MTS Journal

2002  •  Volume 18  •  Issue 2

The MTS Journal is the LEADING voice for Machinery and Technical Specialties valuers. Published by ASAʼs MTS Committee, the MTS Journal is written both for the appraiser who values equipment and for those who have a professional interest in the subject.
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Articles from this Issue

Editor's Corner

A special note from the Editor of ASA’s MTS Journal.
PAGE 2 Leroy L. Ackermann, ASA

Chairman's Perspective

News from ASA’s Machinery and Technical Specialties Committee.
PAGE 4 Melvin I. Fineberg, ASA

Measuring Obsolescence For Coal-Fired Electric Generating Facilities

This article discusses the measurement of obsolescence as applied to the valuation of coal-fired electric generating facilities.
PAGE 6 Richard K. Ellsworth, PE, ASA, CFA

Machine Tool Study — 2001-2002

This study gives a brief general description of the various types of machine tools, the market for both new and used machine tools and a description of the current situation affecting the value of machine tools.
PAGE 12 Thomas Sexton, ASA

Power Plant Valuation Issues

The following article is from "The Enterprise Valuation Reporter" second quarter 2001 published as a public service by "Enterprise Appraisal Company".
PAGE 16 Richard A. Hause, ASA

Welding Processes and Equipment

This article discusses the major types and their equipment that an appraiser would most likely encounter in the course of doing his work.
PAGE 22 Terry L. Duda, PE, ASA

Cyber Links of Value for the MTS Appraiser

This article provides selected sites from that Seminar that should prove helpful when you need price and cost data for some future appraisal assignment.
PAGE 25 Leroy L. Ackermann, ASA - Editor

A Review of Functional Obsolescence

The article discusses the factors of depreciation, including physical, functional, and economic obsolescence, and how these can be explained and defended in the cost approach method of appraising machinery and equipment.
PAGE 26 Leslie H. MUes, Jr., ASA