Meekins Holds 15th Annual December Contractors Auction

Tue January 05, 2010 - Southeast Edition
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(L-R): Chuck Harris of BenchMark Tool & Supply in Raleigh, John Mooney of RW Moore Equipment Company in Raleigh and Josh Kearns, also of BenchMark, discuss the upcoming bowl games.
(L-R): Chuck Harris of BenchMark Tool & Supply in Raleigh, John Mooney of RW Moore Equipment Company in Raleigh and Josh Kearns, also of BenchMark, discuss the upcoming bowl games.
(L-R): Chuck Harris of BenchMark Tool & Supply in Raleigh, John Mooney of RW Moore Equipment Company in Raleigh and Josh Kearns, also of BenchMark, discuss the upcoming bowl games. Wayne Calton (L) of Gregory Poole Equipment Company in Raleigh and Gary Christensen of RW Moore Equipment Company in Raleigh discuss a few trade-in deals while keeping a close eye on the bidders. Trey Meekins looks over the next machine coming up for bid. In search of several excavators (L-R) are Jeff Crouch, and Boyd and Doug Williamson, all of Crouch Building & Grading in Southport, N.C. Lyndon Bullard of Bullard’s Electric in Lumberton, N.C., checks for excessive wear on this Hitachi excavator. The sale included quite a few motorgraders, including this Champion 720A. Looking it over is Andy Bryant (L) and Ben Jackson, both of Bryant Backhoe & Grading in Dillon, S.C. These Komatsu backhoes were in good shape and drew interest from bidders in Mexico and the Middle East. (L-R): Robert Armstrong of Armstrong Contractors in Columbia, S.C., and Terry and Lemmon McCorkle of CLT Contracting in Claxton, Ga., were looking to buy a few excavators. (L-R): Steve Burton of Blake Paving in Greensboro, N.C., and Darrell and Gary Wood, both of D&D Asphalt in Greensboro, N.C., attended the sale to see how much the paving equipment went for and to see if they could buy a machine or two.

Meekins Auction Company held its 15th Annual December Contractors Auction Dec. 29 in Lumberton, N.C.

The sale featured absolute packages of equipment and trucks from Greenville Paving Company, Gregory Poole Equipment Company, HP Construction Inc., Marlboro Electric Company, Prince Inc., RLL Earthworks, T & J Builders Inc., Wayne L Adams Inc., and other owners.

More than 2,000 bidders with 300-plus online registered bidders vied for 1,403 lots of equipment.

The auction drew bidders from 28 states and 11 countries, including Mexico, Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, Middle East, Ireland and Belgium.