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Ritchie Bros. raises $64,000 for CEDF


February 3, 2014
By Canada Newswire

February 3, 2014, Edmonton, Alta. – Ritchie Bros.
Auctioneers helped raise CA$64,000 for the Canada Equipment Dealers Foundation
(CEDF), which is dedicated to developing educational programs and scholarships
for the equipment dealer industry.

February 3, 2014, Edmonton, Alta. – Ritchie Bros.
Auctioneers helped raise CA$64,000 for the Canada Equipment Dealers Foundation
(CEDF), which is dedicated to developing educational programs and scholarships
for the equipment dealer industry. Ritchie Bros. donated and sold three auction
services vouchers during a live charity auction at the Canada West Equipment
Dealers Association's 2014 annual general meeting, recently held in Edmonton,
AB. 

"The money raised by Ritchie Bros. with the sale of
their auction services vouchers will go directly to helping our industry's
number one challenge: we need more trained equipment mechanics," said
Cameron Bode, president of Canada West Equipment Dealers Association. "We
thought our association members would be excited about the vouchers and we were
right—they sold quickly and for a combined $64,000, which greatly exceeded our
expectations. Ritchie Bros. has been a great partner to our association and our
foundation and we look forward to more opportunities to work with them in the
future."

The Canada Equipment Dealers Foundation was founded in 1998,
after recognizing a shortage of properly trained mechanics. The Canada West
Equipment Dealers Association established the foundation to provide educational
programs and services for agricultural, industrial and outdoor power equipment
dealers across Canada. Since its inception, CEDF has raised over CA$1.5 million
in pledges and commitments for dealership specific educational programs and
scholarships. 

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"We're proud to be involved with the Canada Equipment
Dealers Foundation because it's really designed to help everyone. Better
trained mechanics will not only help dealerships, but all equipment
users—including our customers," said Simon Wallan, vice president, sales,
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. "The equipment industry is undergoing constant
innovation, so it's important we continue developing a strong group of
tradespeople who are able to keep up. We hope our donation will help the
foundation in reaching that goal."

To learn more about the Canada Equipment Dealers Foundation,
visit http://www.cweda.ca/education/ced-foundation/.