Walker reaches out to government jobs
May 12, 2011
From left: Walker Construction Sales Manager Eric Ramey with Bob McGlone of the Huntington, W.Va. Sanitary Board
HUNTINGTON – Fannin Land Co. started in the 1970s in the Barboursville area.
They develop and build apartments, houses and keep up maintenance on rentals.
“Money got me into it,” company owner Harold Fannin said. “We made lots of money and we’re still making money and that’s why we’re in it. Of all the headaches you have to put up with, there has to be some kind of reward.”
Fannin’s typical day begins at 5:00 a.m. and ends around 9:00 p.m. They do anything and everything to ensure a good job, he said. That involves managing the staff and whatever it takes for jobs to run smoothly.
Fannin attended an open house, May 12, at the C.I. Walker Machinery Co., in Huntington. The event, hosted by Huntington sales representative Jeff McDowell gave various area government agencies, around Huntington and in southern Ohio, an idea, in terms of Caterpillar parts, sales, service and rentals, of what Walker offers.
“We are making a concerted effort to have a bigger impact on the governmental agencies,” McDowell said. “I think it was successful. A lot of people attended who haven’t done business with Walker. We were able to set up new accounts, meet several new contacts and solidify relationships we have with current customers.”
One of those customers is Fannin, who is not planning on retiring any time soon.
“We buy Walker equipment all the time,” Fannin said. “We’re constantly buying or renting their equipment. They are one of the top corporations, in West Virginia. The business is just honest – they are just honest people. They don’t want to sell you anything that is torn up. You really can’t beat someone who wants to keep their reputation up, and that’s the reason we do business with them.”
Walker CAT sells and services products used by various West Virgina and Ohio city municipalities and townships ranging from heavy equipment such as excavators, wheel loaders, backhoe loaders, motor graders to compact construction products such as our CAT Skid Steer Loaders, CAT Mini-Excavators and CAT Compact wheel loaders. We also carry a vast inventory of attachments that can make your machines more productive and versatile!
Walker CAT's Governmental division is committed to assist state, federal and local agencies in the acquisition of heavy construction equipment at the best possible terms, governmental pricing while at the same time offering total machine care in quality CAT parts and service.