Business Updates for April 2009: GCTA, WSA Trenchless, Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam

April 2009 Vol. 64 No. 4
Jerry Halsey, now of Liebherr

Hyland has held several key positions in the construction industry, including his most recent position as a regional sales manager for Dynapac. Hyland will develop sales objectives, provide training on Liebherr products, coordinate marketing strategies and provide general dealer support. Hyland will be based at the company headquarters in Newport News, VA.

Gerald “Jerry” Halsey has joined Liebherr in the role of factory service representative. Halsey will assist dealers, in-house and field personnel with technical issues and special projects.

Halsey has held multiple positions with Liebherr, from quality inspector, to his most recent position as large machine inspector with the Liebherr Mining Division. He has over 24 years experience with Liebherr and also will be based in Newport News. 757.245.5251,


IronPlanet, a world leader in online auction’s for used construction and agricultural equipment, continued to gain significant marketplace momentum in 2008, with gross auction sales of $337 million, an increase of 43 percent over 2007. Fourth-quarter gross auction sales totaled $96 million, up 26 percent over the third quarter and up 9 percent over the same period last year.

In 2008, IronPlanet averaged more than 15,000 potential bidders per auction. The company’s continued global marketing emphasis and reach resulted in 27 percent of equipment sold to buyers outside of the United States in 2008.

Registrations to IronPlanet’s online auction marketplace continued its record pace with an increase of more than 8,200 new global registrations a month, up 85 percent over 2007. IronPlanet also conducted a record 59 auctions in 2008 versus 31 auctions in 2007.