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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...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for July 2015

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for July 2015


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For more than a decade, ADESA Analytical Services has provided timely, comprehensive and authoritative coverage of the used vehicle market and vehicle remarketing industry in North America. As we continue to leverage new and improved ways to present our findings and insights, I’m very pleased to introduce the very first Kontos Kommentary video report. Summary...
Wear1Share1 Engages Employees, Customers with ADESA.com and Mobile Apps

Wear1Share1 Engages Employees, Customers with ADESA.com and Mobile Apps


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A few weeks ago we introduced an exciting summer campaign to share our website, ADESA.com, and mobile apps, ADESA LiveBlock and ADESA Marketplace, with employees and customers. The Wear1Share1 campaign has been incredibly successful so far. We also included a charitable giving aspect in this effort, by donating a dollar for each selfie to one...
ADESA, AFC, IAA Raise $27,500 During Benefit Auction at NIADA Convention

ADESA, AFC, IAA Raise $27,500 During Benefit Auction at NIADA Convention


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When Andy Gabler of Lakeside Auto Sales in Erie, Penn., made the winning bid Wednesday at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, he did more than buy a car. Thanks to our donation, he made a sizable contribution to the NIADA Foundation as well. Gabler, who serves as NIADA’s Region I vice president, won a spirited bidding...
KAR Auction Services Expands Globally With UK Acquisition

KAR Auction Services Expands Globally With UK Acquisition


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We’re continually looking for new opportunities to grow our business and innovative ways to serve both new and existing customers. I’m pleased to announce the acquisition of HBC Vehicle Services, located in Canvey Island, England. HBC Vehicle Services specializes in salvage vehicle auctions and related services. They have more than 50 years of experience with...
KAR Auction Services IT Shared Services Honored by 2015 HP Discover Awards

KAR Auction Services IT Shared Services Honored by 2015 HP Discover Awards


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Technology solutions developed by the KAR Auction Services IT Shared Services (KAR ITSS) group—solutions that benefit all of the ADESA subsidiaries and KAR business units—have earned an honorable mention in the 2015 HP Discover Awards for Customer Service. The honorable mention was awarded in the Performance Testing category. KAR ITSS was one of the few...
General Motors Recognizes ADESA Minneapolis for Quality and Experience

General Motors Recognizes ADESA Minneapolis for Quality and Experience


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It is always an honor to receive an award from one of our customers, but even more so when it recognizes the hard work and dedication of an entire auction team. Recently the auction team at ADESA Minneapolis was named by General Motors as the 2014 Auction of the Year award. This annual award from...
Coming Soon to the Windy City: ADESA Chicago

Coming Soon to the Windy City: ADESA Chicago


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ADESA is coming to the Windy City. We’re excited to announce the development of a new whole car auction facility. Named ADESA Chicago, the site will give us a strong local presence in the nation’s third largest metropolitan area. Identifying opportunities for strategic growth is always a priority. The investment in an ADESA auction facility...
ADESA Sales and Service Top Performers Honored

ADESA Sales and Service Top Performers Honored


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ADESA recently honored their top performers for dealer sales and online sales at the recent Dealer Sales and Services meeting. I was excited to announce our winners and present the awards. I’m proud to work with such outstanding professionals and glad to have the opportunity to recognize their achievements. Our dealer sales and online sales...