WALLINGFORD, CT - BYK USA has appointed Dowd and Guild Inc. as its distributor for the Pacific Northwest and western regions of the United States. The agreement is effective May 17, 2010. Dowd and Guild Inc., a specialty-chemical distributor, has been serving the paint and coatings industry since 1986.

Further strengthening the effectiveness of BYK’s distributor network, current distributor Hall Technologies Inc., will now serve the states of Colorado, Texas and Louisiana in addition to the territory already covered.