Fabick Cat

The final phase of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Kansas City Levees Project is under way at various stages of design and construction to start in the Fall with the investment of $453 million to cover levee and floodwall raises; replacements and repairs to existing pump stations; improvements to aging infrastructure; and seepage and stability improvements.

The 75th Annual Great Lakes Logging and Heavy Equipment Expo is set for Sept. 10 to 12, 2020, at the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds in Escanabe, Mich. The event is co-sponsored by the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association (GLTPA) and Fabick CAT.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation's (WisDOT) WIS 23 Expansion, a considerable investment that covers the highway from Plymouth to Fond du Lac, is divided into three sections — two rural and one urban — and last May, Relyco Inc. began construction on the first rural section.

Construction began in mid-July for the $34 million, design-build Willmar Wye project, an initiative led by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and its partners — Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF), city of Willmar, Kandiyohi County and the Kandiyohi County and city of Willmar Economic Development Commission.

On Aug. 28, Fabick Cat hosted Caterpillar's first-ever "Mini-Excavator in the Trenches Tour" at its headquarters in Fenton, Mo. Fabick Cat was the first of 20 dealers to host the roadshow, which will conclude later this fall. The tour showcases an expansive 100 ft trailer — complete with video simulations, live demos and games — so customers can experience firsthand the Next Generation Cat mini-excavators.

Billy Sapp, 24 at the time, started Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. (ESS) in Columbia, Mo., in 1972 with his brother Elvin, 34, and his father Emery. The construction company for which department of transportation work accounts for about 50 percent of annual revenues, started with one piece of equipment and one employee with a focus on water and sewer installation to one that has over 650 employee-owners.

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.

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.

GOMACO Corporation recently recognized Fabick CAT of Missouri and Finkbiner Equipment Company of Illinois, as Top Ten Distributors for sales in the 2017 fiscal year. The awards were presented in recognition for outstanding sales and distribution of GOMACO equipment in the United States.

Morbark LLC announced the territory expansion of Fabick Cat to now serve the needs of its industrial equipment customers throughout the entire state of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Fabick Cat also carries the full Morbark equipment line in the southern portions of Missouri and Illinois.

Fabick Cat, one of the oldest and most successful Caterpillar dealers in the world, according to the company, serves a six-state region that includes major portions of Missouri and Illinois, one county each in Kansas and Oklahoma, the entire state of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.