Year-long celebration recognizes company history and sets tone for next 100 years
Whayne Supply Company, one of the nation's oldest and largest Cat dealerships, is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2013. The Whayne Supply Company centennial commemoration will span throughout 2013 as the company highlights key moments in its history, hosts events for employees and customers, and conducts a series of community service projects.
While very few companies in any industry have withstood the test of time to celebrate their centennial, Whayne Supply Company is proud to be one of just a couple Cat dealers to claim this distinction.
The celebrations and community service events will take place in Louisville, Ky., and each of its branch cities in Kentucky and southern Indiana. The events will serve as a way to recognize and thank the customers and employees that have helped make Whayne Supply Company successful over the past century.
Whayne Supply Company was founded in 1913 by Roy C. Whayne Sr., who was the sole employee at the time, selling light engines, pumps, wheelbarrows, and bicycles. Whayne began its long-term association with Caterpillar in 1925 and has steadily grown to serve new markets and customers.
The company is now owned by Monty Boyd, who became president in 2005 after serving in various roles at Whayne for 25 years. Under his leadership, Whayne has grown to employ over 1,300 people and now operates 15 facilities in 12 cities across Kentucky and southern Indiana.
"We are privileged to have outstanding, loyal customers and this year we want to take the opportunity to thank them for their continued confidence. As we look to our next 100 years, our commitment will continue," said Boyd. "Our company has always delivered quality products, superior support services, and the highest ethical standards. That's a model we plan to continue into our next 100 years," he said.
Headquartered in Louisville, Ky., Whayne Supply Company is consistently ranked as one of the top Cat dealerships in the country. Whayne also represents a variety of other major equipment lines and maintains extensive parts inventory and service capabilities.
Today, as it always has throughout its history, Whayne continues to serve the needs of the construction, mining, agriculture and industrial markets. The company also remains committed to top quality customer service and prides itself in playing a major role as good corporate citizen in all of the communities it serves.
For more information about Whayne Supply Company's 100th Year celebration or any of the company's products and services, please visit www.whayne.com.