ADESA Impact Opens Long Island Salvage Auction

March 27, 2003

ADESA Impact, a subsidiary of Indianapolis-based ADESA Corp. (, an ALLETE company, has opened Impact Long Island, its 27th North American salvage auction facility located in Medford, N.Y. The new facility represents the fourth total loss auction in the state of New York and the 11th in the Northeastern United States.

“Adequate geographic coverage is paramount in supporting the increasing needs of our insurance customers and offsetting rising fuel and operating costs,” Warren Byrd, president of ADESA Impact, remarked. “With the addition of Impact Long Island, ADESA Impact now has the strongest Northeast coverage in the industry. Led by regional vice president, Donald Comis, ADESA Impact’s New York management team boasts an average of 16 years salvage auction and total loss claims experience, a level of expertise unparalleled in the industry,” Byrd said.

ADESA Impact U.S. and Canada processed over 200,000 vehicles in 2002 and is a part of ALLETE Automotive Services, which includes ADESA Corp., a network of 53 wholesale auctions throughout North America, Automotive Finance Company, an independent dealer finance company and ComSearch, a national claims audit and recycled parts locating company.

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