Tiger Commercial & Industrial Liquidation Update

Surplus Keslow Cinematography Gear Up For Auction

Tiger Group, in cooperation with Hilco Industrial, held a live/online auction webcast for high-quality, surplus cinematography gear that was excess to the ongoing operations of Keslow Camera, North America’s largest AV rental company.

The October 24 offering was designed to reduce inventory redundancies following Keslow’s earlier acquisition of Clairmont Camera. The assets include digital cameras with all accessories, prime and zoom lenses, telephoto and specialty lenses, follow focus kits, heads, monitors, and media. The sale also features more than 3,000 filters from Tiffen.

“It’s rare to find so many high-quality cameras with accessories available for auction,” said Holiday. “Rental companies, studios, production companies, and independent producers had a unique opportunity to purchase gear in excellent condition at below-market prices from one of the industry’s most reputable rental companies.”

Leading manufacturers featured in the sale include Arri, RED, Sony, Transvideo, TV Logic, Angenieux, Cooke, Nikon, Nikkor, Zeiss, Canon, Fujinon, Tiffen, Schneider, Bazooka, Pearson, Tilta and Paralinx.

Well-Maintained Electrical Contracting Service Equipment, Vehicles, Tools and Other Assets Liquidated at Bankruptcy Auction

By order of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Minnesota, Tiger Group, in cooperation with Loeb Winternitz, conducted an online-only offering for well-maintained trencher/cable plows, hydraulic mini excavators, service trucks and other vehicles, and electrical parts inventory formerly owned by People’s Electric Co., Inc. The offering from the shuttered electrical contracting company also features ATVs, hydraulic and portable benders, traffic and streetlights, a wide selection of power and hand tools, and other equipment.

“Electrical contractors, mechanical, electrical and other engineering service providers, and utilities were interested in the broad-based offering of well-maintained equipment, vehicles and inventory available at this auction,” said John Coelho, Senior Director of Tiger’s Commercial & Industrial division. “In addition to the breadth and quality of the assets, the competitive pricing should result in robust activity.”

“People’s Electric was a well-known, multi-generational contractor in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area,” said Charles Winternitz, President of Loeb Winternitz Industrial Auctioneers. “With this auction including such a large offering of service equipment, vehicles, and electrical and piping inventory, we anticipated that contractors would come from far and wide to participate….and they did.”

The offering included a 2014 Ditch Witch ride-on trencher/cable plow with only 939 hours, trenchers and excavators by manufacturers like Case and Takeuchi. A Sterling crane truck with a USTC Manitowoc crane, along with a Freightliner digger utility truck with a Terex Commander crane also sold.

The sale also saw Dump trucks, service trucks, cargo vans and pickup trucks by companies like Freightliner, Ford and Chevrolet will also be offered for sale. Flat bed, cargo and reel trailers will be up for bid, along with a John Deere ATV…all liquidated.

Back from the Field, Aerial Access Equipment’s Entire Fleet of Construction Rental Assets Hits the Block in a Two-Day Final Auction

Tiger Group conducted the final dispersal auction of Aerial Access Equipment’s aerial lifts and construction fleet assets on Nov. 19-20, with all remaining rental units returned to AAE’s yards. The multimillion-dollar sale of more than 900 lots benefits creditors of AAE, formerly among the Gulf Coast’s largest operators of construction equipment rental fleets, as it winded down its operations.

“The two-day auction marked an extraordinary opportunity for construction and equipment-rental companies across the country to acquire new units for their fleets at auction,” said Chad Farrell, Managing Director, Tiger Commercial & Industrial. “Much of this inventory—including equipment by brands such as JLG, Genie, SkyTrak, Skyjack, Snorkel, John Deere and Kawasaki—was in desirable condition and will bring in money for years to come. In fact, some of it rolled off the assembly line in 2018.”

“The size and scope of AAE has meant that, up until this November auction, some of its best units have been out at construction sites around the Gulf Coast,” Farrell noted. “With everything now back in the yards, buyers gain access to the complete range of AAE’s rental-fleet assets.”

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