Trusted Quality. Expert Service.
We put nearly a century of experience into the development and manufacture of quality yarn spinning solutions you can trust. Grounded in American heritage, yet driven to innovate, A. B. Carter is known for spinning solutions that are proven to perform. We believe that our unparalleled industry knowledge coupled with dependable and reliable service enables our customers around the world to run their business with conﬁdence.
Headquartered in Gastonia, North Carolina, A. B. Carter, Inc. has offices in 5 countries and agents in 44 countries. A. B. Carter is universally recognized as a superior supplier of spinning solutions for the fiber and yarn manufacturing sectors of the textile industry. Core products include steel and nylon travellers, rings, bobbins, tapes and belts, air splicing and knotting equipment, laboratory testing equipment, and stainless steel belts, counterbands, pressure rolls and other accessories for the carpet industry. Diverse, global solutions combined with our reputation for exceptional quality and service, positions A. B. Carter as the spinning industry’s “go-to” team of experts.
Nearly 100 years ago, A. B. Carter, Inc. was founded by Arthur Bynum Carter, who started his textile career at the young age of fourteen with J. M. Odell Mfg. Co. His passion for the textile industry would lay a foundation for A. B. Carter of trusted quality and expert service. Our first manufacturing project was the production of the Boyce Weavers Knotter. At the request of those in the industry, Mr. Carter improved the Knotter for use on new types of yarn that were being developed. Mr. Carter believed then, as we still believe now, that our customers are our partners and we should always go above and beyond to serve them. Mr. Carter’s interest and expertise in the application of rings and travellers for producing quality spun yarns led the way for establishing the metal traveller business in 1937. We have continually grown this business through the years and are now considered one of the top producers of high quality travellers worldwide. In addition to travellers and rings, A. B. Carter, Inc. supplies a diverse line of products, including parts and accessories for cotton and synthetic spinning plants, fiberglass producers, industrial yarn processors, and carpet yarn manufacturers; making us a one-stop solution provider for all your textile yarn needs.