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August 3, 2017
Recycling Today Staff
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A $25 million pilot manufacturing plant and supporting equipment located in Boardman, Oregon, will be sold at auction in the third quarter of 2017. Auctioneer Maas Cos. Inc. says the assets are “surplus to the ongoing business” of the company, which is alternative energy provider Reklaim Inc.


Maas Companies, which bills itself as an auction company specializing in selling real estate, industrial plants, equipment and special assets, says the auction is Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. The auction will be held on-site at 71722 Columbia Blvd., in Boardman.


The 20,000-square-foot building sits on 8 acres with a long-term lease with the Port of Morrow on the Columbia River. Bidders can purchase the building, which was originally built in 2008, with upgrades undertaken in 2011 and 2014, to be moved or to remain in place with a lease modification. Also, buyers will have the opportunity to purchase equipment assets by bulk product line or piecemeal, says Maas Cos. Buyers can attend the auction in person or bid remotely.


The benefits of the Boardman area, according to Mass Cos., include clean water, an economical power supply, easy transportation, local intermodal connections (rail and barge), advanced communications, modern docks, 50,000 gallons of bulk oil storage and considerable room for expansion. The property itself offers “easy truck access, a full control room and SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) system with electrical, oil and natural gas infrastructure,” according to the auctioneer.


“This auction offers a great opportunity for a new owner in the renewable fuel market, venture capital groups looking for a test facility, or specialty market manufacturers,” says Tyler Maas, director of sales and marketing for Maas Cos. “Reklaim had forward thinking during construction; the property is extremely adaptable to a modified industry.”


Details of the sale, including scheduled property inspection dates and times, are available on the Maas Cos. website.