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ITASCA, Ill. — EMKAY recently unveiled its 2009 Auction Award winners, and taking National Auction of the Year honors for the third consecutive time was Greater Kalamazoo Auto Auction.

EMKAY gave the Western Auction of the Year award to ADESA Los Angeles, which earned this honor for the second time in a row.

Winning the Midwest Auction of the Year for the second straight time was Manheim Northstar Minnesota, while Pittsburgh Independent Auto Auction took home honors as Eastern Auction of the Year.

"EMKAY carefully chooses auction partners based upon our robust score-carding methodology," shard Les Lynott, EMKAY's manager of vehicle remarketing. "We truly appreciate all of our 2009 auction partners, their embracement of our scorecard and their continuous efforts to maximize success on our behalf."

Lynott added: "Many of our auction partners performed extremely well this past year. However, all three auctions who earned a regional award had exemplary performance based upon our scorecard.

"As great as all of the regional award winners performed, Greater Kalamazoo Auto Auction would not be outdone and once again shined among all our auction partners," he concluded.