SUBJECT TO TRUSTEE AND COURT APPROVAL
Complete Closure of a State of the Art Solar Module Manufacturer with All Related Equipment
(SALE #2)- Please note this is a 2-Day Webcast Sale with registration handled by our partner Great American
(ABOU1012)

Auction Type
Webcast & On Location 2-DAY AUCTION

Date & Time
Please note this is a 2-Day Webcast Sale:

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 at 9:00 AM (MDT) and Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 at 9:00 AM (MDT)

Inspection/Preview
Longmont - Monday, October 1 from 9:00 to 4:00 (MDT)

Osceola - By Appointment Only, Please call Tab Casper
(574) 255-3195 to inspect

Currency
USD
Buyers Premium
A discounted 15% BP for buyers paying via Cash, Cashiers Check, Company Check or Wire Transfer will apply to your purchase. (Example: a $100 purchase paying by cash instrument the total with BP is $115)
Featured Items
Longmont Main Production Facility

9586 Interstate 25 East Frontage Rd, Longmont, CO 80504



Line Overview:
  • Complete 2’ x 4’ (60 x 120cm) Solar Module Manufacturing Lines, Thin-film Solar Photovoltaic Frameless Modules Produced on a Continuous Automated Line using a Semicon Deposition Process on Tempered Black Glass
Front End
  • (2) Newport SolaryX 1600 Laser Scribers, s/n 122408-1221941-103
  • (2) Bilco Scrubbers 210-24-8 Versa Clean Washers
  • (4) Benteler WM4508 CO, Glass Washing Units
  • (2) Manz Automation LSI-4 Laser Scribing Tools (2010)
  • (2) Amtech ADT-2 Mist Dust Collectors
  • Cardinal Automation Group Fully AutoConveying Systems
  • Dark Field Technologies Cosmetic Defection System (2009)
Back-End

  • (2) Complete Cardinal Conveyer, Loader & Curing Lines
  • (4) Manz Automation LSI Laser Scribers
  • (2) Von Ardenne Sputtering Lines w/ Cardinal Loading Systems, Rotary Cutters includes Targets, Varian Pumps, Control Cabinets.
  • Vytek Large Format Laser Scribing Station
  • (2) 4-Jet Laser EDS Edge Deletion Machines
  • (2) Trumpf TruMicro 7050 Short Pulsed Lasers
Test Area
  • Agilent 3320A 22Mhz Function /Arbitrary Form Generator
  • Stanford PPM100 Partial Pressure Monitor
  • Fluke 8845A & 8808A Precision Multimeters
  • Jandel RM3-AR Test Meter
  • Mahr Millimar C1208 Length Measuring Instrument
  • Ava Solar Proto Scriber, Large Format Laser Scriber
  • Spire Sim 3500 SLP (2009)
  • Veeco Dektak 150 Surface Profilometer
  • Zeiss Imager M1m Axio Optical Microscope
Machine Shop

  • Wilton Horizontal Band Saw
  • Millermatic 140 & 350P Welders
  • First Vertical Mill w/ DRO & Machine Vice
  • Dewalt DW758 Dual Pedestal Grinder
  • Large Granite Surface Table
  • Knaack Storagemaster & Snap-on Tool Chests
  • Greenlee Heavy Duty Tool Cabinet
  • (2) Vidmar Sentry 100, 9 Drawer Tool Cabinets
  • Cantilever Racks with Metal Rounds, Squares
  • Flame Proof Cabinets
Plant / Facilities Support

  • Siemens 750 Gallon, 7.5 GPM DI Water System (2008)
  • (12) Polycold Fast Cycle Water Vapor Cryopumps
  • (4) Robuschi Sentinel Robox Screw Compressors
  • (3) Carrier HFC-134A Chillers
  • (2) 2011 Kaeser DSD 200 Sigma 200-HP Direct Drive Compressors
  • Kaeser KBD1800, Blower Purge 1800 SCFM Dryer
  • Cummings Genset
  • (6) Evapco Cooling Towers
Racking
  • Numerous Sections of Like New Teardrop Pallet Racking w/ Wire Decking loaded with spare parts.
Data Room & Offices
  • Xtreme Power Conversion
  • (2) APC MGE Galaxy 5000 UPS 3-Phase Power Protectors
  • High end office equipment, desks, cubicles, dividers, conference tables and more


Osceola, Indiana - Facilities & Support Equipment


Please Note - All Items In Osceola, Indiana Are Brand New, Have Never Been Used

10844 McKinley Highway, Osceola, IN 46561

  • 2011-2012 Kohler Diesel Generator Set, Model 800REOZDD, (795 kW rated at 480 volt),994 KVA Output amperage: 1195 amps max only at 0.8 power factor, Sound Enclosure, Sound attenuated, Voltage, 60Hz,277/480V, 3Ph,4W,0.8PF, S/N 1009879806, Detroit Diesel Engine Model 12V2000 G85 R123-8A37

  • (3) 2012 Trane CenTravac Water Cooled Liquid Chillers, Model CVHF910, 910 Tons, 480 Volt, Water Cooled, S/Ns L12A00317, L12A00311, & L12A00310, Estimated Weight per Machine 34,000-Lbs, Approx. NEW COST $300,000.00 per Machine

  • 2011 Atlas Copco Oil Injected Air Compressor, Model GA315KW, 125PSI, Air Cooled, 422Horsepower, S/N APF 168430
  • 2011 Atlas Copco Air Cooled Refrigerated Dryer Model FD1400VSD, S/N 167259 (2) 2012

  • Marley Fluid Coolers, Model MHF707M122G, GPM 1,300, HW 101.50, CW 86.00, Motor 60.0, RPM 292, Fan Pitch 12.5, S/N HF 10045778-A1, & S/N HF 10045778-B1

  • (2) 2011 TMI Custom Air Systems Air Handling Units, 48000CFM, Fan Array, Filter, Cooling Coil S/N 11-048-001, S/N 11-048-001 & 11-048-002

  • (8) 2011 Brooks Automation Polycold Fast Cycle Water Vapr Cyro Pumping Systems, Model PFC 1102HC, Approx. NEW COST per Unit, $35,000.00

  • 2011 Semco Energy Recovery Units, Model PVS 28, 23,000 Supply CFM, 50 HP Supply S/N 56863/PJ39056 $250,000 NEW COST per Unit

  •  (4) 2011 Robuschi Model WS105/4P Compressors with 250 HP TEFC Motors 460v/3 Phase With/ ABB VFD Model ACS550

  • Large Quantity of Assorted Vacuum Pumps, Taco Triple Duty Valves Taco PMPV 10, Suction Diffusers

  • (16) 2011 Busch Vacuum Pumps/Systems,  Model WZ1000/DS600 B Combo Vacuum Packages, 480 V/60/HZ/ 3 Phase/ with Busch Roots Pump Model WZ 1000A & Bush Cobra DS 0600B Rotary Twin Screw Pump, (Brand New In Boxes)


In Conjunction With:
Location
Longmont, CO
Lot #s:
TBD

Inspection/ Preview:
Monday, October1, from 9:00 to 4:00 (MDT)

Sales Tax:
TBD



We will charge Sales tax until we are supplied with a US resale or manufacturing certificate Sales Tax Certificates.

We need this for every sale fax to 203-488-4577.

Removal:
All items must be removed between Thursday, October 4th thru Friday, October 19th.  
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM   (No Sundays)

Contact:  Zenaido Zermeno  323-791-7155


*Rigging/Shipping:

Navis Pack & Ship
Contact: Tom Smith (303) 455-8080 or (303) 884-7465
co1028@gonavis.com
www.gonavis.com/about/co1028


Note: TBG is not the Shipper.

*The Branford Group does not pack, ship, store, crate or rig items. Buyers may either pick up their items at the designated auction site personally or can arrange for a third party logistics firm to manage the removal process for them. If someone other than the registered buyer at the sale is designated to pick up those purchased assets, the buyer must:

1) Contract with an independent logistics firm or other representative who will dismantle, crate, pack, or ship your purchased items.

2) Coordinate the removal of those purchased items to meet the time deadlines indicated on this page.

3) Submit an "Agent Release Authorization" form which will allow The Branford Group to release items to a third party contractor for shipping, crating or packing purposes. Since The Branford Group does not ship the items, we do not obtain/prepare any export licenses/documents. *The Branford Group finds and displays one or more local logistics service providers who understand our removal process, offer specific services, and have certain skills and capacities. We offer this service to you without representations or warranties of any kind whatsoever.



The Branford Group is not affiliated with any machinery rigging, transport or export company. We provide the names and contact information of available companies solely as a courtesy to our buyers. The Branford Group does not endorse or guarantee the services of any machinery rigging, transport or export company, and cannot be held responsible for any damage, omission or other problems incurred as a result of the actions of those companies. Buyers are encouraged to utilize a service provider of their choice, provided they supply The Branford Group with the required forms and insurance certificates.

Location
Osceola, Indiana
Lot #s:
TBD



Inspection / Preview:
Monday, September 17 and Tuesday, September 18 at 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM MDT





Sales Tax:
TBD



Removal:
Removal Is By Appointment Only - Please Contact:

Eric L. Denison
Clover Machinery Movers
1906 Clover Rd Mishawaka, IN 46545
Office: (574)255-3195
Fax: (574)256-1098
Cell: (574)220-9513
E-mail: edenison@clovermachinerymovers.com




Rigging/Shipping:


Suggested Riggers will be announced shortly.

Note: TBG is not the Shipper.

*The Branford Group does not pack, ship, store, crate or rig items. Buyers may either pick up their items at the designated auction site personally or can arrange for a third party logistics firm to manage the removal process for them. If someone other than the registered buyer at the sale is designated to pick up those purchased assets, the buyer must:

1) Contract with an independent logistics firm or other representative who will dismantle, crate, pack, or ship your purchased items.

2) Coordinate the removal of those purchased items to meet the time deadlines indicated on this page.

3) Submit an "Agent Release Authorization" form which will allow The Branford Group to release items to a third party contractor for shipping, crating or packing purposes. Since The Branford Group does not ship the items, we do not obtain/prepare any export licenses/documents. *The Branford Group finds and displays one or more local logistics service providers who understand our removal process, offer specific services, and have certain skills and capacities. We offer this service to you without representations or warranties of any kind whatsoever.



The Branford Group is not affiliated with any machinery rigging, transport or export company. We provide the names and contact information of available companies solely as a courtesy to our buyers. The Branford Group does not endorse or guarantee the services of any machinery rigging, transport or export company, and cannot be held responsible for any damage, omission or other problems incurred as a result of the actions of those companies. Buyers are encouraged to utilize a service provider of their choice, provided they supply The Branford Group with the required forms and insurance certificates.

Absentee (Proxy) Bids & Accounting Contact:
Please call 203-488-7020
Equipment & Preview Contact:
Please call 203-488-7020
Removal Contact:
Longmont, CO - Zenaido Zermeno  323-791-7155

Osceola, IN - Eric L. Denison (574)220-9513 or (574)255-3195
Terms & Conditions
**UPDATED February 2010**
 

TERMS OF SALE
Set forth below are the terms and conditions (the "Terms") that shall apply to any purchase by any party (a "Buyer") either directly from Branford Auctions, LLC ("TBG") or in a transaction (a "Transaction") in which TBG serves as broker, agent, liquidator or auctioneer for any third party owner. The Terms apply to all Transactions, including without limitation, public auctions conducted by TBG and direct purchases by Buyer of any item either before, after or independent of any public auction.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. All machinery, equipment, merchandise and other items (the "Goods") are sold on an "AS IS/WHERE IS" basis with no warranties or representations whatsoever, either expressed or implied. Neither TBG nor the consignor makes any warranties or representations of any kind or nature with respect to the property or it's value, and in no event shall they be responsible for correctness of description, genuineness, attribution, provenance, authenticity, authorship, completeness, condition of the property or estimate of it's value. No statement (oral or written) in the catalog, at the auction, or elsewhere shall be deemed such a warranty or representation, or any assumption of responsibility. Prospective bidders are urged to contact TBG directly for detailed information regarding any lot. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, THE WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND MERCHANTABILITY are expressly disclaimed.

2. Registration. Buyers must register prior to bidding at any auction sale. All bidders must provide their name, company (if applicable), mailing address and phone number prior to the auction. When applicable, Electronic bidders are required to provide a valid email address and Visa or Mastercard number. At its discretion, TBG may charge a registration fee for Electronic bidding. This fee will be clearly displayed during the registration process. THE BIDDER AUTHORIZES TBG TO CHARGE LIQUIDATED DAMAGES TO THE CREDIT CARD LEFT ON FILE DURING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS. (See section 9 "Default" below.)

3. Deposits. TBG requires a deposit of not less than twenty five percent (25%) of the Buyer's TOTAL PURCHASE PRICE by the end of sale day - with the balance due by the end of the next business day. This can be in the form of cash, a cashiers check, or business check with a bank letter of guarantee. For Electronic bidders, at its discretion, TBG may contact bidders via email or telephone before or during the sale to provide a bank letter of guarantee or wire transfer as a deposit. If TBG does not receive a response from its attempts to contact Buyer or if the Buyer does not provide a deposit, TBG reserves the right to refuse or cancel Buyer's bids and re-sell Goods.

4. Invoices & Payment Instructions. Winning bidders can request a printed paper invoice from the Accounting Manager at the sale location during or after the sale. Electronic bidders will be sent an electronic invoice to the email address provided during registration. Invoices can be faxed upon request. Detailed payment instructions for each sale are available in the printed lot catalog at the sale location on the day of the sale. Electronic bidders will be sent detailed payment instructions via email along with their invoice.

5. Payments. TBG must receive the balance of the total purchase price no later than the close of business on the day following the auction (the "Final Payment Date"). All payments must be in cash, cashier's or certified check, federal wire transfer of immediately available funds or a corporate check accompanied with a bank letter of guarantee, and all of the foregoing must be in form, scope and substance acceptable to TBG. Credit Cards are accepted for payment, electronic bidding registration and for Liquidated Damages in the event of a default. Without limiting TBG's discretion, no corporate checks without a bank guarantee and no personal checks will be accepted. No title shall pass to Buyer until the total purchase price and all Taxes have been paid to TBG in collected funds.

6. Taxes. Buyer must also pay to TBG on or before the Final Payment Date, all sales, export, use and other taxes due to any federal, state or local taxing authority (the "Taxes") as a result of Buyer's purchase, including without limitation, any taxes arising from any Buyer's Premium (as defined below). To receive the benefit of any tax exemption, Buyer must supply TBG with a sales tax exemption certificate acceptable in form, scope and substance to TBG in TBG'S sole discretion.

7. Buyer's Premium. TBG in its sole discretion may impose a buyer's premium ("Buyer's Premium") on any Goods sold. The Buyer's Premium is a percentage that is added to the final purchase price of any item. TBG shall charge and collect from each successful bidder a buyer's premium for each sale at the auction, in addition to the purchase price as bid.

8. Removal. (1) Buyers or their Agents must remove all Goods purchased before the final removal date and time announced by TBG at the auction (the "Removal Date"). (2) No Goods shall be removed until the full purchase price and all applicable taxes thereon have been received by TBG in the form required herein. Any Goods not removed on or before the Removal Date shall be subject to storage charges that TBG may in its discretion impose. ANY ITEMS NOT REMOVED ON OR BEFORE THE REMOVAL DATE SHALL BE DEEMED ABANDONED AND TBG SHALL HAVE NO FURTHER OBLIGATION TO BUYER WITH RESPECT TO SUCH ITEMS. (See also #8C.)

8A. Buyer shall be responsible for the safe and proper removal of any Goods purchased by Buyer. TBG does not pack, ship, store, crate or rig items. Buyers may either pick up Goods at the designated auction site personally or can contract with a third party agent to manage the removal process for them. Before Goods can be removed by an Agent, Agent must provide TBG with (1) proof of payment in full (Paid In Full Invoice) and (2) an "Agent Release Authorization" form which allows The Branford Group to release items to a third party contractor for shipping, crating or packing purposes.

8B. Goods weighing more than 100 pounds must be removed by a qualified, insured rigger. Before any removal, Buyer must provide TBG with a certificate of insurance from the rigger, which certificate must be in form, scope and content acceptable to TBG in TBG'S sole discretion. Without limiting TBG'S discretion, such certificate must show that the rigger carries comprehensive liability insurance written by an insurance carrier of national standing and in an amount of not less than two million dollars ($2,000,000.00). Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Buyer shall restore and repair all real and personal property that is altered or damaged as a result of Buyer's removal of the Goods. TBG shall have no responsibility to disconnect utilities to the sold asset, including electric, gas, waste and water lines. Buyer is solely responsibility to properly remove and store in appropriate containers all fluids, oils, hazardous chemicals, etc., from machinery purchased. Buyer does hereby indemnify TBG, the owner of the Goods and the owner of the premises in which the Goods are located, from any and all claims, damages, and losses arising from Buyer's actions or actions with respect to the Goods and Buyer's presence on the premises in which the Goods are located, including without limitation, injuries to persons or property and environmental violations or contamination. Risk of loss on any Goods shall pass to the Buyer upon payment in full to TBG of all sums due from Buyer in respect to the Goods.

8C. Small Lot Removal. TBG shall have no responsibility whatsoever for any missing or lost items that can be removed by hand if such items have not been removed within forty-eight (48) hours of the conclusion of the sale. There will be NO removal of any lots until the auction is complete.

9 Default. Bidders must bid only on those items they are prepared to pay for and remove in accordance with the terms and conditions of this sale. All items awarded to high bidders are contractually theirs and must be paid for by the Final Payment Date and removed by the Final Removal Date. IN THE EVENT PURCHASER FAILS TO PERFORM CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS (PAYMENT AND REMOVAL) AS SPECIFIED IN THIS INVITATION TO BID, THE FOLLOWING ACTION APPLIES: PURCHASER WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE PLACED IN DEFAULT. THIS IS YOUR OFFICIAL NOTICE OF DEFAULT. Upon default, the purchaser shall lose all right, title, and interest which he/she might otherwise have acquired in and to such property as to which default has occurred. TBG will re-market and re-sell this property.

9A. Payment Default. Failure to pay invoices in full by the Final Payment Date in accordance with payment terms will subject Bidder to pay as Liquidated Damages a sum equal to the lesser of (1) 20 percent of the invoice price of the item(s) as to which the default has occurred, or (2) the full amount of the difference between the original invoice price and the re-sold price plus any expenses incurred to re-market or re-sell these items. IF TBG HAS NOT RECEIVED PAYMENT FOR WINNING BIDS WITHIN 24 HOURS OF THE FINAL PAYMENT DATE, THE BIDDER AUTHORIZES TBG TO CHARGE LIQUIDATED DAMAGES TO THE CREDIT CARD LEFT ON FILE DURING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS.

9B. Removal Default. Failure to remove items by the Final Removal Date in accordance with removal terms will subject Bidder to pay as Liquidated Damages the full amount of the expenses incurred to store or transport items until they are re-sold. IF BUYER HAS NOT REMOVED ITEMS WITHIN 24 HOURS OF THE FINAL REMOVAL DATE, THE BIDDER AUTHORIZES TBG TO CHARGE LIQUIDATED DAMAGES TO THE CREDIT CARD LEFT ON FILE DURING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS.

10. After Buyer has removed any item from TBG'S possession, TBG shall have no obligation to make any adjustment or accommodation to Buyer because of any mistake in quantity or other defect or problem with respect to such item. Buyer must make all requests for adjustments in writing to TBG before any item is removed from the premises where the auction is conducted.

11. TBG shall not be responsible for any damages, loss or theft of Goods except in the case of TBG's willful misconduct. Without limiting the foregoing, TBG shall not be responsible for damages or losses caused by strikes, civil disorders, or acts of God.

12. If for any reason TBG is unable to deliver any Goods purchased by Buyer, TBG'S sole liability shall be to return all sums paid by Buyer to TBG in respect of such Goods.

13. Minimum or Reserve Prices. TBG, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to establish a reserve or minimum price on any Goods without having to announce, post or publish notice to attendees and buyers at any auction. TBG reserves the right to confirm or reject the final bid. Further, The Branford Group, and/or its affiliates or subsidiaries, may bid at the auction either for its own account or on behalf of a third party.

14. Absentee Bids. By completing an "Absentee (Proxy) Bidder Form," Bidders may appoint TBG to be an agent and proxy for the sole purpose of purchasing the items listed when the Bidder CANNOT bid on the day of the sale. ALL BIDS ARE FINAL AND BINDING and DO NOT include any applicable buyer's premiums and sales taxes. TBG will bid up to the specified maximum bid amount to win the item, using only the amount needed to win the item. TBG has complete discretion whether and when to accept Proxy bids. The auctioneer's announcements at the time the lot is sold take precedence on any and all published materials. Proxy bidders will be notified only if they have been declared the high bid. Notification will take place in the form of an electronic invoice which will be sent to the email address provided during registration.

15. TBG, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to refuse the bid of any person without providing any notice or reason therefore.

16. TBG, in its sole discretion, shall control all bidding increments and advances at any auction. The Branford Group reserves the right to reject any bid that is only a minimal increase over the preceding bid, that is not commensurate with the value of the item being offered or that The Branford Group believes was made illegally or in bad faith. In the event of a dispute among bidders, The Branford Group may, in its sole discretion, either accept what it deems to be the final bid or solicit further bids on the item in dispute. No returns or refunds will be permitted, unless authorized by the seller in writing.

17. TBG reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to sell items advertised as a public auction sale, on a piece by piece basis or as a complete lot. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, TBG may accept a complete lot bid and then conduct an item by item auction which auction shall be effective only if the total proceeds there from exceed the amount of the complete bid.

18. All information provided by TBG to Buyers, including without limitation, any advertising, lot sales catalogs or otherwise, is subject to deletions, errors, additions, and changes without notice. Although information is gathered from sources thought to be reliable, TBG shall have no responsibility whatsoever for any information provided to any attendee or buyers. All buyers shall rely solely on their own investigation and inspection of any Goods.

19. The auctioneer may add other terms and conditions of sale, such additional terms and conditions to be announced prior to the auction. The headings contained herein are for convenience only and shall not limit or alter the Terms hereof.

20. If TBG is selling or auctioning any Goods on behalf of a third party owner, TBG shall act as an agent only and shall have no liability whatsoever for the acts of any owner/principal.

21. Buyers agree to comply with all US export control and related laws, and acknowledge that TBG is not the exporter of any purchased item. Certain items offered for sale at the auction may constitute "Restricted Technology." Under federal law, such items may not be shipped outside the United States. TBG makes no representation or warranty concerning, and has conducted no investigation to ascertain which items, if any, constitute Restricted Technology.

22. Buyers acknowledge that an auction site is a potentially dangerous place, Flammable, noxious, corrosive and pressurized substances may be present. Heavy equipment may be operated and electrical circuits may be live. Every person enters the auction site at his or her own risk with notice of the condition of the premises and the activities that will be or have been conducted on the premises. No person shall have any claim against TBG, the seller or their respective agents for any injuries sustained or for damages to or loss of property that may occur at the auction site.

23. If the Buyer fails to comply with any of the Terms, TBG shall have all rights and remedies available to it at law and in equity. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, TBG may retain all deposits and partial payments received from Buyer and may resell any Goods that Buyer fails to purchase. Buyer shall be responsible for all costs, losses, and damages suffered by TBG (i) as a result of Buyer's breach of any of the Terms, including without limitation, lost profits and consequential damages, and (ii) incurred in connection with the enforcement of TBGS' rights, including, without limitation, legal fees and costs and expenses related to the resale of Goods, including storage and rigging fees.

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