Moore-Handley auction set for Jan. 28

Published 5:11 pm Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Chip Pearce, auctioneer for Pearce and Associates, is calling the Jan. 28 auction of the inventory of bankrupt Moore-Handley Inc. the largest he has overseen in more than 30 years.

“It’s unbelievable,” Pearce said.

Pearce will auction off the inventory of Moore-Handley, which was sold to Knoxville’s House Hasson in September 2009, at the company’s former headquarters on U.S. 31 in Pelham.

The auction will include 70 18-wheeler tractor trailers, diesel trucks, 40 forklifts, warehouse racking, 300 pallets of merchandise, lawn and garden supplies, cleaning supplies, paint, building supplies, windows, doors and more.

“And that’s just the warehouse,” Pearce said.

Pearce will also auction off hundreds of items of office equipment.

An open house will be held Jan. 26 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Jan. 27 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and again at 8 a.m. Jan. 28 before the 10 a.m. auction.

Pearce is expecting more than 1,000 people at the Jan. 28 auction, but he also said anyone interested can participate online through his Web site,

Anyone interested can go online, register on the site and participate live during the auction.

Concessions will be available on site during the auction.