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SCE to Auction Nuclear Plant Surplus Machinery, Equipment

Southern California Edison (SCE) announced that it plans a public auction next month to sell surplus machinery and equipment at the San Onofre nuclear plant, which was permanently retired last year.

SCE has retained MRI Auctions Inc, a division of Machinery Resources International Inc. an industrial machinery auctioneer in Simi Valley, Calif., to facilitate the auction from March 26-28 via live webcast or in person at San Onofre just south of San Clemente.

Surplus inventory and components for sale include large capacity manual and computer numerical control (CNC) machine shops. CNC is a type of programmable automation which uses microcomputers to carry out machining operations. New parts, heavy metal and sheet metal fabrication equipment are among the other items listed for sale. No items for sale were associated with radiological plant operations.

"The sale of such equipment is a standard practice for decommissioning industrial sites such as San Onofre," said Doug Bauder, SCE vice president of Operational Services. "It's an efficient way for SCE to reduce inventory and redirect valuable equipment to companies that need it."

The auction begins at 10 a.m. on March 26 at the Mesa portion of San Onofre on the east side of Interstate 5. Bidders may register on the MRI website, as well as view pictures of the items for sale. Bidders also may inspect the equipment at San Onofre from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on March 24 and 25. SCE will not disclose the proceeds from the asset sale.


About MRI Auctions Inc.

MRI Auctions Inc., a division of Machinery Resources International Inc., is a professional industrial machinery auctioneer and appraiser company with over 60 years combined experience in industrial asset and disposition services, metal working, machine tools, iron and steel fabrication, sheet metal fabrication, foundry, aerospace, construction, mining, forestry, biotech, medical, pharmaceuticals, plastics, material handling, electronics, textile manufacturing, metal material and woodworking machinery. Our in-house experts can propose a plan that fits your company’s specific needs while identifying the best path to realize the maximum value of your assets.

For Sale Information please visit www.mriauctions.com.