Patrick Industries Inc. announced today (March 6) that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of 1.35 million shares of common stock. In connection with the offering, the Elkhart, Ind.-based supplier expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 202,500 shares of common stock.

Patrick intends to use all of the net proceeds of the offering to pay down outstanding indebtedness.

The offering is being made through an underwriting group led by BofA Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo Securities, and Baird, who are acting as joint book-running managers and as representatives of the underwriters for the common stock offering. KeyBanc Capital Markets is acting as an additional joint book-running manager for the offering.

The offering is made pursuant to an effective registration statement (including a prospectus) previously filed with the SEC. The offering will only be made by means of a prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus.