Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will celebrate the grand opening of its new St. Louis permanent auction site with an unreserved public auction June 29, 2010. Company officials and Caseyville Mayor George Chance will participate in a mid-morning ribbon cutting ceremony to officially mark the opening of the new St. Louis auction site — the company’s 42nd auction site globally.
“We are very excited to establish a permanent presence in St. Louis and the village of Caseyville,” said Nick Pacino, area manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. “Our new auction site will provide convenience for all of our customers on both sides of the Mississippi River — both buyers and sellers — because of our large indoor auction theater and great location along major traffic routes. And, as with all our auctions, our grand opening is open to the public so we invite everyone to come and check out the auction — we already have a great selection of equipment with plenty more to come.”
The new 67-acre auction site, with 40 acres currently developed, is located along I-64. It has a 13,550 sq. ft. auction building with indoor seating for more than 300 people.
“We are extremely proud and happy to have Ritchie Bros. as a part of our community,” said Caseyville Mayor George Chance. “I have been excited about the Grand Opening since the day we broke ground last year — in fact, I have a picture of that day framed in my office. Ritchie Bros. is a successful global company that is going to do great things for our city, including attracting lots of people — filling our hotels and restaurants.”
Hundreds of equipment items will be sold in the June 29 auction, including a large package of combines as well as a great selection of other farm and construction equipment. More items will continue to be added right up to auction day. Every item will be sold to the highest bidder, with no minimum bids or reserve prices.
Interested buyers can bid in person, online in real time at rbauction.com, or by proxy.
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ new St. Louis auction site is located at 2436 Old Country Inn Dr., Caseyville, Ill., 62232.
For more information, call 618/688-1625 or visit www.rbauction.com.