Proceeds from the sale of the models will go directly to support Toys
for Tots and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Southwest Washington
CHEHALIS, WA, Dec. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - At its upcoming Chehalis, WA
unreserved auction tomorrow, Thursday, December 19, 2013, Ritchie Bros.
Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA) will sell a selection of die-cast
models, including rock trucks, dump trucks, truck tractors, bulldozers
and more with all proceeds going directly to support the kids and
families of Toys for Tots and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Southwest
Washington. In total, more than 1,100 heavy equipment items and trucks
will be sold in the Ritchie Bros. Chehalis auction, including the 1:50
and 1:32 scale models—all items will be sold by unreserved auction,
with no minimum bids or reserve prices. Bids can be made in the auction
in person at Ritchie Bros. Chehalis auction site, online in real time
at www.rbauction.com and by proxy.
"The holiday season is not an easy time for the kids in our program and
their families," said Roger Jones, Executive Director, Big Brothers and
Big Sisters of Southwest Washington. "This is why we were so excited
when the Ritchie Bros. team in Chehalis reached out to us saying they
wanted to host this unique charity auction to help support the kids and
their families during the holidays. The money raised at tomorrow's
auction will be put toward helping the families that belong to our
program purchase food for the holidays."
More than 20 scale models will be sold as part of the charity auction
tomorrow, including a selection of die-cast 1:50 and 1:32 Caterpillar,
Kenworth, John Deere, Freightliner, New Holland, Volvo and Komatsu
models as well as an axe autographed by Mike Phil from the History
Channel's Ax Men.
The items are being sold using the Ritchie Bros. Timed Auction system. A
Timed Auction takes place over several days with online bids taking
place from the time bidding opens until bidding closes during the live
auction. The Timed Auction system provides customers with the ability
to place bids on smaller consumer goods and other items prior to the
auction, as well as on auction day. Bids can be placed on the Timed
Auction lots online at rbauction.com, through internet kiosks at the auction site, by using their personal
mobile device, using the free public wireless available at the auction
site and by phoning the auction site to place a proxy bid.
Interested bidders need to register if they want to bid on an item being
sold by Timed Auction. The Chehalis charity auction items (lot numbers 5474T to 5495T) will begin closing at approximately 12:30 p.m. local time (Pacific
Standard Time) tomorrow, Thursday, December 19, 2013 — with lots
closing in 30-second intervals. For more information about Ritchie
Bros. Timed Auctions, visit rbauction.com/timedauctions.
"We have been a proud member of the Lewis County community for a little
over a year now," said Brad Maas, Regional Sales Manager, Ritchie Bros.
Auctioneers. "This is why we are excited to have the opportunity to
help kids from our community during a time of year that should be
special for everyone. The items that will be sold as part of the
charity auction have been generously donated by our customers from
across the Pacific Northwest, and we believe we will receive bids on
these items from far and wide, quite possibly from outside our region.
This truly is a community effort and our customers are always very
generous. We look forward to being able to bring some families in need
a little more holiday cheer this season."
Chehalis, WA unreserved public auction details:
Date: Tomorrow, Thursday, December 19, starting at 8 a.m. (local time)
Address: 214 Ritchie Lane, Chehalis, WA 98532
Auction is open to the public; registration to bid is free; a refundable
bid deposit may be required when bidding on trucks and equipment. There
is no bid deposit required for the charity auction.
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
About Big Brothers and Big Sisters
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the
belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and
thrive in life. As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported
mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored
matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles"),
ages 5 through 18, in communities across the country. Big Brothers Big
Sisters develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting
effect on the lives of young people. For more information, visit www.swwabigs.org.
About Toys for Tots
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is
to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December
each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less
fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children
throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play
an active role in the development of one of our nation's most valuable
resources - our children; to unite all members of local communities in
a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy
collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better
communities in the future. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org.
About Ritchie Bros.
Established in 1958, Ritchie Bros. (NYSE and TSX: RBA) is the world's
largest seller of used equipment for the construction, transportation,
agriculture, material handling, energy, mining, forestry, marine and
other industries. Ritchie Bros. TM solutions make it easy for the world's builders to buy and sell
equipment with confidence, including live unreserved public auctions
with on-site and online bidding (rbauction.com), the EquipmentOneTM secure online marketplace (EquipmentOne.com), a professional corporate asset management program, and a range of
value-added services, including equipment financing for customers
through Ritchie Bros. Financial Services (rbauctionfinance.com). Ritchie Bros. has operations in more than 25 countries, including 44
auction sites worldwide. Learn more at RitchieBros.com.
You will have the opportunity to interview representatives from Ritchie
Bros. Auctioneers, Big Brothers and Big Sisters as well as Toys for
Tots during the unreserved public auction tomorrow, Thursday, December
19, 2013 at approximately 1:00 pm — please contact Jose Vargas,
Corporate Communications Lead, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers at +1.604.765.2909 (Canada mobile) or email CorpComm@rbauction.com if you'd like to organize a visit to the Ritchie Bros. permanent
auction site in Chehalis.
Visuals of the scale models can be captured as well as interested
bidders looking at items. Auction visuals can include people bidding at
computer kiosks, as well as bidders in the crowd bidding live on large
pieces of equipment as they drive across a ramp in front of the seated
crowd. Auction footage and photographs can be gathered while on site as
Photos and other media resources are available for use at http://www.rbauction.com/media. Members of the public and the media can follow Ritchie Bros. on
SOURCE: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
For further information:
Jose Vargas, Corporate Communications Lead, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
Phone: +1.604.765.2909 | Email: CorpComm@rbauction.com
Brad Maas, Regional Sales Manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
Chehalis Site Phone: +1.360.767.3000