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
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
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
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
By proxy - phone the Chilliwack auction site to place a proxy bid
Interested buyers can come to the auction site to inspect, test and
More information, including equipment details and photos, is available
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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 email@example.com
Adam Pruss, Area Manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
Auction site phone: +1.604.823.2700
Media resources: www.rbauction.com/media
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