Jan and Gerald Beckwith, both of JM Wood, enjoy the birthday festivities.
JM Wood Auction Company held a successful three-day auction Sept. 19 to 21, featuring construction equipment, trucks, agricultural and forestry machines at its headquarters facility in Montgomery, Ala. The sale boasted more than $29 million in total sales of which more than $6 million was sold online.
Online bidders participated in the auction from 43 U.S. states, as well as Australia, Canada, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, United Kingdom and Thailand.
Highlights included a nice group of late-model Caterpillar county owned machines and 2017 model Mack trucks.
“The auction was strong all three days,” said Bryant Wood. “However, the highlight of the auction was definitely Mrs. Jan Beckwith's 75th surprise birthday party we had on preview day. We had customers from St. Louis to Virginia come just to see her, and there were birthday cards and flowers sent in from around the country. She is the glue of the company and does so much for everyone here. Jan has been here since the late 70s, and she is like a second mother to us all.”