On Oct. 1, 2021, Spray Equipment and Service Center, LLC, headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, completed the acquisition of Paint Related Products, Inc. (PRP), headquartered in Howell, Michigan. PRP has a 25-year history of excellence in the automotive OEM and tier markets as well as the general industrial market. Like Spray Equipment, PRP has a focus on the best application technologies for finishing, protective coatings, sealants, and adhesives.
Jason Williams, Vice President and General Manager of PRP, will assume the role of Spray Equipment’s Vice President of Automotive Operations, and he will become a member of the Executive Management Team. Bruce Byers, founder and President of PRP, will continue with Spray Equipment during a transition period and participate in an advisory and mentoring role going forward.
Over the next 60 days, PRP will be re-branded as Spray Equipment and operate under the Spray Equipment and Service Center name.
With the addition of PRP, Spray Equipment will consist of 119 employees and 10 locations, including Mexico. The addition of the talented staff at PRP and institutional knowledge of finishing and sealant and adhesive applications will be a significant contributor to the future success of Spray Equipment. The two companies perfectly complement one another to bring a wide range of expertise, system design, engineering, and customer service to the commercial and industrial fluid handling markets.