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Thompson begins operation in 1957

Thompson Tractor Company, Inc. is the full-line Caterpillar dealer for Alabama and northwest Florida and the Caterpillar forklift dealer for all of Georgia except the nine counties in the northwest corner of the state.
 
The company specializes in sales and service of Caterpillar products, including earthmoving, construction and material handling equipment, and diesel engines used for electric power generation, on-highway and marine propulsion applications.  Thompson's mission statement is, "To Create Value for the Customers, Employees, Shareholders, and Caterpillar".  These values laid the foundation for Hall Thompson to begin building relationships over 50 years ago.
 
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.  “We’d like to be recognized as a business partner by our customers,” says Michael D. Thompson, who became company president in 1986.

Thompson Tractor provides a diverse array of 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 has full-service facilities in Birmingham, Decatur, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Oxford/Annistion, Shelby County, Thomasville, and Tuscaloosa in Alabama, and Panama City and Pensacola in Florida. The company has parts branch facilities in Attalla/Gadsden, Opelika/Auburn and Tuscumbia in Alabama, and Crestview and Marianna in Florida.
 
The Cat Rental Store is headquartered in Birmingham with branches in Calvert, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Oxford/Anniston, Panama City, Pensacola, Shelby County, Thomasville, and Tuscaloosa
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In addition to its locations in Alabama and Florida, Thompson Lift Truck also has facilities in Albany, Atlanta (Forest Park), Augusta, Macon and Savannah in Georgia.

Thompson provides customers with one-stop shopping for equipment sales, parts, service, rentals and leasing. The company offers options on used parts and used equipment as well. For your equipment and product support needs, please call or visit your nearest Thompson location.