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Alex Lyon & Son Holds Annual Picnic in Bridgeport, N.Y.

Fri July 29, 2011 - Northeast Edition
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Hundreds of guests gathered at what was once  the Lyon family farm, which now serves as the corporate headquarters of Alex Lyon & Son.?
Hundreds of guests gathered at what was once the Lyon family farm, which now serves as the corporate headquarters of Alex Lyon & Son.?
Hundreds of guests gathered at what was once  the Lyon family farm, which now serves as the corporate headquarters of Alex Lyon & Son.? Shrimp, rib eyes, chicken, sausage, you name it — a large variety of food was served to please any palate. Once the family dairy farm, today it serves as more of a hobby farm that includes a small herd of llamas. With temperatures soaring into the 90s, the shaved ice stand was a big hit with children and adults. Rob Abele (L) and Derick Melsheimer of Abele Tractor in Albany, N.Y., meet up at the Alex Lyon & Son annual picnic. Bob Vydrzal (L), corporate used equipment Manager, Nortrax Inc., and Jack Lyon renew acquaintances. Paul Lonergan of Empire Crane enjoyed this year’s party with wife Judy, daughter Chloe, and son, Blake. Greg George and his wife, Lisa, of Woods CRW in Syracuse, N.Y.

Alex Lyon & Son held its annual customer appreciation picnic July 15 at the auction company’s headquarters in Bridgeport, N.Y.

A large gathering of consigners, buyers, employees and friends in the community enjoyed great food in a relaxing environment.

This celebration has become a yearly event held the night before Alex Lyon & Son’s annual July Syracuse sale.

In 1950, Alex Lyon purchased a farm in Bridgeport. There, he established the Alex Lyon Livestock Company, which focused primarily on the sale of cattle and farm machinery by public auction. In 1973, Alex’s son, Jack, became actively involved in the family business, after graduating from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in marketing.

Jack Lyon’s interests focused in the diversification of the family business. Within a short period of time, the company was regularly holding construction equipment sales. Today, the company is known as Alex Lyon and Son Sales Managers and Auctioneers Inc. and focuses on holding construction equipment auctions large and small all across the United States. With buyers representing all 50 states regularly attending its sales and even customers from outside the country bidding in person and online, the company has grown to be one of the largest of its type in North America.