Whayne Supply and Walker Machinery are authorised Cat dealers in Kentucky, southern Indiana, southeastern Ohio and parts of West Virginia.
Overall owner of the two dealerships, Boyd Company, has set up Whayne-Walker Underground Mining as the business unit to meet the distribution and support needs for the Bucyrus products.
Boyd Company owner Monty Boyd said his company he had been working with Caterpillar for several months to make the transition work.
“This new business unit will be integrated into our current Whayne and Walker operations,” he said.
Caterpillar has announced similar transactions with other dealers over the past few months and is holding discussions with other Cat dealers with mining activity in their territories.
It will continue to operate the former Bucyrus distribution business until the transitions have occurred in a given territory.