The Jotun Group has acquired PRS.

BELLE CHASSE, LA — The Jotun Group, based in Norway, has acquired PRS (Products, Research, Service Inc.), a regional manufacturer of marine, protective and industrial coatings based in Belle Chasse, LA. PRS markets coatings in the Gulf of Mexico region and operates production facilities in Belle Chasse and warehouses and sales offices in Lafayette, LA; Houma, LA; and Houston.

Jotun said the acquisition continues its program of expansion in the North American market. The company in early 1999 acquired Jotun Valspar Marine Coatings, a former joint-venture business of Jotun and The Valspar Corp.