IAA Branches in the Spotlight
Published November 5, 2020 - Written by Steve Muscarello
Steve Muscarello, SVP and Chief Commercial Officer at IAA, spotlights IAA’s top-ranked branches.
I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy, and having a great autumn! As always, we’ve got some great news on IAA’s efforts to increase your returns and ease of doing business, while reducing your cycle times. Let’s get to it!
Our first item really says something important about IAA’s 200-plus branches: FOUR of IAA’s branches made it into the top nine spots of Auto Remarketing Magazine’s 2020 Best Auto Auctions to Work For annual ranking! I don’t think it’s a coincidence that IAA did so well. We’re investing significant resources into our facilities to make sure they're in locations that match our sellers' needs and that they’re extremely efficient and well run. This helps us reduce your cycle times and so much more. Kudos to all IAA branches, especially the four appearing on Auto Remarketing’s list: IAA Baton Rouge (LA), IAA Fremont (CA), IAA Northern Virginia, and IAA Taunton (MA).
Next up is simply more proof that IAA is constantly improving and expanding its branches. We’re breaking ground and starting construction on three new branches in key U.S. markets, opening two new branches, and expanding two existing branches. Those newly opened branches include the relocated IAA St. Louis branch in Caseville, Illinois, just twelve miles from St. Louis; and the new IAA Los Angeles South branch in Wilmington, California. Our recent branch expansions in Baltimore, Maryland, and Culpeper, Virginia, add additional acreage to accommodate strong customer demand and increased inventory needs for the growing East Coast market. And IAA just broke ground on three new state-of-the-art branch locations in Colorado Springs (CO), West Palm Beach (FL) and Port Murray (NJ). These investments will expand IAA’s footprint across Colorado, Florida and New Jersey to 21 locations. The new West Palm Beach and Port Murray locations will also strategically enhance IAA’s ability to serve the needs of the catastrophe-prone Atlantic coastal region. And, as I always say, there is more to come.
IAA is committed to being pro-active on legislative and regulatory issues affecting our customers and the industry. Whether we are involved in bringing legislation to the table, or merely reporting on important bills, it is critical to remain up-to-date. Checkout IAA’s latest legislative update, where we spotlight 3 of the latest bills.
Finally, we’re always looking for ways to better serve our buyers so that IAA is their go-to auction choice. While we’ve touted a lot of what our technology-driven solutions have done to enhance the buyer experience when bidding and buying, we are also easy to do business with. Recently we launched PayPal as a way for buyers to pay for vehicles and registration fees. Buyers asked for it, and IAA came through. We’re constantly listening to our buyers and sellers to improve their experiences and outcomes.
As always, thank you for your business. Stay safe and healthy, and I’ll be in touch again very soon.
Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer, IAA
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