That is according to Cindy Cash, the owner of the James R. Cash auctioneering and real estate brokering firm, which is based out of Fancy Farm.
Although Cash said the auction, which was held at the plant on 3340 Hopkinsville Road, went extremely well, she added she couldn’t divulge how much was made from it, stating that such information is confidential.
Nearly everything but the building itself was up for auction. Among the items up for auction were welding booths, fork lifts, industrial fans, transformers, electric motors, office cubicles, mixing systems, robotic arc welders, baking ovens, pallet jacks, parts bins and scrap metal.
In 2008, JCI announced it was closing, with the last workers leaving the plant in 2009, contributing to the county’s high unemployment rate, along with similar closures and layoffs at Benson and American National Rubber.
More information on the items auctioned off is available at the James R. Cash web site at jamesrcash.com.
Debra Lacey of the Johnson Controls marketing department was not available for comment at press time.