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Meekins Conducts Annual Spring Contractors Auction

Tue May 11, 2010 - Southeast Edition
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Dan (L) and Danny Honeycutt, both of Carolina Custom Farm, Angier, N.C., put several machines in the sale and were looking at this Gehl excavator.
Dan (L) and Danny Honeycutt, both of Carolina Custom Farm, Angier, N.C., put several machines in the sale and were looking at this Gehl excavator.
Dan (L) and Danny Honeycutt, both of Carolina Custom Farm, Angier, N.C., put several machines in the sale and were looking at this Gehl excavator. Bobby Vause (L), Vause Equipment, Fayetteville, N.C., and Gary White, Gregory Poole Equipment Company, Fayetteville, N.C., keep up with the action and talk about a few projects going on at the Fort. Mickey Meekins (R) calls out the winning bidder on Volvo excavator while Adrien Meeks gets ready for the next machine up for bid. Trey Meekins scans the packed crowd to find the next bidder for a Doosan excavator. The machine was in good shape with low hours and was purchased by a contractor who came to the sale from Florida. Brian Eason and Tatum Faithful, both of Eason Construction, Rocky Mount, N.C., came to the sale to bid on a screening plant. Wayne Pierce, RNW Construction,  Jacksonville, N.C., was looking over this Grove TMS 300 crane. Ronnie Ray (L) and Tug Nix, both of Riverside Stump Dump, Asheville, N.C., looked over this dump trailer for their operation.  They also  put bids on several wheel loaders and an excavator. The sale included a wide selection of Talbert trailers. These units were well maintained and got the attention of the bidders. Many contractors came to the sale to bid.  There were quite a few unique items in the sale that attracted attention.

Lloyd Meekins & Sons Auction Company held its annual spring contractor liquidation auction on April 29 at its Lumberton, N.C., location.

The sale featured a variety of equipment offered by numerous contractors including Atkinson Excavation, Bill’s Mobile Crane Service, Carolina Custom Grading, ST Wooten Corporation, TR Vernal Paving Company and Thompson Contracting. In all, 100 consignors participated, moving 900 lots across the block and on to new homes.

There were a total of 1,000 bidders, 217 of which were approved online bidders via equipmentfacts.com. The bids came from 24 U.S. states and from as far as Mexico, Canada (Quebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia, Edmonton), Belgium, Malaysia, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Emirates, Ireland, United Kingdom, Paraguay, Singapore, Japan and Guatemala.

Meekins will be holding a major absolute auction for HB Rowe & Company Inc., in Mount Airy, N.C., on May 26 beginning at 8:30 a.m.