General Electric auctioning off items inside downtown plant


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Wednesday was day one of the General Electric plant auction in downtown Fort Wayne.  Another step of the closure of the facility.  The buildings are not for sale; however, almost everything inside is.

Auctioneers have thousands of items marked for the huge two day sale.  Buyers as far as California, New York, and Mexico posting bids in person and online in hopes of winning what they have their eye on.  There’s everything from screwdrivers to old magnifying glasses and heavy machinery.  Tom Stephanites works with Craftline Printing.  They make coloring books and bind books.  He hopes to be the highest bidder Thursday on a surface grinder.

“We just want to do more and more in house.  They have a lot of good equipment here that we can use in our maintenance shop.  And so far I have seen some great prices,” Stephanites said.

The auction starts again Thursday morning at 9 at the G.E. plant downtown.

To place a bid online, click here.

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