Harbour Group Subsidiary Acquires JASCO Chemical Corp.

Jul 15, 2003, 01:00 ET from Harbour Group

    BELLINGHAM, Wash., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Fluid Enterprises a subsidiary
 of Harbour Group has acquired JASCO Chemical Corporation, Sam Fox, Harbour
 Group's Chairman announced today.
     Founded in 1947, JASCO Chemical Corp. is based in Santa Ana Cal.  The
 company manufactures branded paint removers and surface preparation products,
 including paint removers and strippers, wood refinishers and preservatives,
 adhesive removers, masonry and concrete preparation products and sealers. The
 company sells these products through leading retailers including home centers,
 mass merchandisers, hardware, and specialty stores.
     Harbour's Fluid Enterprises group is a leading supplier of specialty
 consumer and contractor products, including household cleaning products,
 texture repair products, and kitchen, bath and plumbing accessories. The group
 sells its products to professional painters, decorators and consumers through
 the specialty paint stores, home centers, mass merchandisers and hardware
 stores. The companies in the group are Homax Products, which is based here;
 Magic American; The Gonzo Corporation; Krusin International; Tile Care
 Products; Rhodes American Products; and now, JASCO.
     Harbour Group is a privately owned company based in St. Louis, Mo.
 Harbour Group and its related companies are engaged in the manufacture and
 distribution of industrial products, including high pressure cleaning
 equipment, auxiliary plastic processing equipment, automotive accessories,
 hearth and chimney products, textile machinery, pre-engineered building
 components, heat exchange equipment, automotive enthusiast products,
 entertainment products and products used by the home maintenance industry.
     Ross Clawson, President of Fluid Enterprises, said the acquisition
 of JASCO by Harbour Group will enable the company to continue to pursue  its
 growth strategy. He commented, "This relationship makes sense for both
 companies. JASCO has some of the most recognized products in its market
 sector. Harbour Group recognized that the combination of Fluid's excellent
 distribution network and JASCO's product offerings presented real opportunity
 for growth."
     JASCO will continue to focus on the development of its comprehensive
 product line, including penetration into new markets and introduction of new

SOURCE Harbour Group