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Alien Workshop is a skateboarding company founded in 1990 by Chris Carter and Mike Hill. Following a brief period under the ownership of the Burton snowboarding company, Alien Workshop was purchased by original team rider, Rob Dyrdek, with the official confirmation of the acquisition announced in a press release on April 17, 2012.
The brand is a part of DNA Distribution (also known as the Sovereign Sect), a distribution house that also consists of Habitat Skateboards and Reflex Bearings. DNA Distribution was bought by Burton Snowboards on February 5, 2008. Skateboarder Magazine announced on January 10, 2012 that team member Rob Dyrdek had bought Alien Workshop from Burton Snowboards.
On May 2, 2008, the Flip company announced that its long-term team member, Arto Saari, had relocated to Alien Workshop. The announcement was a shock to members of the skateboarding media.
The company was established in Dayton, Ohio, US, where it continues to be based. Following Dyrdek's acquisition of DNA Distribution, the official press release stated that "Carter [Chris Carter, General Manager and Co-Founder of DNA) will continue to oversee DNA Distribution in Dayton, Ohio, while Dyrdek will consult directly on all marketing and creative from his Los Angeles based office."
The company sponsors a team to represent their brand.
Joshua Jones (Dirty Dayton rep)
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