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WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Property seized from the Washex Inc. plant will be sold at auction here on Jan. 22-23, according to Wichita County Constable Mark Brewer. The Waldrip Auctions sale is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Central each day.
The sale is being conducted to satisfy a court-ordered warrant against Washex for unpaid taxes exceeding $130,000. Brewer, who oversaw seizure of the Washex property, says an inventory should be available soon.
The longtime manufacturer of automated laundry-processing systems and computerized data-management systems abruptly closed its plant and laid off its remaining employees in late September. The company has offered no explanation, but there had been published reports of sagging sales, other layoffs, and claims by ex-employees seeking unpaid wages.
The auctioneer’s website indicates those paying with out-of-town checks must have a letter of guarantee. An 8% buyer’s fee will be charged. For more information, Waldrip Auctions can be reached at 940-692-7275, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.