Anybody want to buy a paper mill?
Today is the day that Harbor Paper will officially be sold off piece-by-piece to the highest bidder.
An auction will be held starting today at the Quinault Beach Resort & Casino for the facility. Included in the bidding will be auctions for individual parts such as furniture, tools, and the mirrors off the bathroom walls, although “Lot 1” in the auction will be Harbor Paper in its entirety. Over 1400 lots in all will be put up for bid.
Biditup.com will be running the auction live from the Casino, or interested buyers can view the live webcast on the official auction page.
Portions of the historic mill that do not sell today to bidders will be sold for scrap before the entire facility is removed, leaving the land owned by Rayonier open for the next chapter in the Hoquiam waterfront.
Harbor Paper cut back their operation last year in a move they said was to adjust their management. Despite announcing a full restart planned for April, no sign of activity had been seen at the mill since the shutdown.