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Fabick Cat Hosts Its 30th Annual Season Opener With

Wed May 02, 2018 - Midwest Edition #9
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Customers could see a wide range of Caterpillar excavators at the two-day open house.
Customers could see a wide range of Caterpillar excavators at the two-day open house.
Customers could see a wide range of Caterpillar excavators at the two-day open house. Ron Smugla Jr. (L), owner of Ron Smugla Jr. Logging, talks logging equipment with Fabick Cat’s Mike Lurndal.
Aaron Simmons (L), Fabick Cat, and Dean Trippler, purchasing coordinator, Source Energy Services.
Reed Guenther (L), Hegg Contracting, has a look at this Caterpillar 239D tracked skid steer.
Doug Fabick (L), CEO and chairman of Fabick Cat, and Craig McArton (far R), executive vice president and COO, Fabick Cat, welcome Steve Rooney of Precision Pipeline to the two-day open house in Eau Claire, Wis.
(L-R): Todd Stanley, vice president, Power Systems, Fabick Cat; Dick Lowater, Precision Pipeline; and John Fabick IV, senior vice president of Fabick Cat.
(L-R): Terry Pecha, A-1 Excavating; Jere Fabick, president, Fabick Cat; Dean Adsit; and Mike Hassemer, fleet manager of A-1 Express Trucking Inc.
With paving season starting, there were plenty of Caterpillar pavers to choose from.
Roger Billeter, owner of Roger’s Excavating, looks over this Caterpillar 239 skid steer.
Mark Nelson (L) of Polk County highway department and Jake Riek of Fabick Cat stand in front of a Caterpillar 950M wheel loader.
Alex Gowey (L) and Jeff Brost, both of John S. Olynick Inc., and children, Paisley and Max Gowey.
On the track of this Caterpillar D5K dozer are Patrick Franks (L), owner of Hawk Island Excavating & Landscaping; his son, Scott (second from L), and his sons, Beckham and Ryan Kinder; and his son, Benjamin.
Dean Olson, Fabick Cat; John Andress, retired from Fabick Cat; and John Erjavec, Fabick Cat, enjoy the nice weather at the two-day open house.
(L-R): Brubacher Excavating’s Kevin, Marlin and Elton Brubacher tour the Fabick Cat Eau Claire facility.
(L-R): Tom Muehlenkamp, Fabick Cat, welcomes Paul and Chad Gerke of Gerke Excavating Inc. to the open house.
Randy Ritola (L) of Ritola Inc. asks Loren Lagesse, Fabick Cat, questions about this Caterpillar 239D equipped with a Cat LR18B rock rake.
George Jackson (L) of Jackson Trucking & Excavating and Mark Sedlacek, town of Lafayette, stand in front of the Caterpillar D5K dozer.

Fabick Cat held its 30th Annual Season Opener April 20 and 21, 2018, in Eau Claire, Wis.

Fabick Cat, the 100-year-old Caterpillar dealership covering territories throughout Missouri, Illinois, the entire state of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, celebrated its Season Opener with customers and employees alike.

Fabick Cat welcomed customers to its Eau Claire facility for lunch, to check out displayed equipment, new products and some of the latest technology offerings including simulators. Fabick Cat is a family-owned, family-oriented organization and as such, invited employees and their families to join in the celebration, as well.

Turnout for the event has grown over the years and this year's attendance was strong with more than 1,100 guests attending — including many new faces.

The Fabick Cat family extended its gratitude to all those who attended and the company already is looking forward to 2019's spring kick-off.

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