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Surplus Equipment Sale Raises More Than $2,000

By Randy Wilson
News Bureau

2 February 2005 — Jacksonville State University raised more than $2,000 for scholarships on February 1 when officials opened sealed bids for surplus property.

Proceeds from the sale go into the university's general fund and are earmarked for scholarships.

The surplus sale process is a simple one: departments send unneeded equipment and other property to Don Richardson at the University Warehouse. Richardson makes the property available to any department on campus that can use it. If the equipment is not needed on campus, Richardson offers it to local school systems. When Richardson determines leftover equipment is unwanted, he then includes it in the university's next surplus equipment sale.

Richardson said, “Departments have an opportunity to acquire much-needed equipment that other departments have declared surplus. And, an equipment or other need at one of our local school systems might be fulfilled without additional money being spent.” He said JSU usually conducts two to four surplus equipment sales a year.

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