SAN RAMON, CA - PQ Corp. has appointed Dowd and Guild Inc. to represent its Silcron product line for the western United States. Dowd and Guild Inc. will be stocking PQ’s Silcron product in its Los Angeles, CA, warehouses to serve the surface coatings and beverage customers within the western region. According to Tony Nock, PQ’s Business Director for Silicas, “Dowd and Guild Inc. is a diverse specialty chemical distributor, servicing the needs of the coatings, ink, adhesives, construction and specialty chemical markets in the western United States. The company is a proven leader in its territory, with multiple warehouses, sales and customer service offices. We are pleased to expand our existing silica gels distribution relationship to now also include Silcron products.”