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Thursday, 05 March 2020 18:05

Auction Community in Nashville Assesses Impact After Tornadoes

In light of the devastating and deadly tornadoes that hit Tennessee on March 3, the auction community in the Nashville area was assessing the impact.

Matt Trapp, Manheim’s regional vice president for the East, confirmed in a statement that Manheim Nashville, located in Mount Juliet, was “severely affected by powerful storm conditions” that came through the area March 3.

 

The auction remained closed as of that afternoon.

 

“While no one was injured at the site, our human resources team is now working diligently to account for the safety of every team member in the area. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who lost their lives in the storm,” Trapp said.

 

“Currently, Manheim Nashville remains closed, as we assess the damage. As access to our property is restricted due to safety reasons, we encourage clients to refrain from visiting our site at this time. We will provide more updates as they become available at Manheim.com,” he said. “Manheim is committed to protecting the safety of our team members, clients and guests.”

 

Meanwhile, ADESA Nashville, located in Old Hickory, incurred no damage or injuries, parent company KAR Global said in a statement.

 

“The KAR Global family is keeping those impacted by the deadly tornados that swept through middle Tennessee in our thoughts. Fortunately, ADESA Nashville did not experience any damage and reported no injuries, and remains open for business as usual for our customers,” the company said.

 

Over at Music City Auto Auction of Nashville, Kaetlin Sherk, who heads up marketing and national sales at the Spring Hill auction, said via LinkedIn on Tuesday: “We are blessed today as we have our sale with the sun peeking its way through the sky. Nashville experienced a tragic tornado last night. Everyone at Music City Auto Auction is safe and did not have any impact to our sale.

 

“We are here to work with the community and our Nashville dealer community to lend a helping hand where possible,” Sherk said. “Our hearts go out to all of those impacted by the storms including our fellow auctions, surrounding businesses, and dealers that are facing the aftermath. We are praying for a safe and quick recovery.”

 

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