Appraisal Services

Machinery & Equipment Appraisals and Inventory Appraisals

Collateral Evaluation Associates, Inc. (CEA) provides machinery & equipment appraisals and inventory appraisals for use by lenders, business owners, accountants, attorneys, and other professionals.

All CEA appraisal reports include item detail and narrative specific to the subject items appraised that describe their unique value characteristics, current market conditions, and other pertinent factors that impact value.

Appraisals that are accomplished for secured lenders or are related to a loan transaction are typically prepared on the basis of Forced Liquidation Value or Orderly Liquidation Value.

Fair Market Value, Fair Market Value in Continued Use and Fair Value appraisals are used for lease transactions, purchase price allocation, ad valorem tax, and FASB (Financial Accounting Standards Board) requirements.

CEA’s associates are experienced in appraising the machinery & equipment and inventory of a wide variety of manufacturing and industrial operations, as well as other more specialized or niche operations. We have completed literally thousands of machinery & equipment appraisals and inventory appraisals.

A representative list of machinery & equipment industries appraised include:

  • Agricultural Equipment
  • Aluminum Extrusion
  • Asphalt Batch Plants
  • Automobile Chassis Manufacturing
  • Automotive Components Manufacturing
  • Bakeries
  • Bed & Mattress Manufacturing
  • Bio Diesel & Fuel Production
  • Blown Film & Bag Making
  • Boat Manufacturing
  • Brick Plants
  • Bus Components Manufacturing
  • Cabinet Manufacturing
  • Cable & Wire Rope Manufacturing
  • Calcium Carbide Processing
  • Car Washing Operations
  • Chemical Processing Plants
  • CNC Machining/Machine Tools
  • Computer Manufacturing & Assembly
  • Concrete Batch & Mix Plants
  • Concrete Block & Paver Plants
  • Concrete Pipe Manufacturing
  • Construction Equipment
  • Converting & Packaging
  • Corrugated Pipe Manufacturing
  • Cut & Sew Operations
  • Cutting Tool Manufacturing
  • Diamond Cutting & Finishing
  • Die Casting
  • Door & Entry System Manufacturing
  • Electronics Manufacturing & Assembly
  • Family Entertainment Centers
  • Foam Extrusion
  • Food Processing
  • Foundries
  • Furniture Manufacturing (Woodworking)
  • Gear Manufacturing
  • Glass Manufacturing (Automotive)
  • Glass Manufacturing (Commercial)
  • Glass Manufacturing (Mirrors)
  • Heat Exchanger Manufacturing
  • Ingot Production (Brass, Bronze, Induct-O-Therm)
  • Jewelry Making
  • Laboratories
  • Landscaping Operations
  • Lighting Products Manufacturing
  • Locomotives & Rail Cars
  • Lumber Mills
  • Marine Shipping Terminals
  • Metal Forging & Processing
  • Mulch Processing
  • Nutritional Supplement & Vitamin Production
  • Paper & Pulp Mills
  • Patio Furniture Manufacturing
  • Pet Bedding Material Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals Production
  • Plastics (Extrusion & Pultrusion)
  • Plastics (Injection & Blow Molding)
  • Powder Coating Facilities
  • Power Plant & Refinery Services
  • Printing (Label, Flexographic, Off Set, Silk Screen, Web)
  • Pump Manufacturing
  • Quarries
  • Recycling Facilities (Post Consumer Waste)
  • Restaurants & Food Services
  • Scale Manufacturing (Commercial & Industrial)
  • Scrap Metals Processing
  • Specialty Welding Equipment
  • Steel Mills
  • Steel Pipe Manufacturing
  • Stone & Memorial Manufacturing
  • Store Fixtures & Displays Manufacturing
  • Tank Manufacturing
  • Textile & Yarn Processing
  • Theme Parks
  • Trucks, Tractors, & Trailers
  • Turbine Generator Repair Facilities
  • TV/Video Post Production Facilities
  • Window Manufacturing
  • Wood Products Production
  • Woodworking Facilities

A representative list of inventory industries appraised include:

  • Aircraft Aftermarket Parts Distributors
  • Aircraft Engine Parts Manufacturers
  • Aircraft Overhaul/Repair Shops
  • Aluminum Products Manufacturers
  • Apparel Manufacturers
  • Automotive Parts Manufacturers
  • Automotive Seat Manufacturers
  • Automotive Tool Suppliers
  • Beer/Wine/Liquor Distributors
  • Boat Manufacturers
  • Bolt & Fastener Manufacturers
  • Book Distributors
  • Bronze, Brass Manufacturers
  • Building Supply Distributors
  • Candy Manufacturers
  • Cast Parts Distributors
  • Catalog Sales Distributors
  • Cheese Processors/Distributors
  • Chemicals Processors
  • Circuit Board Manufacturers
  • Collegiate Apparel Manufacturers
  • Computer Assemblers
  • Concrete Products Manufacturers
  • Construction Equipment Manufacturers
  • Construction Forms
  • Consumer Goods Exporters
  • Cosmetics & Perfume Importers/Distributors
  • Crankshaft Manufacturers
  • Dairies & Dairy Products
  • Electrical/Electronic Parts Distributors
  • Electronic Components Distributors
  • Entertainment & Security System Manufacturers
  • Envelope Manufacturers
  • Explosives Distributors
  • Fabrics & Textiles Manufacturers
  • Fertilizer Manufacturers
  • Fiber Optics Distributors
  • Firearms Distributors
  • Flexible Packaging Manufacturers
  • Flooring Materials Manufacturers
  • Foam Padding Manufacturers
  • Food Distributors
  • Footwear Manufacturers
  • Furniture Manufacturers
  • Greeting Cards & Game Distributors
  • Grocery Stores
  • Hardware Suppliers
  • Health & Beauty Products Distributors
  • HVAC & Charging Systems Manufacturers
  • Industrial Scale Manufacturers
  • Lumber Manufacturers
  • Marine Products Manufacturers
  • Meat Processors/Distributors
  • Medical/Dental Products Manufacturers
  • Minerals Processors/Distributors
  • Mulch Manufacturers
  • Musical Instruments Manufacturers
  • Nurseries
  • Office Machines & Supplies
  • Paint Manufacturers
  • Paper Mill Products
  • Paper Products Distributors
  • Party & Events Suppliers
  • Petroleum Vehicles Manufacturers
  • Pharmaceuticals Distributors
  • Pipe Manufacturers
  • Plastic Products Manufacturers
  • Produce Processors/Distributors
  • Pump Manufacturers
  • Refractory Product Manufacturers
  • Rental Equipment Centers
  • Retail Goods (Various)
  • Scale Manufacturers
  • Scrap Metals Recyclers/Processors
  • Seafood Processors/Distributors
  • Ski Equipment Distributors
  • Sporting Goods Distributors/Retailers
  • Steel Products Manufacturers
  • Tire & Wheel Assembly Manufacturers
  • Toy Distributors
  • Truck & Trailer Manufacturers
  • TV Broadcasting Equipment Manufacturers
  • Valve Manufacturers
  • Video Games & Accessories Distributors
  • Wall Covering Distributors
  • Wire & Cable Manufacturers

Medical Equipment Appraisals

CEA specializes in the appraisal of medical equipment primarily for use by regional healthcare organizations as part of a medical practice acquisition. Medical equipment appraisals are also provided for the purposes of allocation of cost, asset based financing, buy/sell agreements, estate and income tax planning, lease structuring and transactions, etc.

Appraisals that are accomplished for acquisition purposes are typically prepared on the basis of Fair Market Value in Continued Use. Fair Market Value in Continued Use is defined as the anticipated selling price which would be agreed upon between a willing buyer and a willing seller for all items under prevailing market conditions and including transportation and installation. The definition further presumes that neither party is considered to be under duress and both are assumed to be knowledgeable and aware of all relevant facts affecting the selling price. No warranties or guarantees are assumed to be provided by the seller and all items are sold on an “as is” basis. It is assumed the subject equipment would continue to be operated at its present site and that the business earnings support the concluded value.

CEA’s associates have experience in appraising the medical equipment of a diverse variety of specialized medical practices.

A representative list of medical practices appraised include:

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Bariatric
  • Cardiology
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Endoscopy Centers
  • Family Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Nuclear Medicine Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN)
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Optometry
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
  • Outpatient Surgical Centers
  • Pediatrics
  • Podiatry
  • Radiology
  • Urology
  • Weight Loss Centers

If you have questions about the appraisal of a specific type of machinery & equipment, inventory, or medical equipment, please contact us.