Boeing to sell thousands of items at auction to be held by McCurdy

July 01--Boeing will sell thousands of items from its Wichita site through a surplus assets auction on July 22 as it closes its operations here.

The auction will be handled by McCurdy Auction at Boeing's facilities at 3600 S. Oliver at Gate 6. It will begin at 10 a.m.

According to information from McCurdy, the auction will include thousands of shop and general consumables, miscellaneous shop equipment, hundreds of power tools, hoists, shop tools, tool cabinets, large portable storage buildings, plumbing and air conditioning tools, wire carts, work benches, storage cabinets, drilling and fabrication machines, large air circulation fans, test equipment, work lights, extension cords, hand tools, hydraulic power supplies, raw materials, shop and office storage cabinets, cafeteria dining benches and tables, janitorial equipment, shop supplies and other items.

In January 2012, Boeing announced it was closing its Wichita facilities and moving engineering work and program management to Oklahoma City, maintenance work to San Antonio, and tanker work to the Puget Sound area in Washington

It has put the sprawling site up for sale, and .

The final Air Force jet to receive maintenance at Boeing Wichita, an E-4B, flew out of Wichita in June.

A small crew has been working to finalize the move of the equipment, close out programs and tie up loose ends as the site closes.

Once that's finished by the end of July, Boeing will keep fewer than a dozen workers on site to maintain the massive facilities until the Boeing property is sold.

A photo gallery with 271 photos of items for sale in the auction is on the McCurdy website at

Auction attendees should follow signs to Gate 6 to find the sale.

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