More than 250 bidders expected at Oscar Mayer plant auction

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- It's another step in the transition period for the former Oscar Mayer plant. The new co-owners of the building are auctioning off eight floors of equipment starting Wednesday.

The sale lasts until Friday, but Monday and Tuesday are the inspection period where bidders can come in and look at any items of interest.

The Reich Brothers said more than 250 bidders have registered for the auction from all across the country.

"There are so many different items. You know we have lawn mowers here to shop letters all the way up to the full-scale production equipment in the facility so there's really a lot of different items for a lot different types of buyers," said Jeffrey Kopp, the Capital Equipment Specialist with the Reich Brothers.

Kopp said there are items for metal workers, food service and general maintenance items.

"I would think the steaming equipment and the meat-grinding equipment are really going to hold the day," Kopp said.

He said they generally sell about 90% of items.

The auction is also online at raybin.com You can also sign up for auction updates.