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Appraisals 2017-12-21T16:26:25+00:00
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Have It Appraised By the Best!


Need a professional evaluation on a machine, or on your plant facility? UME can help! To serve you better, Universal Metalworking Equipment has a full-time certified appraiser on staff with over 35 years of experience.  When it comes to conducting appraisals, we combine a market-based approach with industry knowledge and experience, which not only instills customer confidence in our capabilities, but also confirms that we know what we’re talking about when it comes to appraisals!

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At UME, we believe that direct involvement is essential and required for accurate evaluations of your property and valuable equipment.  With over 50 years of combined machine tool experience, it has been our extreme honor to provide our expertise in appraising your machine tools, a single piece, or an entire plant!

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Education & Experience Matters


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CEA and UME President Michael Feinstein, has been a certified appraiser for over 35 years; and as an AMEA code of Ethics appraiser, Mr. Feinstein is one you can trust concerning best practices. Since UME’s appraisal services are based out of Houston, Michael earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Accounting from UT- Austin, with a specialization in Metalworking Equipment & Machinery. And, as a certified AMEA, USPAP, AMT, and CMTSE member, Michael is your “Go-To” expert to help determine what kind of appraisal is needed.

Mr. Feinstein was honored to earn the Earl Elman Distinguished Service Award in 1997, recognizing his distinguished and exceptional service in the metalworking industry. He is also a Past President of the MDNA (Machinery Dealers National Association), Past President of Locator, and holds an active place on the Austin D. Lucas Scholarship Fund Committee.

Click AMEA to learn more about the Association of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers

UME Professional Appraisal Services

There are many reasons why customers, at some point or another, need to have an appraisal performed. At UME, we understand these reasons, and can provide appraisals for:

  • Learning the Value of your Assets
  • Sale of a Business
  • Retirement
  • Tax Purposes
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Insurances
  • Refinancing
  • Plant Shut Downs

UME is happy to offer diverse Types of Appraisals. Below are just a few, including:

  • Market Value (Fair Market Value)
  • Market Value – In Place
  • Forced Liquidation Value
  • Orderly Liquidation Value
  • Learn More
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For an Accredited Appraisal, contact Michael Feinstein today!

Call UME @713-675-4145