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G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M 2 0 2 1 J U L Y G R A P H I C S P R O 7 3 of its capabilities. "In the mid '90s, we had branched out into so many different areas that it was difficult to market our- selves and using three to four different names (Walker Sign Co., Walker Printed Specialties, etc.) became cumbersome. So, in about 1998 we changed to Walker Companies," Kenny elaborates. Not only has the business undergone name changes, but it's also currently in its sixth location since opening its doors. Now in downtown Oklahoma City, there have been various reasons that the busi- ness has had to move: a fire, urban renew- al, and other construction. "We moved into one of the two adjoining buildings we currently occupy in 1975 then expanded into the other in 1998," says Kenny. More recently, the business has seen change of a different kind. "Our busi- ness has changed dramatically in recent years mainly due to technology and the equipment that technology has provid- ed," Kenny explains. While they still offer rubber stamps and marking devic- es, Walker Companies currently offers much more. "We offer rotary and laser engraved signage, and engraved and subli- mated name badges and ADA signage. We have three large-format printers for ban- ners, and rigid surface signs of all types," he says. They are also a distributor for ad- vertising/promotional products and trade show and exhibit displays. You might have guessed that one of the biggest changes they've experienced

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