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Petrowsky Auctioneers Hosts Annual Spring Auction

Wed June 14, 2017 - Midwest Edition #12

Attendees compete for the winning bid on these excavators at the auction.
Attendees compete for the winning bid on these excavators at the auction.
Attendees compete for the winning bid on these excavators at the auction. 
Fred Vilsmeier, Ritchie Bros., keeps things moving at a quick pace as he calls out the bids. 
Mark Pentz of the Calvin Group Inc., came for the paving machines at the auction.
Emil Fabrizi (L) and Pete Falvo, both of Fabrizi Trucking & Paving, came down from Cleveland to take in the auction. 
Don Risko, Highway Equipment Company service manager, stopped in to catch up with customers at the auction. 
Josh Poston of Rudd Equipment Company,  stopped by to see the auction, which was held around the corner from the dealership’s Columbus branch.
Ritchie Bros’ Tim Keane caught up with Rx and Sis King, both of Kink Bros. Ready Mix and Building Materials, at the auction. 
Butch McCaleb of Starr Parts and Equipment,  was at the auction in search of bargains. 
Paul Phillips (L) and George Rodriguez, both of Chagrin Valley Paving, are Shelly Company customers and have now sourced the company for their equipment needs.

Petrowsky Auctioneers, a Ritchie Bros. Company, conducted its annual spring auction at 700 Hart Road in Columbus, Ohio, on May 25.

The equipment up for bid, including mixer trucks, wheel loaders, concrete pump trucks, pavers, skid steer loader and trucks came primarily from the Shelly Company. The auction attracted a sizable crowd of bidders on site and online.

Based in North Franklin, Conn., Petrowsky Auctioneers was acquired by Ritchie Bros. in August of 2016. Tim Keane, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers' North East sales director, said that while Ritchie Bros. continues to conduct auctions at the company's permanent Columbus auction site located in South Vienna, Ohio, the tradition of the Petrowsky Auctioneers Columbus Auction offered a unique opportunity to serve both The Shelly Company and equipment buyers familiar with the sale.