Associated Spring Bristol Plant

Webcast Only Auction

12/13 & 12/14 - 10:00 AM


18 Main Street
Bristol, CT 06010


Day Prior From 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM or By Appointment with


Two-Day Webcast Auction of 300,000 Sq. Ft. Automotive Stamping Facility Including Minster Presses to 800-Ton, Feed Lines, Nilson Four-Slides, Vibratory Bowls, Barrell Blast Machines, Induction Heaters, Ovens, Toolroom, Inspection, Maintenance and Shop Equipment


Presses and Feed Lines

  • 800 Ton Minster E2-800-54 SSDC Press, Minster Servo Feed Line

  • 400 Ton Minster E2-400-72-48 SSDC Press, COE/CWP Servo Feed Line

  • 300 Ton Niagara SA2-300-72-43 SSDC Press, Servo Feed Line

  • 100 Ton Minster P2H-100-48-31 SSDC Press, 450 SPM, Servo Feed Line

  • (3) 60 Ton Minster P2-60-36 SSDC Presses, Feed Lines

  • 35 Ton V&O Parts-Master SS2-35-32 SSDC, 150-500 SPM

  • (15) OBI and Gap Presses, Minster, Federal, Bliss and Perkins

  • Press Feed Lines, Upenders and Feed Equipment

  • COE 24W Auto Shear Line (New - Never Put in Service)

  • Steel Belt Slug Conveyors

Four-Slides and Related

  • (15) Nilson Four-Slides to 3/16", Updated (New as 1990)

  • (5) Baird Four-Slides, Updated

  • Torin V82 Verti-Slide

  • (15) Machine Side Belt Type Ovens

Vibratory Bowls and Barrell Blasters

  • (30) Vibratory Finishing Bowls to 8' Diameter, Load / Unload Systems (to 2015)

  • Bowls by Hammond, Roto-Finish, Rosemont, Rosler and Others

  • (15) Barrell Blasters by Metfin, Pangborn Wheelabrator and Others (Late)

Parts Washers and Other Finishings

  • Abtex 2000-P-3-10 Multi-Head Brush Deburring Line 

  • Crown 5024W/BO Stainless Steel Continuous Belt Parts Washer (2014)

  • Sinto Roll-Flow EVF-08R Parts Finisher

  • Guyson RXS900 Blast System 

  • Other Finishing Machines and Washers

Ovens, Heat Set and Die Quench Equipment 

  • (7) Die Quench Lines, Each with Fanuc Robot, Induction Heater, Continuous Belt Oven, Press and Transfrer Stations (New as 2015)

  • (4) Thermaltool Radyne Induction Heaters (Late Model)

  • (20) Magnum Heated Platen Hydraulic Presses, Loaders, Used for Heat Set

  • (150 Continuous Belt Ovens to 24" by Grieve, Wisconsin and Others (Some Late Model)

Inspection Equipment

  • (6) Larson LSI Flash 25 Automatic Load Testers (New as 2015)

  • (3) Promess 8/200/200 Automatic Load Testers (New 2021)

  • (4) Larson LSI Bench-Top Load Testers

  • (15) Optical Comparators to 30" Diameter

  • (5) Digital Hardness Testers by Wilson and Others

  • (100+) Lots of Inspection Tools

Complete Toolroom

  • Ward Jet A0612 CNC Water-Jet, Like New (2021)

  • (10) Lathes by Leblond, Harrison, Clausing, Hardinge and Others

  • (15) Surface Grinders to 36", Hand and Hydrualic

  • Heald, Studer, Cincinnati Monoset Grinders

  • EDM's, Mills, Drills, Presses, Saws, Sanders, Grinders, Furnaces

  • (200+) Lots Tooling and Machine Accessories 

Support Equipment

  • (3) 125 HP Atlas Copco GA90VSD Air Compressor (2014)

  • (1,000) Flomatic Style Corrugated Steel Tubs

  • Bridge Cranes to 10 Ton Capacity

  • (50) Self Dumping Hoppers

  • Forklifts to 15,000 Lb. 

  • Substantial Maintenance Departments, MRO, Parts, Machinery, Tools

  • (200+) Lots Shop Equipment, Carts, Cabinets, Fans, Benches 

Sale Specific Information

18% Buyer's Premium for All Purchases

Webcast Bidder Notice

All perspective webcast bidders must be registered and approved no later than 48 hours prior to the start of the auction. Upon registering for the sale with you will receive information from Cincinnati Industrial Auctioneers on how to become an approved bidder. All perspective webcast bidders must post a 25% deposit of approximate planned spending budget or minimum of $5,000.00 in order to be approved. No exceptions will be made.

Removal Information


Payment Information

Cincinnati Industrial only accepts U.S. Currency in the following methods of payment of deposits and invoices:

1. Wire Transfer

The Wire Transfer method for payment of your final invoice is as follows:

Bidders must make the customary 25% deposit using one of the other stated methods of payment. The balance due on your invoice should be wired to our account within 24 hours after the auction.

Funds may be wire transferred directly to Cincinnati Industrial's account. Wire instructions will be included with your final invoice or you can call or email to receive them.

2. Company Checks (drawn on U.S. banks only)

Company checks are only acceptable if accompanied by a letter from the payor's bank guaranteeing unqualified payment to Cincinnati Industrial Auctioneers. Click here to view a sample Bank Letter of Guarantee and to view the instructions on how to successfully guarantee payment.

All checks should be made payable to: Cincinnati Industrial Auctioneers, Inc.

3. Certified Checks (drawn on U.S. banks only)

Terms & Conditions


NOTICE: All Bidders and other persons attending this sale (“Bidders”) agree that they have read and have full knowledge of these terms and agree to be bound hereby. The Bidder identified by the Auctioneer as the high bidder or successful bidder at auction (“successful Bidder”) shall have entered into a legally binding contract to purchase the item bid upon (“Lot”) at the price and subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein. All determinations, rulings, and adjustments made by the Auctioneer in good faith shall be final, binding, and conclusive upon all Bidders. The term “Auctioneer” herein means Cincinnati Industrial Auctioneers, Inc.

  1. IDENTIFICATION - All Bidders are required to give full name and addresses at time of registration.
  2. DEPOSIT - Each successful Bidder will be required to make a deposit in cash or by bank cashier’s or certified check of 25 percent (25%) of the successful bid on each Lot at time of knockdown. In default of such deposit, the Lot may be put up again immediately and resold.
  3. TIME OF PAYMENT – Each successful Bidder shall receive an invoice during or at the conclusion of the auction. All invoices must be paid in full by the close of business on the last day of the auction sale and prior to removing any Lot. Any other arrangements must be made with auctioneer prior to bidding. In the absence of payment or agreement by the auctioneer, title to the Lot shall not transfer to the successful Bidder and such Bidder will lose any right, title or interest such Bidder may have acquired, and the deposit paid, if any, without further notice to such Bidder. The Bidder shall nonetheless remain liable for any damages caused by the Bidder’s failure to pay.
  4. REMOVAL - All purchases must be removed not later than the date specified in the Auction Catalogue and/or announced at the sale. No Lot can, on any account, be removed during the sale. All goods are sold “Where Is.” Removal shall be at the expense, risk, and liability of the successful Bidder. Purchases will be released only on presentation of paid invoice. Auctioneer shall not be responsible for Lots not removed within the time allowed, but Auctioneer shall have the option to remove and store at the expense and risk of the successful Bidder any article purchased, but not paid for and removed within the time required.
  5. MANNER OF PAYMENT – All payments must be made by cash, bank cashier’s check or company check with a bank letter of authorization guaranteeing funds to “Cincinnati Industrial Auctioneers, Inc.” All checks for deposits and balances due shall be payable to the order of “Cincinnati Industrial Auctioneers, Inc." All invoices must be paid to representatives of the Auctioneer at the auction site unless otherwise announced. The full purchase price on all Lots sold to the same successful Bidder must be paid within the time fixed and before removal of any Lot.
  6. DISCALIMER OF ALL WARRANTIES INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE; CONDITION OF ARTICLES SOLD – The Auctioneer and any owner, seller, or secured party make no warranties express or implied as to merchantability or fitness for purpose whatsoever. All such express or implied warranties are expressly excluded hereby. No oral statement or other writing by any person negates this exclusion. If you think you have received any assurance or warranty of any kind as to a Lot offered in this auction do not bid on such item unless the Auctioneer has signed a writing specifically directed to you and identifying the Lot and stating the modification of this exclusion The Auctioneer shall not be responsible for the correct description, genuineness, authenticity of, or defect in any Lot, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No sale will be set aside nor allowance made on account of any incorrectness, error in commentary, cataloging, or any imperfection not noted. No deduction, credit or avoidance shall be allowed on damaged articles, all Lots being exposed for public exhibition are purchased and accepted by successful Bidder “AS IS”, “WHERE IS” and “WITH ALL FAULTS”. Auctioneer makes no warranties or guarantees whatsoever whether written, oral or implied as to quality, quantity, condition, usability, salability, weight, measurement, age, model, mechanical condition, performance or other specifications and all sales made are utterly without recourse.
  7. CLAIMS – No Claims will be allowed after removal of Lots from premises.
  8. RESPONSIBILITY FOR NON-DELIVERY- Auctioneer, any owner, seller or secured party shall not, in any event, be liable to any Bidder for non-delivery of any Lot or for any other matter or thing, other than for the return to the successful Bidder of the deposit or sum paid on said Lot, should the successful Bidder be entitled thereto. This means that if are a successful Bidder and for any reason your Lot is not made available to you, you agree that the damages you may claim for such non-delivery are limited to the amounts you have paid and you waive any claim for damages for lost profits, opportunity, the value of the Lot in excess of the purchase price, your time, expenses, incidental and consequential damages, all of which are expressly waived. 
  9. COMPLIANCE WITH TERMS OF SALE – In default of payment of invoices in full within the time therein specified, the Auctioneer in addition to all other remedies allowed by law, may retain all monies received as deposit or otherwise, as liquidated damages. Lots not paid for and removed within the time allowed herein may be resold at public or private sale without further notice, and any deficiency, together with all expenses and charges of re-sale, will be charged to the defaulting successful Bidder.
  10. RISK TO PERSON AND PROPERTY – Persons attending during exhibition, sale, or removal of Lots assume all risks of damage of or loss to person and property and specifically release the Auctioneer from liability therefore and agree to indemnify and hold the Auctioneer harmless from any loss, claim, liability, cost, or expense caused all or in part by such person(s). Neither the auctioneer nor his principal shall be liable by reason of any defect in or condition of the premises on which the exhibition, sale, or removal of Lots is held.
  11. ADDITION TO OR WITHDRAWAL FROM SALE – The Auctioneer reserves the right to alter the order of the sale, withdrawal from the sale any of the Lots or parts thereof or to sell at this sale Lots not listed, and also reserves the right to group one or more Lots into one or more selling Lots or to subdivide into two or more selling Lots, or make any combination thereof which Auctioneer in its sole discretion determines. Whenever the best interest of the Seller will be served, the Auctioneer reserves the right to sell Lots in bulk.
  12. SALE BY ESTIMATED WEIGHT, COUNT OR MEASURE – Where items are sold by estimated weight, count, or measure, the successful Bidder will be invoiced for and required to pay for the estimated weight, count, or measure. If upon delivery any shortage exists, the successful Bidder will receive a credit at the rate of the bid. If there be an excess, the successful Bidder will be required to take and pay for such excess, at the rate of the bid.
  13. DISPUTE BETWEEN BIDDERS/BID INCREMENTS – If any dispute arises between two or more Bidders, the Auctioneer may decide the same or put the Lot up for sale again at once, or resell to the highest Bidder. The Auctioneer may reject a nominal or fractional bid advance in the Auctioneer’s sole discretion
  14. RESERVE – The Auctioneer reserves the right to reject any and all bids. On Lots upon which there is a reserve, the Auctioneer shall have the right to bid on behalf of the seller, owner or secured party and shall have no obligation to denote or announce such reserve or bid. 
  15. RECORDS – The record of sale kept by the Auctioneer and bookkeeper will be taken as final in the event of any dispute.
  16. AGENCY – The Auctioneer is acting as agent only and is not responsible for the acts of its principals.
  17. SALES TAX – All sales are subject to state and local taxes, which will be collected from the successful Bidder unless a proper exemption certificate including tax-exempt number is presented at the time of payment.
  18. BUYER’S PREMIUM – The Auctioneer in its sole discretion may impose a Buyer’s Premium on any Lots sold. The Buyer’s Premium is a percentage that is added to the final purchase price of any Lot.
  19. SHIPPING – All coolants, oil and fluids must be drained from all machinery and equipment prior to removal. All of the above must be shipped in compliance with state and federal regulations. Unless otherwise expressly provided in writing, preparation and shipment shall be at the sole responsibility and cost of the successful Bidder.
  20. INSURANCE – All successful Bidders, or the their riggers must provide the Auctioneer and the owner of the premises of the sale a certificate of insurance in amounts acceptable to the Auctioneer prior to removal of any Lot.
  21. ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS – Except as set forth in Section 6 above, the Auctioneer may modify or supplement these terms and conditions of sale by language in the catalog available at the sale site or by announcement at the start of the sale.

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Cincinnati, OH 45214

Phone: 513-241-9701
Fax: 513-241-6760

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Onsite Pre-Registration

Registration for onsite bidding will be available on inspection day and/or the morning of the auction.

Proceed to the auction location and bring a Photo ID, Business Card (if applicable), Federal Tax ID Number (if applicable) and form of payment (cash or check) and/or proof of financial capability.