Auctions scramble as Harvey soaks Texas
As torrential rain from Hurricane Harvey keeps falling, the National Automobile Dealers Association and Cox Automotive are taking actions in an effort to support member dealerships as well as Manheim facilities and personnel in the region.
"In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the entire Manheim Texas team is focused on ensuring the safety and well-being of our team members," said Nick Boris, regional vice president for Manheim Central, in details obtained by Auto Remarketing on Monday afternoon.
"We have thankfully confirmed that the more than half of our Texas employees are accounted for, and we are continuing to diligently reach out to additional staff," Boris continued. "Manheim's corporate human resources team based in Atlanta is leading the effort to share relief resources and information with those affected by the storm, record-breaking flooding and loss of utilities.
Below is an update from Manheim's business operations at some of its sites in Texas:
â¢ Converted Tuesday morning physical sale at Manheim Houston to a digital sale
â¢ Converted Thursday physical sale at Manheim Texas Hobby to a digital sale
â¢ Proceeding with Wednesday sale at Manheim San Antonio
â¢ Still assessing operations at Manheim South Houston
â¢ Manheim Dallas, Manheim Dallas-Fort Worth, Manheim El Paso and Manheim West Texas are not impacted at this time.
"We are proactively communicating with clients about the status of our operations and inventory, as well as their assets," Boris said. "Currently, affected sites are offering digital sales to support our clients' used-vehicle buying and selling needs, and we will keep them informed about future in-lane sales."
The NADA Foundation has mobilized its Emergency Relief Fund to assist dealership employees who have been impacted by personal property damage caused by the hurricane and flooding.
Source: Auto Remarketing