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Major donations on tap for the ARA Foundation Charity Auction

By Brock Huffstutler

January 7, 2024

The annual ARA Foundation Charity Auction and Reception will be held Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the La Nouvelle Ballroom, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, during The ARA Show™ in New Orleans. All show attendees are encouraged to join in on this free event, which is sponsored by Ditch Witch, Mi-T-M Corp., Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (America), Sany America and Trime US.

Participants can pick up a bid book at Registration on site at the show, at the Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (America) Booth No. 2731, at the ARA Foundation Booth No. 2832 or at the auction.

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

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

Energy Boss Hybrid Energy System

Donated by ANA

ANA, Henderson, Nev., has donated the EB25-15 Energy Boss Hybrid Energy System. The unit helps you go green on your jobsite by maximizing fuel efficiency and reducing emissions through advanced battery technology. ANA will provide training to the buyer on how to use the Energy Boss. Estimated value: $140,000.

Custom diamond saw blade clocks

Donated by Diamondtec International

Diamondtec International, Pompano Beach, Fla., has donated 10 customized diamond saw blade clocks. The company will custom print each clock blade with a company logo. Estimated value: $650 ($65/ea.).

ReMarkable2 tablet with folio and marker

Donated by Alert Rental Software

Replace your notebooks and printouts with the only tablet that feels like paper — the ReMarkable2, donated by Alert Rental Software, Colorado Springs, Colo. The tablet comes with a folio and the Marker Plus. Estimated value: $600.

Mardi Gras-themed portable air compressor

Donated by Sullair Hitachi Global Air Power

Sullair Hitachi Global Air Power, Chicago, has donated a Sullair 185 Tier 4 Final Portable Air Compressor that will be custom designed with a theme that celebrates the Mardi Gras season. Estimated value: $25,000.