical joins RBI, and previously acquired Colorado based greenhouse solutions company, Nexus in providing this innovative holistic approach and unmatched expertise to the cultivating and processing market.

The end result will be a suite of fully customized growing and processing solutions to our customers- from designing and developing growing and processing facilities to manufacturing, building and integrating all the essential processes to produce the most diverse line of products.

“Over the past decade, our team has worked incredibly hard to build Apeks into a global leader for botanical extraction. In order to take the next step in our growth we determined it was in the best interest of our customers, stakeholders and employees to find a partner that would help maximize our growth and impact. We are confident that RBI is the right partner,” added Joseph.

The acquisition will allow Apeks Supercritical to speed up and expand meaningful innovation of its leading-edge extraction technology.  By having a partner in RBI, Apeks will help create an industry unmatched industry vertical will change the game for new and expanding cultivation and processing operations around the world.

About Apeks Supercritical

Apeks Supercritical, a division of Rough Brothers, Inc, has been designing and hand crafting the highest quality botanical CO2 extraction systems since 2001. The company is a pioneer in the cannabis and hemp industries and the first to design CO2 extraction systems specifically for cannabis oil extraction. Apeks continues to lead those industries today through the advancement of cutting-edge technologies like their patented Valveless Expansion Technology, Diaphragm Compressor Technology and fully automated, self-running systems.

Today, Apeks Supercritical has built and distributed more production CO2 extraction systems than any other company in the world and continues to evolve their technology and grow their footprint.

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