Over 1,200 items are up for auction at the former Guide facility in Anderson. Tuesday was the first of four days of auctioning at the facility. Another 1,200 items are available for auction today. Hundreds of prospective buyers crowded the southwest corner of the plant as the auction got under way Tuesday morning. Guide closed abruptly on Jan. 12, six months ahead of schedule and two years short of the March 20, 2009, expiration date of the current contract with General Motors Corporation.