The world's largest auctioneer to conduct complete dispersal auction for
Lacombe Trailer Sales & Rentals Inc. on September 27, 2012
LACOMBE, AB, Sept. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - On Thursday, September 27, Ritchie
Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA), the world's largest industrial
auctioneer, will sell hundreds of trailers and other equipment items at
an unreserved public auction in Lacombe, AB. In total, more than 250
equipment items will be sold in the auction, as part of a complete
dispersal for Lacombe Trailer Sales & Rentals Inc. Bids in the auction
can be made in person at the auction site, online in real time at www.rbauction.com or by proxy.
"I've built up this great selection of new and used trailers, trucks and
equipment over the past 10 years—including many pieces bought from
Ritchie Bros.—it will be amazing to see it all sold in a single day,"
said Bill Woof, owner of Lacombe Trailer Sales & Rentals Inc. "I have
been buying and selling with Ritchie Bros. for close to 40 years so
when it came time to sell this time I knew where to go and that they
could conduct the auction right on our site, which is very convenient
for us. We will pass that same convenience on to buyers and will have
convenient and flexible hours at our site for equipment inspection
ahead of the auction and load out after the sale."
Founded in 2002, Lacombe Trailer Sales and Rentals Inc. is a premier
trailer dealer in the province of Alberta. Bill is selling the
operation to spend more time focusing on the operation of another
trailer company he owns in Red Deer, AB named Red Rose Trailers, which
handles new and used job site, office and well site trailers of all
sizes. Bill says he still plans on regularly attending Ritchie Bros.
auctions in the future.
Equipment highlights in the September 27 auction include 63 van
trailers, 22 step deck trailers, 15 container trailers, 12 hiboys, 9
lowboys, eight reefer trailers, eight equipment trailers and more.
"We can pretty much set up a Ritchie Bros. auction anywhere—all we need
is space to set up the equipment and we are good to go," said Jim
Rotlisberger, Regional Sales Manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. "Our
goal is always to make the auction process as easy as possible for both
our sellers and our buyers. On September 27, we will be set-up right on
Bill's site with a registration trailer, sound truck for the auctioneer
and everything else we need to conduct the auction right there. Bidders
can now visit the site to inspect and test equipment, or they can
conduct a virtual inspection on our website. At the end of the auction
every piece of equipment will have been sold to the highest bidder—all
without minimum bids or reserve prices."
Registration to bid is free. For more information about the auction,
visit www.rbauction.com or contact the auction site at +1.780.955.2486.
Auction location: Site 9, Box 4, Rural Road 1, Range Road 27-2, Lacombe,
AB, T4L 2N1
Site phone: +1.780.955.2486
Date/time: Thursday, September 27, 2012, starting at 9 a.m.
Every auction is open to the public; registration to bid is free; a
refundable bid deposit may be required
How to register and bid:
In person at the auction site
Online at rbauction.com - register in advance and bid online in real time on auction day; a
refundable bid deposit may be required; first-time online bidders
should register several days in advance of the auction
By proxy - phone the auction site to place a proxy bid
Interested buyers can now come to the auction site to inspect, test and
About Ritchie Bros.
Established in 1958, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA) is
the world's largest industrial auctioneer, selling more equipment to
on-site and online bidders than any other company in the world. Ritchie
Bros. offers services that enable the world's builders to easily and
confidently exchange equipment. The Company conducts hundreds of
unreserved public auctions each year, selling a broad range of used and unused equipment, trucks and other assets utilized in the construction, transportation, agricultural, material handling, mining, forestry, petroleum and marine industries. Ritchie Bros. has over 110 locations in more than 25
countries, including 44 auction sites worldwide. The Company maintains
a web site at www.rbauction.com and sponsors an equipment wiki at www.RitchieWiki.com
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SOURCE: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
For further information:
Ian Malinski - Corporate Communications Specialist
Jim Rotlisberger - Regional Sales Manager
Auction site phone: +1.780.955.2486