LOUISVILLE, KY - Eckart America Corp., a global manufacturer of effect pigments and press-ready ink for the graphic arts, coatings, functional and plastics industries, is consolidating its sales agency and distribution network within the United States.

Effective January 1, 2011, the northeast will be expanded with DN Lukens as Eckart’s regional representative to include eastern New York, eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. This will effectively give DN Lukens coverage from Maine to New Jersey.

The upper Midwest will be expanded with Hall Technologies as the regional representative to include North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois.

 In addition, Hall Technologies has announced its acquisition of Sexton Inc., covering southern Ohio and Indiana. As a result, Eckart will further expand Hall’s territory to include Michigan, western Pennsylvania, western New York and Kentucky.

DN Lukens’ customer service can be reached at 800/358.5367, and Hall Technologies’ customer service can be reached at 800/878.6699.