UPDATE: This story has been corrected to reflect the correct number of auction partners (23).
The list of partners in the portfolio of Auction Management Solutions (AMS) is now up to nearly two dozen.
According to a news release distributed on Monday, AMS has added Skipco Auto Auction, located in Canal Fulton, Ohio, to its growing portfolio of partners to help assist with business consulting and development.
Founded in 1978 by Robert Blowers, Skipco is one of Ohio’s premier auto auction with Saturday sales open to automotive retailers throughout the region. The operation has grown to become a facility that includes 12,000 square feet and running four lanes.
In addition to cars and trucks, the auction sales also include motorcycles, ATVs, boats, camper, RVs and powersports equipment.
“We look forward to accelerating the pace of our growth though the knowledge and expertise offered by Tom Stewart and the entire AMS team,” said Skipco Auto Auction general manager Keith Blowers, who is Robert Blowers’ son. “It’s very important in this industry to be razor sharp when it comes to your business practices.”
Along with Skipco Auto Auction, AMS’ portfolio now includes 23 auctions as listed on its website:
166 Auto Auction
Alliance Auto Auction – Abilene
Alliance Auto Auction – Dallas
Alliance Auto Auction – Longview
Alliance Auto Auction – Waco
AVDA Auto Auction
Central Auto Auction
DAA East Tennessee
DAA of Idaho
Decatur Auto Auction
Fort Wayne Auto Truck Auction
Greater Erie Auto Auction
Lake Charles Auto Auction
Oklahoma Auto Exchange
Richmond Auto Auction
Rochester Syracuse Auto Auction
Skipco Auto Auction
“We are pleased welcome Skipco’s team to the AMS family,” AMS president Tom Stewart said. “Their longevity in the industry and their financial success means they have solid foundation on which to build. As more national and regional consignors learn about the full range of services Skipco offers, growth will occur quickly.
“AMS was created with a focus of partnering with independent auctions to assist in growing their business, helping them maximize their footprint in the market, and increase overall profitability. We feel that Skipco Auto Auction will be a great addition to our group,” Stewart said.