Large JJM Construction Ltd. consignment in next Ritchie Bros. Chilliwack
auction

September 16 unreserved public auction features 1,150+ equipment items from 160+ consignors

VANCOUVER, Aug. 30 /CNW/ - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA), the world's largest industrial auctioneer, will conduct a multi-million dollar unreserved public auction at its Chilliwack, B.C. auction site on Thursday, September 16, 2010. More than 1,150 equipment items and trucks will be sold on auction day, including 250+ items consigned by B.C.-based JJM Construction Ltd. Every item will be sold without minimum bids or reserve prices. More information, including equipment photos and details, is available at href="http://www.rbauction.com/">www.rbauction.com.

"Our consignment in the Chilliwack auction is the result of a shift in focus for our company and realignment of our fleet," said Peter Miller, Equipment Division Manager of JJM Construction. "We've been consigning with Ritchie Bros. for decades because they are the market leader when it comes to selling used equipment. Ritchie Bros. is able to reach both a local and international audience, on-site and online, which gets us the best results." 

Established in B.C. in 1988, JJM Construction Ltd. is a family-owned and operated company involved in heavy civil, structural and marine construction, as well as environmental and navigational dredging. Their package of equipment being sold in the September 16th Chilliwack auction includes: 15 hydraulic excavators, 10 wheel loaders, 15 Caterpillar D400D 6x6 articulated dump trucks, vibratory smooth compactors, truck tractors and pickup trucks.

Other highlights of the auction include 15+ crawler tractors, 30+ truck tractors, 55+ pickup trucks and automobiles, 70+ trailers (equipment, van, bottom dump and end dump), cone crushers, compactors and more.

"Our September 16th auction is shaping up to have a really great selection of equipment, especially construction, crushing and transportation equipment—with more items being added daily," said Adam Pruss, Area Manager, Ritchie Bros Auctioneers. "And just like all of our auctions, every item will be sold on auction day to the highest bidder—regardless of price—with no minimum bids or reserve prices."

Most equipment will be sold in the live auction; registered bidders can bid in person at the auction site, online in real time at rbauction.com, or by proxy. Smaller items, such as attachments and consumer goods, will be sold in an online Timed Auction. Bids can be placed on the Timed Auction lots online at rbauction.com, through internet kiosks at the auction site, or by proxy. The auction site has free public wireless internet access.  

Equipment consignments are still being accepted; owners interested in selling their equipment in the September 16 auction can contact the Chilliwack auction site at +1.604.823.2700 to discuss their options.

Chilliwack auction details:

  • Location: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers' Chilliwack auction site at 42275 Industrial Way, Chilliwack, B.C., V2R 0P4 (located approximately one hour east of Vancouver, B.C.)
  • Chilliwack auction site tel: +1.604.823.2700
  • Time and date: Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 8:00 a.m.
  • 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 - first-time bidders from Canada and the U.S. must place a refundable $1,000 bid deposit when they register on-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 bidders should register several days in advance of the auction
    • By proxy - phone the Chilliwack auction site to place a proxy bid
  • Interested buyers can come to the auction site to inspect, test and compare items
  • More information, including equipment details and photos, is available at cr="true" href="http://www.rbauction.com/">www.rbauction.com

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. The Company has over 110 locations in more than 25 countries, including 42 auction sites worldwide. Ritchie Bros. sells, through unreserved public auctions, a broad range of used and unused industrial assets, including equipment, trucks and other assets utilized in the construction, transportation, agricultural, material handling, mining, forestry, petroleum and marine industries. The Company maintains a web site at www.rbauction.com and sponsors an equipment wiki at www.RitchieWiki.com.

SOURCE Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

For further information: For further information:

Ian Malinski, Corporate Communications Specialist, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
Phone: +1.778.331.5432 or email imalinski@rbauction.com 
OR
Adam Pruss, Area Manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
Auction site phone: +1.604.823.2700

Media resources: www.rbauction.com/media
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