A Guide to 2016 Industry Auction Companies

A comprehensive guide for the new year.

📅   Mon January 11, 2016 - National Edition


A comprehensive guide for the new year.
A comprehensive guide for the new year.

Alex Lyon & Son Sale Managers & Auctioneers Inc.

Alex Lyon & Son was founded in 1950 by Alex Lyon as a company that handled private treaty negotiations of cattle and farm machinery.

In 1973, Alex's son Jack became more involved and began to diversify, working heavy equipment sales into the lineup of services.

Today, the company conducts sales of construction equipment the world over.

Alex Lyon & Son is headquartered in Syracuse, N.Y.

For more information, visit

www.lyonauction.com.

Beazley Auctioneers

Beazley Auctioneers is a God-centered company that provides local service with a global reach. Specializing in remote and offsite sales of heavy equipment and industrial assets. Beazley Auctioneers values relationships and delivers results; and has grown nearly 10 fold since it's founding in 2013. The company's corporate office is located at 6205 Chapel Hill Blvd, Ste 200, Plano, Texas 75093. For more information, call 800/670-1227 or visit www.beazleyauction.com.

BidSpotter

BidSpotter.com, the global pioneer in live and timed auctions, provides instant access to the thousands of auctions hosted by 350 industrial, construction and farm equipment auctioneers in the US and Canada. With 20-plus years of industry expertise, round-the-clock customer support and a cutting-edge online bidding platform, BidSpotter.com is dedicated to providing customers with top-tier service and the best online bidding experience.

Wholly-owned by ATG Media, BidSpotter.com continues to deliver exponential yearly growth while at the same time helping industry leading auctioneers grow their business. BidSpotter.com is the online bidding solution of choice with more than $7 billion worth of products offered on its site, an average of 34 percent sold to online bidders, and a database of 531,000 active buyers.

For more information, call 866/597-2437 or visit BidSpotter.com.

Blackbird Asset Services

Blackbird Asset Services LLC is a boutique auction and valuation firm that caters to secured creditors and bankruptcy professionals. Founded in 2010 by 25 year auction veteran David Fiegel, the company currently conducts eight to 12 auctions per year both online and onsite.

Specializing in commercial sales of machinery, equipment and real estate, Blackbird Asset Services conducts auctions and certified appraisals of commercial assets (“inside the factory”) and construction equipment nationwide. Blackbird is a service oriented, welcome alternative to the mega-auction companies, and is based in Buffalo, N.Y.

For more information call 716/632-1000 or visit www.blackbirdauctions.com.

Bunch Brothers Auctioneers Inc.

Bunch Brothers Auctioneers Inc. was formed in 2001 by Steven Bunch to provide one-owner liquidations for contractors via the straight commission philosophy — meaning “Our goal is to get the seller the highest possible selling price for their equipment.”

Steven Bunch has been in the auction business since 1983 and also owns Bunch Bros. Auction & Realty Inc., along with his brother, Roy Bunch, who is a licensed auctioneer and real estate broker.

According to the company, “The main difference between Bunch Brothers' family-owned auction company and the public-owned auction companies is ... you are not just another statistic to us. Our reputation is based on your sales being the best that they can possibly be. Bunch Brothers will also spend the time with you to help prepare for the auction and create a respectful yet friendly relationship that will continue long after the auction.”

Bunch Brothers Auctioneers has grown to become the largest auction companies in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, conducting one-owner auctions, including construction, mining, industrial, farm, real estate and the 15th annual spring and fall Louisville auctions.

For more information call 270/748-8080, or visit www.bunchbrothers.com.

Cincinnati Industrial Auctioneers

In 1961, James A. Luggen “Big Jim” (1914 - 2001) founded Cincinnati Industrial Auctioneers with his wife, Stella.

Prior to that, Big Jim proudly served his country during World War II and returned to civilian life in 1946. He began his business career buying and selling excess war goods with his company, Wright Surplus Sales. As his expertise in the field of industrial machinery and equipment grew, he accepted a position as an auctioneer for Joseph P. Day Company of New York City in 1956. In 1960, he and Stella made the decision to go into business for themselves.

In the mid 1970s, Jerome A. Luggen and Jeffrey L. Luggen joined Cincinnati Industrial Auctioneers, both after graduating from the University of Cincinnati. Having been around the business their whole lives, they hit the ground running, actively conducting auctions, buying and selling all types of equipment.

In the early 1980s, James A. Luggen decided to officially retire from the business, handing the reins over to Jerome and Jeffrey. They immediately took control and began actively seeking new business opportunities, expanding the company in both size and scope.

In the 1980s and 1990s, the company flourished under Jerome and Jeff's management, going from five employees in a home office, servicing mostly local clients to a full-time staff of 30 servicing clients nationwide.

In the 2000s, Jeff's sons, Jeffrey M., Jr. (2000) and Joseph (2005) joined the staff, starting on the road set-up crew, prepping the sites for auction. Spending weeks away from home, learning the business from ground up has helped teach them the sacrifice, hard work and dedication that it takes to run a successful small business.

In the 2010s, Jerome and Jeff are actively managing the company; Jeffrey M. has grown to a management position and is involved all aspects of the business and Joseph M. has become secondary auctioneer and an accredited AMEA appraiser. Jerome's son, Ryan Luggen, officially joined the company in 2013 after graduating from Ohio University.

Today, the company is running like a “well-oiled machine” with the two fathers' 30-plus years of experience and their three sons' youth and ambition, they look to provide top nationwide auction and appraisal services for another 50-plus years.

Davis Auctions Inc.

Davis Auctions Inc. is a public auction house for construction equipment and related supplies. Davis Auctions Inc. has been in business since 1976 selling as an agent for various consignors, including Northeast Utilities, Yankee Gas, Public Service of New Hampshire, various municipalities, banks and private companies. Davis Auctions also provides appraisals for the construction industry. James H. Davis, president of Davis Auctions Inc., is an associate member of the International Society of Appraisers and a member of the New England Appraisers Association.

Davis Auctions Inc. is located at 210 Cheshire Road, Route 68, Prospect, CT 06712.

For more information, call 800/201-4368 or 203/758-4087 or visit www.davisauctionsinc.com.

Deanco Auction Co. of Miss. Inc.

Deanco Auction was established in 1992 and specializes in a wide variety of auctions including construction equipment, farm tractors and farming machinery, logging equipment, heavy-duty trucks and trailers in all areas of the United States. The Deanco team brings more than 80 years of combined auction experience to the industry.

The sale site in Philadelphia, Miss., is located on 50 acres, features a 10,000 sq. ft. all-weather drive-thru facility, as well as a 3,850 ft. paved and lighted airstrip. The sale site in Dothan, Ala., was recently remodeled, bringing many new features to the forefront of Deanco's operations.

Donnie W. Dean is the company's owner and CEO

For more information, call 601/656-9768 (Mississippi) and 334/792-1116 (Alabama), or visit www.deancoauction.com.

Del Peterson & Associates

Del Peterson & Associates was founded in 1970 by Del Peterson. During the early years the company focused our efforts in the fertilizer and grain industries and set the standard for professional onsite auctions in these respective fields. Since that time, Del has retired and his son, Steve Peterson, is now the President/CEO of the business.

Del Peterson & Associates Auctioneers is dedicated to making the online auction experience the best possible. The company specializes in selling equipment and facilities through our public online auction service.

The company strives to maintain the true auction experience at the convenience of selling and bidding over the internet. The live auction board provides the feel of an onsite auction with a dynamic clock, bidding extension time and the comfort and convenience of bidding from you own computer, tablet or smart phone.

The company has a multi-faceted national marketing program that has proven to be very effective in targeting clients across the United States. We have an experienced sales staff and provide additional marketing support through our website, sale bills and advertising in respected regional and national publications.

The team of professionals is hard-working, honest and reliable.

Don Smock Auction Company Inc.

Don Smock Auction Company Inc. was founded in 1990. The company holds four major auctions each year at its all-weather drive thru facility, located at 6531 S. State Road 13, Pendleton, IN, 46064-9194. Don Smock Auction Company Inc. also conducts onsite auctions throughout the midwest annually.

Don Smock Auction Company Inc. offers additional services including commissioned auctions, outright purchases, trustee liquidations and estate and real estate auctions.

For more information, call 765/778-9277 or visit www.dsaauctions.com.

Equify Auctions

Equify Auctions has quickly become one of the premier auction houses in the great State of Texas. Featuring three brand new, state of the art, climate controlled facilities in Cisco, Wills Point, and Sealy, Texas, Equify regularly hosts heavy equipment, machinery and truck auctions across the state.  Equify's auctions are attended by people all over the world due to our online presence, and unparalleled “blue glove” service.  When you take part of an Equify Auction, whether as a buyer or a seller, you quickly see that it's more than just an auction – it's an event.

Equify is also unmatched in offering a one-stop-shop for your construction needs ranging from asset services, that provide certified business and machinery appraisals; commercial lending that will step in when the banks won't; insurance services to manage and finance your business risk; real estate financing that provides backing for your commercial projects; and, of course, auctions, where you can confidently buy and sell the equipment that is critical to the success of your business. 

Auctions + Commercial Lending + Insurance Services + Asset Services + You.  Together, we are Equify.  We are based in downtown Fort Worth, Texas, and can be found online at equifyllc.com or at 817-490-6800. Contact us, and Equify your business.

Euro Auctions

Derek Keys first established Euro Auctions in 1998 in Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, with five employees. Since then, Euro Auctions has grown from a small family owned business into one of the world's leading auctioneers of industrial plant, agricultural and construction equipment, according to the company. Euro Auctions has an unreserved auction policy, which means that everything sells to the highest bidder — there are no minimum bids and no reserve prices.

Euro Auctions is headquartered in Northern Ireland and hosts more than 30 auctions annually from its six permanent auctions sites around the world including its U.S. site located at 300 Raymond Hill Road, Newnan, Atlanta, GA 30265, and offsite locations, which includes online auctions. Offsite auctions are held for customers for a variety of reasons such as cessation of trading or retirement auctions, for example.

Customers can bid at all auctions onsite or online on a variety of items including construction equipment and farming and agricultural equipment.

The company's goal is to provide a straightforward service, making the buying and selling of quality equipment easy and accessible to all.

For more information, call 770/683-3883 or visit www.euroauctions.com.

Henderson Auctions

Marvin Henderson founded Henderson Auctions in 1957. From its humble beginnings, Henderson Auctions is now recognized as one of the global leaders in the auction industry, yet small enough to provide personalized service.

Henderson Auctions' two auction facilities include its main office and original 30-acre location in Livingston, La., and 40-acre location in Carencro, La.,, conducting more than 50 auctions per year selling construction equipment, trucks, farming equipment, business liquidations and surplus equipment reduction.

Henderson Auctions maintains a full-time staff of more than 30 dedicated auction professionals, with more than 200 years of combined auction experience. Henderson Auctions remains a family-owned business with Marvin Henderson leading the company as founder and principal auctioneer. Janet Henderson Cagley serves as the company's CFO and Jeff Henderson serves as president/CEO, currently serving on the Louisiana Auctioneers Licensing Board. Integrity and service is the cornerstone on which Henderson Auctions was built and remains strong today. Its clients become partners in the truest sense of the word. Every team member in the organization plays an important role. From the set-up crew to the auctioneers and office staff, each and every member of the team is dedicated to providing the best auction experience. The company's professional auctioneers work aggressively to maintain an exciting atmosphere and are knowledgeable in values of the assets the company sells, and are persuasive in soliciting bids while maintaining a friendly comfortable relationship with buyers.

For more information on buying or selling, call 800/850-2252 or 225/686-2252, or visit www.HendersonAuctions.com. Livingston Location: 13340 Florida Blvd. Livingston, LA 70754, Carencro Location: 3620 NE Evangeline Thruway, Carencro, LA.

Hess Auctioneers LLC

Hess Auctioneers LLC was formed in 2007 by four Lancaster County, Pa., business owners with decades of auction and transportation industry experience. They came together to start a company which brings sellers of quality used equipment together with interested buyers at consignment auctions in Marietta, Pa.

The company holds consignment auctions six times per year, with approximately 600 units per sale. Its sales feature tractors, trailers, straight trucks, dump trucks, pickup trucks, construction/material and handling/agriculture equipment.

Hess also offers its consignors and bidders: full photo listings on its Web site, national and local print/digital advertising, email marketing, full color brochure mailing, secure storage of equipment, absolute and reserve options, on-site and online bidding, and on-site notary service and fleet liquidation/dispersal services.

Hess Auctioneers LLC is located at 1451 River Road PO Box 10 Marietta, PA 17547.

For more information, call 717/426-2493 or 866/511-2493 or visit www.hessauctioneers.com.

Hilco Industrial

Hilco Industrial was established more than 50 years ago. Today, the company conducts more than 75 machinery and equipment auctions and orderly liquidations per year covering a broad spectrum of industries, company types and levels of technology including construction, mining and more.

In addition to onsite auctions, Hilco conducts webcast, online, turnkey, negotiated, private treaty and liquidation sales.

Hilco Industrial's marketing headquarters is located in Farmington Hills, Mich.

For more information call Hilco Industrial 877/374-4526 or visit www.hilcoind.com

Housby Auctions

Housby was founded by Jack Housby in 1969 and is based out of Des Moines, Iowa.

The company has grown to serve client companies across America and around the world. Housby is a single-source provider for a variety of products and services, such as new and used truck sales, auction services, transporting, mixer manufacturing, and truck refurbishment.

Twice a month, Housby Auctions sells all types of light and heavy equipment starting at 12 p.m. CST, through an online auction format.

Whether you buy or sell equipment, Housby makes the process simple. Every sale is backed with the Housby Guarantee that sellers will be paid within 10 business days of the sale and all buyers are screened and guaranteed. All equipment is completed with a professional inspection, appraisal, and photos included.

For more information to see our upcoming auction dates and view equipment, visit www.housby.com/auctions.

Hunyady Auction Company

Hunyady Auction Company reached an important milestone in 2015 — 25 years in business. The company, located at 1440 Cowpath Road, Hatfield, PA 19440, is a full-service provider of machinery and equipment from proposal to payout.

Hunyady Auction Company is staffed with six licensed auctioneers, settlement bankers and clerks, five certified appraisers, notaries public, advertising coordinators and data input team. Operators, mechanics, and laborers staff complete field setup crews.

For more information, call 800/233-6898 or visit www.hunyady.com.

I.R.A.Y. Auction

I.R.A.Y. Auction was established in 2000 by Col. Ray Henry, a third-generation auctioneer with more than 30 years' experience. I.R.A.Y. Auction provides a multitude of auction services and benefits, holding both on- and off-site auctions throughout the year to sell, in addition to heavy iron, real estate, personal property, business liquidations and estate auctions.

I.R.A.Y. Auction's 40-acre auction yard is located at 11935 Hwy 95 NE (on the northwest corner of Hwy 25 and Hwy 95), Foley, Minn. 56329. The site features a drive-over ramp and large registration area with space for vendor booths.

For more information, call 320/968-7230 or visit www.Iraymn.com.

Iron Bid Global/Rogers

Realty & Auction Co.

R. Bracky Rogers founded Rogers Realty & Auction Company in 1964 as a real estate brokerage company. In the early 1970's the company expanded to include auction services, and by the 1990's Rogers held auctions up and down the East Coast. In 2007, Rogers became a third generation firm when Dustin Rogers joined the company. Iron Bid Global was established in 2011 as a stand-alone company to serve the agriculture, construction and transportation industries with auction and sales solutions.

Iron Bid Global/Rogers Realty & Auction Co. opened a 6-acre, permanent sales facility in Mount Airy, N.C., in 2013, and conducts four auctions onsite each year. In addition, the company conducts two municipality auctions and several online equipment and real estate auctions for a total of 50 to 100 auctions each year. The company's equipment division services a wide range of clients from individuals to large corporations, rental companies, dealers, government entities and more.

For more information call 336/528-IRON (4766) or visit www.ironbidglobal.com.

IronPlanet/CAT Auction Services

IronPlanet welcomes buyers and sellers to Florida. Customers can bid on a selection of used heavy equipment and trucks in Florida at this year's Cat Auction Services sale. The companies expanded the auction to five days to accommodate the volume of high quality equipment we are selling. Buy onsite or online starting at 9 a.m. ET every day beginning Feb. 8 to 12.

The companies have an impressive selection of equipment from a large number of Cat dealers, leading OEMs, national rental companies, construction companies, financial institutions as well as trucks from major retailers, like Walmart. Equipment brands include a wide range of high-quality, late-model equipment from Caterpillar, Volvo, Case, John Deere, Komatsu, JLG, Genie and many more. Preview begins Feb. 1 at 8 a.m. ET and runs through SFeb. 7 at 5 p.m. ET. Customers can stop by the site (5000 Oren Brown Road, Kissimmee, FL) and register or register online at www.ironplanet.com where customers can also view equipment and download inspection reports. Interested in participating in future sales, please call us on 1-888-433-5426.

IronPlanet is an online marketplace for used heavy equipment and trucks, and an innovative participant in the multi-billion dollar heavy equipment auction market. Since 2000, IronPlanet has sold more than $4 billion of used equipment online, and has more than 1.4 million registered users worldwide. IronPlanet's exclusive IronClad Assurance guaranteed inspection reports, gives buyers the confidence to buy online, increasing demand and providing better price performance for sellers. With IronPlanet, buyers can bid from their phone, tablet, laptop or in person, at our Cat Auction Services events. Visit the market places to find out more: IronPlanet, GovPlanet, TruckPlanet, Kruse Energy & Equipment AuctioneersSM, allEquip, Asset Appraisal ServicesSM and Cat Auction Services. IronPlanet is backed by leading investors Accel Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Caterpillar and Volvo.

James G. Murphy Company

James G. Murphy founded the James G. Murphy Company in 1970. The company is located in Kenmore, Wash., just outside Seattle. The company also has an office in Keizer, Ore., near Salem.

The company has grown from a small family company to one of the largest commercial and industrial auction companies in the United States, according to the company. The James G. Murphy Company conducts up to 12 auctions a year on its auction site, which is approximately 10 acres.

In addition, The James G. Murphy Company conducts approximately 100 auctions a year, specializing in commercial and industrial equipment including contractors equipment, heavy trucks and trailers, forest products equipment, machine shops and metal fabricating equipment, woodworking equipment, vehicles, restaurant equipment, office equipment, computers and much more. The company has sold everything from aircraft to ocean liners.

All James G. Murphy auctions are conducted live and online. The company also conducts timed, online only auctions

For more information on James G. Murphy Company, call 425/486-1246 for the Kenmore office, 503/463-4444 for the Keizer office or toll free 1800/426-3008 or visit murphyauction.com.

Jeff Martin Auctioneers

Jeff Martin Auctioneers has been in business since 2009. When the company originally opened it was known as Martin & Martin Auctioneers of MS Inc. The company made the decision to change the name in spring of 2014 to be more in line with the company's goal of being a leader in the auction industry, all over the United States not just in Mississippi. The company is owned and operated by Jeff Martin of Pelzer, S.C. Jeff Martin Auctioneers Inc. continues to grow each year and holds more than 25 auctions per year with both regional and international attendees.

Auctions are held both online and onsite. While the company's focus is in the construction and transportation industry the company also auctions real estate, business liquidations and municipality surplus. The company has a 25 acre facility located 15 miles south of Hattiesburg, Miss., that features an indoor stadium seating arena with air conditioning and heating. In addition to holding auctions in its facility, they also travel to many customer locations holding auctions all over the United States. Online auctions are conducted through the company website WWW.JEFFMARTINAUCTIONEERS.COM. Jeff Martin has a long history in the auction business as he grew up in the industry. Jeff's father started Martin & Martin Auctioneers Inc. more than 40 years ago in South Carolina while Jeff continues on the tradition in Mississippi at his company Jeff Martin Auctioneers Inc. The goal of the company is “to consistently provide the best value for our customers in the auction profession” in the United States and the world.

For more information call 601-450-6200 or visit WWW.JEFFMARTINAUCTIONEERS.COM

J. G. Cochran Auctioneers & Associates LTD

J.G. Cochran Auctioneers & Associates LTD was founded in 1972 by James G. Cochran, president, CEO and head auctioneer. In addition to conducting construction equipment auctions, the company offers many services including appraisals and liquidations, auctions of real estate, industrial equipment, farm equipment, livestock, bankruptcy and consignment auctions.

J. G. Cochran Auctioneers will hold auctions on site for customers, or at its auction complex located at 7704 Mapleville Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713; which has expanded to cover 87 acres with more than 47,000 sq. ft. J. G. Cochran Auctioneers also has two other prime, permanent locations to better serve the four state region with one in southern Maryland and the other in West Virginia.

For more information, call 301/739-0538 or 800/310.2844 (MD only); fax 301/432-2844 or email: info@cochranauctions.com.

J.J. Kane

More than 20 years ago, J.J. Kane was established to serve the construction and utility industries. J.J. Kane now conducts more than 40 absolute, public auction sales each year at 17 locations, nationwide. Buyers can purchase items both in person at the auction sites or online. In addition to selling items on the auction yards, equipment also can be sold “Live Off-Site” enabling sellers to participate in a live, physical auction without the cost or logistics involved with moving equipment to an auction site. J.J.Kane makes it easy for buyers and sellers to connect and exchange equipment. J.J. Kane Auctioneers is headquartered at 1000 Lenola Road, Building 1, Suite 203, Maple Shade, NJ 08052.

For more information, call 855/GO2-KANE or visit www.jjkane.com.

JM Wood Auction Company Inc.

J.M. Wood Auction Co. Inc. was founded in 1973 by J. Malcolm and Brenda Wood. Over the years, the company and its reputation has grown to become one of the top leaders of construction and heavy duty truck auctions, according to the company.

J.M. Wood Auction Co. Inc. can provide the seller with the guaranteed assurances they need when it comes to time to sell their surplus equipment. Whether it be a financial guarantee or a complete purchase of one piece or an entire fleet, J.M. Wood Auction will provide you with the custom tailored solutions to best meet your needs.

Both Malcolm and Brenda laid the foundation of core values and integrity that the second generation of the company holds dear. J.M. Wood Auction Co. Inc. is family owned and operated business, and we look forward to v with your family.

J.M. Wood Auction Company Inc. is located at 3475 Ashley Road, Montgomery, AL 36106 and 15 Belvedere Circle, West Columbia, SC 29172.

For more information, visit www.jmwood.com.

Lloyd Meekins & Sons

Auction Company

Lloyd Meekins & Sons Auction Company is a family-owned auction business, which has been in business for more than 35 years. Lloyd Meekins offers everything from small-scale auctions to large multi-day events.

Lloyd Meekins & Sons Auction Company's main sale site is located at 4070 N.C. Hwy 211, East Lumberton, N.C. 28358. Situated on 150 acres, including a 3,000 sq. ft. all-weather drive-thru facility. and 50 acres of parking.

For more information, call 800/499-6560 or visit www.meekinsauction.com.

Martin & Martin Auctioneers Inc.

Martin & Martin Auctioneers Inc. is a full service auction company with facilities in South Carolina. Established in 1973, Martin & Martin holds memberships in the National Auctioneers Association, South Carolina Auctioneers Association, and Associated General Contractors and is led by president Deborah S. Martin.

The company's South Carolina office is located at 1618 Easley Highway, Pelzer, SC 29669, phone number 864/947-7888.

For more information, visit

www.mmaauction.com.

Mel Manasse & Son Auctioneers

Mel Manasse & Son Auctioneers has grown to become one of the largest auction companies in New York and Pennsylvania, according to the company. Its growth is due, in part, to the company's quality service and attention to detail, and Mel Manasse & Son Auctioneers is versatile enough to serve the large and small auctions.

Since 1965, Mel Manasse & Son Auctioneers has been in the auction and real estate business in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The company is a full time professional auction company. Its goal is to be fair and to satisfy both the buyer and seller. Mel Manasse & Son Auctioneers specializes in the absolute auction method of marketing and sell large amounts of construction, farm, municipal and machine shop equipment; vehicles of all types; business liquidations and all types of merchandise, especially real estate.

Mel Manasse & Son Auctioneers conducts approximately 80 to 90 auctions of all types annually for private individuals, companies, banks, lending institutions, municipalities, secured creditors and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. They are licensed auctioneers in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Ohio and Florida, and real estate brokers in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

For more information call 1/800MANASSE or visit www.manasseauctions.com.

Miedema Auctioneering

Miedema Auctioneering conducted its first live auction in 1984. In 1987, founders Sid Miedema Sr., Sid Miedema Jr. and Scott Miedema established Miedema Auctioneering Inc. as a corporation.

Over the past 30 years, the company has worked diligently to earn a reputation for honesty and integrity in the auction industry. The company strives for accurate appraisals and high volume sales.

Miedema Auctioneering's team incorporates cutting-edge technology into its auction services to ensure that its clients have the best possible results for their auctioneering needs.

In 2000, the company expanded its operations to include an Internet bidding component in its live auctions. The company is able accommodate a wide variety of client needs given its extensive experience managing and conducting online auctions.

Over time, a series of specialized companies allow the firm to provide value by tailoring its approach to the individual client's needs. Today, Miedema Asset Management Group conducts approximately 300 online and live auctions each year. The company handles appraisals, liquidations of construction equipment, agricultural equipment, real estate, guns and much more.

Miedema Auctioneering Inc., Miedema Appraisals Inc., Repocast.com Inc., Orbitbid.com Inc., LASTBIDrealestate.com Inc., Rangerbid.com, SSL Corporation and Online-AuctionSoftware.com Inc. are conjunctively organized under the umbrella of Miedema Asset Management Group. These companies employ nearly 150 professionals specializing in all areas of commercial, construction, agricultural, industrial and real estate sales. Miedema Asset Management Group continues to grow and expand, conducting hundreds of online and live auctions annually selling to bidders across the globe. We conduct auctions all over the United States and excel in what we do with the knowledge and growth we have learned through the last 31 years.

The company's headquarters location is in Byron Center (Grand Rapids Metro), Mich.

For more information, visit www.1800asset.com or call 1-800/527-8243

Motley's - Asset Disposition Companies

Motley's Auction & Realty Group continues to expand its services and are pleased to announce its affiliation with Sperry Van Ness International, a leading national commercial real estate brokerage. Motley's will be migrating its Commercial Real Estate to “Sperry Van Ness/Motley's” and, to better serve our clients, we will be adding commercial real estate brokerage to our commercial real estate auction services. The company is proud of the new Sperry Van Ness/Motley's (SVN/Motley's) franchise and looks forward to solving its clients' disposition needs.

Four specialized divisions now make up the Certified Virginia Small Business, Real Estate, Industrial, Business Assets and its sister company, Motley's Richmond Auto Auction, which is led by the second generation, President Mark T. Motley.

Motley's headquarters is located at 3600 Deepwater Terminal Road, Richmond, VA 23234, For more information call877/MOTLEYS or visit www.motleys.com.

Myron Bowling Auctioneers

Founded by Myron Bowling in 1975, Myron Bowling Auctioneers Inc. was incorporated in1985 and has grown to become one of the nation's largest industrial auctioneering firms. Headquartered in Hamilton, Ohio, the company conducts approximately 80 auctions for privately and publicly held companies, the United States Bankruptcy Court and other lending institutions and turnaround management companies.