Yoder & Frey's New Consignment Sale Will Open in May

Yoder & Frey Auctioneers Inc. announced an addition to its auction schedule: the grand opening of the Ashland, Ohio, Annual Consignment Auction.

📅   Fri April 22, 2016 - National Edition


Yoder & Frey Auctioneers Inc. announced an addition to its auction schedule: the grand opening of the Ashland, Ohio, Annual Consignment Auction.
Yoder & Frey Auctioneers Inc. announced an addition to its auction schedule: the grand opening of the Ashland, Ohio, Annual Consignment Auction.

Yoder & Frey Auctioneers Inc. announced an addition to its auction schedule: the grand opening of the Ashland, Ohio, Annual Consignment Auction.

Yoder & Frey Auctioneers is an Ohio-based auction company that has been serving the auction needs of the local and global community for more than 52 years. Though it has a large global presence in the heavy equipment industry, tradition and family value has remained crucial to Yoder & Frey throughout its successes. For this reason, when owner Peter Clark heard there was a demand for an auction in the Ashland, Ohio, 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 its 42nd Annual Winter Auction in Kissimmee, Fla., 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 its first Florida auction, which consisted of one main consigner and lasted only one day.

Clark said, “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 them international buyers.

With the new Ashland, Ohio, 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 vehicles. Some people don't have time for that,” Clark said. “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 17, 2016, at 9 a.m. Registration begins May 16, 2016. There will be a grand opening ribbon cutting that evening. If you are interested in consigning, please contact one of the following sales reps: John Murra: 419/865-3990, john@yoderandfrey.com; Kevin Teets: 304/266-2955, kevin@yoderandfrey.com; Daryl Houle: 603/856-1689, daryl@yoderandfrey.com; or Jason Stribling: 706/499-2850, jason@yoderandfrey.com.

For more information, visit www.yoderandfrey.com.