IAA Announces First Quarter 2018 Opening of New Seattle Branch
Published November 8, 2017 - Written by IAA, Inc.
WESTCHESTER, Ill. – Nov. 9, 2017 – Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (IAA), a business unit KAR Auction Services (NYSE: KAR), announced the construction of a new facility near Seattle, Washington. The new branch, scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2018, is strategically located in Puyallup, Washington – approximately 40 miles south of Seattle. The new 140-acre branch consolidates the existing IAA Seattle and IAA Seattle South locations into one facility – more than doubling the capacity for inventory.
“With the growing volume of our clients in the north west, this expansion will help us continue to offer our best in class customer service and auction experience to our clients,” said John Kett, CEO and president of IAA. “The new branch will allow us to host a single, dual lane weekly auction and offer greater inventory selection to our buyers in the area. Our new space and streamlined schedule will help our employees further serve our selling and buying customers.”
The new IAA facility will include a state-of-the-art Vehicle Inspection Center (VIC) with covered vehicle inspection areas and ample space for on-site insurance customer staff. It will host its auctions on Wednesdays, with preview days held every Tuesday. Please check IAAI.com for opening dates and hours of operation.
Jeanene O’Brien SVP, Global Marketing and Communications
About IAA, Inc.
IAA, Inc. (NYSE: IAA) is a leading global marketplace connecting vehicle buyers and sellers. Leveraging leading-edge technology and focusing on innovation, IAA’s unique multi-channel platform processes more than 2.5 million vehicles annually. Headquartered near Chicago, IL, IAA has over 3,600 talented employees and over 190 facilities throughout the US, Canada and the United Kingdom. IAA provides a broad range of services to insurers, fleet and rental companies, rebuilders, charity organizations and financing companies that dramatically reduce the cycle time of selling a vehicle with a focus on delivering the highest economic returns. Buyers have access to the industry’s most-innovative vehicle evaluation and digital bidding tools, enhancing the overall purchasing experience.
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