Live at Marker Snowboards Auction: Forklifts and Finishing Machines

A forklift that was listed as being worth $45,000 was sold at the Marker Snowboard factory action today for 20,000 dollars. The building that the company built to house the snowboard production went for approximately three-million dollars to a local business that hopes to convert the plant into a screen-printing facility.

On hand at the auction are representatives from Angelic Snowboards, Taylor-Dykma, Heelside/Function, Mervin Manufacturing, Nelson, The Yoshida Group, Glissade, and Damco, as well as local shops Milosport and Salty Peaks.

Other items that have sold so far include a snowboard-testing machine for $20,000 (that was bought by the former DNR GM), and an automated finishing machine that went for $120,000 to an on-line bidder.

SNOWboarding Business will have another report later today and a complete story next week.

-Sean O’Brien, reporting from Salt Lake City, Utah