Fabick CAT Holds Grand Re-Opening After Tornado

A new state of the art facility rises from the ashes.

Wed August 28, 2013 - Midwest Edition
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The new state of the art Joplin, Mo., Fabick CAT facility located just off of I-44 in Joplin.
The new state of the art Joplin, Mo., Fabick CAT facility located just off of I-44 in Joplin.
The new state of the art Joplin, Mo., Fabick CAT facility located just off of I-44 in Joplin. Doug Oberhelham (L), chairman and CEO of Caterpillar, shares some thoughts on the new facilty with John Griesemer, president, Joplin Stone Co. Enjoying the grand reopening are Kenny Singer, Kenny Singer Construction; Adam Zimmermann, Caterpillar; Michael Singer, Kenny Singer Construction; and Mike Quick, Fabick CAT. Mary Kuhn of Caterpillar and Jim Zerkel of Snyder Construction Co. Enjoying the barbecue lunch at the grand reopening (L-R): are Robbie Shaddy, Jeremy Leibbrand, Justin Wald, all of Sullivan International Group, and Cary Lee Joplin, special road district. Mike Weingartz and Richard Reynolds, both of ECM, and Joel Soileau Sullivan international and Terry Bowers Energy Solutions. Larry Dighero, city of Carthage, Zeb Carney, city of Carthage, Audy Holman Fabick CAT and Tim Hill public works department city of Carthage. (L-R): Chris Burns, vice president of sales, Fabick CAT, Mark Young, Select Transport, and Dave Burns, Fabick CAT. Ronnie Puckett (c) retiring after forty-five years at Fabick CAT with Fabick CAT President (L) Doug Fabick and Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman. John Fabick IV, vice president of Fabick CAT tours the new facility with Ivan Crossland, Crossland Construction. Crossland Construction was the contractor who built the new facilty. Colby Mitchell (L), Crossland Construction, with Fabick CAT’s Houston Giles. Doug Fabick, president of Fabick CAT thanks the employees of the Joplin facility as well as everyone else involved in getting the new facilty ready for the grand reopening. Doug Oberhelman, chairman and CEO Caterpillar Inc., spoke of Fabick CAT’s family of employees and dedication to get the new facilty up and running. The ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Joplin store with members of the Joplin Chamber of Commerce as well as John Fabick, vice president, Fabick CAT; Doug Fabick, president, Fabick CAT; and Doug Oberhelman, chairman and CEO of Caterpillar. The Joplin, Mo., employees with Doug Fabic, president, Fabick CAT, Doug Oberhelman chairman and CEO Caterpillar and John Fabick, vice president, Fabick CAT. Taking care of getting everyone registered for door prizes are (L-R): Ryan Turek and Sam Stephens, both of Fabick CAT, and Aaron Plosser Riley Tree Service LLC.

On July 16, more than 250 customers attended the Fabick CAT grand re-opening of its facility, which was destroyed by EF5 tornado that hit Joplin, Mo., two years ago.o.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to dedicate the new facility. Participants included Doug Oberhelman, Doug Fabick, John Fabick IV, members of the Fenton Chamber of Commerce, and employees of Fabick CAT. Lunch was served after the dedication. Numerous suppliers and Fabick departments had displays set up inside the facility, showcasing products and services for the customers.

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