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Ritchie Bros. Hosts More Than 2,000 Onsite, Online Bidders in Md.; Company Honors Long-Time Employee

Fri December 17, 2010 - Northeast Edition
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There was lots of action at the registration area for the Ritchie Bros. auction in North East, Md., on Dec. 14.
There was lots of action at the registration area for the Ritchie Bros. auction in North East, Md., on Dec. 14.
There was lots of action at the registration area for the Ritchie Bros. auction in North East, Md., on Dec. 14. Pat Sherwood (L) and Walter Ward, of Midlantic Machinery, Baltimore. A bidder uses the self-serve customer kiosk. A dusting of early winter snow decorates the Bomag rollers on display. Heavy Hitachi and Caterpillar iron is ready for sale. The snow doesn’t say “boating season,” but it’s always the right time to pick up a good bargain at a Ritchie auction. Mack tri-axle trucks start rolling over the auction ramp. Bob Opdyke of Opdyke Inc., Hatfield, Pa., checks out the online auction items. Kevin Kobus (L), area manager, Ritchie Bros, North East, Md., makes the service presentation to retiring Ritchie Bros. auctioneer Darrel Yoder. During his 27 years with the company, he served as auctioneer at sites around the world. In addition, the aucti Darrel Yoder (L) and Kevin Kobus celebrate Yoder’s retirement after 27 years with Ritchie Bros.

Ritchie Bros. held an auction at its North East, Md., facility on Dec. 14.

More than 2,000 onsite and online bidders participated in the auction, with more than three-quarters coming from outside Maryland. Onsite bidders purchased nearly two-thirds of the equipment for sale. In all, more than 1,300 equipment items were sold.

During the auction, a service award presentation was made to Darrel Yoder, an employee retiring after 27 years with Ritchie Bros. During his tenure with the company, he served as auctioneer at sites around the world. In addition, the auction booth at the North East, Md., facility was named in his honor.

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