Carter Machinery Company is the authorized Caterpillar dealer that serves Virginia and southern West Virginia with over 20 locations. Founded in 1951, its construction division specializes in heavy earthmoving and building construction equipment for the construction, mining, forestry and agriculture industries. The company s rental division is responsible for equipment rentals to building construction and industrial customers through The Cat Rental Store. Its power systems division handles all on-highway truck, industrial and marine engines, as well as power generation systems from residential back-up units to prime and standby power industrial applications. The company s products include backhoe loaders, mass excavators, front shovels, soil compactors, cold planers, asphalt pavers, track skidders, trailers and pipelayers. With its headquarters in Salem, Va., Carter Machinery Company maintains a location in Fredericksburg, Va.