The principal of M&EAA recently appraised the machinery & equipment of a flat glass manufacturing facility.
The subject machinery & equipment appraised included raw materials storage and transfer equipment, electric and natural gas fired melting furnaces with boom chargers, fore hearths, forming roll stands, annealing lehrs, cold end glass finishing equipment, secondary tempering lines, glass edgers and glass polishers, glass washers, glass inspection equipment, forklifts, and general plant & support items.
Appraisal Conclusions: The subject machinery & equipment was generally older. Not removable or heavily installed machinery and equipment had little or no value under the removal value concept considered. This category of machinery and equipment had high In-Place value. The market for domestic flat glass in general is continuing to improve, and corresponding demand for glass manufacturing machinery and equipment is also on an upswing.