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IAA expands Neb. location to service growing demand

Keywords: Tags  scrap, auto recycler, Insurance Auto Auctions, IAA, John Kett, expansion, KAR Auction Services, Nebraska Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — Insurance Auto Auctions Inc. (IAA) has expanded its Springfield, Neb., location, allowing the auto salvager and recycler to increase its inventory due to growing volume.

The Westchester, Ill.-based company, a unit of Carmel, Ind.-based KAR Auction Services Inc., expanded the facility by 11 acres to 30 acres.

"We remain committed to enhancing IAA’s services across North America to ensure we’re delivering the best experience to our customers, which is why we are pleased to build a larger facility in Nebraska," IAA president and chief executive officer John Kett.

IAA, which engages in catastrophe (CAT) services, noted that the area in Nebraska is prone to natural disasters such as tornadoes, severe storms, hail and floods. "The additional acreage services the growth in the region, and allows us to offer more capacity to those areas requiring CAT services—historically a critical need for the region," Kett said.

IAA said in July that it was moving one of its New York locations to Bergen from Rochester (, July 1), and the company opened a 60-acre facility in Denver in June.

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