Official ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Ritchie Bros. site in Manchester, N.H. (L-R): Anthony Saponaro, regional operations manager, Ritchie; Kevin Kobus, vice president, operations, Ritchie; Jake Lawson, senior vice president, Ritchie; Gary Abbott, e
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers officially opened its new auction site April 17 in Manchester, N.H., during a multi-million dollar grand opening auction.
More than 1,400 bidders from 40 countries registered on site or online to participate in the unreserved public auction in Manchester, which featured more than 950 heavy equipment and transportation items from close to 100 sellers. A ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of the new site featured Gary Abbott, executive vice president of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of New Hampshire and Ritchie Bros. employees.
“We are very proud to welcome bidders from across New Hampshire and around the world to our new facility in Manchester,” said Stephen O’Duggan, regional sales manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. “We want to thank all of our customers who have made this day possible and look forward to continuing to serve the world’s builders from our new site.”
Ritchie Bros.’ new 54-acre Manchester auction site is located at 39 Hackett Hill Road in Hooksett, N.H., and features an auction ramp with seating for 350 bidders, a refurbishing facility for equipment washing and repair, and approximately 25 acres for equipment display. It is expected this site will host four auctions each year.
AGC of New Hampshire’s Gary Abbott added: “Having Ritchie Bros. at this New Hampshire location will be a boon for local contractors and the local economy.”
The next Ritchie Bros. Manchester, N.H., auction is scheduled for June 19, 2014. For more information, visit rbauction.com.