Record numbers bid at Ritchie Bros. Dubai and Fort Worth equipment auctions

VANCOUVER, March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – Record numbers of on-site and online bidders participated in the unreserved auctions conducted by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA) in Fort Worth, Texas and Dubai, the United Arab Emirates last week. Ritchie Bros. (www.rbauction.com), the world's largest industrial auctioneer, sold close to US$43 million of heavy equipment and trucks over three days in Fort Worth (March 4 – 6) and more than US$29 million of equipment over three days in Dubai (March 2 – 4, 2009). Ritchie Bros. also broke ground on its new 24-acre permanent auction site in Chilliwack, British Columbia last week….more at PR Newswire