Kevin Killeen @KMOXKilleen

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit with workers at a construction equipment company in Fenton on Wednesday, according to the Mayor of Fenton.

Mayor Mike Polizzi confirms Pence is scheduled to tour the Fabick CAT facility to tout the theme of “Made in America.”

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is expected to welcome the Vice President. Greiten’s senior advisor, Austin Chambers, tweeted the Governor and VP will discuss “importance of job growth & cutting burdensome regulations.”

The event is scheduled for noon Wednesday, and participants are being “vetted” Polizzi said.

Courtesy of Cat Fabick

Courtesy of Cat Fabick

Courtesy of Cat Fabick

Courtesy of Cat Fabick

Fabick CAT is a distributor of Caterpillar equipment, one of the largest in the United States. CEO Doug Fabick released a statement after KMOX first broke the news of Pence’s visit:


“As a family-owned business spanning five generations, Fabick Cat is honored to host the Vice President of the United States at our Fenton Headquarters. This is an invitation only, private event where Vice President Pence plans to share a message of streamlining government regulations and helping small businesses succeed.

For 100-years, Fabick Cat has supplied equipment and services that improve the quality of life in our communities. Our motto has always been ‘To Ever Serve Our Customers Better.’ To this day, these words remain the foundation of our success.”

Courtesy of Cat Fabick

Courtesy of Cat Fabick

The company’s website says it provides used construction equipment ranging from track loaders and skid steers to backhoes and other machines.

Fabic CAT in Fenton was founded in 1917, and is celebrating its 100th birthday.

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  1. How UTTERLY BIZARRE that VP Pence should talk about the vandalism of Jewish graves at the CAT factory of all places. Can he be completely ignorant of the fact that Israel uses CAT D9 bulldozers to demolish Palestinian homes, towns, villages, farms and yes, CEMETERIES on a regular basis (reminder, in Occupied Territory that is NOT Israeli)? Yes, the vandalism of the Jewish graves should rightly be condemned, but as I said, it is truly bizarre that he would do so at a CAT factory of all places. Have you even got a clue, Mr. Vice-President??? Or was this meant to be a deliberate slap in the face?

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