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Meekins Holds 16th Annual December Contractors Sale

Fri January 21, 2011 - Southeast Edition
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David Vendemia (L), Tar Heel Machinery, Raleigh, N.C., and Josh Kearns, BenchMark Tool & Supply, Raleigh,N.C., came to the sale to network and see who was bidding.
David Vendemia (L), Tar Heel Machinery, Raleigh, N.C., and Josh Kearns, BenchMark Tool & Supply, Raleigh,N.C., came to the sale to network and see who was bidding.
David Vendemia (L), Tar Heel Machinery, Raleigh, N.C., and Josh Kearns, BenchMark Tool & Supply, Raleigh,N.C., came to the sale to network and see who was bidding. Bidders were packed into the covered, heated arena to view and bid on the machines as they came over the ramp. Trey Meekins spots the winning bid on this John Deere 892E LC excavator.  The buyer came in from South Florida. P.D. Hudson (L), Hudson Insurance, and  Jackie Adkinson, J&J Truck Sales, Danville, Va., came to the sale for Adkinson to bid on a few select pieces. This Link-Belt 5800 track hoe went to an internet buyer in Columbia. (L-R): Kyle Lear and Chance King, both of C&K Construction & Logging, Chesterfield, N.C. and Woody Dutton, Deer Creek Timber, Anson County, N.C. were looking for a few dozers to build and maintain their logging roads. (L-R): Adrian Staley, Staley Construction, Stanley, N.C., and Johnny Langley, Langley Grading, Stanley, N.C., both came to the sale to buy a couple of dozers. Bill Poteat, Gregory Poole Equipment Company, talked to them about a few other options. (L-R):Eric and Brad Gordon, both of EBG, Clayton, N.C. were selling a few excavators and were going to bid on a few rollers. Their neighbor, Wayne Calton, Gregory Poole Equipment Company, came to the sale to see what the Cat Machines were selling for. (L-R): Josh and Don Blanton, both of Road Builders Inc., in Wilmington, N.C. and Keith Davenport, Davenport Inc., Plymouth, N.C., came to buy a few rollers, skid steer loaders and dump trucks.

Lloyd Meekins & Sons Auction Co. held the 16th annual December Contractors Auction on Dec. 28 in Lumberton, N.C., featuring an absolute, complete dispersal for Morgan Trucking as well as absolute packages of equipment and trucks from many owners. The auction attracted 1,390 on-site bidders and 1,491 lots were sold.

“As a company that has worked with Lloyd Meekins & Sons Auction Co. for almost ten years, I am happy to state that our long-standing relationship has been nothing but excellent,” said Larry Garafola, founder and CEO of online auction solution provider, Equipmentfacts LLC. “It has always been a pleasure to work with Meekins because of their high level of professionalism. Their company is well organized, reliable and yields great results each time. Our most recent auction with Meekins was extremely successful. The December 28th contractor’s auction attracted an astounding 311 out of 351 bid-placing bidders, representing 44 states and 20 foreign countries. We are very pleased to provide online auctions for Meekins, and hope to collaborate well into the future.”

Among the highest-selling items were a 2005 Cat 330CL hydraulic excavator that sold for $85,000, a 1997 Cat DR7 crawler dozer that sold for $78,000, and a 2002 Sterling T/A 30-ton crane boom truck that sold for $75,000.