Manheim and Adesa auctions in the path of hurricane Dorian mostly shifted to digital sales on Thursday as the storm drenched the Carolinas and Virginia after causing devastation in the Bahamas during the Labor Day holiday.
On Thursday, Manheim Darlington in South Carolina held a digital sale before returning to normal business on Friday. Manheim North Carolina, Manheim Charlotte, and Manheim Statesville are also operating their regular schedules. Manheim Wilmington will re-open on Monday.
"During severe weather conditions such as with hurricane Dorian, Manheim proactively plans and prepares to protect the safety of our team members, clients and locations," said Tim Janego, regional vice president of Manheim's Northeast region. "This includes moving vehicles from low-lying areas, communicating with clients about the status of our operations and their vehicles, and moving physical sales to digital channels for safety reasons."
On Friday, Adesa auctions in the states operated on normal business hours. There's was no significant damage to the facilities, said Gene Rodriguez, an Adesa spokesman.
Automotive Finance Corporation offices in the three states remained closed on Friday, including branches in Charleston, S.C.; Kenly, N.C.; and Chesapeake, Va.