Auctions

bidadoo is expanding its sales team to meet the surge of online remarketing demand and activity. Spreading deeper into new regions and markets, bidadoo announced the contributions and appointments of several key people in strategic sales channels. Key in driving customer success with bidadoo are Len Rodriguez and Brent Birdsong.

During the last week in August, in Houston, Ritchie Bros. sold more than 5,300 equipment items and trucks for more than $57 million, setting new site records for total gross transactional value for an August auction and total number of registered bidders.

The CCU Coal & Construction auction featured a wide range and strong selection of equipment. Yoder & Frey conducted an auction on Aug. 20, in Zanesville, Ohio, which featured equipment from CCU Coal & Construction. The wide range and strong selection of equipment included highly specialized mining equipment for the coal industry.

In just one month, Ritchie Bros. sold more than 4,500 truck tractors in the United States — up 23 percent from the same time period last year. More than 5,500 trucks were sold globally during the same time period, which also is a new company record — up approximately 10 percent from the previous record set in December 2019.

In July, Yoder & Frey launched the Daily Marketplace, a 24/7 online directory accessed via a link on the website homepage at www.yoderandfrey.com that shows a range of equipment for sale daily, in real-time, with equipment for sale from the United States and around the globe.

In the first half of 2020, Ritchie Bros. attracted 73 million visits to its various web platforms, so it should come as no surprise that the company has sold more than $1 billion of equipment through its online marketplaces over the past year (August 2019 to July 2020).

Iron Auction Group hosted its first live auction since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis on July 16 at its new location in Princeton, W. Va. Working carefully to observe and follow all the safety guidelines from the CDC and the state of West Virginia, Iron Auction was successful in keeping all onsite customers safe while providing quality, work-ready trucks and equipment, according to the company.

In keeping with Ohio's July weather, equipment buying heated up at Rosen & Company's 14th Annual Summer Heavy Equipment Machinery and CMHA Surplus Vehicle Auction, held in conjunction Buddy Barton Auctions, on July 17 in Cleveland. According to Sheila Rosen, Rosen & Company president, the number of registered bidders set a record for the company with close to 300 equipment buyers in attendance at the auction site competing with approximately 1,000 online bidders.

Yoder & Frey announced a one day "disposal sale" on behalf of CCU Coal & Construction LLC, at the Zanesville, Ohio, depot on Aug. 20, 2020, with a broad inventory of machinery and equipment that is already drawing attention within the industry.

Alex Lyon & Son swept through Ohio with a series of auctions over a four-day period. The auctions kicked off on July 15 to liquidate the assets of BMC in New Waterford, Ohio. The online and onsite auction featured a range of trucking and material hauling equipment including truck tractors, dump, pneumatic and rolloff trailers, rolloff containers and a large selection of truck tractors and trailers.

As Jeff Martin Auctioneers returns to its popular auction format featuring onsite and online bidding, the company has taken every precaution to ensure that its auctions are both highly successful and safe for those in attendance. The company's recent Central Ohio Heavy Equipment and Truck Auction, held in Columbus, Ohio, on July 9 was no exception.