FABCO?CAT Celebrates Grand Opening of Two Locations

Thu September 12, 2013 - Midwest Edition
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John Honer (C) talks with Kent Oren (L) and Jim Gibbons, both of FABCO at the company’s new full-service facility.
John Honer (C) talks with Kent Oren (L) and Jim Gibbons, both of FABCO at the company’s new full-service facility.
John Honer (C) talks with Kent Oren (L) and Jim Gibbons, both of FABCO at the company’s new full-service facility. Taking a look at the Cat 12M grader on display is Shannon O’Rourke of Mathy Construction Co. Andre Lorenzen (second from L), Miron Construction project manager, discusses the new facility with representatives from FABCO including Tom Svetnicka (L), marketing manager, Bob Bruce, western district product support manager, and Jere Fabick, president Craig McArton (L), FABCO’s executive vice president  and chief operating officer, welcomes Mark Hoffman, Hoffman Construction. Grand opening festivities at FABCO’s new full-service facility featured a ribbon cutting ceremony, food, prizes and tours for customers. A ribbon cutting ceremony was also held at the all new FABCO Rents – The Cat Rental Store location, which specializes in daily, weekly and monthly rentals of Caterpillar machines, work tools, generators and aerial equipment. John Erjavec (C), FABCO, shows the shop area to Jim (L) and John Kotek, Black Hills Angus Farms. In front of the Cat D5K (L-R) are Jeff Wiedman, Today’s Tree Service; Mike Gautsch, M.J.G. Excavating; Don Gautsch, Design Cabinetry; and FABCO’s John Andress. Adam Patrow (L), FABCO, shows the Trimble GPS system to Dave Dresel, Dresel Construction. (L-R): Pat and Myron Dearth of Dearth Farms with Terry Stampfl, FABCO, in front of the Cat CT660L truck. Gary Witt Jr. (L) of S&R Inc. looks over the Cat CT660L truck with Tim Kline, FABCO Equipment Inc. Don and Elinore Miller, Miller Excavating, check out the Cat 420F backhoe loader. Enjoying the customer appreciation day at the La Crosse, Wis., facility are the guys from Antony Excavating. (L-R): Vern Baker; Roger Antony (owner); Jeff Antony and Lyle Johnson in front of the Cat 980K wheel loader. Mike Kendhammer, Universal Oil & Machine, checks out the tracks of this Cat 277C compact track loader.

FABCO Equipment Inc., the Caterpillar dealer for Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan celebrated the grand opening of not one, but two, locations in La Crosse, Wis., on Aug. 23.

Due to exciting growth in business opportunities throughout western Wisconsin, FABCO made the decision to significantly expand its operations in the area to better fit the needs of its growing number of customers. FABCO celebrated the completion of its larger new full-service equipment and power systems location and its completely new FABCO Rents – The Cat Rental Store location, which specializes in daily, weekly and monthly rentals of Caterpillar machines, work tools, generators and aerial equipment.

The grand openings featured ribbon cutting ceremonies at both locations as well as food, prizes and tours for customers.