Veterans return home, looking to reunite with their families and rebuild their post
war lives. Morris H. Clark finds employment with the Winter-Weiss Company, in Denver, CO. Winter-
Weiss found its original fame inventing and patenting the Portadrill, a truck-mounted drilling rig. The war
effort helped Winter-Weiss expand their services into truck customization. To this day, the more reputable
of our country’s truck equipment companies can trace their roots to Winter-Weiss of Denver.
M.H. Clark was chosen to open a Winter-Weiss branch in New Mexico. He establishes the company
in an unoccupied lettuce processing shed in Albuquerque. The facility was long, narrow, unheated – and
provided a terrific home for the new endeavor. Clark’s sons, Chuck and Don, were born into the business
and grew up working under the tutelage of Winter-Weiss’ excellent mechanics.
Controlling interest was acquired by Clark’s founder Morris H. Clark and became Clark Truck Equipment Co.
Clark Truck Company becomes a National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA — the Association
for the Work Truck Industry) Distributor Member since 1968. The NTEA established this program to
acknowledge members who have successfully implemented specific, rigorous business standards and
processes set forth by the association. CTE remains the only truck equipment related firm in the state of
New Mexico that has qualified and has received this prestigious recognition from the NTEA.
His son, Chuck Clark, became president.
and, again, moves to a larger facility. Employees come onboard and
stay onboard, with many staying onboard to celebrate 25-year and 40-year careers with CTE.
moving to its current shop at 501 Industrial NE, in Albuquerque,
NM. The shop is a 24,000 sq. ft. facility with 6.5 acres of fenced yard space and a stand-alone paint
booth. CTE’s facility has 14 drive through bays, all equipped with necessary welders, torches, tools and
associated equipment. CTE carries an average of $750,000+ in inventory value.
Clark Truck Company becomes a participant in the NTEA Member Verification Program (MVP).
The MVP recognizes distributors, manufacturers and upfitters for successfully implementing specified
business standards and processes, and for taking the necessary steps to comply with applicable
government regulations. Suppliers and upfitters that achieve MVP status are identifiable to fleet
managers and truck dealers as having achieved a higher commitment to excellence by their effective use
of safety and quality standards.