Walker News for January 2016

In this issue we reveal a new Model D video, check out the seasons Walker road tour, and give an inside look at updates happening at the factory.
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New Model D Video

The Walker Model D brings diesel power to the fully featured Walker commercial mower making it a favorite among municipal, institutional, and governmental users—anyone wanting top-of-the-line performance and efficiency. Wouldn’t it be great to have a diesel powered, industrial mower that could handle virtually any job you could imagine? Winter snow removal, spring maintenance, summer mowing, and fall cleanups are no problem for the Walker Model D.

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See The Walker

We all know the planning and preparation of Winter turn into high production mowing in Spring and Summer. It is tradeshow season and this is the perfect time to get some hands-on time with a Walker and get all your questions answered face-to-face with a Walker Distributor or Dealer.

You can check out of full list of what's coming up online, but here is a summary.

Date: Event: Location:
01/11-13 CENTS Environmental Nursery Trade Show Columbus, OH
01/12-14 Landscape Ontario Congress Toronto, ONT
01/13-15 Northern Green Expo Minneapolis, MN
01/13-14 2016 Northeast Nebraska Farm & Equipment Show Norfolk, NE
01/15 Jensen & Pilegard Open House Visalia, CA
01/20-22 Idaho Horticulture Expo Boise, ID
01/21-23 Northwest Green Industry Conference Suquamish, WA
01/22 Jensen & Pilegard Open House Fresno, CA
01/22-24 Central Nebraska Home & Builders Show Grand Island, NE
01/22-23 South Carolina Landscape Show Myrtle Beach, SC
01/26-27 2016 Utah Green Trade Show Sandy, UT
01/26-28 Northwest Ag Show Portland, OR
01/26-27 Mid-Atlantic Turfgrass Expo Fredericksburg Fredericksburg, VA
01/28-30 Salon Industrie et Machinerie Agricole Québec City, QC
02/01 Jim Huston Estimating Workshop Rexburg, ID
02/02-04 Spokane Ag Expo Spokane, WA
02/02-04 Colusa Farm Show Colusa, CA
02/03-05 NC Southern Farm Show Raleigh, NC
02/03 Cleve Addie Open House Little Rock, AR
02/05-06 2016 Seward Spring Show Seward, AK
02/05-06 Proffitt's Lawn & Leisure Open House Amarillo, TX
02/09-11 World AG Expo 2016 Tulare, CA
02/09-10 2016 SCLTA Conference and Trade Show Columbia, SC
02/10-12 Pro Green Expo Denver, CO
02/10 Green Trade Expo 2016 Ottawa, ONT
02/12-14 KC Remodel + Garden Show Kansas, MO
02/16-16 Gravel Ridge Small Engine Open House Gravel Ridge, AR
02/17 Maximum Outdoor Equipment Open House Wichita, KS
02/18 Ebling's Service Plus Open House Myerstown, PA
02/18 2016 Nevada Landscape Trade Show Reno, NV
02/19-20 York Area Home Show 2016 York, NE
02/19-21 Eastern Iowa Home & Landscaping Show Waterloo, IA
02/23 2016 East North Carolina Landscape Conference Rocky Mount, NC
02/24-25 6th Annual Plants Trade Show Edison, NJ
02/25-28 Fort Wayne Home And Garden Show Fort Wayne, IN
02/25-27 Gardenia Poznan, Poland
02/25-27 NY Farm Show Syracuse, NY
02/26 Theriot's Open House Marrero, LA
03/01-03 29th Annual Hawkeye Farm Show Cedar Falls, IA
03/02-02 New Jersey Landscape 2016 Secaucus, NJ
03/04-05 McCoy's Lawn Equipment Open House Austin, TX
03/04-06 North Iowa Home and Landscaping Show Mason City, IA
03/04-06 Rimrock Promotions Home Improvement Show Billing's, MT
03/09 Emerich Landscaper Open House Charlton, NY
03/09 Nassau Suffolk Landscape Gardener Queens, NY
03/10 Emerich Landscaper Open House Fort Edwards, NY
03/10 SGF Landscaper Open House Fort Edward, NY
03/11-13 The Messenger 2016 Home & Garden Expo Fort Dodge, IA
03/11-12 Stephen Roy Open House Johnston, RI
03/14 Oakland Marine and Equipment Open House Oakland, NJ
03/16 Weaver Turf Power Open House Willow Street, PA
03/17 Martin's Repair Open House Ephrata, PA
03/18-20 Husker Lawn & Leisure Show Lincoln, NE
03/18-19 Gautreaux's Mower Madness Gonzales, LA
03/23 OSFMA Mini Conference Silverton, OR
04/01-02 Creekside Open House Syracuse, NY
04/06-08 Great Bend Farm & Ranch Expo Great Bend, KS
04/14 2016 OSFMA Conference Albany, OR

Factory Update

We have completed construction on the mezzanine in our Service Parts Department. A couple of interesting facts about the mezzanine and other updates to the Service Parts area:

  • The new mezzanine has shelf space for 1000 new bins/part locations
  • Slower moving parts are being moved to the mezzanine
  • Faster moving parts have been moved closer to the picking stations
  • UPS and Fedex picking stations have been moved closer to the A bins (faster moving parts)
  • Stocking order picking stations have been moved closer to the main aisle and larger parts
  • Created space for an additional picking station
  • Created space for the next phase of expansion

This work is part of our ongoing plan to improve our inventory levels and order response time. Jeff Hoffman (Service Parts Manager) and his team are doing a really nice job and we are excited about the progress we are making in the Service Parts department.

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