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Meekins Holds 17th Annual December Contractors Auction

Mon January 09, 2012 - Southeast Edition
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(L-R, front) C.M. and Michael Lindsay, both of C.M. Lindsay & Sons Inc., Lumberton, N.C.; Ronnie Bruton and Frank McDonald, both of McDonald Materials, Fayetteville, N.C., were all interested in the wheel loaders and excavators. Back row: Bill Dolbier (L)
(L-R, front) C.M. and Michael Lindsay, both of C.M. Lindsay & Sons Inc., Lumberton, N.C.; Ronnie Bruton and Frank McDonald, both of McDonald Materials, Fayetteville, N.C., were all interested in the wheel loaders and excavators. Back row: Bill Dolbier (L)
(L-R, front) C.M. and Michael Lindsay, both of C.M. Lindsay & Sons Inc., Lumberton, N.C.; Ronnie Bruton and Frank McDonald, both of McDonald Materials, Fayetteville, N.C., were all interested in the wheel loaders and excavators. Back row: Bill Dolbier (L) The rain didn’t keep the contractors away, even from the open-air part of the venue. In fact the sale featured record in-person attendance. (L-R) Bill Poteat, Gregory Poole Equipment Company, came to the sale with a few of his customers: Arnold Sandy, Sandy Hauling & Backhoe Service, Rosebororo, N.C.; Frank Horne, Frank L. Horne Construction Inc., Fair Bluff, N.C.; and Jesse Malpass, Malpass Many area jobs were shut down for the holidays and the few that were still progressing, were shut down due to the weather, making the attendance numbers even greater than usual.

Lloyd Meekins & Sons Auction Company hosted its 17th annual December Contractors Auction on Dec. 27 at its Lumberton, N.C., facility.

More than 2,500 people in attendance bid on 1,484 lots, which featured absolute packages of equipment and trucks from Allen Grading Company, Clancy & Theys Construction, Fontaine Landscaping, Gregory Poole Equipment Company, Malpass Construction Company Inc., Midstate Equipment, SEC Enterprise Company, ST Wooten Corporation, Whaley Contractors Inc. and other owners.

Online bidding accounted for about 20 percent of equipment and truck purchases, buyers from Japan were highly interested in Kobelco excavators and online buyers from Belgium were very active on Galion and Dresser motorgraders. A 2008 Cat AP-1055D rubber track asphalt paver sold for $133,000 to a buyer from Texas.