Hawker Beechcraft Corp. has hired a Missouri industrial asset management company to sell hundreds of pieces of surplus machinery as it closes Plants I and II in Wichita and its Salina plant.
Stuart B. Millner and Associates, based in Union, Mo., will conduct the sale.
The first of the items went on the market this week. Additional equipment will be added to the sale inventory each week as the consolidation continues, said Stuart B. Millner corporate marketing manager David Craig.
The sale will include the equipment used in plant space covering a million square feet.
"We are just getting under way with the whole process," he said.
A number of items can be used in a variety of industrial applications, the company said. Some of the equipment is specific to the aerospace industry.
In December, Hawker Beechcraft announced that it would close Plants I and II in Wichita by August and move King Air-related back shop operations from Plant IV. The work will move to Mexico and to outside suppliers. The company also is closing its Salina plant.
Stuart B. Millner plans to market the equipment to "pretty much anybody who has an interest in good, quality machinery," Craig said. "Some of it's relatively new; some of it's not so new. There's a good assortment of things."
On its website at www.sbmac.com, the company has photos of radial arm drills, punch presses, a lathe and computer numerical control milling machines that are for sale.
"As we get closer to August there will be many more items available," Craig said.
The items are available to be inspected by interested parties in Wichita, he said. The company has set up a Hawker Beechcraft asset hotline at 316-676-2039.