Mississippi

Yoder & Frey continues to build its team of territory managers with experience in the heavy machinery world, with the latest joiner being Alex Young, who will concentrate on Florida and the surrounding states. Based in Coconut Creek, Fla., Young joins the Yoder & Frey team to focus on developing the brand in the state of Florida, as well as the surrounding states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.

For nearly two-and-a-half months, Jeff Martin Auctioneers has been conducting weekly successful online auctions, many of which had originally been scheduled as live auctions. Its last onsite auction was in mid-March in Tupelo, Miss., and now it was able to go live with a sale at its Brooklyn, Miss., facility on May 29 and May 30.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced that several highway improvement projects have picked up steam again in the southern part of the state. "Dozens of projects are moving forward throughout south Mississippi, and each one of them is geared toward improving driver safety and increasing Mississippians' quality of life," said Commissioner Tom King, chairman of the Mississippi Transportation Commission.

When Tim Smith bought a run-down building on the Oxford city square, he planned to tear it down to make way for a new restaurant. The Courthouse Square Preservation Commission denied permission to demolish the nineteenth-century structure, however, forcing Smith to alter his plans.

Fresh off a successful four-day auction in Kissimmee, Fla., Jeff Martin Auctioneers held its first 2020 auction at its Brooklyn, Miss., facility on March 6 and 7. An outstanding crowd of on-site registered bidders, as well as online internet bidders during both days were vying for a high-quality lineup of pre-owned yellow iron, aerials, mini/compact machines, backhoe loaders, road building machines, heavy duty trucks and trailers and more.

ST Engineering LeeBoy Inc. announced the promotion of Ed Ford to its expanded outside sales territory team. Ford started with LeeBoy more than 16 years ago in the engineering department, followed by being a parts and service representative, inside sales manager and international sales manager.

Jeff Martin Auctioneers held its late fall two-day construction and transportation public auction event at its Brooklyn, Miss., facility from Nov. 8-9. A couple days of cool temps at the sale site made for some pleasant auctioning in southern Mississippi.

People in Gulfport, Miss., don't like to talk much about Hurricane Katrina, and understandably so, but they do like to talk about what you might call the silver lining of that dark cloud — the $93 million Mississippi Aquarium. Prior to Katrina, the city had Marine Life, a much-loved yet mostly dolphin-oriented facility that was destroyed by the hurricane.

The two-day auction at Deanco's Philadelphia, Miss., location from Sept. 25 and 26 brought out a nice crowd of onsite registered bidders and a substantial online presence. The next scheduled sale at this facility will be held in just a couple of months on Nov.

Jeff Martin Auctioneers were at their Brooklyn, Miss., facility on Friday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 17. The ice-cold air conditioning in the main theatre area and the cooling trailers for ring 2 may have proven to be the MVP's of the day as temperatures hovered around the 100-degree mark.

A couple hot summer days of auctioning and a tremendous turnout of onsite registered bidders and big numbers of online bidders for Deanco Auction Company's recent 2-day public auction on Wednesday, July 17 and Thursday, July 18 at the company's Philadelphia, Miss., location.