Western States Equipment Company has years of proven experience in operator and technical training, safety, and applications for heavy machine use. Our deep roots date back to 1933, when J.A. Terteling & Sons created Western Equipment Company to meet the growing need for construction equipment in their region. In 1956, the Terteling family was presented with the opportunity to expand their company and become a Caterpillar dealership in Boise, Idaho, now known as Western States Cat. Today, our T56 Training and Learning Center represents our history, heritage and legacy as a family-owned Caterpillar dealer.