Bender Shipbuilding and Repair Auction

Robert Springbo, left, and Bruce Rivers, both of Laredo Construction in Houston, Tex., inspect the American 450-Ton Crawler Crane in order to plan their bid before Myron Bowling Auctioneers and Alex Lyon & Son Construction Equipment Auctions auction off large construction and shipbuilding equipment for Bender Shipbuilding and Repair Company in Mobile, Ala., Wednesday, May 12, 2010. The auction included smaller items like ladders and pipe fittings as well as raw materials on Wednesday to be followed by larger construction equipment on Thursday.