Ritchie Bros. Unveils New Facility

Sun May 13, 2007 - West Edition

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, a truck and industrial equipment auctioneer, unveiled its new state-of-the-art auction facility in Denver (Mead), Colo., at its grand opening reception held April 4. The event took place at its first unreserved truck and industrial equipment auction held there on April 5 and 6.

Bidders from around the world attended the company’s first auction at its permanent facility. Both events were held at 4444 Ritchie Drive, Longmont (Mead), Colo.

Grand opening reception at the auction facility included food, drinks and music by Woodie Procell & The Snowy River Band.

Mead Mayor Richard Macomber, President Rob Mackay, Vice-President Scott Forke and Regional Manager Steve Merich, all of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony April 5.

The new 160-acre Mead permanent auction site is one of 18 auction sites the company has in the United States, and is a replacement site for the company’s former 37-acre location in Brighton, Colo.

Ritchie Bros. has a total of 35 auction sites in the United States, Canada, Australia, Mexico, Singapore, Europe and the Middle East.

“We have held 85 unreserved auctions in Denver since 1983, and we are really excited to have a much larger presence here in Mead,” said Scott Forke, vice president of Ritchie Bros. “Over the years, we have attracted more than 48,000 bidders to our auctions in Colorado and are looking forward to introducing current and new customers to this great community and our new state-of-the art auction facility.”

The company expects to hold four unreserved auctions at its new facility annually.

For more information, visit www.rbauction.com.