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ONLINE AUCTION: Complete Bakery & Snack Food Plant Surplus to the Kroger Company (June 26 – 27)

Sale Highlights:
Cookie & Cracker Lines: 

  • Saltine Cracker Line: $12 million investment complete with Spooner Vicars laminating system, 70-meter mesh belt oven, Bosch slug wrappers, plus Jones stacker & cartoner system
  • Cookie Band Lines: (3) Werner & Baker Perkins steel band ovens with wire cut extruders, icing slurry mixers, Peerless cooling tunnels and high-speed tray packaging systems
  • Bag in Box Packaging Line: Previously used for oyster crackers and mini Vanilla wafer cookies with Hayssen Yamato multihead weighers and FF&S baggers with accumulating feed bin

Bread & Bun Lines

  • Bread Production Line: (2) Peerless 2100 lb roller bar mixers, AMF ADD divider, indexing rounder table & flouring belt, Stichelber bread moulding systems, plus 5 strap bread pans    
  • Bun Production Line: Peerless 2000 lb roller bar mixer with chunker, Cummins Eagle TRS-4 bun extruder/pan-o-mat systems, Stewart carousel bun cooler, plus hot dog pan inventory 
  • Liquid Fermentation Dept: Walker cold hold process tanks, Crepaco Sponge-o-matic mixer, auger type fermenter tank, Mueller 8000-gallon cream yeast silo tanks, plus CIP system 

Snack Food Plant 

  • Tortilla Chip Lines: (2) Casa Herrera/Heat & Control 1000 and 2000 lb cap hot oil chip production lines with masa mixers, feeders, sheeters, bake ovens and continuous fryers 
  • Puff & Fried Snack Lines: For fried cheese snacks, puffs and flavored popcorn, with Wenger extruder & dryer, Pitman fryer, Spray Dynamics coating systems, and Cretors HSP650 popper 
  • Corn Processing & Bulk Storage: Lee 400-gallon full sweep corn kettles, 18-tank corn soak platform, corn wash tumblers, plus bulk storage silos for corn kernels and popcorn seeds

Mixing, Process & Bulk Storage 

  • Dough Mixing Areas: (3) Peerless triple roller bar bread & bun mixers; (4) Shaffer and Peerless single arm sigma blade cookie mixers, T.L. Green 3 spindle cracker mixers with (40) mix troughs 
  • Process Equipment: Oakes 40SM & Peerless SM-1000 slurry mixers; Peerless HT-1600 icing tanks; Lee cook & mix kettles to 400 gallon, Waukesha & Crepaco positive displacement pumps  
  • Bulk Flour & Sugar Systems: (12) silos for flour & sugar storage, Pfening in plant flour & sugar use bins, Great Western flour sifters, plus dust collectors, diverters & PLC controllers

Packaging Systems

  • FF&S Bagging Platforms: (10) bagging platforms with Hayssen Yamato 14 head weighers, Hayssen Ultima and Bosch baggers, metal detectors, Blueprint Automation case packers
  • Packaging Support: Doboy Linium flow wrappers, Safeline-Mettler-Toledo metal detectors & checkweighers, AMF Versa-Pack case packers, OK Int carton erectors, Douglas case packers
  • Robotic Case Palletizers: Fanuc M-410iB robotic case palletizing stations with Lantech pallet wrapping systems, auto pallet dispensers and automated pallet delivery car

General Plant   

  • Facility Equipment: IR, Quincy & Gardner Denver air compressors & dryers; Vilter refrigeration compressors & BAC tower coolers; Newly installed 13.5KVA transformer & switchgear vaults
  • Factory Support: Crown electric forklifts, stackers & pallet movers; Enormous quantify of Hytrol case conveyor; pallet racking; waste water & sanitation systems; walk in coolers & freezers
  • Shop & Spare Parts: Wide array of shop tools and welders (multiple shops throughout): Huge spare parts inventory with bearings, electrical controls, motors, drives, pumps and Vidmar cabinets


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