Walker Manufacturing is pleased to welcome Outdoor Equipment Distributors (OED) of Raleigh, North Carolina to their distribution team for the Mid-Atlantic states. OED has purchased the Walker distribution territory from GHS Corporation of Denton, North Carolina who has distributed Walker Mowers since 1985 as pioneering members of the Walker program.
Effective Oct. 1, Walker Manufacturing President Bob Walker transitioned to the role of chairman of the board, and third-generation family member Ryan Walker has been named president. Ryan assumes this position after working 10 years at Walker in sales, marketing and business development.
In September 2016, Walker Manufacturing introduced two new dealer recognition programs, honoring their best-performing, most active dealers worldwide.
After a flat year in 2016, shipments for Walker Manufacturing’s 2017 fiscal year (starting October 1) have strongly rebounded to some of the highest levels in the company history. Shipments are up 36% in the fall quarter, well ahead of forecast. Export sales are also increasing after a significant decrease in 2016.