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Thompson Tractor...Creating Value in the Communities We Serve Since 1957

THOMPSON BEGINS OPERATIONS IN 1957

Thompson Tractor Company is the full-line Caterpillar dealer for Alabama and northwest Florida and the Caterpillar forklift dealer for most of Georgia.

The company specializes in sales and service of Caterpillar products, including earthmoving, construction and materials handling equipment, along with diesel engines used for electric power generation, on-highway and marine propulsion applications. Thompson's mission statement is, "To Create Value for our Customers, Employees, Shareholders, Suppliers and Communities." This mission statement laid the foundation for Hall W. Thompson to begin building relationships almost 60 years ago and for Thompson Tractor to continue to deliver what it takes to create value each and every day.

Founded by Hall W. Thompson in 1957, the Company is headquartered in Birmingham, AL. The Company’s history has been distinguished by a dedication to excellence and a commitment to service. From its origin as the Caterpillar dealer for the northern thirty-nine counties in Alabama operating out of three Alabama locations in Birmingham, Decatur and Tuscaloosa, Thompson Tractor is now the full-line Caterpillar dealer for Alabama and northwest Florida.  In addition, Thompson Tractor is the MCFA (Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift of America) dealer for most of Georgia as well as Alabama and northwest Florida. We employ nearly 1,500 people in almost thirty locations throughout our territory.

Thompson Tractor Company provides a diverse array of products and services to customers in its service territory through four divisions: Thompson Tractor Company, Thompson Power Systems, Thompson Lift Truck Company, and The Thompson Cat Rental Store. Thompson Tractor has full-service facilities in Birmingham, Decatur, Dothan, Mobile, Montgomery, Oxford/Anniston, Shelby County, Thomasville, and Tuscaloosa in Alabama, and Panama City and Pensacola in Florida. The company has parts branch facilities in Alabama located in Attalla/Gadsden, Opelika/Auburn, and Tuscumbia, and in Crestview, Florida.    

The Thompson Cat Rental Store is headquartered in Birmingham with Alabama branches in Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Auburn, Oxford/Anniston, Shelby County, Thomasville, and Tuscaloosa along with a branch in Pensacola, FL.

Thompson Power Systems provides Cat power generators for standby, prime power, base load, or load management capability to meet your energy demands.  In addition, we provide Cat industrial engines, designed with the most accurate application engineering to ensure you receive the proper size, installation, and best operation possible.  Further, our marine division specializes in customized marine power solutions, creating unique propulsion and auxiliary packages to work for your vessel. 

Thompson Truck Source, a part of Thompson Power Systems, provides parts and service for all makes and models of on-highway vocational trucks.    

In addition to its locations in Alabama and Florida, Thompson Lift Truck operates in all of Georgia (except for the nine counties in the northwest corner of the state).  Thompson Lift Truck has facilities in Albany, Atlanta (Forest Park), Augusta, Macon, and Savannah, GA.

We provide new and used equipment for sale and for rent, along with parts and service for all makes and models of equipment. We have what it takes to to put you in the right Cat machine for your job. Let's get you in a Cat!