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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!

Auction Staff
Kevin Welker Kevin Welker
Senior Auction Manager

Born and raised near Detroit, Michigan, Kevin is a second generation Auction professional who began working in the industrial Auction industry while still in high school. After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Kevin continued his Auction career, drawing upon his formal training in graphic design and photography to design Auction event brochures.

Kevin has worked for leading industrial Auction companies for over 30 years, which included positions in Operations, Valuations, and Marketing, as well as managing Auction projects for companies ranging from small family-owned businesses to Fortune 1000 and Global 500 clients.

Leveraging his equipment knowledge in a wide variety of manufacturing industries, Kevin is focused on providing unmatched service to achieve the highest possible returns for EX-FACTORYAuctions’ clients.

Kevin currently resides in Southeastern Michigan.

877.580.5844 ext. 316
Walt Piedrahita Walt Piedrahita
Asset Specialist

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. 379
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
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
Jane Chambers Jane Chambers
Auction Administrator

Born in Manhattan & raised in Queens, NY, Jane attended St. John’s Prep (high school), followed by continued education at John Jay College of Criminal Justice towards a dual BA/MBA degree in Criminology (still in progress). She began her working career at the age of 18 with the Hotel Elysee in NYC for 13 years, advancing from the ground level to Assistant Director.

Work responsibilities covered a wide scope from customer relations, guest services, staff management, conflict resolution, payroll, and scheduling. Combined, Jane developed a strong knowledge of and compliance with labor union regulations, translations, international business exchanges, and the list goes on.

The many different tasks at the Elysee and promotions into new responsibilities help Jane successfully bring her skills to different industries, including EXF. She easily makes the transition to new challenges in her personal and professional life, for example, relocation of her family to Charlotte and acceptance of a Sales Support position at EX FACTORY. When working with Jane, you'll experience-first-hand how Jane's accomplished skills benefit you, our customer!

Phone: 800-374-5009 ext. 325
Amanda Solomon Amanda Solomon
My Machinery Auction Administrator

Amanda, our Warehouse & Operations Manager at our Zeeland, MI Facility, was born, raised, and educated in the Holland/Zeeland MI area. Her career began as a machine operator producing Mercedes automobile parts. With the decline in the auto industry, she accepted a position at EX-FACTORY's newly opened Warehouse, Showroom and Machinery Reconditioning center in Zeeland, MI and was introduced to the woodworking machinery industry.

Amanda's first responsibilities were as machinery cleaner and photographer. A quick learner, she gained "first hand" knowledge about woodworking equipment and volunteered to assist visitors during inspection and demonstration visits. Soon, Amanda was promoted to Customer Service and administrative support to Zeeland's General Manager.

Today, Amanda is the "go to" person at our Zeeland Warehouse, Showroom, and Machinery Reconditioning Center. She is the first contact for customers and EXF alike to schedule repairs in the warehouse, track inventory (new and used); schedule CAM-WOOD training and order parts, and installation for the WR-Series Routers. - When assistance at Zeeland is needed, Amanda is ready, willing, and able to guide you to the resolution and solution you require!

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

Born and raised in Drummondville, Quebec, Marc Tremblay began his woodworking machinery industry career in 2000 as a Product Manager with EX-FACTORY INC. Several years later, he made a transition to Appraisal Practice after completing his first 15-hour USPAP course in Houston, TX.

Over the years, his expertise extended to metal manufacturing and plastic manufacturing equipment that Marc considers a natural match for his experience and knowledge of woodworking equipment. Soon after, his major occupational focus shifted to Complete Plant Appraisals for the Insurance and Financial Industries.

Marc is a member of the EAANA (Equipment Appraiser Association of North America) with a CSA (Certified Senior Appraiser) designation. These affiliations are befitting for Marc who has performed numerous valuations throughout Canada, USA, and Mexico.

877.580.5844 ext. 359
Additional Services
Technicians for dismantling & installation
  • Warehousing, consignment & reconditioning
  • Freight & logistics arrangement
  • Appraisal Service - Online & Certified Appraisals
  • Liquidation - Single-piece or complete Plant
  • In-house Leasing Division