WACO, TEXAS - The auctioneer assigned to liquidate equipment from a closed Mobil Chemical Co. plant in Waco said it is a treasure trove for plastics processors. Stuart Millner, president of National Industrial Services Inc., the Missouri-based auction house contracted to sell the equipment, said the machinery in the 100,000-square-foot Mobil plant closed early this year is, in some cases, hard to find.
Much of the equipment is less than 10 years old and includes Custom Technology Co. computer numerically controlled foam product bag-making machines; four 66-inch Alpine America high-speed winders; three Uniflo Challenger film form die machines; Gloucester, Sterling-Lufkin, Hartig and Davis Standard extruders; and 19 web printing presses with as many as six-color capabilities. It also includes gas drying systems, gusseters, bag handle cutters, bag stalkers, temperature-control units and resin-feed equipment.
The auctioneer said his company plans to auction equipment from other Mobil plants that have been closed during the company's two-year corporate downsizing of its plastics operations.
The auction will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Waco plant.