Auction roundup: Grand openings for IAA & Clark County AA – Auto Remarketing

April 4, 2022 By admin

Both Insurance Auto Auctions and Clark County Auto Auction celebrated grand openings on Wednesday.
IAA, a business unit of KAR Auction Services, hosted the grand opening of IAA Portland West, its newest branch in Portland, Ore. The development marks IAA’s third facility in the state, with additional branches in Portland and Eugene. The company indicated this new facility expands the overall capacity needed for this marketplace by nearly 15 percent.
“Increasing our presence in this growing market demonstrates IAA's commitment to meet the expanding inventory needs of our buyers and sellers,” Insurance Auto Auctions chief executive officer and president John Kett said. “We continuously evaluate opportunities in strategic locations and add resources and capacity where it best serves our customers.”
As part of IAA's continued commitment to better serving its buyers, the state-of-the-art facility includes large indoor bay space to accommodate the area’s frequent inclement weather. The facility also provides additional acreage and storage space in anticipation of acute inventory increases due to severe weather events.
“We are very pleased to be part of Portland's continued growth,” IAA Portland West branch manager Carrie Preisinger said. “Our branch is looking forward to advancing the city’s economic development and working alongside other businesses to positively impact the community.”
IAA Portland West is located at 10498 N. Vancouver Way in Portland. Weekly auctions will be held every Tuesday at 9 am.
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Meanwhile, Clark County Auto Auction opened its doors on Wednesday, too, highlighting its brand-new, 44-acre facility.
Clark County Auto Auction serves the southern Indiana, southern Ohio and Kentucky markets. Ownership highlighted that this new expansion will allow Clark County Auto Auction the opportunity to continue to offer its customers and partners the best service possible in the best atmosphere possible.
The main building covers more than 40,000 square feet and includes a seven-lane sales arena, administrative offices and 100-seat restaurant. Clark County AA also operates a reconditioning center.
The auction was founded in 1982 by father and son, Charles and Mark Fetter, and is operated today by third generation co-owner Matt Fetter. 
CCAA specializes in the sale of bank and finance company repossessions, lease remarketing, rental car fleets, franchised dealership trades, independent dealership trades, donated vehicles, government vehicles and corporate fleets, with sales held each Wednesday.
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