B.A. Ballou has purchased Dover Findings, the Saint James, N.Y., manufacturer of base- and precious-metal ear, wire, and bead findings. The Dover manufacturing facilities will be integrated into the Ballou Findings operation headquartered in East Providence, R.I. The move will allow Ballou to expand its offerings in a number of product categories such as hoop earring components, bead tips, pearl anchors and spacers, and eye and head pins. The Dover findings catalog is now available from B.A. Ballou, 800 Waterman Ave., East Providence, RI 02914 and also can be seen on the company's Web site, www.ballou.com.