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Empty Handed Auctions

By Sam Sterner I spent the last two days at an auction site in Chicago, IL, and came home empty handed.  An elevator company had recently relocated, and went to an auction house to liquidate their former facility.  The building filled up fast on auction day, with 65 in house and another 80 online.  The auction started in the former ...

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5 Tips for Buying Used Equipment for Your Warehouse

By Sam Sterner A lot has been written lately about the used warehouse equipment industry.  An article in a popular industry magazine recently suggested that “Used racking is a huge problem in the marketplace, there are lots of small operations running around selling used rack, and they’re happy to take your money and disappear.”  I feel this is a yes ...

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A Buyers Take on Early 2013

By Sam Sterner I am in a very fortunate position.  With my role as a National Acquisitions Manager, I get to see the state of our industry from the inside out.  An unfortunate truth about my job is that not only do I assist companies selling off excess product, I help close them down completely.  The way I see it, ...

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The Code of the West

By Sam Sterner Six and a half years ago, I moved to Laramie, Wyoming, and began the next five years of my life as a college student at the University of Wyoming and member of the Wyoming Cowboys football team. On the first day of fall camp my freshman year, then head coach Joe Glenn introduced to me an idea that has impacted my life ever since. It was a reading from a book called Cowboy Ethics: What Wall Street Can Learn From the Code of the West.

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