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DAA Northwest

DAA NORTHWEST RANKED #1 IN FORD CLOSED SALE PERFORMANCE

SPOKANE, WA (Jan. 11, 2017) — DAA Northwest has earned Ford Motor Company’s 2016 top Closed Sale Auction Service Award Program (ASAP) ranking. DAA Northwest’s operations team outperformed other like size and consignment auctions across the country, and was the only independently owned and operated sale to receive the Ford Closed Sale distinction.

“Our relationship with Ford spans more than two decades,” says Bob McConkey, DAA’s president.

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DAA NORTHWEST CONTRIBUTES TO LOCAL STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION
Lawton Printing Addresses Industry Recruitment Shortage Through Scholarships

SPOKANE, WA (May 24, 2017) — Education has been a theme of family-owned Lawton Printing Services, of Spokane, Wash., for as far back as President Laura Lawton can remember. So establishing an annual student design scholarship just seemed like the next logical move.

“We thought it would be a great way to really connect with the schools here in our area and get students involved in print,” says Lawton, who was honored last year as a 2016 Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame inductee.

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DAA NORTHWEST BRINGING SOUTHERN ROCK TO PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Auction Announces 22nd Annual Rock & Roll Sale Headliner

SPOKANE, WA (May 9, 2017) — DAA Northwest’s April 20th NASCAR Days sale began with a highly-anticipated announcement: Lynyrd Skynyrd will take the DAA stage July 19th.

“We host promotions every month, but the Rock & Roll Sale is definitely our signature event,” says Bob McConkey, president of the McConkey Auction Group. “Each year, we put a lot of thought into bringing in a headliner that will be a great fit with our customers. Judging from the smiles on faces in our lanes last Thursday, Lynyrd Skynyrd fits the bill,” he adds.

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DAA NORTHWEST & DEALERS RAISE $123,400 FOR LOCAL NON-PROFITS

SPOKANE, WA (Nov. 17, 2016) — DAA Northwest’s 24th Anniversary brought dealers to the lanes and to the table Wednesday and Thursday, November 9th and 10th. DAA began the celebration with an 860-unit Wednesday afternoon sale that featured consignment from Hyundai Finance, Kia Finance, Ford Motor Company, Ford Credit, Toyota Financial Services, Avis Budget Group, and Ally Auto Remarketing.

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AUTO REMARKETING’S BEST AUTO AUCTIONS TO WORK FOR: DAA NORTHWEST

CARY, N.C. (Sept. 19, 2016) — There are four core values at DAA Northwest, says Mitzi VanVoorhis, the director of marketing at McConkey Auction Group, of which the Spokane, Washington auction is a member.

Those are: integrity, excellence, professionalism, and fun.

“These values are listed in order of importance, and learning about them is part of every new employee’s orientation process. As our president Bob McConkey says, ‘We spend way too much time here at work not to have fun!’” VanVoorhis said.

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DAA AUTO BODY CENTER EARNS OFFICIAL CERTIFICATION AND PRESTIGIOUS TOP AUTOMAKER RECOGNITION

SPOKANE, WA: DAA Auto Body Center has been officially Certified by Assured Performance, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training, and facilities necessary to repair the participating Automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer’s specifications. In achieving their Certification, DAA is now an integral part of the most advanced repair capable and efficient auto body repair network in the world. Adding to their credentials, DAA Auto Body Center is officially recognized by Assured Performance, FCA, GM, Ford, Nissan, Infiniti and Hyundai.

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KCI Kansas City


KCI KANSAS CITY AWARDED “2018 WESTERN AUCTION OF THE YEAR”

FREDERICK, Md. (Aug. 13, 2018) — Kansas City Independent Auto Auction (KCIAA) has been named the National Auto Auction Association’s 2018 Western Chapter Auto Auction of the Year for its outstanding public service. The Kansas City, Missouri, business was chosen for its fundraising and volunteer efforts to help meet the needs of the most vulnerable members of the community — disadvantaged children and their families.

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KCI KANSAS CITY AWARDED “2016 WESTERN AUCTION OF THE YEAR”

FREDERICK, Md. (Aug. 18, 2016) — Kansas City Independent Auto Auction (KCI Auto Auction) in Kansas City, Mo., has earned the inaugural 2016 Western Auction of the Year Award from the National Auto Auction Association. The award honors excellence in community service.

KCI Auto Auction is one of four auctions – one selected from each of the NAAA’s membership regions – to win the award. Each regional chapter award winner receives $5,000, which will be donated to the charity or charities of its choice.

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DAA Seattle


AUTO REMARKETING’S BEST AUTO AUCTIONS TO WORK FOR: DAA SEATTLE

CARY, N.C. (Sept. 19, 2016) — At the moment, the top priority at DAA Seattle is finding space to park all of the cars arriving at the auction.

“That is a short-term focus though,” said Brian McConkey, the auction’s human resources manager.

“Under normal circumstances, the top priority is developing leaders,” he said. “We are constantly identifying future leaders and molding our team to lead others from a place of love and dedication rather than power and control. That is at the center of everything we do.”

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DAA SEATTLE EXPANDS TO MEET GROWING CONSIGNMENT DEMANDS

DAA Seattle is expanding their consignment lot to accommodate the growing national account lineup. Corporate consignors now include American Honda Finance Corporation (AHFC), Ally Auto Remarketing, Santander / Chrysler Capital and GSA.

“We’re excited to provide this expanded offering to the Puget Sound marketplace,” says Dave Blake, DAA Seattle’s General Manager. “Our auction is now in its fourth year, our team is solid, and we are rolling!” he adds.

The auction has paved eight additional acres adjoining its current facility which increased it’s paved and secured consignment parking capacity to include 1300 more units.