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Matt Maring and Hamilton Auction Companies Join Forces to Enhance Customer Experience

We are thrilled to share that Matt Maring Auction Company of Kenyon, MN and Hamilton Auction Company of Dexter, MN have joined forces, with one mission in mind: to enhance the customer experience. Our goal is to create a seamless and stress-free environment for buyers and sellers, all while upholding the highest ethical standards. We believe that by combining our years of experience and market knowledge, we can better serve you and bring your vision to life. Our diverse and highly trained team is ready to handle all aspects of various types and methods of auctions, ensuring a successful outcome every time. This merger is truly a union of forces, and we are both honored to share it with our long-standing customers. Join us as we work together to achieve the best possible results.

Earl Hamilton founded Hamilton Auction Company in 1969 with his wife Ruth Hamilton and conducted business throughout southern Minnesota and northern Iowa for over 50 years.

Over the duration Earl and Ruth Hamilton managed many successful sales. To meet the demand of the growing farm economy, Earl & Ruth built a new auction facility in 1993, which is located in Dexter, Minnesota. The 6,000 square foot facility is complete with offices and loading docks and sits on a 12-acre gravel lot. The size and layout of the facility proves to meet the needs of our customers and ensures the success of their sales.

Along with our annual consignment sales, Hamilton Auction Company also coordinates offsite auctions for farm machinery and farm real estate. Fully equipped with proper equipment and staff, we are willing and able to conduct any type of auction to fit the needs of our customers.

Our Staff:

Andrew Hamilton, co-owner, is a 2009 World Wide College of Auctioneer graduate. He attended Iowa State University to pursue an agriculture business degree and has been with Hamilton Auction Company since 2000. He holds a Minnesota real estate license, is a member of National Auctioneers Association, and has been involved in all aspects of the land, farm, machinery sales, and equipment appraisals. Being a fourth-generation farmer, born and raised in the local farming community, Andrew is able to apply his extensive business knowledge to deliver the best and most current product and land information available to buyers.

Bill Hilton, co-owner, is a University of Minnesota, Waseca graduate and holds a Minnesota real estate brokers license. Bill started with the company in 1988 and has a wide range of knowledge about equipment, farm land, and farm drainage. His skill set has allowed him to keep up with all the growing trends in agriculture and to accommodate all the needs of our customers.

Jeff Thorsen, auction sales associate, Jeff has years of management experience in both the retail and wholesale equipment business. He has been working with the auction industry for most of his business career. His vast knowledge of the construction and ag equipment couple with his experience of managing online auctions make Jeff and great team member.

Bob Grass, livestock sales associate, Bob has great understanding and experience in many parts of the Agriculture Industry. Specializing in cattle production, Bob has over 30 years of knowledge and will be marketing many breeds from producers throughout the Midwest.

Carrie Shawback, Administration Assistant, Graduate of Winona University, Carrie has experience in managing many different types of businesses including Retail and some Government sectors. Carrie is handling all of the duties that is takes to conduct an auction through marketing, clerking and sale settlement, she is a true asset to the business and we are glad to have her.