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Auction underway for paper products distributor Papersource Hawaii

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Papersource Hawaii, the largest wholesale distributor of paper products in the state with clients in the food service and hospitality industries, retail industry and numerous businesses in Hawaii, is liquidating its inventory as it prepares to halt operations.

Oahu Auctions is conducting a seven-day auction for the company that began today and runs through Sept. 15.

Auction items can be previewed at

Oahu Auctions said the auction will help Papersource Hawaii empty the company’s 80,000-square-foot warehouse and offices of all products, warehouse equipment, office furniture and fixtures.

Papersource Hawaii supplied disposable essentials to some of Hawaii’s largest resorts, restaurants and janitorial companies and hospitals. It provided Dole Foods, Hawaiian Sun and retailers such as Macy’s, Bloomingdales, and Down to Earth with branded custom packaging. The company also sourced and warehoused paper products such as toilet tissue, paper towels, and other janitorial supplies.

The company had served Hawaii’s businesses from Campbell Industrial Park since 1998 and has paper goods including corrugated boxes, packing materials, a wide range of printing-paper products, paper cups, paper bags, and a mixture of other paper products.

The company’s product line also includes an array of cleaning supplies and sanitation products, including wastebasket liners, disposable gloves, dishwashing detergent, laundry supplies. Other items include commercial carpet cleaners, extractors, upright vacuum cleaners, paper towel dispensers, bakers’ supplies, and travel-size haircare and skin care products.

“This is a rare, one-time opportunity for the public to bid on goods that are generally only sold to restaurants and hotels at wholesale,” says David Brandt of Oahu Auctions. “We anticipate that many of these products will sell for much less than wholesale prices.”

Warehouse equipment comprising of multiple forklifts, pallet jacks and other equipment also will be included in the auction. Office furniture — a mixture of desks, credenzas, filing cabinets, executive chairs, bookcases and shelving — will be on the auction block as well.

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