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Hess Auctioneers LLC Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Mon September 18, 2017 - Northeast Edition #19
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Hess Auctioneers LLC has just marked its 10th year as a truck, trailer and equipment auction company. To kick off its anniversary celebration, the company will have a special 10-year anniversary truck, trailer and equipment auction on Oct. 20 at the auction site in Marietta, Pa. Chicken BBQ will be available for all on site registered bidders.

Hess Auctioneers will be accepting consignments of trucks, trailers, dump trucks, construction/Ag equipment, pickups, classic cars, ATVs, RVs, boats, etc. for this auction through Oct. 9.

Hess Auctioneers LLC began operations in June 2007 when John Hess (Hess Auction Group), Phil and Roger Garber (GFI Transport), and Jim Germak (Jagtrux), recognized a need for this type of consignment auction in the Mid-Atlantic region. Since the company is conveniently located close to Harrisburg, Lancaster and York, the current site is convenient, secure and allows consignors to bring their equipment to the site in advance of the auctions so buyers can preview the inventory.

The early success indicated a demand for a public truck, trailer and equipment auction in the area, according to the company.

Seeing the opportunity, Hess Auctioneers added General Manager Bill Troop in September 2008. The company has grown from five one-ring auctions to six multiple-ring auctions, which attract 800 to 900 cataloged items and thousands of skid lot items, including transportation, construction and commercial related tools, parts and excess inventory.

The company has introduced “Hess Inspect,” inspection by a certified mechanic, onsite detailing service and transport of trucks, trailers and equipment. Hess also has upgraded its website to better serve buyers and sellers and sales and office staff has been added to help consignors through the process of selling at auction.

Plans are in process for expanding the current property to increase selling and parking spaces.

Hess's continual upgrading of customer service reflects the company's ongoing commitment to delivering great service to both buyers and sellers at the auction.

“Our success is due in part to our focus on personal customer service and continually improving the auction experience,” said Troop.

“As Hess Auctioneers' consignor and buyer base has expanded during its ten-year history, the company has focused on customer service, marketing and aligning ourselves for success. We work with our consignors individually to set them up for success. We are passionate about getting our/their inventory exposed to the correct audience. We have increased our exposure nationally and internationally by adding 'Live online' bidding early on and supporting organizations in the industries we are in for both sellers and buyers,” Troop said.

For more information, call 866/511-2493 or visit

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