Georgia Machinery and Equipment Appraisals

Georgia Equipment AppraisersCollateral Evaluation Associates, Inc. (CEA) has provided machinery and equipment appraisals in Georgia since 1990. Our expertise as machinery and equipment appraisers includes medical equipment, construction equipment, manufacturing equipment, industrial equipment, and transportation equipment.

CEA provides machinery and equipment appraisals for the following purposes: asset based loans or refinancing; ad valorem tax purposes; allocation of purchase price; condemnation or eminent domain; FAS141/FAS142 reporting; insurance purposes; leasing; corporate conversions, dissolutions, mergers, purchases, sales, etc.

CEA has completed appraisals in the following Georgia cities and towns: Alpharetta; Atlanta; Augusta; Braselton; Brunswick; Elberton; Gainesville; Garden City; Hawkinsville; Jasper; Jesup; Kingsland; Macon; Rome; Savannah; Toccoa; Valdosta.

Cotton, once Georgia’s most valuable crop, has declined in importance; in the 1990’s it was rivaled by peanuts, tobacco, and corn. Georgia is easily the nation’s largest producer of peanuts. Tobacco is the principal crop in the central and southern sections of the state, peanuts in the southwest. Livestock and poultry account for the largest share of farm income; broilers, eggs, and cattle are also major products.

The manufacture of textiles and textile products has long been Georgia’s leading industry, centering mainly in and around Columbus, Augusta, Macon, and Rome. Other major manufacturers include transportation equipment, foods, paper products, and chemicals. Automobile manufacturing is important around Atlanta. Much of Georgia is heavily forested with pine, and the state is a leading producer of lumber and pulpwood. Although the state is rich in minerals, mining is not as important as manufacturing and agriculture. The most valuable minerals produced are clays, stone, kaolin, iron ore, sand, and gravel.