Founded in 1944, Thompson Machinery is the exclusive Caterpillar dealer for Middle Tennessee, West Tennessee and North Mississippi. Based in Columbus, Miss., the company offers agricultural equipment from Agco Challenger and Lexion. It also offers fabrication, welding, fluid analysis, hydraulic-hose, oil change and machine rebuilds services. Additionally, Thompson Machinery provides a wide range of exchange components, such as cylinder groups, hydraulic pumps and motors, engines, long blocks, transmissions and torque converters. The company caters to the construction, power generation and agricultural industries.