KODA Enterprises Group, through its affiliate KODA Distribution Group, Inc., has acquired Ribelin Sales, Inc. KODA Distribution Group, one of the largest specialty chemical distributors in the country, consists of Monson Companies, Inc., based in Leominster, Mass., GMZ, Inc., based in Cincinnati Ohio, and now Ribelin Sales, Inc., based in Garland, Texas.

Ribelin Sales, founded in 1936, is a leading domestic distributor of specialty chemicals in the lower Midwest, Southeast and Southwest. Monson and GMZ are also among the largest distributors of specialty chemicals in their markets, primarily the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and the Midwest.

According to Bill Karol, president of KODA Enterprises Group, "These companies will continue to use their core strengths in their local markets with very little visible change." The three companies will continue to operate independently, sharing best practices in serving their respective markets.