Carlton-Bates Company, established in 1957 and headquartered in Little Rock, Ark., supplies a wide range of electronic components and equipment to industries in the United States. It specializes in components, such as switches, diodes, relays, contactors, motor starters, fuses and cables. The company also offers a variety of industrial controllers, programmable logic controllers, industrial input and output systems, communicating counters and industrial workstations. It distributes products from more than 300 manufacturers and stocks an inventory of nearly 80,000 parts. The company has various professional sales personnel for assisting and managing more than 20,000 customers annually. Additionally, the company provides several other products, including sensors, automation, safety systems, relays and valves, connectors, terminal blocks and wiring devices, tools, test equipment and production supplies.