Just prior to the announcement that Manhiem had completed the deal to purchase ADT Automotive, ADT broke ground for a new Detroit Auto Auction in Ash Township, MI, eight miles from Detroit's Metropolitan Airport on I-275.

The new facility is scheduled to open next year. It includes a 71,000-sq.-ft. office, a 60,000-sq.-ft. and 10-lane reconditioning and detail shop, a 58,000-sq.-ft. paint and body shop and an 11,400-sq.-ft. training and meeting area.

It is expected to handle up to 100,000 cars in its first year of operation with plans for an additional 80,000-car capability soon thereafter.

Manheim also opened a new Newburgh Auto Auction in Newburgh, NY. This new operation features a 14-lane dealer auction and a two-lane factory facility, which doubles the lanes in the old building.

The new facility boasts a 150,000-sq.-ft. auction center encompassing all aspects of preparing vehicles for sale day, including a body and paint shop, a service garage and a reconditioning shop.

The new auction is two miles west of the original site, which had served since 1985.