HOUSTON—U.S. Zinc Inc. said it will launch a new national distribution strategy for its zinc oxide division through a partnership with KODA Distribution Group.
The company said the new approach will streamline points of contact for customers across the U.S. It will go into effect as soon as contracts permit.
KODA, a specialty chemical distributor headquartered in Stamford, Conn., has five regional distributions in the U.S.: Monson Companies Inc. (New England), GMZ Inc. (Ohio Valley/Midwest), Ribelin Sales Inc. (Southwest), E.W. Kaufmann Co. (Northwest/Mid-Atlantic) and P.T. Hutchins Co. (West).
U.S. Zinc said it will continue to rely on other select distributors, including Lintech International L.L.C., HB Chemical Corp. and Akrochem Corp. for rubber. Previously, U.S. Zinc, a manufacturer, recycler and supplier of zinc oxide, worked with more than 15 zinc oxide distributors to cover the same territories.