U.S. Zinc (Houston, TX) is expanding its relationship with Unipex Solutions Canada, an Azelis Americas company (formerly known as KODA Distribution Group). As of February 18, Azelis Americas will represent U.S. Zinc for zinc oxide and zinc dust across all of Canada. “Azelis Americas is our distribution partner of choice in Canada,” said U.S. Zinc president Tracy Baugh said. “Its experience in the market as well as knowledge of the local customer base is outstanding.” Frank Bergonzi, president and CEO of Azelis Americas, said, “We are confident that combining the strength of 70 years of local experience in Canada in the rubber, plastic and the corrosion coatings markets, with the premier global leader in value added zinc products will create lasting value for our clients, and allow us to continue to grow together.” Headquartered in Stamford, CT, Azelis Americas is part of the Azelis Group based in Antwerp, Belgium. U.S. Zinc is a worldwide manufacturer, recycler and supplier of zinc oxide, zinc dust, zinc metal and zinc fines. Prime Western (PW) grade zinc metal is produced at the company’s Houston zinc metal plant, which is a full-service provider to the hot-dip galvanizing industry. Its products are used in tires, coatings. rubber and chemicals, and it has plants in North America, South America and Asia. It is an affiliate of Brazilian-based Votorantim Metais, one of the five largest zinc producers in the world. www.unipex.ca