Caterpillar Inc., Boyd Company LLC, owner of Whayne Supply Company (Whayne Supply), and Cecil I. Walker Machinery Co. (Walker Machinery) announced that Whayne Supply and Walker Machinery have acquired the Bucyrus equipment distribution and support business for their territories from Caterpillar Global Mining LLC. Whayne Supply and Walker Machinery are authorized Cat dealers in Kentucky, southern Indiana, southeastern Ohio and portions of West Virginia. Boyd Company LLC has established Whayne-Walker Underground Mining as the business unit to meet the distribution and support needs for these new products.
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.