Jodie Carlstrom has been promoted to the position of factory manager at Tri-State Auto Auction, Fargo. Prior to her new appointment, she worked at the auction as the factory sale administrator. In her new position, she will oversee the factory sale staff, assuming some of the duties that had been handled by owners Dave Zabel and Mike Thorstat. Carlstrom has worked for the auction since 1997, starting in the customer service department where she worked with fleet, lease, and bank accounts. When the auction was awarded the General Motors contract several years ago, she took over administration for GM, including title work, dealer relations, information exchange with GM, and accounting.