Over the Years

Timeline

  • A. B. Carter is founded by Arthur Bynum Carter, and production begins on the company’s first product, the Boyce Weavers Knotter.
  • Metal traveller business is established.
  • The company buys first molding machine for the manufacture of nylon travellers.
  • A. B. Carter expands, moving to a larger plant in Gastonia, N.C., on Highway 321 South.
  • A. B. Carter, Inc. enters into the wire manufacturing business, establishing Carter Wire Company. This business manufactures wire for internal traveller needs as well as supplying wire to filtration, broom and brush, automotive and other industries.
  • The company enters the spindle tape and transmission belt market, with growth over the years to include stainless steel belts and counter bands used on carpet heat setting equipment.
  • Dary-Victor Ring Traveller Company is acquired and relocated to the Gastonia facility from Massachusetts
  • A. B. Carter acquires Whitinsville Spinning Ring Corporation.
  • The company acquires U.S. Ring Traveller Company.
  • A. B. Carter becomes a certified ISO9001 manufacturing facility, meeting international standards for quality assurance
  • Dynacast Molded Traveller Company is acquired.
  • A. B. Carter India Pvt. Ltd. was established by A. B. Carter Inc. to provide traveller and ring products specifically for the India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka Markets.
  • A.B.CARTER INDIA PVT LTD qualifies as OEM Supplier to KTTM
  • A. B. Carter purchases an equity position in DayStrong Rubber Products, LLC, in Mauldin, S.C., producing rubber-based accessories for the carpet and other industries.
  • The company partners with a German manufacturer, Saurer Components GmbH, to sell and distribute cots, aprons, and metal parts (accessories) to the textile industry in the United States and Canada.
  • Commissioned Plant – ‘2’ of A.B.CARTER INDIA PVT LTD