Meekins Auction Company Holds Annual Spring Contractors Sale Lumberton, N.C.

Tue April 29, 2014 - Southeast Edition
CEG


Trey Meekins signals to the buyer to confirm his bid on the 2007 Volvo EC330BLC excavator.
Trey Meekins signals to the buyer to confirm his bid on the 2007 Volvo EC330BLC excavator.
Trey Meekins signals to the buyer to confirm his bid on the 2007 Volvo EC330BLC excavator. This Case wheel loader was sold to a contractor in Jacksonville, Fla. Paul Blackwelder (L) and Darrell Wilkins, both of Paul’s Dozer Service in Laurel Hill, N.C., check out this 2007 Cat 953D crawler loader. The machine later brought in $124,000 on the auction block. Robert Armstrong (L) of Armstrong Contracting in Columbia, S.C., and Rick Thain of Southern Quality Truck & Equipment in Lexington, S.C., check prices and watch bids. Travis Felts of FMC Grading in Durham, N.C., shops the inventory and later was the high bidder on a Cat crawler loader. Billy Simpson catches the latest bid on a 1998 Champion 720A VHP series V motorgrader. (L-R): Irish Robinson, Daniel McMillian and Patrick Graham of McMillan Contracting in Parkton, N.C., inspect the newly purchased Cat backhoe and look forward to putting the machine to work. Joe Johnson (L) and Tyler Evers, both of Airborne Services in Fayetteville, N.C., shop the selection of skid steer grapples.

Meekins Auction Company held its annual spring contractors auction on April 11 in Lumberton, N.C. Featuring absolute packages of equipment and trucks from Tri-City Contractors Inc., Hill Grading and Landscaping Company, ES & J Enterprises Inc. and other owners, the auction brought in $3.5 million in sales.The major public auction sold more than 1,300 lots consisting of earth moving equipment, paving and compaction equipment, forestry equipment, heavy duty trucks and trailers, support equipment, landscaping equipment, agricultural equipment, attachments, pickups, sport utility vehicles, automobiles and other items. More than 1,100 bidders from 19 states and eight countries participated in the auction, on site and online.