GRANDE PRAIRIE, ALBERTA – A large selection of construction and transportation equipment, in addition to agricultural land, attracted almost 2,400 registered bidders to an unreserved Ritchie Bros. auction in Alberta last week. The unreserved public auction was conducted on Nov. 14 and 15 at the company’s permanent auction facility in Grande Prairie.
More than 1,700 lots from close to 270 consignors were sold over two days, generating more than CA$23 million (US$23 million) in gross auction proceeds. The auction attracted bidders from 13 countries, including 29 U.S. states and 11 Canadian provinces and territories, including more than 630 people who registered to bid online using the Company’s real-time Internet bidding service, rbauctionBid-Live.
The auction featured a large selection of late-model and unused transportation equipment, as well as a major realignment for G. D. Cornish Trucking Ltd. of Fort Nelson, B.C. The company sold more than 50 items in the auction, including water trucks, truck tractors, dump trucks, and trailers.