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The More You Know, Letter from our President on Harvey

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Dear MDNA Members, We are Family!

Yes, we do business together on one deal, compete on the next and yes, some members conduct auctions while others buy and sell from their inventory, but the greatest attribute of this Association is the undeniable fact that we are one family.

During last week’s hurricane, our members in Harvey’s path experienced devastation of unprecedented magnitude. But as soon as the storm broke we heard from one local member after another telling us that they were okay and that they cannot believe the outpouring of calls and offers of support from their Used Machinery Family.

I have no doubt that if any one of us needed anything in the wake of this tragedy, the impending Irma or any other crisis big or small, that MDNA members would be lined up to support one another.

Sometimes “the more you know” is knowing who has your back!

MDNA President – Joe Lundvick, CEA
Perfection Global, LLC
I salute all who weathered Harvey and below is a list of our used machinery family in Texas and Louisiana just in case you want to share your support:
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  • Firm: Akjetam Co., LLC Contact Name: Mr. Vincent W. Matejka Phone: +1 281 463 4105 Emails: vince@akjetam.com
  • Firm: FMI Trading LLC Contact Name: Mr. Frank Friesen Phone: +1 915 207 5844 Emails: trade.fmi@gmail.com
  • Firm: Investment Recovery Services Contact Name: Mr. Gregg Trenor Phone: +1 817 222 9848 Emails: gt@irsauction.com
  • Firm: OMNI Machine Tool Corp. Contact Name: Mr. Kerry Introligator Phone: +1 713 278 1700/ +1 877 666 4622 Emails: kiomni@aol.com
  • Firm: Plant & Machinery Inc. Contact Name: Mr. Ron Moore Phone: +1 713 691 4401 Emails: ronm@pmi-auction.com
  • Firm: Rosen Systems Inc. Contact Name: Mr. Michael D. Rosen Phone: +1 972 248 2266 Emails: miker@rosensystems.com
Louisiana  

 

To find more of these letters from our President in the future, simply go to the search bar in the upper right hand corner and search: “The More You Know” 

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New England Chapter Meeting – Testimonials/ Recap

On February 16th MDNA’s New England Chapter met in Putnam, CT for a manufacturing tour of Phillips-Moldex Company followed by a chapter dinner meeting with special guests from The Smaller Manufacturers Association of CT: Doug Johnson, President of Marion Manufacturing, Board Member of the SMA, Chairs the SMA Education Committee, Ronald Turmel, Vice President and General Manager, H&T Waterbury, Inc., Board Member of the SMA.

View a full photo album from this meeting on the MDNA Facebook page here

Here’s what some of our MDNA Members who attended had to say about this meeting:

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(R TO L) Kevin Brewster, NE Chapter Chairman, President of On Target Machinery; Tim Barry of Phillips-Moldex; Phil Dalrymple, Owner of Northwest Shippers Inc.; Doug Johnson, President of Marion Manufacturing; Ronald Turmel, VP of H&T Waterbury, Inc.

I am so glad we were able to put this meeting together. Invitations went out last minute, because it was difficult to get all the pieces into place. As hard as this was, we could have never pulled this off without the help / support of Nate Smith, Stephen Papillo and Julie Brewster. We have so many to thank for this meeting, our sponsor Phil Dalrymple President of Northwest Shippers Inc., and our company tour guide Tim Barry, Vice President of Phillips-Moldex Company; Doug Johnson, President of Marion Manufacturing, and Ronald Turmel, Vice President H&T Waterbury, Inc.  Both Doug, and Ronald are Board Members of The Smaller Manufacturers Association of Connecticut, SMA-CT.

I think our chapter members had very eye opening experiences as they heard 3 separate manufacturing companies convening the same concerns about the future of manufacturing. I also feel we took big steps to bridge a gap that night between Manufacturing End-Users and MDNA’s New England Chapter. We are on common ground with the fact that we need to cultivate our future incomes. In the process of the night I saw our members realize that this could be achieved by working together to inspire future careers into the trades. We heard several times throughout the night how young tool makers are needed, but do not exist. This is a very valid concern because the average tool maker is in his late 50’s to early 60’s at best. This is a skill that needs to be learned, or it could be lost forever. Helping repair this will insure our future sales income. I definitely will be moving forward to help the technical schools within Connecticut and around the country as much as we can.

–Kevin Brewster President / AEA, On Target Machine Brokers LLC., New England Chapter MDNA Chairman and Board Representative


“Great New England Chapter Meeting the other night. We were introduced to two members of a sister metalworking organization right here in Connecticut that I didn’t know existed. We will be working with them on common goals in the future. Also met a new Premier Vendor freight company, Northwest Shipping, who sponsored the meeting and had a rep fly in from the west coast. Well worth the time and the drive.”

–John W. Conroy, CEA, MDNA Past President, Machinery International Corp.


That was a great meeting.

Really appreciate all of your hard work to put it together. It was very successful. Thanks!

–Kristine Conroy, Machinery International Corp., Austin .D. Lucas Scholarship Fund President


The Boston/NE Chapter of MDNA featured a plant tour of Phillips-Moldex CO in Putnam, CT, 06260 on February 16, 2017.

The tour was led by the VP of Manufacturing, Timothy J. Barry, accompanied by MDNA members and guests. The tour featured late model electrically controlled plastic injection molding machines in operation and they were equipped with robotic pick and place, largely for automotive parts, such as, steering column levers with knob add-ons. The machines and plant were exceptionally well maintained with state-of-the-art plastic fiber dispensing system.

The tour included the entire facility, approximately 50,000 sq. ft. nestled within a modern manufacturing area in a small town…an impressive layout suited for growth of manufacturing in a historic political and economic time in the USA where the political emphasis is bringing jobs back to America. Phillips-Moldex is ready for the challenge.

Kevin Brewster, Chapter MDNA Chairman and Nate Smith, Membership Chairman were responsible for the exciting chapter meeting program with dinner and meeting presentation in Sturbridge Village, MA.

Special meeting guests Doug Johnson, President of Marion Manufacturing and Ronald Turmel, VP H&T Waterbury, Inc., both board members of the SMA-CT gave a presentation to the group.

All who attended had a meaningful tour, learned about the state of plastic injection molding machinery and tooling and had a chance to ask questions and increase knowledge and challenges. Northwest Shippers provided drinks and event sponsorship.

–David Gold, ASA, AMEA, Gold Machinery Group

View a full photo album from this meeting on the MDNA Facebook page here

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Truckers & Riggers and Technical Services Online Directory – Updates now being accepted

The MDNA Truckers & Riggers Directory and Technical Services Directory lists companies recommended by MDNA member firms. This directory is an invaluable resource for member-recommended trucking, rigging, storage, and brokering services and is available on the “Members Only” page of the MDNA website.

Click here to download the Truckers & Riggers Directory Recommendation Form. Please send your TRUCKERS-AND-RIGGERS-COVER- copyrecommendations to MDNA via fax or email. This directory will also list the recommending MDNA member company, so please fill out the form completely.

EVER NEED A MACHINE SERVICED THAT YOU SOLD OUTSIDE OF YOUR AREA? When you are doing business outside of your immediate area and a machine you sold needs service, installation, or inspection in a geographical area that you are not familiar with, The Technical Services Directory is your solution!

The Technical Services Directory features companies recommended by MDNA member firms who specialize in different Technical Services in the machinery industry, such as CNC programming, hydraulics repair, presses, etc.

Your recommendations of companies in your area (including yourself) is what makes up this directory – Technical-Serv.-Cover- copywhich is a valuable resource for all MDNA members.

Each specialty listing is FREE! And to stand out with more exposure in this publication, purchase a display advertisement.

Please click here to download the form and send your recommendations to MDNA via fax or email. This directory will also list the recommending MDNA member company, so please fill out the form completely. We will then contact them and let them know they’ve been recommended by you to be included in the publication.

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Young Guns of MDNA, Meet John Butz

Meet Resell CNC’s CEO and Chairman of the MDNA Southern Regional Chapter, John Butz. John’s hardworking, dedicated work ethic allows him to not only run day-to-day operations of his own business, but also sit on two MDNA committees and the Board of Directors. While being heavily involved in the MDNA and his own business, he manages to set aside time to spend with his wife, Chay Butz, and his two beautiful children, Maiori and Alex.

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John was introduced to the machinery industry early in life when his father worked for Siegler Machine and Tool in Milwaukee, WI and Machinery Systems Inc. in Chicago, IL between the 70’s and 80’s. Although he grew up around machinery, John did not officially enter the business until the early 90’s. As he made the move to Florida, John began working for a Mazak distributor selling new and used machinery.

In 2007, John had a vision and embarked on a new journey with a new purpose, starting Resell CNC. Resell CNC is a full stocking used CNC dealer that provides many different custom solutions including end user sales, online and on-site auctions, service and repair, storage and logistics. Since its doors opened, the company is still growing and continuously invests in its team and technology. Today, Resell CNC is made up of 25 team members in two locations in Phoenix and Orlando, helping serve customers nationwide. With the addition of Resell CNC Auctions and the unique auction platform, the company has become a trusted, reliable source for all manufactures in the industry.

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“At Resell CNC, our mission is to help manufactures solve problems by creating an innovative platform to buy and sell machinery and equipment enabling our customers to be competitive and profitable in the global market.” – John Butz

Most recently, Resell CNC became the only used machinery dealer in North America that can provide used and demonstration machines from Mazak with a factory warranty, installation, and training.

“My years of experience with Mazak have led to us helping Mazak with their loaner, demo, off lease, used and trade-in machines. We are extremely pleased to be working with an industry leader such as Mazak.” – John Butz

John’s schedule is certainly a busy one, but he does enjoy the times during the year that he can take to explore and vacation with his family. Along with traveling, John has a passion for adventure and enjoys physically challenging himself. He recently participated in an Ironman 70.3 in Coeur D’Alene ID where he swam 1.1 miles, biked 56 miles, and ran 13.1 miles. After all his time spent with travels, family, adventure and business, John makes it a must to schedule one exotic fishing trip a year to enjoy with his friends.

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CNC Lathes

Vertical Machining Centers

Horizontal Machining Centers

Accessories

Resell CNC Auctions

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Who are MDNA’s Young Guns? Learn More here

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MDNA Member Firm, Makes Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, August 31st 2016

Resell CNC Auctions for the third year straight has been on Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies

Orlando, FL – Resell CNC Auctions (Machinery Dealers National Association Member INC5000-september-2016-cover_402[1] copyFirm) for the 3rd year in a row has been named by Inc. 5000. At #3,871, Resell CNC Auctions has had a 77% growth over the past three years. In 2014, the company ranked #155 and the following year earned a spot 47 spots ahead at #108.

“We are very excited to be named on the Inc. 5000 List for the third straight year. Our team is consistently working to remain the most reliable and trustworthy outlet for buying and selling used machinery,” – CEO, John Butz.

Resell CNC Auctions is a full stocking used CNC machinery dealer with offices in Florida, Arizona, and representation in California, Texas and Illinois. Backed by individuals with more than 100 years of combined experience, Resell CNC Auctions has been able to help manufacturers solve problems by providing an innovative platform to buy and sell used Inc500_stacked_goldmachinery, enabling them to be competitive and profitable in a global market.

The auction platform provides manufacturers all over the country with a way to buy and sell used machinery and equipment. The innovative format has allowed Resell CNC Auctions to be among one of the very few auction companies to be named on the Inc. 5000 list. The company has also been completely separated from the rest in the industry as the one and only machine tool dealer to be listed in the last three years.resellcnc_standard_CMYK[1]

Resell CNC Auctions continues to grow and will focus on creating new ideas, methods and products that will better serve their customers and distinguish them from the rest of their industry.

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New England Chapter Tours the Famous Fenway Park

MDNA’s New England Chapter met on June 9th 2016 for a very unique and special experience touring the famous Fenway Park in Boston, MA. The chapter dinner meeting followed the tour at the local Tony C’s Sports Bar & Grill. A special thank you to Paul Gedenberg with BayState Riggers & Millwrights (Machinery Movers + Auction Removal Specialists) for helping to sponsor this event!

Read what members had to say about this meeting…

L to R: Mark Barowsky, American Systems & Equipment, Brian Besse, Wigglesworth Machinery, Kevin Brewster, AEA, On Target Machine Brokers LLC.
L to R: Mark Barowsky, American Systems & Equipment, Brian Besse, Wigglesworth Machinery, Kevin Brewster, AEA, On Target Machine Brokers LLC.

 

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Bob Yeoman, Yeoman Machinery Corporation

“Last night I attended the New England Chapter meeting and toured Fenway Park. My motive was purely selfish – as I thought this might be the only opportunity I might ever have to see the greatest park in MLB – but the frosting on the cake was the chapter meeting.

It allowed me to put some face time in with some of our members I have known for many years – and a few I have never met.  I also met up with a prospective new member who would not only be a good addition to our organization – but provided me with a direct link to a European machinery line that I was looking to contact. (Just what our organization is supposed to be about – Right?)

On another note – I have worked with Kevin Brewster on a few deals – but this guy should appear in the dictionary as our poster child for MDNA. Enthusiasm to say the least – with keen understanding of what our association can do for us as individuals and dealers. He’s working hard on both fronts for the organization and his membership.

I know I benefited enormously by taking the time to attend this meeting.” –– Bob Yeoman, Yeoman Machinery Corporation

“Thanks for setting last night up. The people who couldn’t make it missed a great time.”

–John Bouley, Furnace Brokers Inc.FENWAY2

“Great job last night …..FYI Julie is your secret weapon…Awesome help!!!”

–Nate Smith, Absolute Machinery Corporation

“Thank you for the opportunity. It was a great first experience with the MDNA. I learned a lot and what a great bunch to hang with. I’m looking forward to the future with the MDNA.” Paul Gedenberg, BayState Riggers & Millwrights

See the photo album from the event here

Members, make sure to check out MDNA’s Calendar of Events page and your MDNA email notices for regular chapter events to attend throughout the year.

 

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Meet MDNA’s newest Young Gun, Adam Herman

Get to know MDNA’S newest Young Gun, Adam Herman of MDNA Member Firm, Prestige Equipment Corp. Read his own words as he talks about how he got into the industry, hobbies, family, and the machinery business itself.

When I met my wife Arielle, I had no idea that I would eventually work with her father, Terry Lashin, and uncle, Paul Lashin, at Prestige Equipment Corporation.  At the time, I was an attorney specializing in real estate finance, acquisitions, dispositions and restructurings in New York City.

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In the years prior to making the switch to working for a machinery dealer, Terry would ask me from time to time to help out with a legal matter and with contracts relating to acquisitions of plants and equipment.  I found that my background in real estate and finance lent itself very well to the machinery business.  However, making the switch from doing large corporate office work, to working in the machinery industry can sometimes feel like it’s the Wild West!

One of my first jobs was working at a New England based metal distributor – I started cleaning out the trash from around the machines in the warehouse and from there I transitioned into a sales role, and also helped with the company’s website design and troubleshooting.  I always enjoyed doing sales and working in the manufacturing arena. So, once I decided to make a change, I was lucky enough to be able to have an opportunity to join Prestige in a hybrid legal/business role.  I still get to spend a fair amount of my time dealing with contracts, acquisitions and other legal matters, but I also get to do some sales and business development.  Being in the machinery business, I feel like I am learning something new every day.

I have been been married to Arielle Herman (formerly Lashin) since 2012”         Our son, Benjamin just turned 16 months old.

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Now that I’m a new Dad, my number one hobby is parenting. Besides that, I enjoy playing golf, cooking and watching sports.  Being from the Boston area, I am also a huge Red Sox, Patriots and Celtics fan.  My favorite sport is lacrosse, and as a former player I still try to watch as much college lacrosse as possible.

I grew up in Newton, MA – just outside of Boston, MA and across the street from Boston College.  One unique thing about me is that I am a triplet, one of three boys.  One of my brothers lives in the NY area and one lives in Boston. I also have a younger sister who is 28 and lives in Boston.

I learned very quickly that at Prestige, we pride ourselves on being a good joint venture adam herman 1 editpartner.  In my role, I am able to use my legal skills to not only make sure Prestige is protected legally, but also work on behalf of our many partners in the business.

Prestige Equipment is one of the leading providers of used machinery in the world. We specialize in all types of CNC and Manual Chipmaking and Fabricating Equipment, including Bridge Mills, Boring Mills, Machining Centers, Turning Centers, Lasers, Grinding, Gear, you name it.

We also have an industrial auction and liquidation division, Prestige Equipment Auctions LLC.  I have been particularly involved in helping to develop and grow our auction business over the past 2 years, which has been exciting to be a part of.

You can reach Adam Herman @ Adam.Herman@prestigeequipment.com

Who are MDNA’s Young Guns? Learn More here


Check out some of the machinery categories and manufacturers Prestige Equipment sells below:

  Popular Manufacturers   Popular Machine Categories

Amada
Blanchard
Bullard
Bystronic
Cincinnati
Giddings & Lewis
Kuraki
Makino
Mazak
Mori Seiki
Okuma
Poreba
SNK
Trumpf
Toshiba

Aerospace Machines
Bending Rolls
CNC Bridge Mills
CNC Gantry Mills
CNC Horizontal Boring Mills
CNC Horizontal Machining Centers
CNC Lathes
CNC Lasers
CNC Planer Mills
CNC Turning Centers
CNC Vertical Boring Mills
CNC Vertical Machining Centers
Cylindrical Grinders
Drills
EDM Machines

Floor Plates
Gantry Mills
Gear Grinders
Gear Hobbers
Gear Machinery
Grinders
Horizontal Boring Mills
Horizontal Machining Centers
Horizontal Surface Grinders
Gantry Mills
Lathes
Lasers
Manual Lathes
Planer Mills
Planers

Plasma Cutters
Press Brakes
Presses
Roll Grinders
Rotary Surface Grinders
Rotary Tables
Sanders
Shears
Tooling
Tube Benders
Turret Punches
Vertical Boring Mills
Vertical Machining Centers
Waterjet Cutting
Welding Manipulators

 

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Mark Robinson recaps highlights from the Philly Chapter Meeting

From Philadelphia Chapter Meeting, Thursday March 31st

I had a fantastic time attending the Philadelphia Chapter meeting in Baltimore, MD at MDNA Premier Vendor North American Millwright’s facility.  Once again the value that our Premier Vendors bring to the MDNA was on full display.  Chief Executive Officer and

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Troy Clark, Clark Machinery Sales, LLC, Bruce Baggar – North American Millwright Services, Inc.

Founder Bruce Baggan and his team hosted a very informative meeting and tour of their facility showing attendees the full depth and breadth of the services offered to MDNA members and other customers.  They can remove, replace, relocate or install any piece of equipment or machinery with precision and safety. When that equipment or machinery requires maintenance, repairs or modifications, North American Millwright stands ready for that challenge as well.  This is just one of many great MDNA Premier Vendors available and ready to serve our members and the demands from your customers.

Many thanks to Christian Weiss of Weiss Machine, also an outstanding MDNA Premier Vendor for hosting the cocktail hour reception at the Philadelphia

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Chris Weiss -Weiss Machine

Chapter Dinner.  Like North American Millwright and all of our Premier Vendors, Weiss Machine is there to help you do business.  Weiss Machine was established to serve the CNC manufacturing industry by providing the highest level of technical expertise coupled with the highest level of professionalism available in the trade.  As many can already attest, Weiss can help you close deals and cement relationships with your customers by being the technical resource often needed by your customers.

And lastly I would be remiss for not mentioning David Vallitt of Machinery Values Inc.  He drove all the way down to the meeting in Baltimore to support the Philadelphia Chapter and to network with fellow members.  Located in Harrison, NJ Machinery

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David Valitt -Machinery Values Inc. with Troy Clark, Clark Machinery Sales, LLC

Values Inc. stands ready to partner with you.

All MDNA Members and Premier Vendors are welcome to attend any chapter meeting around the country and some of you have already discovered the value of this “out of chapter networking.”  This should not be a secret to anyone.  To those of you who have not taken advantage of these meetings please note that the calendar on www.mdna.org  is constantly being updated with new meetings available to all members and Premier Vendors.

My thanks to Philadelphia Chapter Chairman Troy Clark for inviting me to attend this great meeting.

-Mark Robinson, Executive Vice President, Machinery Dealers National Association

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MDNA Member Firm’s surplus used on multiple film sets

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Through the years, a number of film set decorators have purchased items from (MDNA Member Firm) HGR’s showroom for use on the sets of films being shot in Cleveland, including Captain America and The Avengers. One designer stumbled across HGR about four years ago while trying to track down electrical waste (aka computers) for use on a set.

If you carefully watch the 2011 Avengers film, you can see 9,385 pounds of equipment, including a Sercem automation winder, a welding station enclosure, five germfree S/S fume hoods, an air pressure control, an assembly station, and a neat inspection machine purchased from HGR in two memorable scenes:

  • At the beginning, Black Widow is fighting off Russian mobsters and tangles one with chain hoists. Yep, the hoists came from HGR. And, the opening scenes were shot at the Space Power Facility at NASA Glenn’s Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio (pictured above)
  • In another scene in Loki’s lair, Dr. Erik Selvig, played by Stellan Skarsgard, and his minions are working with machinery on the Tesseract. The machinery, originally from a pill factory, was purchased from HGR. This scene was shot under an unfinished transit bridge in Cleveland.

Ever wonder what happens with the items used on a film set after the movie has been finished? The film company containers it and ships it to Los Angeles then keeps it in storage for six months to a year in case it needs to reshoot scenes. After that, it is scrapped, sold to a company such as HGR, or the film company has a huge studio sale, often advertised on Craigslist. Who’s up for a trip to L.A.? If not, you always can come to HGR’s showroom to see the stuff from which science fiction/fantasy films are made.

Story courtesy of HGR Industrial Surplus (MDNA Member Firm)

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Oprah Winfrey’s Studio gets Auctioned off by MDNA Member Firm

By Paul Finn,  Joseph Finn Co. Inc. 

Oprah Winfrey. Not a name you usually associate with auctions. Definitely not a name you associate with industrial auctions. But this year Oprah’s Harpo Studio sold off millions of dollars of state-of-the-art equipment in a two day auction conducted by (MDNA Member Firm) Joseph Finn Co. Auctioneers.

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As with any auction of this magnitude, one of the largest sales of its kind ever in Chicago, it was extremely complicated. When Winfrey took over Fred A. Niles Studio in 1988, she and her partners invested millions of dollars. Twenty-five years later, Winfrey moved her production to Hollywood, leaving behind what had grown from a 90,000 square foot stage complex to nearly a whole city block filled with equipment. It was a veritable cornucopia of broadcast equipment, including HD cameras, lenses, teleprompters, techno cranes, lights, mixers,

“The complex was nearly a whole city block. It was

a veritable cornucopia of broadcast equipment.”

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microphones, and of course, receivers, headsets, and miles of cables. In an interesting decision, the auctioneers decided to have an online only sale. This made it much more manageable given that there were over three thousand lots. But this further affirms the potency of the online auction. Certainly, it must have been tempting to fill up Oprah’s former studio with live bidders. In the end, the sale did not disappoint, with over 800 registered bidders and more than 400 winning bidders. And with the global reach of the online auction, the sale was able to attract buyers not only from across the United States, but across the world, including Denmark, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, India, and as far away as Australia. The debate about whether or not to have a live auction component will continue, but there is no question this sale demonstrated the power and efficacy of the online auction. The Internet will continue to erode many traditional mediums, but we know one thing for sure – Oprah can still bring ‘em in and that’s the power of television.