If you’ve always dreamed of making your own soda, you’re in luck.
New Mill Capital’s auction division will be selling the equipment of the recently closed Coca-Cola Bottling Company of the Lehigh Valley during a three-day online auction.
Bidspotter.com is hosting the auction, which runs from 11 a.m. Aug. 21 to 11 a.m. Aug. 23.
It will consist of complete carbonated beverage processing and packaging equipment including bottle and can lines, stainless mix tanks up to 5,000 gallons, water treatment, Carbon dioxide and Nitrogen systems, pumps and support equipment.
The company, located at 2150 Industrial Drive in Bethlehem, previously produced beverages such as Coca-Cola, Sprite and Coke Zero. It ceased soda production in February, and now has plans to convert into a distribution center.
“By monetizing the equipment assets at the Lehigh Valley plant, we’re able to help with the conversion to a distribution center through removal of the equipment as well as offset some of the cost via sale proceeds,” said Principal of New Mill Capital Eric Weiler.
Those interested in inspecting the equipment in person are invited to visit the company from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 21 or 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 22.
The company anticipates the majority of the bids coming from those in the carbonated beverage industry throughout the U.S. The opening bid for the most products is $5.
“The equipment has been well maintained and will prove valuable to a number of new users that can further manufacturing capability immediately,” Weiler said.
*Original article can be found at Lehigh Valley Live