FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 11, 2009--
AmeriCredit Corp. (NYSE:ACF) has named Grand Rapids Auto Auction in
Jenison, Mich., its 2008 Auction of the Year as part of the company's
nationwide Auction of Excellence program.
For the Auction of Excellence program, AmeriCredit representatives
assess each auction's performance in a variety of categories, including
customer service, marketing promotions, pre-sale activities and overall
“We are proud to announce Grand Rapids Auto Auction as our national
Auction of the Year winner," said Dan Heinrich,
AmeriCredit's vice president of Asset Remarketing. "In 2008, Grand
Rapids was a consistent top performer for us, and their ability to meet
and exceed the high standards AmeriCredit has set for its auctions is
quite an accomplishment.”
Nathan Simonson, general manager at Grand Rapids Auto Auction, is
thrilled with the Auction of the Year results. “Because AmeriCredit
partners with so many auctions across the U.S., it’s a huge honor to be
considered the best in 2008,” says Simonson. “We have strived to make
our auction a niche sale for financial institutions that demand the
highest levels of service, and I think we’ve achieved that.” He added,
“Through the hard work and dedication of our team, we’ve met our goal to
make Grand Rapids the easiest auction to do business with.”
In addition to winning Auction of the Year, Grand Rapids Auto Auction
was also awarded the Regional Auction of Excellence for the Midwest,
Outside Lease Coordinator of the Year and Inside Lease Coordinator of
the Year. Additionally, during 2008, Grand Rapids received three
quarterly Auction of Excellence awards for their outstanding performance
in sales and service for the Midwest region. Grand Rapids competed with
other regional award recipients for this year's national honor. The
other 2008 regional winners are:
-- Southeast – Manheim Tennessee Auto Auction, Nashville, Tenn.
-- Northeast – Harrisburg Auto Auction, Mechanicsburg, Pa.
-- Southwest – Lubbock Auto Auction, Lubbock, Texas
-- West Coast – Manheim Portland Auto Auction, Portland, Ore.
About AmeriCredit Advantage
AmeriCredit Advantage is a dealer-focused buying program featuring
quality vehicles in three categories: Assured, Choice and 80+. Vehicles
with the Assured seal have passed extensive tests and are fit for a
dealership's showroom floor. Choice vehicles are “front-line ready,”
meaning they are ready for a dealership’s lot. Certain cars with more
than 80,000 miles receive AmeriCredit's "80+" seal and a "green light,"
which assures buyers the vehicles have been mechanically inspected and
are in good working condition. For more information, visit http://auctions.americredit.com.
AmeriCredit Corp. is a leading independent automobile finance company
that provides financing solutions indirectly through auto dealers across
the United States. AmeriCredit has over one million customers and
approximately $13 billion in managed auto receivables. The Company was
founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. For more
information, visit www.americredit.com.
Source: AmeriCredit Corp.
Caitlin DeYoung, 817-302-7394