Elkhart, Ind.-based supplier Patrick Industries Inc. announced today (May 26) that it has completed the acquisition of the business and certain assets of Structural Composites of Indiana Inc. (SCI).

SCI, based in Ligonier, Ind., is a fiberglass manufacturer of custom molded large front and rear caps and roofs, primarily to the recreational vehicle market, and specialty fiberglass components for the transportation, marine and other industrial markets. The company projects SCI’s 2015 annual revenues to be approximately $18 million and expects the acquisition to be immediately accretive to 2015 net income per share.

“The acquisition of SCI, which is recognized in the RV industry as a premier high-quality  manufacturer of large specialty fiberglass parts, is a great complement to our current fiberglass operations,” said Todd Cleveland, president and CEO of Patrick. “SCI has an excellent long-standing reputation for innovative high-quality, low-defect designs, customized engineered fiberglass components, and customer service.

“In addition, the acquisition of SCI will further enhance our position as an industry-leading supplier in the fiberglass and fiberglass components market, and afford us the opportunity to become a larger supplier to the RV, marine and other industrial markets as we continue to execute on our long-term strategic growth initiatives. Consistent with our previous acquisitions, we will support SCI with the financial and operational foundation that will allow it to preserve the entrepreneurial spirit that has been so important to its success.”

Ken Baranowski, CEO and founder of SCI, said, “After my more than 40 years in the fiberglass business, SCI’s exceptional team and I are excited to partner with the Patrick organization, which shares our long-term vision to be a premier fiberglass manufacturer for the industries we serve, and whose strong focus on customer service, coupled with our operational expertise and attention to detail, will help further grow the SCI brand. Patrick is a natural fit for our operation as we are poised for growth and the additional manufacturing expertise and resources that Patrick brings can help propel SCI to the next level.”

The net purchase price for SCI of approximately $20 million was funded under the company’s existing credit facility, and includes the acquisition of accounts receivable, inventory and fixed assets. Patrick will continue to operate the business on a stand-alone basis under the SCI brand name in its two existing facilities.