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Since 1989, Woodworking industry professionals have long-recognized EX-FACTORY INC. as the all-time value leader in used woodworking machinery. In today's economic conditions, businesses are changing their ways, especially in regard to capital equipment expenses. Used equipment options are fast becoming the first economical choice, and Online Auctions are a preferred source for buying equipment at rock-bottom prices and selling surplus equipment fast!
At EX-FACTORY Auctions, you can count on professionalism, courtesy, and excellence, the same high level of Customer Service you expect from the entire EX-FACTORY Team.

Using our massive machinery database (widely considered to be “the blue book” of woodworking machinery), EX-FACTORY Auctions provides a complete assessment of your equipment and allows you to interact with the market real-time in our dynamic Online Auction!

Buying or selling, EX-FACTORY is the name you can trust in Used Equipment Sales!

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Walt Piedrahita Walt Piedrahita
Auction Manager

Walt Piedrahita, a native of Colombia, South America was raised in Florida and later made Atlanta, Georgia his home. After High School, Walt joined the USMC, where he trained in the aviation field as a Helicopter Mechanic. Upon being Honorably discharged he was hired by Sikorsky Aircraft as a Field Service Engineer. He worked as part of a field service team working with the Department of Defense both overseas and domestically.

In 1984 Walt returned to Atlanta and co-founded Old Tannery Woodworks. That was his introduction into the woodworking environment. After a couple of years in the business Walt went to work for the SCM Group as a Technician and, eventually moved on to become Sales Engineer, then Sales Manager and International Sales Manager, with responsibilities for the South American Markets.

In addition to Walt’s time at SCM Group, he has worked for and with some of the leading companies in the woodworking Sector, such as Holz-Her, Giben, Biesse. In the Software arena along with Microvellum he started Microvellum Latin America.

With over 30 years of experience in the woodworking industry, Walt is well known and respected in both the Domestic and International Markets.

877.580.5844 ext. 342
Louis Sicotte Louis Sicotte
Asset Specialist

Louis is a native of the Quebec Province, Canada, and has a degree in marketing from Montreal University. After graduation, he joined his family's business, a well recognized manufacturer of woodworking machinery. There he learned all aspects of woodworking machinery, from conception to manufacturing to sales. His first efforts focused on developing a distribution network serving the Canadian and US markets.

After 14 years with the family business, the company was sold, and Louis joined Homag Group as branch manager for Eastern Canada. During his 5 years with Homag, he received thorough training on Panel Processing Product equipment and complete Lines. He frequently traveled to Europe and became very familiar with Lines competitive to the Homag Group.

After Homag, Louis opened his own machinery dealership in partnership with E & R Systems, MA. During those years he imported and sold new and used machinery from Europe. In that capacity he also broadened his knowledge to include CNC machines, as well as Solid Wood Processing Equipment.

Fluent in both French and English, Louis is EX-FACTORY's representative primarily servicing Quebec and the Maritimes across all machinery categories.

877.580.5844 ext. 329
Tony Cornacchione Tony Cornacchione
Asset Specialist

Tony is a graduate of the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, where he obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He joined Kimberly Clark (paper industry) for 5 years as a Design & Project Engineer and designed machines, material handling and air systems.

He later became a partner in API Machinery and was responsible for the design and manufacturing of custom-built machinery for the woodworking, metal, plastic, and food industries. API later moved on to become a dealer in new and used woodworking machinery.

Tony lives in Toronto, Ontario and works from his Toronto office. Whether your needs are small or large, let Tony’s extensive years of experience in a variety of manufacturing and machinery businesses assist you. When you're acquiring equipment for your current operation or selling your surplus equipment, he will be a valuable member of your team.

877.580.5844 ext. 432
Karl Balg Karl Balg
Asset Specialist

Karl was born and raised in Southern Germany. He graduated from the University of Stuttgart with a major in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Electro- Mechanical Designs. After working for several years for BOSCH Automotive Division, he became involved with a well-known European Woodworking Machinery Manufacturer and was a key player in establishing their North American Operations during the early eighties.

As a Manufacture's Sales-Engineer, he visited and worked with large and small Woodworking Companies all over North America. Later on and for more than 20 years, his focus became more local when he operated a Woodworking Machinery Distributor Business in Southern California.

His attention to detail and his straight forward, hands-on approach has helped many woodworkers grow and enhance their profitability; allow him to help yours, too!

877.580.5844 ext. 355
Amanda Solomon Amanda Solomon
Asset Specialist

Amanda Solomon was born, raised and educated in the Holland/Zeeland, MI area. She began her career as a Machine Operator in the production of automobile parts for Mercedes Benz. With the decline in the auto industry, she was introduced to the world of Woodworking Machinery by accepting a position at EX-FACTORY's then newly opened Warehouse, Showroom & Machinery Reconditioning Center located in Zeeland, MI.

Her first responsibilities were as Machinery Cleaner and Photographer. She quickly gained "first hand" knowledge of woodworking equipment and volunteered to assist visitors during inspection and demonstration visits. Soon after, Amanda was promoted to Customer Service and Administrative Support to EXF Zeeland's General Manager.

Today, Amanda is the "go to" person at our Zeeland Facility diligently fulfilling her responsibilities as Warehouse & Operations Manager. She is the first contact for customers and EX-FACTORY alike to schedule repairs in the warehouse and to track inventory be it New or Used.

When assistance is needed, let Amanda guide you to the resolution you desire!

877.580.5844 ext. 374
Talice Freeman Talice Freeman
Administrative Assistant

Talice was raised and educated in San Diego, CA. Her work experience in California began as an Office Assistant, then Accounting Assistant. Later, she joined a Service Employees organization where she participated in diverse activities related to membership, workshops, publications, and accounting. Along the way, she achieved certifications in Computer Operations and as a Physical Therapy Technician.

A true "Jill of all Trades", when Talice relocated to Charlotte, NC, she joined EXF as a Data Entry Temp. Upon EXF's discovering that Talice is a quick learner, she became a permanent part of the EXF team. In successive years, she has progressed through different areas of the company; first as Receptionist, then as Order Processor and Accounting Assistant, and currently as Auction Administrator. Should your EXF sales transaction require Talice's assistance, you'll know firsthand she is a strong contributor to keep EXF's "backroom" sales activities functioning smoothly, correctly, and efficiently.

Phone: 800-374-5009 ext. 317
Marc Tremblay Marc Tremblay
Certified Appraiser

Native of Quebec, Marc has worked up the ladder from warehouse supervisor to purchasing agent for the industrial cleaning industry and teacher of computer skills at a business college. The ladder extended to the Woodworking Industry for several years with the sale and purchase of equipment. The next "rung" brought Marc to appraising woodworking equipment, a "natural" for him.

During the transition to Appraising, Marc has attained membership in good standing with the Canadian Personal Property Appraiser Group (CPPAG) and the Uniformed Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). He is in the process of adding the Accredited Equipment Appraiser (AEA) and Association of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers (AMEA) designations. In his "spare" time that is becoming increasingly valuable, he finds time to be the head coach of the local high school football program.

Large lots or small, when you must know what your woodworking equipment is worth, contact Marc for straight and accredited answers!

877.580.5844 ext. 359
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