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ADESA Continues Longtime Support of Jim Moran’s Youth Automotive Training Center

ADESA Continues Longtime Support of Jim Moran’s Youth Automotive Training Center


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We’re very proud to announce that ADESA’s ongoing support of Youth Automotive Training Center (YATC) has earned us “top contributor” status. During the 17-year relationship, ADESA has donated more than $1.8 million to the cause. YATC is a tuition-free, hands-on program that teaches basic automotive repair, job readiness and life management skills to at-risk young adults in...
ADESA’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015

ADESA’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015


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Another year has come and gone. During these past 12 months, ADESA celebrated many incredible milestones and our Overdrive Blog was there to document it all. As we reflect on 2015, here is a list of our top 10 ADESA Overdrive Blog posts: 10. KAR Fun Fridays Return to Celebrate Americana Returning for their second year,...
KAR Carmel Competes in the Corporate Challenge

KAR Carmel Competes in the Corporate Challenge


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KAR’s Carmel office took part in the company’s first Corporate Challenge this fall. This annual event—hosted at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway—brings teams from major companies in central Indiana together for fun and friendly competition, all for the chance to bring home bragging rights. The schedule included competitive events—running and bike races, cornhole, volleyball and bowling—as...
Another Record Year for Food Drive at KAR Headquarters

Another Record Year for Food Drive at KAR Headquarters


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Things were pretty quiet during the first three days of the traditional “battle-of-the-floors” food drive at KAR’s headquarters. KAR Software Quality Analyst Scott Schultz, in his fifth year of organizing the collection efforts, was a bit nervous. After all, last year’s drive was an exciting, record-breaking event that brought in nearly 20,000 items, so the expectations...
ADESA Invests in Top Employees to Build First-Class Dealer Training Team

ADESA Invests in Top Employees to Build First-Class Dealer Training Team


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Training is a top priority for the ADESA dealer services team. We train our staff at every level so that our team can educate our customers about all of our products and services. ADESA offers our customers some incredibly helpful tools. But we know those tools are only helpful if people know how to use...
On the Road to Arizona for Used Car Week 2015

On the Road to Arizona for Used Car Week 2015


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Next week, members of the ADESA, KAR Auction Services and PAR North America teams are heading out to Scottsdale, Arizona, for Used Car Week (UCW) 2015. We look forward to UCW every year, as it brings together innovative leaders of the remarketing and used-vehicle industry. UCW’s weeklong event will host four different conferences in one...
ADESA Tampa Receives 2015 Auto Auction of the Year Award

ADESA Tampa Receives 2015 Auto Auction of the Year Award


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I am pleased to congratulate ADESA Tampa on being named 2015 Auto Auction of the Year by the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA). The NIADA is one of the nation’s largest trade associations and represents more than 38,000 licensed used car dealers in the motor vehicle industry. The award is given annually to the...
ADESA Sioux Falls Celebrates Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

ADESA Sioux Falls Celebrates Sturgis Motorcycle Rally


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For the past 75 years, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has drawn motorcycle enthusiasts to the Black Hills of South Dakota. Thousands of riders gather in Sturgis, S.D., to hear concerts, buy the latest gear and enjoy organized rides through the gorgeous scenery of the Hills. To get customers fired up about the rally, ADESA Sioux...
Teen Safe Driving Program Brings Special Event to ADESA Des Moines

Teen Safe Driving Program Brings Special Event to ADESA Des Moines


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Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in America. Nearly 3,000 teens die annually in such accidents, according to the most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Two major areas contribute to this alarming statistic: the inexperience of young drivers and issues surrounding distracted and impaired driving. The Ford...