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A glimpse at what’s up for bid at the ARA Foundation Charity Auction

By Brock Huffstutler

ARA Foundation auctionThe annual ARA Foundation Charity Auction and Reception, held during The ARA Show™, is a lively networking event that offers show attendees a chance to give back to the equipment and event rental industry and help support ARA Foundation programs. These programs include scholarships, employee training assistance, disaster relief, community improvement projects and mentor/mentee relationships.

This year’s auction and reception will be held Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Orange County Convention Center North/South Building – SA1 (by the event segment exit), in Orlando. All show attendees are encouraged to join in on this free event, which is sponsored by Mi-T-M Corp. and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (America).

Participants can pick up a bid book at Registration on site at the show, at the Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (America) Booth No. 2046, at the ARA Foundation Booth No. 3718 — or at the auction.

A variety of items will be up for bid at the auction — facilitated by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (America) — all donated by show exhibitors. Allied Financial Solutions, a show exhibitor, is offering six-months-same-as-cash financing on any auction item purchase.

Here is a look at some of the items that will be up for bid at the auction:

Auction itemsMultimatic 235 multiprocess welder
Donated by Miller Electric Manufacturing Co. 
Built for professionals in the manufacturing/fabrication, MRO (maintenance, repair and operations) and construction fabrication, and education segments, the Multimatic 235 allows welders of all skill levels to be more efficient for all their MIG, flux-cored, stick and DC TIG welding needs. Setup is quick and easy, letting operators have faster uptime and weld with confidence. Estimated value: $2,899.

$5,000 travel voucher
Donated by Sunbelt Rentals  
Looking to get away? Here is your chance to take that long-awaited vacation with a $5,000 travel voucher to the destination of your choosing. The voucher covers flights and accommodations. Estimated value: $5,000.

Autographed Roger Staubach Dallas Cowboys jersey 
Donated by James Waite Law 
This jersey is signed by the Hall of Famer and comes with an official Beckett Authentication Services serially-numbered hologram and matching certificate of authentication. Estimated value: $400.

Click here to view a list of all items that will be up for bid at this year’s ARA Foundation Charity Auction and Reception.