HOUSTON - U.S. Zinc, Houston, will launch a new national distribution strategy for its zinc oxide division through an alliance with the KODA Distribution Group, Stamford, CT. The new approach, which will go into effect as soon as contracts permit, will streamline points of contact for customers across the United States. The alliance will utilize KODA's national footprint of regional distribution companies, creating logistical efficiencies and an optimized supply chain.

KODA has five regional, independent distribution companies covering the United States: Monson Companies Inc. (New England), GMZ (Ohio Valley/Midwest), Ribelin Sales Inc. (Southwest), EW Kaufmann (Northeast/Mid-Atlantic) and PT Hutchins (West). Previously, U.S. Zinc worked with over 15 zinc oxide distributors to cover the same territories.

U.S. Zinc is a worldwide manufacturer, recycler and supplier of zinc oxide, zinc dust, zinc metal and zinc fines.