Hey, wanna buy a wind turbine blade factory? Well, Aberdeen has a deal for you!
Now that Molded Fiber Glass has left Aberdeen with a remarkable collective shrug from the city’s and the state’s leaders, the Connecticut-based Branford Group auction firm has a 315,000-square-foot facility and lots of lots (over 500!) to sell. Online bidding opens on Tuesday, December 14, at 9 a.m. Central Standard Time. The facility will also be open for inspection/preview on that date, but only by appointment. Bidding runs through Wednesday, December 15; Branford will close the first lot that day at 11 a.m.
A Branford official says he expects the lots to sell piecemeal, and there are lots of pieces to meal out. Here are the headline items:
COMBILIFT STRADDLE CARRIER
- 2016 Combilift Model SC3T Straddle Carrier (Telescopic), 45,000 Lb Cap/20 Ton, Only 4000 Hours,
CONTRX OVERHEAD BRIDGE CRANES
- (Qty 10) – 2010 Contrx Cranes Overhead Bridge Cranes, 130′ Span x 15 Ton Capacity
HEDRICH INFUSION VACUUM SYSTEMS
- (3) 2016/2017 Hedrich Infusion Vacuum Systems Model VIA 32L, Ultimate Infusion Technology, (11) InfuCubes, (3) Etscheid IK V 18 Cooling Systems, Merging System, New Cost $1,500,000.00
EASTMAN CUTTING SYSTEMS
- 2014 Eastman Conveyor Cutting System, Model Eagle C125
- 2014 Eastman Model ETS EC3 Continuous Conveyor Automatic Cutting System
ROSENTHAL SLITTER REWINDER
- 2019 Rosenthal Rewinder/Slitter, Model SRD S SHUU, Max Web Width 60”
FACILITY & SUPPORT/ ROBOT/ FORKLIFT TRUCKS
- 2018 Sullivan Paletek Variable Speed Air Compressor & System, Model SP 16 Series-75, 75 HP, with
- 2010 Ingersoll Rand Air Compressor, Model R110IU-125, 150 HP
- Ingersoll Rand Dryer, Model NVC1600A400/ with System
- Evaporator, Air Inlet Filter, Air Exhaust Filter
- (20) Jib Cranes
- 2016 Camfil Farr Model GS12L, 12 Filter Dust Collector, 4,000 CFM
- (2) Toyota Forklift Trucks, Model 8FGU25 & 7FBCU25, 4500 lb Cap
- Tennant Floor Sweeper S30 Ride On Floor Sweeper, 2900 Hours
- Tennant Floor Sweeper 7400
- Fanuc Robot, Model R-2000-iB, w/R-30-iA CTR, Opti Temp Chiller, Spare Parts
- (15) Sections Interlake Teardrop / 3 Tear Wire Deck/ 12′ Beams 5″/ 42″ Uprights
- Sonatest Portable Ultrasonic Weld Inspection System
- Galbreath Trash Compactor, Model MT726
- (50) Busch Vacuum Pumps/ Assorted Sizes
- Secureall Safety Storage Building
- Global Finishing Air Make Up Units/ Evaporative Swamp Cooler
- Diesel Fuel Storage Tank, 260 Gal Cap
- Toolboxes/ Tools/ Flammable Storage Cabinets/ Fans/ Misc/ Compactor/Welder/Pallet Jacks/ Fans/ 5 Caldwell Spreader Bars/ Several Hoists/Saws/ Sentra TCUs/30 Portable Stairs/Carts/ 100s of Polishers/ Lockers/Office Furniture & Equipment, Much Much More
Owens Corning Fiber Glass Laminate Inventory, Over 200,000 lbs [The Branford Group, auction listing for former Molded Fiber Glass factory in Aberdeen, SD, retrieved 2021.11.07]
Forklift trucks, floor sweepers, and ten overhead cranes that span 130 feet and lift 15 tons—imagine what you could do with those items in your shop!
Bidders paying with cash, check, or wire transfer will pay an 18% buyer’s premium; credit card users will pay 21% BP and will be limited to charging $10K per invoice. State and local sales tax in Aberdeen adds another 6.5%, but qualified resellers can complete a South Dakota Sales Exemption Form or present a comparable reseller’s exemption form from their home state. Buyers shipping and taking possession of their purchases out of state can get their South Dakota sales tax refunded by providing Branford with proof of shipment via third-party common carrier.
If you’re looking to make something big, the old Molded Fiber Glass building is the place to make it big. Check your bank account, and get ready to bid December 14!