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MT. VERNON, Iowa — Plaza Auto Auction recently revealed it's the only operation in Iowa to offer sales on the OVE.com platform.

Dealers now can choose Plaza AA to facilitate OVE.com dealer-to-dealer transactions. Furthermore, institutional accounts can have their vehicles posted for sale seven days a week.

Plaza AA has been in operation for more than 45 years and has had one the largest Wednesday evening sales in the Midwest for 40 of those years.

Auction owner Mark Greb is a veteran of the auction industry, having worked at both ADT and Manheim before acquiring Plaza AA in June 2003. Since purchasing the auction, Greb has overseen upgrades to both the physical site and to the growing use of Internet channels for remarketing vehicles.

"As the longest-running auction in the state of Iowa, Plaza Auto Auction has a long history of innovation and leading practices," Greb emphasized.

"Dealers are accustomed to being able to access the latest technologies and a broad range of vehicle inventory through our auction," he added.

Greb went on to highlight how crucial the relationship is between Plaza AA and OVE.com so the auction can provide the best service to dealers possible.

"It made good business sense for us to partner with OVE.com to allow dealers the flexibility of transacting vehicles seven days a week and 24 hours a day," Greb pointed out. "Today's business environment requires innovation, and the staff at OVE.com are at the absolute cutting edge.

"Internet sale transactions are continuing to grow, and we are now seeing many of our fleet/lease accounts also using OVE.com to sell vehicles beyond the weekly Wednesday physical sale day," Greb added.

Joe George, group vice president for Manheim Online Solutions, also described the partnership with Plaza AA.

"We are very pleased to have Plaza Auto Auction as our facilitating point in the state of Iowa," George said. "Mark and his staff have provided Midwest dealers and commercial accounts with great services for many years and OVE.com to their offering was the next logical step.

"Plaza is a strong OVE.com partner in providing dealers throughout the Midwest access to vehicle inventories and efficient processing of transactions," George concluded.