18th November 2021 – Dried Fruit Plant Sale

Asset disposition specialist New Mill Capital has expertise in buying and selling surplus manufacturing equipment and real estate across a broad range of industries, including processing, packaging, food and beverage and general manufacturing. The firm also holds more than 20 million square feet of idle turnkey manufacturing plant across the United States. New Mill Capital is selling a state-of-the-art dried fruit plant formerly operated by Oceana Foods.

The Oceana Foods plant in Shelby, Michigan features blending, drying and evaporative process equipment and retail and food service packaging lines. The plant specialised in the drying and processing of Montmorency tart cherries grown in and around Michigan. In July Cherry Central Cooperative announced plans to idle the facility, following year-over-year cherry crop shortages.

The online auction opens on the 11th of November and closes on the 18th of November. Equipment featured in the sale includes: Three Aeroglide and Proctor drying lines with oscillating in-feeds; 2016 vertical form fill and seal equipment; 2016 DTS fruit infusion system; Yamato scales; unused 2019 zipper pouch packaging machine; unused centrifuge; 2,000 gallon jacketed twin shaft paddle blenders; optical sorting equipment; process evaporators; stainless steel vertical and horizontal storage tanks; Urschel reduction; fruit processing lines; fluid screeners; Sweeco screeners; checkweighers; conveyor systems; fastback conveyors; metal detectors; case sealers; like new teardrop pallet racking; late model forklift fleet; pallet wrappers; scales; like new air compressors; plant support equipment and much more. The assets can be inspected by appointment only.

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