Missouri Machinery and Equipment Appraisals
Collateral Evaluation Associates, Inc. (CEA) has provided machinery and equipment appraisals in Missouri 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 Missouri cities and towns: Boonville; Carrollton; Clarence; Clinton; Columbia; Columbus; Holts Summit; Joplin; Kansas City; Linn Creek; Sedalia; St. Louis; St. Joseph; Versailles.
Missouri’s economy rests chiefly on industry. Aerospace and transportation equipment are the main manufactures; food products, chemicals, printing and publishing, machinery, fabricated metals, and electrical equipment are also important. St. Louis is an important center for the manufacture of metals and chemicals. In Kansas City, long a leading market for livestock and wheat, the manufacture of vending machines and of cars and trucks are leading industries.
Coal in the west and north central sections, lead in the southeast, and zinc in the southwest are among the resources exploited by Missouri’s mining concerns. Lead (Missouri has been the top U.S. producer), cement, and stone are the chief minerals produced.
Missouri remains important agriculturally; with over 100,000 farms, the state ranks second only to Texas. The most valuable farm products are soybeans, corn, cattle, hogs, wheat, and dairy items.
The development of resorts in the Ozarks, including Branson and several lakes, has boosted tourism income.