Hawker Beechcraft Assets Go On Auction

 - March 15, 2011, 12:52 PM

A little more of Hawker Beechcraft is moving out of the Air Capital of the World as Stuart B. Millner and Associates has begun auctioning off assets of three Wichita-area plants being closed by the aircraft manufacturer. The work done at these plants is being subcontracted out to vendors or moved to Hawker Beechcraft’s facilities in Mexico. A number of general fabrication machinery items that can be used in many industrial applications are available for sale, as are some aerospace-specific items. Equipment from more than a million square feet of plant floors is being added to the sales inventory weekly. In February, Hawker Beechcraft was showered with $40 million in enticements from Kansas that the OEM described as a “significant incentive for the company to maintain its presence in Wichita over the next 10 years.” However, the incentive package does not include a 100-percent commitment by Hawker to Wichita, though it does require the manufacturer to maintain its current production and retain at least 4,000 jobs over the next decade. Interested buyers can schedule a time to inspect sales items in person by calling the Hawker Beechcraft asset hotline at (316) 676-2039. Available items for sale can also be viewed online.