BALTIMORE — BYK USA Inc. is expanding the Terra Firma footprint. Effective July 1, 2018, Terra Firma will assume responsibility for the Southwestern region in addition to some other states bordering its present territory. This includes the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia.

BYK, a member of the ALTANA Group, is a leading global supplier of specialty additives for the paint, plastics, adhesives, ink and HI&I markets, as well as the oil and gas industry. It serves these markets through its U.S. headquarters in Wallingford, Connecticut, and its five manufacturing facilities across the United States.

David Behan, CEO of Terra Firma, commented, “We are extremely pleased that BYK has given us the opportunity to expand our coverage and represent them across the vast majority of the Terra Firma geography. Our Southwestern leadership team, with their strong historical ties to BYK, will be instrumental in delivering the technical expertise and logistical support our collective customers expect.”

The Terra Firma Co., Towson, Maryland, is a super multi-regional specialty chemicals distributor. The company serves 24 states, has 50 employees, and covers a wide array of chemical markets, including the CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers) industry.