CTE (Carolina Tractor & Equipment Company) serves the essential needs of our communities as a leading solutions provider and one of North Carolina’s largest privately owned companies. Since 1926, we’ve helped the Southeast region grow by supplying equipment for critical infrastructure and commerce, and by funding programs that advance social and economic vitality. As a family-owned company under the third generation of leadership, we have built our business based on the principles of trust, integrity and a desire to help our customers and employees succeed.
CTE sells, rents and services construction and material handling equipment, truck engines, and engineered and power generation systems. We are headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., and operate in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama. The CTE family of brands includes Carolina Cat, LiftOne, Carolina Cat Power Systems, Prime Source, Hydraulics Express, SITECH Horizon, Power Products & Solutions and BlueSkye Automation.
CTE was named as a U.S. Best Managed Company in 2021 and 2022, a designation sponsored by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal that recognizes outstanding U.S. private companies and the achievements of their management teams.
We’re a family-owned company guided by a set of principles that empower us to act as a trusted partner to our customers, communities and teammates. These beliefs motivate us to innovate and transform for the future and are the foundation to our ongoing success.
Learn more about our vision, values and purpose and how they are embedded in our daily operations.
"We are a people-intensive business and it's critically important that we act as trusted partners to our customers, to our employees, and in the community. The values and the purpose of our leaders define how we continue to lead and grow into the future."
- Ed Weisiger Jr.
CTE l President & CEO
Our primary focus is to protect the health and safety of our employees, our customers and our communities. We have robust safety procedures, training and resources that enhance our culture of safety. Everyone has a role to play to achieve an injury-free workplace. Learn more about our dedication to safe working practices.