ADESA announced that its subsidiary, AutoVIN, has closed its acquisition of DataScan Field Services, a vehicle inspection business.
“The closing of this acquisition allows us to move forward with new and improved services for our customers,” said Stephane St-Hilaire, ADESA’s president and chief executive officer. “Combining the best of what both companies have to offer is a win for everyone. We welcome 500 new employees to the KAR group of companies, and are excited to provide an improved product for our customers.”
DataScan leverages Internet-based technology for its vehicle inspection services for auto manufacturers, financial institutions, leasing companies and warranty companies.
Brasher’s Rallies Support for Family Member
The Brasher’s Northwest Auto Auction as well as Brasher’s Portland recently hosted its Brasher’s Golf Challenge, which it has held annually since 2007 to help defray the medical costs of Natasha Melton, the youngest daughter of Mark Melton, the general manager of Brasher’s Northwest, the former of which works to overcome the effects of spina bifida.
Now 15 years old and in high school, Natasha has undergone 26 surgeries so far but remains as active and positive in life as possible. The annual golf challenge, which was this year hosted at the Langdon Farms Golf Club in Aurora, Oregon, has raised over $170,000 since the first benefit to help manage the medical costs associated with her treatments. This year’s tournament raised a total of $27,680.
“Because of your generosity over all these years you have helped my family in such a huge way,” she said, following the tournament. “I am so grateful for the generous gift I have received every year as a result of the Brasher’s Golf Challenge. It has opened a world of wonder for me.”
All proceeds from the tournament go toward the funding of Natasha’s medical costs and equipment. In the past, the proceeds have helped pay for tutoring, wheelchairs, crutches and more.