AUCTION: Surplus Assets to the Continuing Operations of The Hartford Courant


Hartford, CT January 2021 – The Branford Group, a full-service industrial auction and valuation company, along with North East Printing Machinery Inc, have partnered with The Hartford Courant to host a large industrial auction to liquidate surplus assets of the Courant’s newsroom and print facility in Connecticut.

The auction will feature 700+ lots including (2) Mueller Martini SLS-3000 Insertion Lines: 28 & 32 Pocket, 2013 Balemaster 5450G-12 Horizontal Baler with Low Hours, (100+) Offices, Conference Rooms, Cafeteria & Maintenance equipment along with many other assets.

Tyler Gardner, Director of Business Development for The Branford Group comments, “The Branford Group is proud to have been selected to work with The Hartford Courant as they relocate from their current longstanding corporate offices in downtown Hartford, while continuing to provide the community with the same consistent quality they have for over 250 years.” Gardner added, “We are excited to be able to offer the local community, and greater general public, not only quality newspaper production equipment, but also executive offices, vintage memorabilia, antiques, cafeteria & kitchen equipment, as well as all kinds of facility support equipment. This truly is a unique offering, and as a Connecticut business, we are honored to be a part of this historic transition.”

Joe Koravos, President of NEPM also added, “North East Printing Machinery is proud to offer to the public the newspaper production machinery assets of the Hartford Courant, believed to be the longest continuous run newspaper in the US, an entity that published its first edition way back in 1764!”

Key assets featured in the auction include:

  • (2) 2003 Mueller Martini SLS 3000 Insertion Lines, 28 & 32 Pocket, Stream Feeders, (2) Combi Stackers w/ Print Device
  • 2013 Balemaster5450G-12 Baler
  • Several Dynaric Strappers
  • (3) Accraply Labelers
  • Assorted K&M Automated Belt Conveyor Systems
  • (2) Quipp 351 Stackers
  • Several 40-75 HP Gardner Denver & Kaeser Air Compressors
  • Quincy 15 HP Vacuum Pumps
  • Challenge Model 20 Cutter
  • Challenge 3 Hole Drill
  • (40 plus) Interthor Electric Scissor Pallet Jacks
  • Spare Parts, Maintenance & Support Equipment
  • Complete Plate Making Dept
  • (3) Glunz & Jensen Alliance Vision Plate Benders
  • (3) Advantage DL’s & Bridge Conveyors
  • (3) Agfa Processors
  • Complete Cafeteria & Kitchens
  • (100 +) Executive Offices & Conference Rooms
  • Memorabilia and Antiques

 The online auction will open for bidding on January 27, 2021 at 9:00 AM (EST) with lots beginning to close, January 28 at 10:00 AM (EST). Preview and inspection will be offered by appointment only on January 27 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST).

For more details on how to register and the bidding process for this highly anticipated auction please visit: The Branford Group or contact Tyler Gardner at 203.500.2529 or 

 About The Branford Group:
The Branford Group is a global industrial auction and valuation business with proficiency across a wide array of industries, with unparalleled expertise to match buyers and sellers around the world.

For more than 30 years, our team of professionals has aligned surplus industrial machinery, equipment, turn-key manufacturing facilities, real estate, intellectual property, and inventories with qualified buyers. Launched by four industry colleagues with diverse trade backgrounds and similar business philosophies, The Branford Group provides a “30,000-foot perspective” while maintaining a one-on-one client experience. We can ensure that buyers and sellers have the information and the resources that are needed for a successful outcome because of the leadership, vision, and extensive experience of our accomplished management executives.

Whether you are strategically downsizing, or selling all of your equipment and real estate, our custom-tailored plans can help you meet your liquidity goals.

For more information about The Branford Group, visit or contact Customer Service at (203) 488-7020 or by emailing

About North East Printing Machinery Inc.:
Since 1982, North East Printing Machinery has been servicing clients both locally and around the world. We deal in all aspects that pertain to the trading of high quality used graphic arts equipment.

We are experienced in both sheet fed and web fed offset equipment, all type of bindery, finishing and converting machines, digital presses and electronic pre-press equipment. Our clients come from various fields; commercial printers, packaging printers, newspapers, trade bindery and converters, digital print operations and much more.

Your can reach us for more information at 603-474-7455 or visit our website at


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