primary focus is the commercial vehicle industry.
Since 1918, Fabco has formed a reputation based upon innovative engineering, sophisticated manufacturing, and responsive customer support. Today, Fabco continues to build on its heritage as a UL Certified QS9000 Tier 1 commercial vehicle industry supplier with a broad range of steer drive axles, transfer cases, split shaft power take offers, and other industry leading specialty products. With headquarters in Livermore, California, Fabco is an Accuride company.
FABCO's experience in the sales and service of equipment and engines dates back to the year 1917, when the late John Fabick, Sr. founded the first Fabick Company in St. Louis Missouri. Originally, the company merchandised Cletrac crawler tractors and John Deere farm implements. In 1921, John Fabick expanded his business to include tractors manufactured by C. L. Best. Four years later, C. L. Best and Holt Manufacturing merged to form what has become the largest and most respected manufacturer of equipment and engines in the world, Caterpillar Inc.
From this early beginning, the association between Fabick and Caterpillar continued to grow. In 1982, Caterpillar elected to consolidate dealer territories in the State of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and awarded representation of Caterpillar products and service to one experienced dealership. The newly formed FABCO Equipment Inc. was founded by Joseph G. Fabick, then President of John Fabick Tractor Co., St. Louis, Missouri. Jere Fabick (Joseph's son) started with FABCO in 1982 and has since served in a wide range of positions with the company. Jere is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer with overall responsibilities for operations at all FABCO locations.
In September 1987, a new Oak Brook, Illinois-based firm called Truck Components Inc. purchased Gunite, as well as Fabco Automotive Corp., from Kelsey-Hayes. At this time, Gunite was officially named Gunite Corp.
Fabco Automotive offers a wide variety of drive train components for severe service off-highway vehicles including transfer cases, steerable drive axles, hub-reduction planetary axles and split shaft PTO’s for both on-highway and off-highway medium and heavy-duty vehicles.
Fabco Automotive has entered into an agreement with Sterling under which Fabco steer drive axles and transfer cases will now be available as a factory invoiced option on the Sterling Acterra.
Fabco is a business unit of Transportation Technologies Industries, Inc. (TTI), one of the industry's leading manufacturers of components for heavy-duty and medium-duty trucks and buses and the truck parts aftermarket.
Transportation Technologies Industries, Inc. manufactures and markets truck components for heavy and medium duty vehicles. It offers wheel-end components and assemblies; truck body and chassis parts; seating assemblies; other truck components; farm implements; and other industrial components. The company was formerly known as Johnstown America Industries, Inc. and changed its name to Transportation Technologies Industries, Inc. in June 1999. Transportation Technologies Industries, Inc. was founded in 1991 and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. As of January 31, 2005, Transportation Technologies Industries, Inc. is a subsidiary of Accuride Corporation.