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S I G N A G E & P R I N T I N G 7 2 G R A P H I C S P R O J U L Y 2 0 2 1 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M Pictured from L to R: Cathy and Kenny Walker along with daughter Natalie are all involved in the business, Walker Companies, which recently celebrated its 70th anniversary. (All images courtesy Kenny Walker) Shop Profile: Walker Companies The More Things Change … B Y C A S S I E G R E E N W hen you've been in busi- ness for 70 years, just about any change that can hap- pen, will. That said, there are some things that never change. For Kenny Walker and his team at Walker Companies, everything from construc- tion demolition to name changes to new technology has been weaved into their his- tory, yet they still pride themselves on one big thing: quality. TRANSFORMATION Walker Stamp & Pencil Co. opened its doors in February of 1951. According to Kenny, it was just two years later that the business experienced its first name change. "… the name was changed to Walker Stamp & Seal Co. to better reflect the products we made — rubber stamps and corporate and notary seals," he says. Founded by Kenny's parents, Kenneth and Bobbie, the business is now dubbed Walker Companies to better reflect all

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