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Fabick Cat Jumps Into 2019 Construction Season With Open House, Product Displays At Its Eau Claire Facility

Wed May 15, 2019 - Midwest Edition #10
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The management team of Fabick Cat on hand to welcome customers (L-R) consisted of Jeré Fabick, president and co-dealer principal; John Fabick IV, senior vice president; Doug Fabick, CEO and dealer principal; and Craig McArton, executive vice president and COO.

The 2019 construction season is getting under way in the upper Midwest, and Fabick Cat marked the occasion with its 31st Annual Season Opener April 26 and 27. Held at the Fabick's Eau Claire, Wis., store, the open house featured a display of the latest Cat equipment and Allied products, as well as door prizes and refreshments.

Fabick Cat is the authorized Caterpillar dealer throughout major portions of Missouri, Illinois, the entire state of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Founded in 1917 in St. Louis by John Fabick Sr., the company is still family-owned, with 36 locations and more than 1,200 employees.

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Rocky Baker (L), township of Meteor, and Matthew Riedell of Lac Courte Oreilles Public Works evaluate a Cat 303.5 mini-excavator with the assistance of young Deacon Riedell.
Rocky Baker (L), township of Meteor, and Matthew Riedell of Lac Courte Oreilles Public Works evaluate a Cat 303.5 mini-excavator with the assistance of young Deacon Riedell.

The management team of Fabick Cat on hand to welcome customers (L-R) consisted of Jeré Fabick, president and co-dealer principal; John Fabick IV, senior vice president; Doug Fabick, CEO and dealer principal; and Craig McArton, executive vice president and COO.
The management team of Fabick Cat on hand to welcome customers (L-R) consisted of Jeré Fabick, president and co-dealer principal; John Fabick IV, senior vice president; Doug Fabick, CEO and dealer principal; and Craig McArton, executive vice president and COO.

(L-R): Craig Alderton, regional manager of Rototilt; Chad Olson of Dan’s Construction; Chris Klien of Fabick Cat; and Nate Insteness of Dan’s Construction enjoyed the annual season opener.
(L-R): Craig Alderton, regional manager of Rototilt; Chad Olson of Dan’s Construction; Chris Klien of Fabick Cat; and Nate Insteness of Dan’s Construction enjoyed the annual season opener.

Customers got to see a Cat wheel loader lineup with a variety of attachments.
Customers got to see a Cat wheel loader lineup with a variety of attachments.

Bill Emery brought his son, Mason, to see all the neat Cat equipment at the open house.
Bill Emery brought his son, Mason, to see all the neat Cat equipment at the open house.

Ben Knepper (L) of Fabick Cat shows a Cat 305.5 mini-excavator to Andy Hagen, owner of Andy Hagen Excavating.
Ben Knepper (L) of Fabick Cat shows a Cat 305.5 mini-excavator to Andy Hagen, owner of Andy Hagen Excavating.

Standing in the bucket of a Cat 982M wheel loader (L-R) are Paul Mumm of Stout Construction; Sam Rud of Signal Peak Silica; Terry Pecha of A-1 Excavating; and Tom Scalzo of Fabick Cat.
Standing in the bucket of a Cat 982M wheel loader (L-R) are Paul Mumm of Stout Construction; Sam Rud of Signal Peak Silica; Terry Pecha of A-1 Excavating; and Tom Scalzo of Fabick Cat.

Customers had the opportunity to run a Cat 323 excavator equipped with a Rototilt R6 tiltrotator.
Customers had the opportunity to run a Cat 323 excavator equipped with a Rototilt R6 tiltrotator.

Jerod Pichler (L) and Tim Spaeth of JLP Construction look of the excavator lineup at the open house.
Jerod Pichler (L) and Tim Spaeth of JLP Construction look of the excavator lineup at the open house.

Chris Lancette shows his son, Finnley, the Logset 5FP.
Chris Lancette shows his son, Finnley, the Logset 5FP.

Marilynn and Jerold Auman of J&M Construction stand in front of a new Cat D6T dozer.
Marilynn and Jerold Auman of J&M Construction stand in front of a new Cat D6T dozer.

(L-R): Enjoying the barbeque lunch are Brian Burns and Paul Werner, both of Hoffman Construction, and Tom Muehlenkamp of Fabick Cat.
(L-R): Enjoying the barbeque lunch are Brian Burns and Paul Werner, both of Hoffman Construction, and Tom Muehlenkamp of Fabick Cat.

Jan Bohac of Aspen Homes looks over the lineup of Cat dozers at the annual season opener.
Jan Bohac of Aspen Homes looks over the lineup of Cat dozers at the annual season opener.

Fabick Cat displayed a wide variety of track skid steers with the many attachments that Caterpillar offers.
Fabick Cat displayed a wide variety of track skid steers with the many attachments that Caterpillar offers.

Sean Tracy (L) and Scott Mercer of W.P. Operations look over a Cat 289D track skid steer equipped with a Cat BA118C broom.
Sean Tracy (L) and Scott Mercer of W.P. Operations look over a Cat 289D track skid steer equipped with a Cat BA118C broom.

Randy Kern (L) and Berry Biller, owner of Biller’s Lawn Care Service, check out all the grading systems on display at the season opener.
Randy Kern (L) and Berry Biller, owner of Biller’s Lawn Care Service, check out all the grading systems on display at the season opener.

(L-R): Tom Muehlenkamp of Fabick Cat welcomes Greg Johnson and Phil Holloway, both of Smart Sand, to the Fabick Cat Eau Claire, Wis., facility.
(L-R): Tom Muehlenkamp of Fabick Cat welcomes Greg Johnson and Phil Holloway, both of Smart Sand, to the Fabick Cat Eau Claire, Wis., facility.

George Jackson of Jackson Trucking & Excavating settles into the cab of a Cat 323.
George Jackson of Jackson Trucking & Excavating settles into the cab of a Cat 323.

Duke Beranek of Andy Hagen Excavating inspects a Cat 257D skid steer equipped with a Cat PR184 power box rake.
Duke Beranek of Andy Hagen Excavating inspects a Cat 257D skid steer equipped with a Cat PR184 power box rake.

Kurt Kalepp (L), owner of Kalepp Excavating, and Steve Colby of Colby Excavating LLC view the Cat skid steers and attachments.
Kurt Kalepp (L), owner of Kalepp Excavating, and Steve Colby of Colby Excavating LLC view the Cat skid steers and attachments.