Walker Manufacturing Co. of Fort Collins, Colo. (walker.com) announces the formation of a new distribution entity for its brand. Effective October 1, 2018, Walker Distributing Company began formal operation as the territory distributor for the majority of Texas, Kansas, Tennessee, all of Kentucky and the Oklahoma panhandle. The new company will be the first stage of two-step distribution in these regions, supplying Walker Mower finished goods and parts to dealers throughout these territories.

In preparation for the new company, Walker hired Alan Metzger as general manager. Metzger is from the Fort Collins area and has a wide scope of sales, marketing and engineering experience from working in various automotive, power, and aircraft industries for over 30 years. Previous employers include General Motors, Woodward Governor, and General Electric. He has a BSEE from Colorado State University and a Masters of Theological Studies from Liberty University.

“Our investment in opening this company reaffirms Walker's commitment to the two-step distribution program we started with over 30 years ago," noted Bob Walker, President of Walker Manufacturing Co. “We believe the best way for our dealers and customers to get full value of from our product is through the dedication of strong distributors who are focused on supporting sales with service.”