Thousands bid on equipment in Ritchie Bros. auctions in Edmonton and Olympia

VANCOUVER, Mar 23, 2009 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) —-Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA), the world's largest industrial auctioneer, registered thousands of bidders at seven unreserved industrial auctions in four countries last week, including a CA$58 million (US$47 million) auction in Edmonton, Alberta on March 17 – 19, 2009 and a US$21 million auction in Olympia, Washington on March 18 & 19. Ritchie Bros. also attracted a record number of bidders to the Grand Opening auction at its new permanent auction site in Minneapolis, Minnesota on March 19….more at FOXBusiness