Yoder & Frey Auctioneers, Inc. is announcing a brand new addition to their auction schedule: The Grand Opening of the Ashland, OH Annual Consignment Auction.
Yoder & Frey Auctioneers, Inc. is announcing a brand new addition to their auction schedule: The Grand Opening of the Ashland, OH Annual Consignment Auction. Yoder & Frey Auctioneers, Inc. is an Ohio based auction company that has been serving the auction needs of the local and global community for over 52 years. Though they have a large global presence in the heavy equipment industry, tradition and family value has remained crucial to Yoder & Frey throughout their successes. For this reason, when owner Peter Clark heard there was a demand for an auction in the Ashland, OH area he began working with local businesses to try and assist the needs of the community. “We have buyers and sellers from all different parts of the world and we value those relationships, but when someone is telling you there's a need and it's right in your back yard, well, you just can't ignore it” Clark said. This isn't the first time Yoder & Frey has assisted with public demand. Much like the new Ashland addition, the Kissimmee Winter Auction started in a similar fashion and celebrated it's 42nd Annual Winter Auction in Kissimmee, FL this past February. Yoder & Frey was the first auction company to bring heavy equipment auctions to the Orlando area. Beginning in 1975, the company held it's first Florida auction which consisted of one main consigner and lasted only one day. Clark stated, “though our chances of success were slim, we ended up raising 2.8 million dollars by the end of the day, which was a lot during that time”. By 1979 it had grown to 7.5 million and gained a heavy following. Years later, several auction companies began holding winter auctions in Florida as well, creating the Florida auction landscape we see today. Annually, Yoder & Frey has brought thousands of construction equipment professionals and enthusiasts to Florida, many of which being international buyers.
With the new Ashland, OH addition, Owner Peter Clark hopes to offer opportunities for successful heavy equipment auctions to individuals and companies in the surrounding areas. “You shouldn't have to go to Florida to be able to get a nice piece of heavy equipment or vechicals. Some people don't have time for that”, Clark explained. “What we are trying to do is more than auctions though. It's empowering communities, building relationships and helping local economies. We are from Ohio, let's support Ohio”. The First Annual Consignment Auction is scheduled for May 17th, 2016 at 9AM. Registration begins May 16th, 2016. There will be a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting that evening.
For more information go to www.yoderandfrey.com.