Pyle Equipment Launches Truck, Utility Auction

Pyle gets into the swing of the auction market with new monthly auctions.

Tue September 24, 2013 - Northeast Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Pyle Equipment Auctions, West Virginia’s largest remarketer of heavy equipment and fleet surplus, is launching a monthly truck and utility auction. This sale is a collaboration between Pyle Equipment and Mountain State Auto Auction, the regional leader in automobile remarketing, and will be held the fourth Thursday of each month. This sale will be open to the public as well as dealers. The inaugural sale was held Aug. 22 at the MSAA auction site in Shinnston, W.Va. The sale featured a wide variety of equipment and vehicles, including bucket and digger trucks, tractors and trailers, and heavy and light duty fleet surplus vehicles. With buyers both on site and bidding via the Web, the auction proved to be a tremendous success with 89 percent of the inventory sold at the close of the day, according to the company.

Jimmie Jackson, Pyle Equipment general manager and auctioneer, created the truck and utility auction in response to an increased demand for these vehicles. Jackson, who recently joined Pyle Equipment to facilitate the expansion of services and sales offered, said “This is a tremendous opportunity for contractors and the public to purchase equipment at a competitive price. Based on the results of the first sale, our plan is to continue this specialty sale monthly with expanded offerings to fit the demand for truck and utility vehicles. Additionally, we will continue to hold our quarterly heavy equipment auctions along with the annual West Virginia Department of Highways fleet surplus auction, giving both public buyers and dealers even more options to fit their equipment needs.”

In addition to Jackson, Pyle Equipment Auctions also added Johnny Urritia to its management staff. Known as “Johnny U” to his peers, he brings decades of experience in heavy equipment remarketing to the Pyle Equipment Auction team. Uttitia will manage the southeastern district at the Capitol City Auto Auction location just outside Charleston, W.Va., in St. Albans while long time Pyle Equipment team member Lou Strosnider will continue to manage the northeastern district based out of the Mountain State Auto Auction location in Shinnston, W.Va.

Pyle Equipment founder and owner Joe R. Pyle said: “The addition of Jimmie and Johnny brings an exceptional amount of experience, creativity and growth to our family of auctions.”

Pyle Equipment Auctions is a privately held company based in Shinnston, W.Va., and is part of the Joe R. Pyle family of auction services. Founded by Joe Pyle in 1979, a nationally renowned auctioneer and provider of auction services, the Pyle family of auctions includes Pyle Equipment Auctions, Joe R. Pyle Complete Auction and Realty Service, Mountain State Auto Auction, Capital City Auto Auction and Toys for Big Boys Auctions.

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