History Timeline

Our Story

Construction History

In 1926, LM Weisiger made a commitment to support the growth of North Carolina by supplying and supporting Caterpillar equipment to the construction, road-building, utility and mining industries.

More than 90 years later, CTE has served the equipment needs of the Carolinas. In addition to offering a full line of construction, forestry and paving products, we also offer a complete line of material handling equipment, engineered systems, truck engines and power generation systems as well as superior product support. From a small job to a large project, we are here for you.

Building Carolina

Beginning with LM Weisiger who bought Carolina Tractor in 1930, continuing with his son, Edward Weisiger, Sr., and now under our 3rd generation leader, Edward Weisiger, Jr., CTE (formally known as Carolina Tractor and Equipment Company) serves customers like you and maintains partnerships with companies representing a variety of industries through our different divisions (Carolina Cat, LiftOne, Carolina Cat Power Systems).

Carolina Cat partners with our Construction, Power Generation and Truck Engine customers to help increase efficiency and profitability. We currently have 12 Carolina Cat locations to meet every need for Heavy Construction Equipment, Compact Construction Equipment, Rental Store, Power Generation/Generator, Truck Engine and Parts & Services.

LiftOne partners with our materials handling and warehouse solutions customers. We currently have 17 LiftOne locations to meet our customers’ materials handling new and used product sales, rentals, parts, service and Engineered Systems needs.

As the needs of our customers have changed, so has our determination to provide the best products and after-market support in the industry. Call us or email today to find out how a partnership with us can increase your efficiency and profitability.