State of Vermont to auction vehicles, equipment in Berlin this weekend

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BERLIN — The Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services (BGS) is set to auction a wide range of state vehicles and equipment on Saturday, May 11, at the Agency of Transportation Central Garage in Berlin.

The public auction will commence at 10 a.m., with gates opening at 8 a.m., and is scheduled to occur rain or shine. Attendees can preview the inventory and pre-register on Friday, May 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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The auction is expected to feature a variety of items, including dump trucks, plow trucks, loaders, forklifts, cars, golf carts, snowmobiles, trailers, boats, kayaks, snowblowers, riding lawnmowers, generators, tires, and assorted parts and power tools.

This annual event traditionally attracts bidders from Quebec and across New England, generating revenue between $600,000 and over $1 million from 100-300 lots of merchandise.

“This is an opportunity to pick up high-quality equipment in great shape at an incredible discount,” said Sarah Grenier, the event coordinator for the State. “There’s a lot of anticipation and excitement to see what will be up for auction, especially among municipalities eager for great deals on heavy equipment.”

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Additionally, the auction will feature a booth with assorted airport sharps, such as multitools, scissors, pocket knives, corkscrews, hand tools, hunting knives, and other items collected at airport screening checkpoints.

This booth will open at 8 a.m. on the day of the auction.

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