MTS Journal

2003  •  Volume 19  •  Issue 1

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

So What is Wrong?

This article outlines the proper procedure using the Cost Approach - listing all the equipment, measuring and properly describing each asset, noting its condition and researching the new selling prices.
PAGE 6 Merritt Agabian, FASA

An Introduction To Overhead Bridge Cranes And Appraisal Considerations

This article discusses what to consider when appraising overhead bridge cranes.
PAGE 8 Jack J. Landesberg

A Short Visit to the Hospital

An inside look when an appraiser visits a hospital shutting down due to financial difficulties.
PAGE 15 Jack Beckwith, ASA

Intangible Assets What Makes A Business A Going Concern

So what makes a business a Going Concern? This article takes a deeper look.
PAGE 18 Michael J. Remsha, P.E., ASA, CMI

Tanks and Pressure Vessels

This article discusses the two major types that are available - the non-pressurized type that is vented to the atmosphere, and the pressurized type that is under a pressure greater than atmospheric pressure (14.7 PSI).
PAGE 25 Terry L. Duda ASA, P.E., CEA

Buyer's Premium

This article answers what it is, what its strategy, and the effect on the recovery.
PAGE 31 Leslie H. Miles, Jr., ASA