MTS Journal

2005  •  Volume 21  •  Issue 4

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 Jack Beckwith, ASA

Chairman's Perspective

News from ASA’s Machinery and Technical Specialties Committee
PAGE 3 R. Lee Robinette, ASA


Hydroforming. Why use it? What is it? How does it work? What is its advantage? This article answers these questions and discusses the different types of hydroforming.
PAGE 10 J. Barry Savage ASA & Harry J. Richardson ASA

Decreasing Increases, or How Exponents Work in the Cost to Capacity Formula

The intent of this article is to diminish the perceived mystery associated with the use of exponents in the "Cost-to-Capacity" formula.
PAGE 12 Daniel L. Lagace, ASA

An MTS Appraisers War Story

A look into an appraisers 'war' experience while on the job.
PAGE 21 Art Narverud, ASA

Managing a Portfolio of Leased Aircraft

This article talks about the rising leasing industry, and how to manage a portfolio of leased aircraft while minimizing risks.
PAGE 24 Robert B. Podwalny, ASA

Divorce - Appraisal Style

This article talks about the issues to consider when accepting an appraisal requested for a divorce settlement.
PAGE 33 Steven C, Tatro, ASA

USPAP Will Be Changing

This article talks about the three types of reports and changes happening to the USPAP requirements.
PAGE 41 Les Miles

FASB Releases Fair Value Measurement Working Draft

This article discusses the FASB's introduction a value concept named "Fair Value" as part of revising several Accounting Standards (including SFAS 141 and SFAS 142).
PAGE 45 Douglas R. Krieser, ASA