Contents of GE plant up for auction

GE Workers in Warren Reject Contract

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – The contents of General Electric Lamp Plant in Warren are going up for sale.

Tools and equipment left inside the plant on North Park Avenue are up for sale.

Wednesday, a preview was held for prospective buyers. Charleston Auctions is handling the sale and lists several pieces of equipment as featured items.

  • SIGMA MACHINERY INC METAL LATHE
  • BAC CHILLER(S)
  • BRIDGEPORT TURRET MILL(S)
  • SEVERAL SHEAR(S)
  • HARDINGE LATHE W/SONY DIGITAL READOUT

The sale begins Thursday at 9 a.m. Removal of equipment is scheduled for July 11 and July 14-18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A second auction of the buildings contents is scheduled for later this month. The building is also up for sale.

The lamp plant closed in January after union workers rejected a concession package that could have kept the plant open. The company wanted to retool the plant to make energy-efficient halogen light bulbs in place of the incandescent bulbs there were produced at the facility. The changeover would have meant a reduction in staff and layoffs along with concessions for the workers who stayed.

For more information on the auction, click here.

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