ELIZABETH CITY, NC – Hockmeyer, Elizabeth City, NC, has added The NP Group, Dallas, TX, as a distribution partner in the southwest United States. Formed in 1989, The NP Group is a first-source distributor of specialty raw materials in the Southwest, serving industries that include industrial and marine coatings, adhesives, sealants, lubes and oilfield, ink and graphic arts, construction, rubber, plastics, polymers, textile, and food. The NP Group will represent Hockmeyer in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas.