Thursday, February 17, 2011

Three Process Equipment Auctions Slated for February at Aaron Industrial Marketplace

Casein Plant, Toner Manufacturing and Plastics-Related Equipment Up for Online Bid

Chicago, IL – February 10, 2011 – While the nation may still be reeling from one of the coldest and snowiest winters on record, things are heating up this February at the Aaron Industrial Marketplace (AIM). During the shortest month of the year, AIM will hold not one, not two, but three major process equipment auctions. Slated for either February 22–23 or February 23–24, these online bidding wars will feature a complete casein plant, toner (pulverized) manufacturing equipment and plastics-related equipment.

The first of these auctions, the Toner (Pulverized) Manufacturing Equipment Auction will take place on February 22-23, 2011. Consisting of 100 process equipment pieces, this lot of items is currently being removed from the Konica Minolta facility. The individual pieces will be stored offsite and are available for inspection. They include Nippon pneumatic pulse jet dust collectors; micron mikro-pulsaire pulse jet dust collectors, alpine turbo plex mills, micron screw conveyors and victory mills from Hosokawa; a Flex-Kleen pulse jet dust collector; Spencer turbine blowers; pneumatic conveyors, bin vent dust collectors, excent feeders, dispersion separators, supersonic jet mills and metalfab volumetric feeders from NPK; and transtor tote bins, elevators, a table top belt conveyor, high intensity mixers, volumetric feeders, twin screw extruders, a dehumidifying dryer, a propane storage tank, double belt coolers, a single cartridge dust collector system, kryptron eddy mills, compressed air dryers, a double belt cooler, volumetric constant feeders, package chillers, an impactor grinder and a vibratory conveyor from various name brand manufacturers.

Before bidding draws to a close on this lot, two other auctions will commence bidding on the Aaron Industrial Marketplace. Running simultaneously from February 23–24, 2011 will be a Complete Casein Plant Auction consisting of 18 lots and a 50-piece Plastics-Related Equipment auction. The former items will be offered at auction as either a complete plant or individual components. The lot is composed of an OZSM Fluid bed dryer, four blowers, a Sharples P300 centrifuge, several stainless steel tanks in a wide range of capacities, two DSM screens, twenty pumps, three plate heat exchangers, three inline filters, a 7 pass condenser, and two aluminum hoppers.

Finally, the Plastics-Related Equipment Auction will consist of injection mold machines from Cincinnati, Sandretto, and Ferromatik; Cumberland and Allsteele granulators; S. F. Scheer Strand pelletizers; a United Farm Tools Inc. hammermill; a Pallman Type mill; an Oakes continuous mixer; a Thoresen McCosh gravimetric blender; a Conair Conomix blender; a Killion cast film station; Genca, NRM, Berlyn and Davis single screw extruders; a Kenco taber forming/cut-off press; Boston Matthews, Peachtree Tech and Gatto belt pullers; Metaplast, RDN and Conair/Gatto vacuum sizing tanks; Tetra Profile winders; AEC Whitlock WD series cabinet dryers; Conair dehumidifying dryers; Cincinnati Milacron solid bed style dryers, Thoreson McCosh closed loop triple dessicant bed dryers; a Conair small carousel dehumidifying dryer; Atlas Copco two-stage oil-free rotary screw compressors; Kongsklide high-pressure multi-air blowers; a Royale Extruder, Dake Corp 75-ton press; and a Spencer Industravac system.

The AIM team is highly optimistic about this trio of upcoming auctions. “We’re coming off a tank and vessel auction that closed at an average of 15 percent above the expected auction value,” explains the marketplace’s spokesperson, Bruce Baird. “We’re hoping to match or even exceed that level with our February auctions.”

Process equipment buyers looking for a good deal on quality casein, toner and plastics equipment can learn more about the items up for bid in February by visiting the Aaron Industrial Marketplace online at Buyers and sellers who are interested in taking part in upcoming AIM auctions can contact Bruce Baird at (510) 452-7858.

Bruce Baird
735 E. Green Street
Bensenville, IL 60106
(510) 452-7858

Friday, February 11, 2011

Aaron Equipment Has Expanded Its West Coast Division

Aaron Equipment has expanded its West Coast Division by sourcing a larger facility. The new location is 2033 Clement Ave., Building 31, Office 120, Alameda, CA 94501 in the San Francisco Bay Area. The new facility can handle the expected growth of the Aaron Industrial Marketplace Auction division. Aaron Industrial Marketplace was launched in June of 2010 to provide our customers another venue to source used process equipment. The Aaron Industrial Marketplace provides a place for Aaron Equipment's customers to sell their surplus assets. The Aaron Industrial Marketplace has exceeded projected grow targets thus requiring a larger facility. The new facility is in a light industrial location which will provide storage for used processing equipment on the West Coast. The West Coast facility will also support Aaron Equipment's packaging division, AEK Packaging Equipment ( and Aaron's Appraisal division.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Latest Aaron Industrial Marketplace Auction Proves Bidding Success

Tank and Vessel Lots Goes for 15 Percent Above Expected Value

Chicago, IL – February 7, 2011
– As the final seconds on the latest Aaron Industrial Marketplace (AIM) auction ticked down late last month, the tank and vessel lots up for bid closed at a higher-than-expected sales price. In fact, after just 18 hours on the auction block, the 64-piece lot sold at an average of 15 percent above the expected auction value. Taking place January 26–27, 2011, this bidding success story set the pace for a series of upcoming AIM auctions throughout the month of February. All indications point to 2011 being a favorable year for AIM sellers who are putting their process equipment up for sale on the AIM marketplace.

This Aaron Industrial Marketplace bidding coup is a piece of the much bigger online auction pie. On January 19, 2011, Bloomberg news reported that EBay Inc., owner of the largest e-commerce market, had forecasted “2011 revenue that may exceed estimates.” Indeed, three-year trends show significant growth in the online auction arena. “At the high end of EBay’s forecast for the year, sales will rise 16 percent, compared with 4.9 percent in 2010 and 2.2 percent in 2009.

Whereas EBay sells everything from clothing to electronics to automobiles, the Aaron Industrial Marketplace focuses on a single segment: process equipment. Sellers of unwanted new, used and reconditioned process equipment are now leveraging the Internet-bidding momentum in an atmosphere that targets buyers of precisely the items they wish to unload. AIM’s most recent auction success stands as a testament to that niche-oriented model.

During the January tank and vessel auction, “We had 53 registered bidders and 20 successful buyers of the equipment,” explains Aaron Industrial Marketplace spokesperson Bruce Baird. He goes on to point out how the marketplace managed to secure selling prices that were substantially higher than the expected value. “AIM did a dedicated marketing campaign that reached more than 40,000 Aaron Equipment (AIM’s parent company) customers that had shown an interest in tanks.”

That interest ultimately led to a bidding frenzy that paid off for the sellers included in the auction lot. Items contributing to the auction’s prosperous outcome included stainless steel jacketed and non-jacketed kettles, vacuum kettles, vertical and horizontal tanks, glass lined tanks, pressure tanks, processor tanks, cold water tanks, jacketed milk tanks, mix tanks and a complete insulated scraper mix tank system. In addition, this recent storage tank auction featured equipment manufactured by APV-Crepaco, Cherry Burrell, Mueller and Pfaudler. The individual pieces sold for anywhere from $700 to $16,950.

Such selling prices, however, wouldn’t have been possible if not for AIM’s intuitive auction model. The easy-to-use bidding platform allows buyers to register and bid, view lot catalogs and create a custom watch list so they never miss out on a desired piece of equipment.

Equipment owners who are looking to secure the best possible price on their unwanted new, used and reconditioned inventory can learn more about the Aaron Industrial Marketplace online at Buyers and sellers who are interested in taking part in the upcoming complete casein plant, toner manufacturing plant and plastics-related equipment auctions can contact Bruce Baird at (510) 452-7858.