James G. Murphy Co.

The Feb. 9 heavy equipment auction in Kenmore, Wash., proved to be a real challenge. The weather did not cooperate at all with the camera crew or set up crew. The area had over 10 in. of snow just days before the auction and with quick adjustments to the schedule and some long hours by the JGM yard crew, the auction was held without any major issues.

The crowd gathered at James G. Murphy's Kenmare, Wash., facility for its Dec. 6 sale. More than 1,000 bidders were registered online and in person for the auction. Highlights of the sale included: A 2007 Komatsu PC229USLC-3 excavator that sold for $59,000; a 2013 John Deere 450J LGP dozer that sold for $57,500; a Doosan DX85R excavator that sold for $50,000; and a Takeuchi TL12V2 track loader that sold for $46,000.

James G. Murphy Co. held a retirement sale for DPK Inc. General Contractors on Nov. 8 at its Kent Wash., location. The sale was a huge success: with 247 registered bidders, 80 online bidders and more than 600 lots, the auction was packed with action.

On June 10, the James G. Murphy Company had a record-setting day at its auction site in Kenmore, Wash. This auction had something for everybody. The weather was great and the crowd was amazing. The auction featured 18 dump trucks; 19 pup trailers; four Vactor trucks; and a 2008, 600-hp Peterbilt heavy haul truck.

On May 25, James G. Murphy Co. held a liquidation auction in Columbia Falls for two long-time Montana businesses. Floyd and Sandy Quiram, of Quiram Logging, retired after 37 years and Steve Settle of Settle Contracting retired after 26 years. More than 400 bidders attended the event, both in person and online.

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.