TENTE USA – 35th anniversary

Our TENTE USA subsidiary had its 35th anniversary.


TENTE Casters, Inc. is located in the fast growing Northern Kentucky area. TENTE Casters, Inc. was incorporated in the state of Kentucky, September 6, 1979, under the name of American Tente Casters, Inc.

TENTE began its operation in a small office in Florence, Kentucky. By 1982 the company relocated to its own factory with administration offices. Land was purchased on Cox Avenue in Erlanger, Kentucky, to build the factory. Within four years (1986) of moving to its new location, the first expansion was needed due to increased sales and success of the company. This expansion was completed by spring of 1987.

American Tente Casters, Inc. started to manufacture and assemble more and more products in the United States and the business continued to grow. This warranted a second expansion at the Cox Avenue facilities by 1989. American Tente Casters, Inc. changed its name to TENTE Casters, Inc. on January 1, 1989. Business continued to grow and TENTE Casters, Inc. needed more space to fill customer orders. A new 44,000 sq. ft. facility was built in Hebron, Kentucky in 1991. Operations began in November 1991 and the official Grand Opening was held May 15, 1992.

A 24,000 square foot high-rise warehouse was added in May 1996 to accommodate increased production and warehousing needs, as well as the needs of our customers. TENTE’s product line continued to grow and plans for a new production and warehouse area became reality with the official ground breaking ceremony held on October 24, 2011. The 19,000 sq. ft. addition was completed in Spring 2012 and houses a separate production line, a twin wheel caster assembly machine, warehouse area and four additional injection-molding machines.

Bradford M. Hood, Managing Director of TENTE Casters, Inc. leads his team since 1993 under the mission „TENTE Casters, Inc. goal is to be the leading North American provider of innovative mobility solutions to the Institutional and Medical Markets. We create value for our customers by providing quality casters and reliable solutions using TENTE‘s innovative and flexible processes. Our technical support, sales experience, and manufacturing capabilities allow us to remain in front of our competitors to meet the individual needs of ALL our customers. We deliver exceptional value through innovation!“. Today TENTE US has approx. 100 employees in Northern Kentucky. TENTE Casters, Inc. received ISO certification in 1996. Quality policies, adherence to policies, customer and supplier involvement are guided by ISO-9000 standards.