About Phoenix Equipment

Phoenix Equipment buys and sells complete chemical process plants for relocation and individual pieces of process equipment and machinery. We have extensive experience acquiring plants and process lines that require the execution of complex dismantlement, demolition and decommissioning projects. Based in Red Bank, New Jersey, we maintain a yard in Madisonville, KY and have team members located in China, India, Germany and relationships throughout the world.

Industries we serve include:

  • Chemical
  • Refining
  • Gas Processing
  • Pharmaceutical & Nutraceutical
  • Food & Beverage
  • Power Generation

Our History

In 1974, Louis Spector and William Spector, father and son, founded Spector Equipment Company (SECO), harnessing Louis’ forty years in the industrial machinery and surplus business and William’s entrepreneurial spirit to salvage surplus industrial sites and equipment. Over the years, the company increasingly concentrated on the chemical process industry and the name changed to Phoenix Equipment – illustrating the idea that shutdown chemical plants and equipment can be re-used, find new life and rise from the ashes. Today, over 40 years later, William and his son, Jesse, have continued the family tradition, expanding our capabilities to include complete plant relocation sales and turnkey plant dismantlement and decommissioning throughout the world.

Our Capabilities & Services

WE SELL COMPLETE PLANTS

We buy, market and sell complete chemical processing, refining, gas processing and power generation plants for relocation. We have the in-house knowledge and experience to assist you throughout the process of buying and relocating a process plant. We can coordinate and introduce you to specific technical consultants, as well as arrange or manage the match-marking, dismantlement, refurbishment, crating, export, and shipping process.

WE SELL USED PROCESS EQUIPMENT

We buy and sell over 40 categories of process machinery. We have over 5,000 items immediately available. As part of the sales process, we can handle everything from testing machinery to transporting it to your location. And we are always looking to buy your surplus equipment.

WE BUY SHUT-DOWN PLANTS AND SURPLUS EQUIPMENT

We buy entire sites with real estate, standalone process plants for relocation, and machinery and equipment in bulk or individual pieces. Our industry knowledge and sales presence allows us to quickly value your assets in order to provide cash offers or structure a proposal in which Phoenix makes up an upfront investment and you participate in the sales revenue generated.

WE PERFORM TURNKEY PLANT DISMANTLEMENT

We have the in-house expertise to safely dismantle, demolish and decommission entire sites and process plants or lines within integrated sites. And unlike a typical plant demolition contractor, we have the ability to market and sell your surplus plants and process equipment directly to global end-user companies.

WE MANAGE PLANT LIQUIDATIONS

With an extensive customer base in the process industries, Phoenix Equipment can execute a liquidation for a shutdown plant. In addition to liquidating machinery we acquire for our own account, we can also act as a private treaty sales agent or manage an auction on your behalf.

WE OFFER APPRAISAL SERVICES

Our extensive experience buying, selling and dismantling chemical plants has given us a unique understanding of plant and equipment resale values, scrap salvage value and contracting costs. Our fees to prepare appraisals or estimates are based on the complexity of the assignment; and we can typically offer free over the phone consultation.

Buyer and Seller of Process Equipment and Process Plants – Phoenix Equipment