Patrick Buys Goshen-Based Furniture Supplier

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September 23, 2013 by   Comments Off on Patrick Buys Goshen-Based Furniture Supplier

Patrick Industries Inc. announced the acquisition of the business and certain assets of Goshen, Ind,-based John H. McDonald Co. Inc., dba Westside Furniture, a wholesale supplier of La-Z-Boy recliners and the Serta Trump Home  mattress line, among other furniture products, to the recreational vehicle industry. Westside marks the Patrick’s third business acquisition this year.

“We are very excited to welcome the highly respected Westside Furniture business to the Patrick family and look to continue the legacy that Michael, Rose Ann and John Morgan have created. We look forward to working with John to carry on the standards that have been set by Michael and Rose Ann, who now can focus on enjoying their retirement years,” said Todd Cleveland, president and CEO of Elkhart-based Patrick, in a press release. “Westside will help us continue to bring new and innovative product lines to our customers and John’s creative and value driven approach will be a great fit with our organization. Consistent with the acquisitions we have completed in the past, we will continue to allow the entrepreneurial spirit of Westside to thrive while supporting the business with the financial and operational foundation that will enable it to align with our company mission of bringing the highest quality products, service and value to our customers.”

John Morgan, a principal owner and manager of Westside, said, “My family and I have been actively engaged in the wholesale furniture business for the RV industry for the last seven years and we are excited to partner with an organization such as Patrick whose industry expertise and ‘Customer First’ approach are a natural fit with the core values, competencies and relationships that Westside has built over the last six decades in the local retail furniture business. As my parents begin the next chapter in their lives, they are confident that the company is in good hands and I am very much looking forward to the new opportunities that the Patrick team will bring to this business.”

The purchase of Westside was funded under Patrick’s existing credit facility. Patrick will continue to operate the wholesale furniture business on a stand-alone basis under the Westside Furniture brand name in its existing 53,000 square foot leased facility. Patrick expects the acquisition to be accretive to 2013 earnings per share.

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