Ritchie Bros. Holds Multi-Million Sale in North East, Md.

Wed June 18, 2014 - Northeast Edition
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Lars Poulsen, equipment superintendent of IHPJB, located in Washington, D.C., checks out a crane at the sale.
Lars Poulsen, equipment superintendent of IHPJB, located in Washington, D.C., checks out a crane at the sale.
Lars Poulsen, equipment superintendent of IHPJB, located in Washington, D.C., checks out a crane at the sale. Travis Martin is the vice president of Martin Stone Quarries, Bechtelsville, Pa. Joe Carnes, field supervisor of WC Welding, Lakewood, Pa., looks under the hood of this Broderson crane. Dan Schlegel (R), owner of Paxton Precast, Dalmatia, Pa., brought a member of his crew to the sale. Maruf Adekola buys equipment and then ships it all over the world. Leo Dominques (L), supervisor, and Ricardo Arroyo, fleet manager — both work at M Luis Construction in Maryland. The stars and stripes was flying high and blowing in the breeze at the June 3 auction. This line of excavators is ready and waiting for bidders.

More than 715 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction June 3 in North East, Md.

Bidders came from 51 countries, including all 50 U.S. states. More than 83 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Bolivia, Poland and the United Arab Emirates. Online bidders purchased 46 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value). In total, more than 1,625 equipment items were sold in the auction. For more information, please visit www.rbauction.com.