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Lloyd Meekins Holds Annual Spring Contractors Auction

Fri May 13, 2011 - Southeast Edition
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Robert Armstrong of Armstrong Equipment, Columbia, S.C., frequently attends sales in the Carolinas to keep up with contractors and the machine values.
Robert Armstrong of Armstrong Equipment, Columbia, S.C., frequently attends sales in the Carolinas to keep up with contractors and the machine values.
Robert Armstrong of Armstrong Equipment, Columbia, S.C., frequently attends sales in the Carolinas to keep up with contractors and the machine values. (L-R): Adrian Meeks keeps up with the flow of the sale, Robert Miller calls the bids and Mickey Meekins makes sure all goes smoothly. Rona West (L), office manager, and Debbie Meekins ensure the paper work is in order for all of the machines and the bidders. Chuck Harris (L) and Josh Kearns, both of Benchmark Tool & Supply, Raleigh, N.C., came to see who was bidding and to keep up with their customers’ needs. The sale included many low-hour late model machines such as these Volvo A30D artic trucks. Shopping for motorgraders and wheel loaders are Stanley (L) and Freddie Pickett of Pickett Contracting, Duplin, N.C. David Hatchell (L) and Junior Harden, both of Hatchell & Son Recycling, Conway, S.C., were looking to buy a wheel loader. (L-R): Matt Smith of Martin Metals Recycling, Kinston, N.C.; Charles Hall of Halls Trucking & Equipment, Cheraw, S.C.; and Brent Boatwright of B&B Contracting, Cheraw, S.C., are seeking some bargains and to buy a few trucks and a couple of excavators. Mike Sequin of M.C.G Inc., Benson, N.C., checked out all of the dump trucks and picked out a few that showed a bit of wear but were in great overall condition. Daryl Bowen (L) of Diamond Constructors Inc., Fayetteville, N.C., and Stanley James of Littlebrook Hog Farm, Wallace, N.C., found shelter from the rain under a screening plant while taking a break from looking at the backhoes and wheel loaders. Jesse Meeks catches the high bid for a Caterpillar D5N. The buyer was a contractor in Wilmington.

Lloyd Meekins & Sons Auction Company held its annual Spring Contractors Auction April 28 in Lumberton, N.C.

More than 1,000 onsite bidders and approximately 200 registered online bidders participated in the auction that featured 1,041 lots, which sold for more than $7 million. In all, 36 U.S. states and 13 countries were represented.

Equipment auctioned off came from ST Wooten Corporation, Broadmoor Associates LLC, Hill Grading & Landscaping, Hyatt Construction, Narron Contracting Inc., Percy L. Johnson Contractors, Hodge Construction Company, Rock Grading & Paving Inc., TAL International, Thompson Contracting, TR Vernal Paving, Triangle Grading and Paving Inc., Tripp Brothers Construction Company and other owners.

Among the many highlights of the sale included two 2005 Volvo A40D articulated dump trucks that sold for $140,000 per truck and went to a contractor in Virginia.

After the auction concluded, many of the sellers mentioned that Lloyd Meekins Auction Company’s contract option of an absolute net guarantee is among the most beneficial for their companies when it comes to selling their surplus equipment and trucks in today’s global equipment market.