JM Wood Conducts Onsite Auction in Clanton, Alabama

Tue April 15, 2014 - Southeast Edition
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Mark Seeley (L) of Miller & Miller, Huntsville, Ala., and Greg Etue of WHECO Corporation, Aiken, S.C., talk about the cranes up for sale.
Mark Seeley (L) of Miller & Miller, Huntsville, Ala., and Greg Etue of WHECO Corporation, Aiken, S.C., talk about the cranes up for sale.
Mark Seeley (L) of Miller & Miller, Huntsville, Ala., and Greg Etue of WHECO Corporation, Aiken, S.C., talk about the cranes up for sale. John Reid (L) and Dennis Reid of REIDCO General Contracting, Vinemont, Ala., test out a Komatsu 228USLC. (L-R): Landon Endres, Oklahoma Bridge Company (OBC), Edmond, Okla.; Jim Duit, Duit Construction, Edmond, Okla; Michael Endres, OBC; and Tim Duit, TTK Construction, Edmond, Okla., are impressed with the selection of Link-Belt cranes. (L-R): J.R. Matzke and Scotty Cole of AG Peltz/Abramson, Birmingham, Ala., talk to retired Alabama Bridge Builders staffer Tom Godfrey. Complete liquidation of Alabama Bridge Builders, a company that had been in business for more than 50 years, brought a crowd to the small town of Clanton, Ala. Alabama Bridge Builders owners Kellie Mims (L) and Keith “Tack” Mims monitor the prices as their machines are sold at auction. (L-R): Ken Mims and Don McLeod of Cowin Equipment, Montgomery, Ala., are welcomed to the sale by JD Gray of JM Wood. Bryant Wood, auctioneer of JM Wood calls the sale from the auction truck onsite sale at Alabama Bridge Builders in Clanton, Ala. Registered bidders wait to bid on their machines of choice.


JM Wood Auction Co. held an onsite auction at the Alabama Bridge Builders facility in Clanton, Ala., on March 26. The sale hugely successful with a high turnout, and total sales eclipsing $5.7 million and over $1.9 million (or approximately 33 percent) of the purchases being made online. Strong online biding came in from Mexico, Vietnam, Uruguay, Singapore, Puerto Rico, Poland, Hungary, Columbia, Canada and Puerto Rico."We have conducted thousands of auctions over the past 41 years and worked for some remarkable people in the construction industry, but the Mims family stands out as one of the classiest and hardworking families we have ever been blessed to work for," said Bryant Wood, vice president of JM Wood. "We have known and respected them for a long time, but after getting in the trench with them putting this auction on over the last three months it is evident why they have been so successful in the bridge building business for the last 54 years. The auction brought an incredible 25 percent over our preliminary numbers. These contractors and bridge builders knew the reputation of Alabama Bridge and wanted their equipment."For more information visit www.jmwood.com.