Ritchie Bros Conducts Large Columbus, Ohio, Auction

The auction featured a large selection of pipeline construction equipment from Welded Construction

Thu July 09, 2015 - Midwest Edition
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(L-R): Dale Landis of D&M Excavating talks with Chris Seta of Murphy Tractor & Equipment and Tim O’Neil of TA O’Neal & Sons LLC.
(L-R): Dale Landis of D&M Excavating talks with Chris Seta of Murphy Tractor & Equipment and Tim O’Neil of TA O’Neal & Sons LLC.
(L-R): Dale Landis of D&M Excavating talks with Chris Seta of Murphy Tractor & Equipment and Tim O’Neil of TA O’Neal & Sons LLC. Richie Bros’s Butch Graham calls out another winning bid. (L-R): The Ritchie Bros’s Management Team, including Senior Vice President Jake Lawson; Sales Director Tim Keane; President, U.S. & LATAM Business Terry Dolan; Regional Sales Manager Tom Barry; and Vice President of Group Operations Kevin Kobus were Henry Taylor of Marshall Plastics ventures into the yard to try out a Cat 330B excavator. Murphy Tractor and Equipment’s Curt Thomas (L) and Ted Crane stopped in at the auction to catch up with some of their customers. Bill Woronka (L) of Father & Son Property Maintenance and Jerry Glessner of Jerry’s Trucking & Excavating came to the auction in search of bargains. Ritchie Bros’s Tim Keane (L) checks in with Michael Gentil of Benton, Ga., who had some dozers and excavators in the sale.

Ritchie Bros conducted an auction at the Columbus, Ohio, facility (located at 200 Ritchie Dr., in South Vienna, Ohio) on June 17.

The auction featured a large selection of pipeline construction equipment from Welded Construction, a Perryburg, Ohio, based pipeline construction contractor, along with equipment from other contractors and equipment dealers from Ohio and neighboring states. Equipment up for bid included a large number of excavators, compactors, crawler tractors, wheel loaders, dump trucks, truck tractors, trailers, drills and crawler pipelayers.

Made available as part of a fleet realignment, Welded Construction had nearly 250 pieces of well-maintained equipment out of the more than 1,500 pieces up for bid at the sale.

“We have an experienced staff of operators and mechanics who take great care of our entire fleet, so all the equipment is well-maintained,” said Steve Weaver, equipment manager of Welded Construction.

Weaver added “We chose Ritchie Bros. because we felt they would draw the best audience of buyers for our equipment.”

According to Ritchie Bros’s Sales Director Tim Keane, the auction was the second largest conducted at the Columbus facility. The auction drew a large crowd of onsite bidders and attracted strong online bidding as well.

For more information, please visit www.rbauction.com.




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