Pennsylvania Machinery and Equipment Appraisals
Collateral Evaluation Associates, Inc. (CEA) has provided machinery and equipment appraisals in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania cities and towns: Allentown; Bedford; Bird In Hand; Camp Hill; Carlisle; Harrisburg; Kane; King of Prussia; Lancaster; Oil City; Pittsburg; Philadelphia; Pulaski; Reading; Scranton; Shippensburg; Sunbury; Warren; Wilkes-Barre; York.
Iron smelting, made possible by abundant supplies of ore and hardwoods for the furnaces, became important in the 18th century. In the 19th century, after the Bessemer process made the use of its great bituminous deposits economical, Pennsylvania quickly emerged as the nation’s leading steel producer, but the industry has since declined dramatically.
Another Pennsylvania resource, anthracite coal, found in the northeast, long made the state a dominant force in American railroading. Heavy industry has declined in general, but the state still manufactures metal products, transportation equipment, foodstuffs, machinery, chemicals, and a wide variety of plastic, rubber, stone, clay, and glass products.
The Pittsburgh and Philadelphia metropolitan areas, situated at opposite ends of the state and dominating the commercial and industrial life of their regions, present startling contrasts in production and culture. Other leading cities are Allentown, Bethlehem, Erie, Reading, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre.
Agriculture is concentrated in the fertile counties of the southeast, and prized farmlands lie in the Great Appalachian Valley, rich with limestone soils; here the Pennsylvania Dutch farmers built a culture that is identified with the bountiful agrarian life. Principal agricultural products include dairy products, cattle, hay, corn, wheat, oats, mushrooms, poultry, potatoes, and fruit.