Walker Zanger Merges Trio Of Sister Firms

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Walker Zanger Merges Trio Of Sister Firms

Sylmar, CA Walker & Zanger, West Coast Ltd., Westchester
Marble & Granite and Walker & Zanger Inc. a trio of
U.S.-based distributors, retailers and specifiers of high-end stone
and ceramic tile have merged to form one national firm, the company
announced.

The three operations have combined their resources and
distribution efforts, with all products now being marketed and sold
under the Walker Zanger brand name.

The merger, effective Jan. 1, “broadens the national presence”
of the privately-held, $100-million company, corporate officials
said.

“Operating the three companies under the Walker Zanger brand
enhances our national presence and simplifies all of our
operations, from shipping to advertising,” said CEO Pat Petrocelli.
“With the merger, everything our wholesale, retail and
architectural customers need can now be found under the Walker
Zanger brand name.”

Founded in 1952, Walker & Zanger, Inc. opened Walker &
Zanger, West Coast Ltd. in 1958 to take advantage of the burgeoning
West Coast market. Westchester Marble & Granite was then opened
in 1981 to specialize in marketing handcrafted stone products to
eastern states’ retailers.

The merger adds Westchester’s Atlanta showroom, New York
warehousing, and a Durham, NC regional facility to Walker Zanger’s
list of corporate locations.

The newly-merged entity, Walker & Zanger, Inc., is
headquartered in Sylmar, CA and Mt. Vernon, NY, with offices in
Marina di Carrara, Italy, as well as nine current and two
soon-to-open corporate showrooms.

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