Boeing Initiates Sealed Bid Sale of C-17 Assets
With Boeing’s 25-year-old C-17 Globemaster III factory in Long Beach closing this summer after the last military plane has been delivered, Heritage Global Partners, a San Diego-based company and “global leader in asset advisory and auction services and a subsidiary of Heritage Global Inc.,” announced Monday that by order of the Boeing Company, it is “offering a world-class array of industrial assets used in the manufacturing and assembly of the C-17 Globemaster III.”
The sealed bid sale ends on June 23, 2015 at 3:00PM and will include the sale of parts from the military transport aircraft manufactured in Long Beach since the 1980s.
The C-17 was born when the U.S. Air Force requested a larger transport that could be refueled during flight and also landed on rougher terrain, according to Boeing. The first C-17 fleet became operational in 1985. Boeing announced on September 18, 2013 that it would close the C-17 manufacturing facility this summer.
“This sealed bid sale featuring industrial assets used for Boeing’s C-17 production is a phenomenal opportunity for organizations in the defense and aerospace industries to bid on well-maintained manufacturing and assembly equipment. We have already seen very strong interest and participation from prospective buyers from all corners of the globe and expect that to build until the sale ends in late June,” stated David Barkoff, Director of Sales at HGP, in a statement.
For more information about what is being sold and to bid, click here. The assets are located at 2401 E. Wardlow Rd.
Photo courtesy of Boeing.