Blackbird TV

They say “knowledge is power.”

Blackbird TV connects you with experts in a wide range of industries with content you may find invaluable. Learn from industry leaders about current asset values, upcoming market trends, and other inside information.

This video series is produced by Blackbird Asset Services, and taps into our broad network of connections formed over years of commercial and industrial auctions and valuations.

Recent Segments

Fork Truck Inspection Tips

Fork Truck Inspection Tips

Appraising fork trucks can be tricky. There are many manufacturers and models, each with their own unique set of details to note. David Fiegel of Blackbird Asset Services demonstrates some items that can greatly impact the value of a fork truck.

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Lending to the Foundry Industry with John Greene

https://youtu.be/1YfCB63bJ70 What should banks know before lending in the foundry industry? Learn insights from John Green of FL Sales Inc. as he provides insight to David Fiegel of Blackbird Asset Services. About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: John Greene,...

Press Brakes with Andy Kamashian, Southern Fabricating Machine Sales

https://youtu.be/yqfra5v5Pto Andy Kamashian of Southern Fabricating Machine Sales talks with David about press brakes. #BlackbirdTV About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: Andy Kamashian, CEA, President, Southern Fabricating Machine Sales. To learn more about...

All About Furnaces with John Bouley

https://youtu.be/vDISIHnmWWU Take a deep dive and learn about furnaces, with John Bouley of Furnace Brokers International, and David Fiegel of Blackbird Auctions. #BlackbirdTV About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: John Bouley, President, Furnace Brokers...

Buying Positive Displacement Pumps at Auction

https://youtu.be/IXNmeAIV8Bo David is joined by Otto Cuyler to discuss positive displacement (sanitary) pumps, and what to look for when buying them at auction. #foodprocessing #BlackbirdTV About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: Otto Cuyler, President, CEO,...

Value Insight Portal with Mitch Helman of Sandhills Global

https://youtu.be/-zRjCQMkZBM David is joined by Mitch Helman of Sandhills Global to discuss their recent launch of Value Insight Portal. About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: Mitch Helman, Sales Manager, Sandhills Global. To learn more about our guest, visit...

Powder Blenders with Gregg Epstein

https://youtu.be/3sjOIKojKYY Gregg Epstein of Perry Videx LLC joins David to discuss various powder blenders and their values. #BlackbirdTV About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: Gregg Epstein, President / CEO, Perry Videx LLC. To learn more about our guest,...

What to do with Restaurant Collateral featuring Neal Sherman

https://youtu.be/y1tMbLVhtbs When a restaurant is doing poorly, what should a landlord or a banker do with their restaurant collateral? Neal Sherman from TAGeX Brands offers his opinions on this episode of Blackbird TV with David Fiegel. About this segment...

Sheet Metal Shears with Andy Kamashian

https://youtu.be/vJDgqvDA0iw Andy Kamashian of Southern Fabricating Machine Sales joins David to talk about sheet metal shears. #BlackbirdTV About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: Andy Kamashian, CEA, President, Southern Fabricating Machine Sales. To learn...

Scrap Metal Market Price Sources with Alba Benitez

https://youtu.be/zfKcpXuYLaw David is joined by Alba Benitez of BMG Latin America Inc. to learn sources of where to find scrap metal market prices. #BlackbirdTV #ScrapMetal About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: Alba Benitez, Director, BMG Latin America Inc.....

More Specialized Equipment in a Chocolate Factory

https://youtu.be/qyleNuvAoTs David is joined by Jim Greenberg from Union Confectionery Machinery to discuss more specialized equipment found at chocolate factories. In this segment, we take a look at a C&M press, a mixer, and a refiner. About this segment...

Specialized Equipment in a Chocolate Factory

https://youtu.be/HGHlnynAZ_U David is joined by Jim Greenberg from Union Confectionery Machinery to discuss some of the specialized equipment found at chocolate factories. In this segment, we take a look at a cocoa bean winnower and a chocolate liquor ball mill...

How to Buy Vehicles at Auction, with Wyatt Carter

https://youtu.be/Zbz72k_gcIo Wyatt Carter of Richmond Auto Auction gives David some tips on how "Joe Public" can buy vehicles at auction. About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: Wyatt Carter, General Manager, Richmond Auto Auction. To learn more about our...

Ovens vs. Furnaces with John Bouley

https://youtu.be/xUMwubLSLrg Learning the difference between ovens and furnaces with John Bouley of Furnace Brokers International. #BlackbirdTV About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: John Bouley, President, Furnace Brokers International. To learn more about...

Science at the Foundry with John Greene

https://youtu.be/-DxfqgQwOzQ John Greene of FL Sales Inc. joins David to discuss foundry laboratories, and the science found at foundries. About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: John Greene, President, FL Sales Inc.. To learn more about our guest, visit...

Wheel Loader Values – Mid-2021 – with Mitch Helman

https://youtu.be/0mYImNEGp_4 We revisit our discussion on wheel loader values, this time in mid-2021, with Mitch Helman of Sandhills Global. #WheelLoaders #Valuation #Appraisals #Auctions #BlackbirdTV About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: Mitch Helman, Sales...

Optimal Restaurant Closure Techniques with Neal Sherman

https://youtu.be/U0ieG241TsM David is joined by Neal Sherman to discuss how to close a restaurant and recoup the most for your equipment. About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: Neal Sherman, President, TAGeX Brands. To learn more about our guest, visit...

Sleeper Truck Values – Mid-2021 – with Mitch Helman

https://youtu.be/X6HY6zOmEUE We revisit our discussion on sleeper truck values, this time in mid-2021, with Mitch Helman of Sandhills Global. #SleeperTrucks #Valuation #Appraisals #Auctions #BlackbirdTV About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: Mitch Helman,...

The Distilling Process with Jason Barrett of Black Button Distilling

https://youtu.be/UB_7CRozyLo Join us on a tour of the distillery at Black Button Distilling, and see how whiskey, vodka and gin are made. #BlackbirdTV #Distillery #Distilling #Whiskey #Vodka #Gin About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: Jason Barrett, Owner /...

The Black Button Distilling Story with Jason Barrett

https://youtu.be/SBaM5vWQMac David is joined by Jason Barrett of Black Button Distilling to discuss the history and growth of Black Button. Don't miss our upcoming Whiskey Exchange, August 4, if you're in the distilling industry. See BlackbirdAuctions.com for more...

Foundry Casting Methods with John Greene

https://youtu.be/LpEkn50hc_s John Greene of FL Sales Inc. talks with us about various methods used to cast metal in foundries. About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: John Greene, President, FL Sales Inc.. To learn more about our guest, visit FLSales.com, or...

The Soft Alloy Extrusion Process with Tom Nentwick

https://youtu.be/uSpwLYVe0f4 David Fiegel is joined by Tom Nentwick of Extrusion Supplies to discuss the process of extruding soft alloys. #BlackbirdTV #alloyextrusion #alloys #aluminumextrusion About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: Tom Nentwick, Founder /...

Buying Food Processing Equipment at Auction

https://youtu.be/PFpE4ZwXIoU David is joined by Otto Cuyler to discuss how to buy food processing equipment at auction. About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: Otto Cuyler, President, CEO, Cuyler Food Pro. To learn more about our guest, visit FoodMachinery.com,...

Metal Fab Machinery Prices in a Pandemic with Andy Kamashian

https://youtu.be/noVUxO0oWsE Andy Kamashian joins David and talks about the pricing trends they're seeing on metal fabricating equipment at Southern Fabricating Machine Sales during the Covid-19 pandemic. About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: Andy Kamashian,...

Unprecedented Automobile Prices Explained

https://youtu.be/aIbtow8XupE David Is joined by Wyatt Carter of Richmond Auto Auction to discuss the pricing we're seeing in the automobile industry. About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: Wyatt Carter, General Manager, Richmond Auto Auction. To learn more...

Foundry Sand Reclaimers with John Greene, FL Sales Inc.

https://youtu.be/s5OFLAmAe_w David is joined by John Greene from FL Sales Inc. to discuss sand reclaimers in the foundry industry. About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: John Greene, President, FL Sales Inc.. To learn more about our guest, visit FLSales.com,...

Firearms Insurance with Larry Harb of IT Risk Managers, Inc.

https://youtu.be/lZb9oWPJR70 David is joined by Larry Harb of IT Risk Managers, Inc. to discuss firearms insurance and the auction industry. About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: Larry Harb, Founder / CEO, IT Risk Managers, Inc.. To learn more about our...

The Restaurant Industry in a Pandemic, with Neal Sherman

https://youtu.be/yRSZEdmksm8 David speaks with Neal Sherman of TAGeX Brands about what the restaurant industry has experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic, and what to expect in the years to come. About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: Neal Sherman,...

Confections and Comfort Food in a Pandemic with Jim Greenberg

https://youtu.be/YPTdri080Fs David is joined by Jim Greenberg, Co-President of Union Confectionery Machinery to discuss the demand for confections and comfort food in the Covid-19 pandemic, and beyond. About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: Jim Greenberg,...

Foundry Operations with John Green from FL Sales Inc.

https://youtu.be/Og9KP3vafnU David is joined by John Greene to discuss what's important to foundry buyers and sellers in today's economy. About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: John Greene, President, FL Sales Inc.. To learn more about our guest, visit...

Cannabis and Hemp Insurance with Larry Harb

https://youtu.be/8rOfnFmfxF4 David is joined by Larry Harb of IT Risk Managers, Inc. to discuss insurance for businesses in the cannabis and hemp industries. About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: Larry Harb, Founder / CEO, IT Risk Managers, Inc.. To learn...

Heat Treating Ovens with John Bouley of Furnace Brokers International

https://youtu.be/vyHFSkToDmI David is joined by John Bouley of Furnace Brokers International to discuss heat treating ovens, how they differ from furnaces, and their appraisal values. About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: John Bouley, President, Furnace...

The Scrap Steel Market with Alba Benitez of BMG Latin America Inc.

https://youtu.be/RA4I9CBiT0M David is joined by Alba Benitez of BMG Latin America Inc. to discuss the scrap steel market pre- and post-COVID. About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: Alba Benitez, Director, BMG Latin America Inc.. To learn more about our guest,...

European Audio-Visual Equipment Auction Results with Duncan Ainscough

https://youtu.be/NJHEGtiFbq0 Duncan Ainscough of Gordon Brothers joins David to discuss auction results in the audio-visual equipment industry. #BlackbirdTV About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: Duncan Ainscough, Managing Director, Commercial & Industrial,...

Chemical Reactors with Gregg Epstein of Perry Videx LLC

https://youtu.be/bLlrVwQPScg Get familiar with some of the types of chemical reactors with Gregg Epstein from Perry Videx LLC. #BlackbirdTV About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: Gregg Epstein, President / CEO, Perry Videx LLC. To learn more about our guest,...

Collateral Values with Otto Cuyler of Cuyler FoodPro

https://youtu.be/2CdvWHv_lLQ David is joined by Otto Cuyler to take a deep dive into appraisal concepts as they relate to soft costs, collateral value, prospective values, and more. About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: Otto Cuyler, President, CEO, Cuyler...

Real Estate Photography with Greg Muntz of Muntz Studios

https://youtu.be/4EhFePp8JyE David is joined by Greg Muntz to discuss the importance of professional photography in real estate. #BlackbirdTV About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: Greg Muntz, Owner / Photographer, Muntz Photography. To learn more about our...

The Steel Market with Alba Benitez of BMG Latin America Inc.

https://youtu.be/W3S4k6LEsuY David is joined by Alba Benitez of BMG Latin America Inc. to discuss the steel market, before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: Alba Benitez, Director, BMG Latin America Inc.. To learn more...

How Foundries Work with John Greene of FL Sales Inc.

https://youtu.be/zGDXxQhsOQk David is joined by John Greene of FL Sales Inc. to learn how foundries work. About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: John Greene, President, FL Sales Inc.. To learn more about our guest, visit FLSales.com, or call 440-498-8484....

Auctioneer Insurance with Larry Harb of IT Risk Managers, Inc.

https://youtu.be/8ZOiO_rrZjM Larry Harb of IT Risk Managers, Inc. joins us to discuss the challenges of insuring auctioneers, and what he's seeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: Larry Harb, Founder / CEO, IT Risk Managers,...

EU Insolvency and Auctions with Duncan Ainscough of Gordon Brothers

https://youtu.be/NlXIVBrK5aE Duncan Ainscough of Gordon Brothers discusses EU insolvency with regard to auctions. About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: Duncan Ainscough, Managing Director, Commercial & Industrial, Gordon Brothers. To learn more about our...

Bulldozer Values with Mitch Helman of Sandhills Global

https://youtu.be/0pBQ5S-eq-A Mitch Helman of Sandhills Global joins us to discuss bulldozer values in the face of a global pandemic. About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: Mitch Helman, Sales Manager, Sandhills Global. To learn more about our guest, visit...

Process Equipment Market Values with Gregg Epstein of Perry Videx

https://youtu.be/fMzBE5M8irE Gregg Epstein, president and CEO of Perry Videx LLC joins us to discuss the market values of process equipment in the midst of a global pandemic. About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: Gregg Epstein, President / CEO, Perry Videx...

Sleeper Truck Values with Mitch Helman of Sandhills Global

https://youtu.be/OP6X1aA1Wic Mitch Helman of Sandhills Global discusses values of sleeper trucks, and what he's seeing during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: Mitch Helman, Sales Manager, Sandhills Global. To learn more...

Machine Tool Values with Troy Clark of Clark Machinery Sales, LLC

https://youtu.be/h-M_bk5JPqE Troy Clark joins us to discuss what he's seeing in the machine tool market during the COVID-19 pandemic. About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: Troy Clark, President, Clark Machinery Sales, LLC. To learn more about our guest, visit...

Food Processing Machinery Values with Otto Cuyler of Cuyler FoodPro

https://youtu.be/KbUABUoKNdA Otto Cuyler of Cuyler FoodPro discusses what he's seeing in the market for food processing machinery during the COVID-19 pandemic. About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: Otto Cuyler, President, CEO, Cuyler Food Pro. To learn more...

Foundry Equipment Market Update with John Greene of FL Sales

https://youtu.be/K22Yj9XMB9c John Greene of FL Sales walks us through the market of foundry equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic. About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: John Greene, President, FL Sales Inc.. To learn more about our guest, visit FLSales.com,...

Excavator Market Values with Mitch Helman of Sandhills Global

https://youtu.be/IRhofqAZxRw Mitch Helman of Sandhills Global discusses market values of excavators and other dirt-moving equipment, and what he's seeing during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. About this segment of Blackbird TV Guest: Mitch Helman, Sales...