Lilley International: A Look at Our History
For sixty-five years, our people have been serving truck and farm customers across eastern North Carolina and southern Virginia. The fact that our customers utilize our products and services to earn their living gives purpose to our lives with the ultimate goal being to exceed our customers’ expectations on a daily basis.
In 1953, Laurence Lilley, Sr., along with several partners, purchased the local International Harvester dealership in Williamston, N. C. Martin Tractor and Truck Co., our business name in those days, catered to local farmers and truck operators with the full International Harvester product line. Since that time our company has realized significant growth and changed our name to Lilley International, Inc. continuing with the quality and durability of the International and Case IH brands. To broaden our primary product offerings and meet the needs of a changing customer base, we added a variety of trailer lines, Isuzu trucks, and Maintainer service bodies.
Today, two members of the Lilley family work in the dealership, representing 73 years of experience in the truck and farm equipment business. Laurence Lilley, Jr., and Jim Lilley fill the roles of President and Vice President for the company continuing their father’s legacy of innovative leadership and a deep appreciation for their employees and the customers they serve.