Reconditioning operations is one of Manheim’s fastest-growing areas, and its parent company Cox Automotive is working to keep up, announcing plans to open its fifth auto tech training center this year.

The new center, to be located in Chicago, joins the four current training centers at Manheim locations in Southern California, Central Florida, New Jersey and Dallas.

Cox Automotive said the ATTCs are equipped to support the increasing need for wholesale, retail, fleet and electric vehicle reconditioning services.

“Beyond getting vehicles ready for wholesale or retail sale, our high-quality ATTCs position us to support our clients as vehicle technologies become more sophisticated,” Manheim vice president of reconditioning Marty D’Amato said in a news release. “Working with Cox Automotive Mobility on innovations such as advanced driver assistance systems, as well as supporting EVs, our expert teams are preparing to service the vehicle needs of today and tomorrow.”

The company said Manheim’s locations recondition more than 3.5 million vehicles each year.

The ATTCs complement Manheim’s existing apprentice program for technicians, providing room to scale the program and increase participation.

Trainer Manny Mendivil, who leads the ATTCs, holds 24 ASE certifications, including Master Automobile and Heavy-Duty Truck. He also specializes in electrical and drivability diagnostics.

“Our goal is to go beyond simply training technicians to creating a learning environment that provides them with industry-leading equipment, a curriculum to continually advance in their careers, and competitive benefits,” he said.