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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...
Celebrating Citizenship Day with a Special Employee Milestone

Celebrating Citizenship Day with a Special Employee Milestone


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By definition, ADESA and its parent company KAR Auction Services are American companies. We are publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and we have our roots–as well as our main office–in the Midwest. But ADESA and the KAR group of companies have an international reach–and definitely an international flavor. In our Carmel, Indiana,...
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...
KAR Holds Record-Breaking Food Drive

KAR Holds Record-Breaking Food Drive


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Employees at the KAR offices in Carmel, Indiana, held a record-breaking food drive the first week of November. The KAR team—which includes about 850 employees—donated close to 20,000 food items and nearly $1,300 in cash, crushing previous numbers. That’s a total of 20,299 lbs. donated by KAR, a little over half a semi truckload of...
Jim Hallett wins EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2014 National Services Award

Jim Hallett wins EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2014 National Services Award


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Earlier this year, we shared the exciting news that Jim Hallett, CEO of KAR Auction Services, won the Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Midwest Award in the Consumer category. As the recipient of this distinguished award, he was entered into the EY Entrepreneur of the Year National program. This month, Jim Hallett was named the...
KAR Olympics brings friendly competition to Fun Fridays

KAR Olympics brings friendly competition to Fun Fridays


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The Olympic Games are regarded as one of the world’s leading sporting events. With a variety of competitions designed to test physical and mental strength, participating athletes are often hailed as heroes in their home countries. For a recent Fun Friday event, ADESA and the KAR group of companies wanted to put their own spin...
KAR Auction Services hosts charity auction at the 2014 NIADA Convention and Expo

KAR Auction Services hosts charity auction at the 2014 NIADA Convention and Expo


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This year at the 2014 National Independent Automotive Dealers Association (NIADA) Convention and Expo, we will be raising money for a great cause—one that helps both dealers and college-bound students. KAR Auction Services and our group of companies—ADESA, AFC and Insurance Auto Auctions—will be hosting a charity auction of an alpine white 2011 BMW 328XI...
Jim Hallett receives EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2014 award in the Midwest

Jim Hallett receives EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2014 award in the Midwest


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All of us across the KAR group of companies want to congratulate Jim Hallett, CEO of KAR Auction Services, on a prestigious recognition he recently received—the EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2014 Award in the consumer category for the Midwest. We admire his passion, his dedication and his vision. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who...