MONTGOMERY, W.Va. — The new occupants of the former West Virginia University Tech campus in Montgomery have a sale planned for this weekend. Items within the old Tech Vining Library will be sold at auction.

Montgomery Herald

Vining Library

“We’re going through a transition and everything that was there when Tech moved must go,” said Jim Strawn, representative of KVC Health Systems.

The Kansas City-based company is converting the campus into a facility to help young adults transition out of foster care and into a college environment. The new facility at the campus will be called Riverbend.

WVU left a lot of items behind when it moved the Tech campus to Beckley. There’s lots of variety, Strawn said.

“We have books, periodicals, bookcases, tables, chairs, cabinets, filing cabinets, a few pieces of art and lots and lots of history,” said Strawn.

He suggested the auction will be a perfect place for collectors, Tech graduates, or those with church or community organizations to pick up quality items for their facility.

Former state Agriculture Commissioner Walt Helmick will serve as auctioneer. The auction will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The four-story building will be transitioned into an administration building for the Riverbend staff.


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