Online auction organized by HCCTC | Local

In order to prepare for a potential new program at the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC), a new home is needed for welding equipment that is no longer in use.

With that in mind, an online auction of items is currently taking place through Hurley Auctions until Monday, April 25.

Plans to find new homes for the equipment began in late 2019 as construction of the new transport hub began, and all sending schools had the opportunity to review the equipment before discussions began on an auction.

The welding program moved into the new transportation hub at the start of the 2021-22 school year.

“This will leave room for us in the former welding/machining program area for future expansion of program offerings,” said Laura Hicks, HCCTC Adult Education Coordinator. “The machining was closed a few years ago.”

Some of the items available for auction include a mower, dump truck, Ford Econoline van, industrial metalworking and welding equipment and numerous tools.

“These are items that we were able to replace with new equipment or are no longer used in the curriculum,” Hicks said.

Hicks said HCCTC Director Dr. Tony Payne is coordinating this event with Hurley Auctions.

“He was instrumental in coordinating this event,” she said. “Furthermore, special thanks must also be given to the maintenance team who worked closely with Hurley Auctions for countless hours to organize these auction lots.”

Hicks said that while it’s older equipment, she knows that many small businesses can benefit from well-maintained equipment.

“They may very well be invaluable to our small businesses in our community,” she said. “Huntingdon County’s businesses and industry have always been supported by family operations that operate as small businesses or even hobby shops.”

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