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Patrick Industries comples acquisition of paint firms

Patrick Industries comples acquisition of paint firms

ELKHART — Patrick Industries announced today the acquisition of the businesses and certain assets of Bremen and Elkhart, Ind.-based Precision Painting, Inc., Carrera Custom Painting, Inc., Millennium Paint, Inc., and TDM Transport, Inc. (collectively, the “Precision Painting Group” or “Precision”).

The Precision Painting Group is comprised of three full service exterior full body painting operations that also offer interior refurbishing and painting for both OEMs and existing recreation vehicle  and fleet owners, and a transportation operation that services their in-house customers.  The Precision Painting Group, in the aggregate, has projected 2014 annual revenues of approximately $28 million.

“The acquisition of the Precision Painting Group, the industry leader in premium exterior full body painting, adds to our stable of high quality innovative decorative product lines that will help to continue to bring added value to our customer base,” said Todd Cleveland, president and chief executive officer of Patrick.  “Consistent with our acquisition model, we are excited to have the opportunity to allow the entrepreneurial spirit of these operations to continue to thrive while supporting the businesses with the financial and operational foundation that will enable them to align with our Company mission of bringing the highest quality products, service and value to our customers.

“In addition, the acquisition of Precision will complement our strong base of operational talent and experience, as well as our core values and culture driven by our ‘Customer 1st’ performance-oriented culture,”  he added.

Todd Hundt, president and ounder of Precision, said, “After partnering with Mike Leman, Dan Miller, and the exceptional team at Precision for more than 13 years, I am both excited and energized to join the Patrick organization whose core values, competencies, relationships, and customer first approach mirror those that we have worked hard to build and maintain on a consistent high quality basis.  M

“ike, Dan and I look forward to becoming a part of the Patrick team, while still having the freedom and additional resources to continue to drive the growth of our brands,” he added. “Patrick is a natural fit for our operation, and the additional manufacturing expertise and financial resources that they bring can help propel Precision to the next level.”

The purchase of Precision was funded under the company’s existing credit facility and includes the acquisition of accounts receivable, inventory, prepaid expenses, and machinery and equipment. Patrick will continue to operate the businesses on a stand-alone basis under the Precision, Carrera and Millennium brand names in their existing facilities.  The company expects the acquisition to be immediately accretive to 2014 net income per share.

“Precision’s excellent reputation in the industry, which has been built upon years of providing high quality products and service and industry leading expertise to its customer base, will allow us to establish a strong presence in the painting market while providing opportunities to expand our array of products and services to the RV market through existing sales channels,” said Cleveland.  “We are honored to have the opportunity to partner with Todd, Mike, and Dan, and their team, and motivated by the challenge to uphold the highly respected legacy that they have created in the industry.

“Additionally, we are excited about bringing our two companies together to maximize resources, synergies and buying power, strengthen customer relationships through value added innovation and intuitive designs, bring a broad spectrum of products and price points to our customer base, and improve overall profitability through the continued execution of our strategic plan,” he explained.

SOURCE: Patrick Industries press release

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