BigIron Auctions to acquire Sullivan Auctioneers

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HAMILTON, Ill. — BigIron Auctions has announced its agreement to acquire Sullivan Auctioneers LLC, headquartered in Hamilton. The agreement, finalized July 22, will bring more than 300 employees together to serve the needs of the online auction industry across the country.

“Our shared philosophies of transparency, trust and hard work solidified our decision to combine organizations,” BigIron CEO Mark Stock said in a press release. “Together we are better.”

With almost 80 years of combined expertise, BigIron Auctions and Sullivan Auctioneers will continue as a BigIron Company with locations in Omaha, Columbus and St. Edwards, Neb., Hamilton, Ill., Huntington, Ind., and Bird Island, Minn. Ron and Mark Stock will continue to head the Nebraska locations, while Dan, Joe, Matt, Luke and Michael Sullivan will continue to lead the Hamilton, Huntington, and Bird Island locations.

“We’ve always had great respect for the Stock brothers. They are visionaries and true leaders,” Dan Sullivan said. “We believe the future of our companies will allow us to provide bidders, buyers, and sellers the best possible auction experience, while securing top dollar for their land and equipment.”

The new BigIron Company will preserve the family-owned feel and personal touch provided by both organizations to date.

“As we move into the second half of 2022, we are now focused on discovering where our combined knowledge, tools and passion can be leveraged for a better customer experience,” Stock said. “This marriage of organizations is another exciting chapter for all of us, one we couldn’t be happier to be part of. Our strategy is to continue to deliver best-in-class auction experiences and create a one-stop auction marketplace for all.”

BigIron Auctions has been in business for more than 38 years. Used farm, construction and transportation equipment is sold during online auctions every Wednesday. Sullivan Auctioneers has been one of the largest real estate and farm machinery auctioneers in the nation for more than 40 years.

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