Key Assets

Heritage Equity Partners and Heritage Global Partners has been engaged, by order of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court; Case No. 13-01710-NPO, to sell two hardwood sawmills on behalf of Kitchens Brothers Manufacturing Co. through a global webcast auction on November 20th. Kitchen Brothers Operations ceased in November 2012, the mills have been diligently maintained, now aggressively seeking to liquidate all assets. With lumber prices now at all-time record highs; this is an excellent opportunity to capture a turnkey plant and/or valuable assets in a piecemeal auction.

BULK SALE OFFERINGS (Lots A through 4)  Complete offerings of all Commercial Real Estate and Capital Assets of the Kitchens Brothers facilities will be offered jointly and separately.

PIECEMEAL AUCTION (Lots 251 through 682) Should the high bids for Lots A through 4 not be acceptable, a piecemeal auction of Kitchen Brothers Assets will be conducted on a lot by lot basis (Lots 251 through 682). The piecemeal segment of the auction will be conducted live on site and on the internet to allow for global participation.  

Those wishing to bid in the webcast sale may do so live on location or over the internet at

The catalog for the sale can be viewed by clicking the BidSpotter logo below.



  • HAZLEHURST PARCEL: Approximately 43.33 Acres With 6 Total Buildings
  • MONROE PARCEL Approximately 20 Acres With 13 Total Buildings


  • Four (4) Dry Kilns each with 62.5 mfb capacity, 254,000 Bd. Ft. total block masonry construction, plus all kiln components including Diemhorst Control Centers
  • One (1) Track Kiln, 62,500  Bd. Ft. 80’ long masonry contstruction, plus all kiln components including Diemhorst Control Centers
  • Two (2) Irvington Moore Dry Kilns, 63K mfb capacity each
  • Compaq Presano Computor control room for all kilns
  • Cleaver Brooks 600hp Natural Gas Boiler System
  • CDE lumber pre-dryer building 1.2 mfb capacity
  • ABCO Boiler & CO-Gen System
  • Log Debarking System w/ 23’ Strand log infeed deck & Nicholson Ring Debarker
  • Saw Mill Head Rig – with Corley 3HB Linear Position Tong Dog Carriage, Corley Sawyers Cab w/ AC, Salem 8’ Bandmill & 30’ Outfeed Roll case
  • Complete Slab Reclaim and Board Resawing System
  • Baxley Equipment Optimizing Edging System
  • Corley Thin Kerf Gang Saw System
  • Baxley Optimized Trimming System
  • Baxley Lumber Sorting System w/ Hemco 22 Bay Sorter
  • Complete Waste & Chip System featuring Fulghum HFTD 66” 10 Knife Chipper
  • Sullair Airline System
  • Machine Shop and Tools
  • Maintenance Shop and Tools
  • Dust Collection System featuring Phelps and KBMC Murray suction fans
  • Planer Mill
  • Rolling Stock featuring CAT 966 Wheel Loaders
  • Forklifts Featuring Taylor Big Red Forklifts


  • Two (2) Dry Kilns w/ Masonry Block Construction, 100 mbf each, with Deimhorst Load Masters w/ Seimens Controls
  • Two (2) Pre-fab Metal Dry Kilns 34 mbf each, , with Deimhorst Load Masters w/ Seimens Controls
  • Williams and Davis Model 762 Natural Gas Boiler
  • Superior Natural Gas Boiler
  • Shipping Station w/ Strand Infeed Package Deck w/ H-78 chain, hoist
  • Lumber Dipping Tank w/ Package Table
  • Irvington Moore Stacking System w/ Strand Infeed, Package Deck Unscrambler and Transfer Table
  • Newman S-382 Planer
  • Yates American G70 Straight Line Rip Saw
  • Fulghum Model 600 Series Rosserhead Debarker
  • Saw Mill Head Rig with:
    • 4 Strand Log Deck to Carriage
    • HD Crescent Style Stop & Loader
    • Corley 48” (3) Headblock Carriage Tong Dog
    • Wheland 7’ Bandmill w/ Mechanical Strain
    • 40’ Outfeed Roll Case
  • Genco 250 HP Carriage Drive
  • Crosby (3) Saw Edger
  • Corley Double End Trimmer
  • CM&E 48” (8) Knife Chipper w/ Infeed Belt Conveyor
  • Turner 36” Band ReSaw
  • Complete Hog Sysyem & Wood Waste Loading System
  • Miller Dialarc 250AC/DC Welders
  • Armstrong RH200 Band Saw Sharpener w/ Turner Blades
  • Armstrong #4 Band Saw Sharpener
  • Newman G280 Chipper/Planer Knife
  • Sullair 20-125H Air Compressor
  • Ingersoll Rand SSR-EP100 Air Compressor
  • Taylor TE180 Forklift
  • Cat 950 G & 950 F Wheel Loaders
  • John Deere 544H Wheel Loader w/ Bucket
  • Prentice 210 Knukleboom mounted on Mack Truck


  • 22’ (3) Heavy Duty Log Deck With 10 HP Motor & Drive
  • Fulghum Model E 1016 f1-00600 Rosserhead De-barker With 40 HP Motor
  • 45’ Waste Conveyor Under Debarker, Drag Chain, 18” Bottom With 36” Top, Steel Aprons Up To De-barker
  • 45’ Concave Belt Conveyor With 45HP Motor And Drive With 24” Inclined Belt
  • 28’ Heavy Duty (4) Strand Log Deck Carriage With 101x Chain, Motor and Drive, With Steel Bulk Head
  • 1976 Williams And Davis Boiler Model 200-767 State ID 27882LA
  • Hurst 600 HP Waste Fire Boiler System
  • Two (2) Dry Kilns 28x520x20, 59,000 BF Capacity, Re-Worked Piping, Masonry Block Construction
  • Two (2) Dry Kilns Brunner Hilderbrand Package Kilns 36x28x20 48,000 BF Capacity
  • Two (2) Dry Kilns American Wood Dryer Package Kilns 41×75 75,000 BF Capacity
  • Rich Lake Survivor 70’ Scales With Computerized Controls
  • Newman Helical Head Planer Model S-382 75HP Top $ 40HP Bottom
  • 1997 Caterpillar 966f Series 11 Wheel Loader
  • Prentice 325 Knuckleboom Loader
  • Allis Chalmers  M100 Motor Grader
  • Caterpillar 920 Wheel Loader
  • Caterpillar 906 Fork Lift
  • Taylor 300 Fork Lift
  • Taylor 180 Big Red Fork Lift
  • Caterpillar 950 Wheel Loader