PRA Laboratories Inc., Ypsilanti, MI, in a move aimed at increasing its business base, announced the appointment of sales-representative firms for portions of the eastern United States. The appointments include the Jesse S. Young Co., Elizabeth, NJ, for southeastern New York, eastern Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, eastern Maryland, and Virginia; Argus Chemical, Louisville, KY, for Tennessee, Kentucky and southern Indiana; and Gulf Coast Chemical, Tampa, FL, for Florida. PRA Labs, Ypsilanti, MI, is a research and development laboratory serving the paint, coatings, polymer and ink industries. More information is available from Executive Director Louis Floyd, e-mail