| Central Penn Business Journal
ABC Lancaster Auto Auction opens today
A new auto business in Lancaster County will hold its first auction at 1 p.m. today.
ABC Lancaster Auto Auction, majority owned by Indianapolis-based Auction Broadcasting Co., will host the auction at its site in East Hempfield Township.
The location is a former Yellow Freight trucking property. A maintenance building has been temporarily converted into a four-lance auction space, said partner and general manager Greg Gehman.
The dealer-only sale will have about 600 cars; three lanes for dealer consignment and one lane for fleet and leases.
Auctions will be held weekly, and in July will move into a $2 million, about 30,000-square-foot building constructed on the property at 1040 Commercial Ave.
The new structure will have eight lanes. The maintenance building will become a space for condition report writing and reconditioning, Gehman said.
About 90 people have been hired to work at the auction so far, and in July Gehman said he will need about a dozen more employees for each lane he opens.
The construction is being designed and managed by Hex 9 Architects, based in Salisbury Township, Lancaster County.