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JM Wood Auction Hosts Another Successful Four-Day Auction at Its Expanded HQ Facility in Montgomery, Alabama

Mon March 26, 2018 - Southeast Edition #7

Rhett Butler (L) and Roger Jernigan, both of Rhett Butler Trucking, Andalusia, Ala., rarely miss a JM Wood sale in Montgomery.
Rhett Butler (L) and Roger Jernigan, both of Rhett Butler Trucking, Andalusia, Ala., rarely miss a JM Wood sale in Montgomery.
Rhett Butler (L) and Roger Jernigan, both of Rhett Butler Trucking, Andalusia, Ala., rarely miss a JM Wood sale in Montgomery.
(L-R): Adam Lewis, Bill Baker and Frank Brasfield, all of Thompson Tractor Cat, take in one more auction with Bill Baker before he heads off for retirement. 
David Moore (L) of Construction Equipment Sales and Rental, Jackson, Tenn., confers with George Massey of JM Wood Auction on some compact machines of interest. 
JM Wood’s vice president, JD Gray, grabs another bid on the inaugural days of auctioning in the new indoor bidding area for Ring 2 and Ring 3.
Discussing some of the dozers about to go on the auction block on day three are (L-R) Keith Benefield, Benefield Farms, Roanoke, Ala.; his brother, Jamie Benefield,  BB Logging, Roanoke, Ala.; and Robbie Ussery, Ussery Farms, Roanoke, Ala. 
“Buddy” (L) and Larry Jones, Southland Resources, Tuscaloosa, Ala., get out to the yard early to inspect several of the big excavators in the sale lineup. 
Louis  and Laura Dargas, both of LM Heavy Equipment, based in McAllen, Texas, get a feel for several Cat machines. 
Looking over a John Deere 200D excavator for some land clearing projects are Ralph Crumley (L) and Todd Clark of Clark Cattle, based in Gainesville, Ga. 
Discussing machines of interest are Greg Daniel (L) of Greg’s Lawncare and Landscaping, Wedowee, Ala., and Chester Wortham of Chester Wortham Construction, Wedowee, Ala.   
Sidney McClain of S&S Equipment Sales of Houlka, Miss., wraps up a machine inspection of a John Deere dozer. 
Opening up a Cat 305c mini-excavator are Timothy  Lemmons (L) and his brother, Jimmy, both of Lemmons Landscaping and Clearing, Jasper, Ala.
(L-R) are Tommy Thompson, Thompson Logging, Brewton, Ala.; Dan Troiano, Empire Paving Equip Sales, Northaven, Conn.; and Ted Grantland, Leonard Summerford and David Grantland, all of G&G Farms, Decatur, Ala. 
Brad (L) and Bo Gaines, both of Gaines Equipment Company, Heflin, Ala., look over some of the dozers about to go on the black.

JM Wood Auction held another successful four-day auction at its expanded headquarters facility in Montgomery, Ala., on March 13 to 16. The facility's improvements include a brand new building that houses Ring 2 And Ring 3 for indoor bidding in a climate-controlled environment. The new building also contains a permanent concession area with an outdoor patio between the new building and the existing theater/ramp area, which provides plenty of room for dining.

Attendees took advantage of the facilities amenities during the four-day auction, with more than $63 million of equipment sold, including more than $14 million to online bidders.

Featured sellers included: Alabama Power Company/Southern Company, Brasfield and Gorrie, Bama Concrete, C.W. Roberts Contracting, H.O. Weaver Construction, Reed Contracting, Wiregrass Construction and more than 100 governmental agencies from across the southeast.

One highlight of the auction was a 2004 Cat D11R from Alabama Power that was purchased online for $375,000 by a contractor from Northern California. Also featured was an impressive line-up of Caterpillar rental units from across the southeast.

“Online bidding was as strong as we have ever seen,” said Bryant Wood, president of JM Wood. “The onsite and online bidders turned out in full force for this auction.”

“We would like to say thank you to all our buyers and sellers from around the world that participated in this auction that made this event a huge success,” said Russ Wood, vice president of JM Wood. “Our loyal customers have made this 45th Annual Spring auction a can't miss event. It keeps getting better each year.”