Whayne Supply Company, one of the nation's oldest and largest Caterpillar dealerships, will officially celebrate its 100th Anniversary this Saturday, June 1st at its Hazard branch. President Monty Boyd will be joined by local civic and community leaders to celebrate the centennial commemoration and highlight key moments in company history and thank the community, employees and customers.The Hazard branch of Whayne Supply first opened in May 1987 to offer a centralized location for parts distribution, sales and field service repair work in surrounding counties. The vice president of Whayne Supply at the time, Frank Applegate, believed their customers would greatly benefit in cost savings and convenience by establishing a presence in the Hazard area. Whayne Supply employs more than 1,300 people, represents a variety of major equipment lines and maintains extensive parts inventory and service capabilities, while still playing a major role as good corporate citizens in all of the communities it serves. Whayne Supply Company is the dealer for Caterpillar Inc., Thomas Built Buses, Challenger, Lexion, Trail King, Mirenco, Sullair, Allmand, and other lines of construction, industrial, mining, paving and agricultural equipment. In addition to its home office in Louisville, Whayne has branches in Ashland, Bowling Green, Corbin, Dry Ridge, Elizabethtown, Hazard, Hopkinsville, Lexington, Owensboro, Paducah, Pikeville, and Somerset, Kentucky as well as Evansville and Jeffersonville, Indiana.Dignitary remarks to take place at 12:30 p.m.
Event runs 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. / Lunch provided for media at 1:00 p.m.