“Caterpillar and its dealers keep customers at the forefront of everything we do and that couldn’t be more true for the global mining business today,” said Steve Wunning, Caterpillar group president with responsibility for Resource Industries. “We are very pleased that Whayne Supply and Walker Machinery are going to play an integral role in what we believe is a high-growth industry.”
“We have been working closely with Caterpillar for several months to make this transition a success,” said Monty Boyd, owner and CEO, Boyd Co. “This new business unit will be integrated into our current Whayne and Walker operations. We look forward to providing these new mining products and support in our area.”
Caterpillar has announced similar transactions with other dealers over the last several months. Caterpillar continues to hold discussions with other Cat dealers that have mining activity in their territories and will continue to operate the former Bucyrus distribution business until the transitions have occurred in a given territory.
In addition to its home office in Louisville, Whayne Supply has branches throughout Kentucky and southern Indiana. Walker Machinery handles most of West Virginia and southeastern Ohio.