Fowler Auction & Real Estate Service, Inc.
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Bidding opens 4/19/17, closes 4/26/17 - 2:00 Eastern
232 Gregg Street
Bishopville, SC 29010
Online Only Auction
Complete Cotton Gin in Bishopville, SC for sale at auction.
J.R. Dixon Auctions
634 Bultman Drive
Sumter, SC 29150
Palmetto Gin Company
The owners of Palmetto Gin have made the decision to exit the cotton ginning business, as their overall operations going forward are changing focus. We are pleased to offer the assets of Palmetto Gin Co. in Bishopville, SC for sale at auction. This auction will feature, offered individually, or combined, gin machinery, module trucks, real estate, cottonseed storage facilities, and more!
The real estate totals nearly 20 acres of land in town in Bishopville, SC.
Lot 97: includes two tax parcels, 030-06-00-351 and 030-06-00-509. This is the site of the old gin and oil mill, and includes the cotton warehouse (currently licensed for 6000 bales), Muscogee house and seed tank, and two large grain/seed storage tanks. Other than the warehouse, this site has not been operated in several years and will require work to be operational. This site has frontage on Durant Street, Nettles Street, and Cotton Street, and has a long rail frontage. Approximately 9.9 acres, per tax maps.
Lot 98 is a tax parcel 030-10-360 with frontage on Gregg Street, and railroad frontage. This also has a dwelling which is uninhabited (poor condition) and has a city water supply used by several area farmers to fill tanks. Approximately 1.4 acres, per tax assessor.
Lot 99 is the office tract, parcel # 030-10-167. This Lot includes a spacious office building, truck scales, and railroad frontage, and is located on the corner of Gregg and Lee Streets. Approximately 2.67 acres, per tax assessor.
Lot 100 is the gin tract, parcel # 030-10-359, and includes the gin building, large quonset seed storage building, large metal buiding (needs repair) and a smaller quonset building (currently used as parts room/shop.) Approximately 6.6 acres, per tax assessor.
NOTE: Lots 97-100 do not include the ginning machinery currently located within the building in Lot 100 or rolling stock that may currently be on any of the parcels. You may combine real estate with any or all of the machinery lots for bidding purposes.
Lots 101 and higher are the various gin machines and rolling stock.
The cotton gin is a "split 96" design and features a CrustBuster module Feeder with Lipsey round bale flipper, Samuel Jackson drying components (Moisture Mirror 2X, 1208 heater, 1408 heater), 96" Big J. Feed Control, Split 96" Continental pre-cleaning, 2-Continental 141 Double Eagle gin stands, 2 Continental 93 Double Eagle gin stands, 4-96" Continental 16-D lint cleaners, 4-66" Moss lint cleaners, Continental 730 up-packing press with hydraulic pusher, tramper, Jenglo, and all fans (mostly Kimbell), dust control and other assorted machinery, including rolling stock of module trucks, forklift, loader, etc.
INSPECTION: We welcome and encourage all prospective bidders to inspect the property. Auction personnel will be on hand at the following times:
Wednesday, April 19, 1-4 PM
Friday, April 21, 10-2 PM
Monday, April 24, 1-4 PM
Wednesday, April 26, 9AM -Auction Closing
Other times by appointment with Rafe Dixon. Call (803) 774-6967.
Gin and real estate will be offered in individual lots, or combined so as to allow continued operation into the future. Cotton acreage is expected to increase in 2017. The approximate 2016 acreages in the area:
Lee County, SC - 11,285 acres
Darlington County, SC - 24,528 acres
Sumter County, SC - 3,794 acres
Florence County, SC - 10,343 acres
Seller will consider pre-auction offers for the entire gin!
Online bidding will open 4/19/17 and close on 4/26/17!
Inspection of all real estate and equipment may be made by appointment!
Contact Rafe Dixon, (803) 774-6967
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J. Rafe Dixon, SCAL 4059, Auctioneer & Broker
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