Employees to Collect Trash, Help Beautify Auction Grounds and Preserve the Environment
In an effort to clean up and preserve the environment around Manheim Detroit, a group of more than 100 employees from the Carlton, Mich., operating location will take part in an Arbor Day cleanup event on Friday, April 25, from 2-5 p.m.
The group will volunteer to collect trash and debris on the grounds of 200-acre Manheim Detroit property, as well as along the property’s fence lines and in the adjacent wetland and farm field areas near the auction, which is located at 600 Will Carlton Road.
“It is always exciting when employees want to do their part to make a difference in the community,” said JD Daniels, general manager at Manheim Detroit.
An eight-member conservation committee, which includes members from several auction departments, is planning events for 2014, including a second cleanup of the Civil War cemetery on the grounds of Manheim Detroit and a flower-planting event in May. Employees held a clean-up day at the cemetery last summer.
While Daniels hopes this volunteer event will help his employees build their community spirit, he hopes they have fun as well.
“We have a lot of fence line area to cover here, so we can really have an effect on keeping our community clean,” Daniels said. “Our employees will not only help preserve our environment, but they will have some fun in the process. We will have a friendly competition to see which department can collect the most trash, with the winning team collecting prizes.”
In addition to this conservation effort, Manheim Detroit added energy-efficient lightning throughout its facility last year and plans to add more energy-efficient solutions later this year.
About Manheim (www.manheim.com)
Manheim is the leading global provider of vehicle remarketing services, connecting buyers and sellers of used vehicles to the largest wholesale used-vehicle marketplace. The company helps dealer and commercial customers achieve results by providing physical and digital auction channels, data analysis, financing, transportation and mobile products and solutions.
Manheim pioneered in-lane vehicle auctions and has been an innovator in both digital and mobile auction platforms. Manheim registers nearly 8 million used vehicles annually, facilitating transactions representing more than $50 billion in value. Manheim’s research and consulting arm, Manheim Consulting, provides industry-leading market intelligence and publishes the widely recognized annual Used Car Market Report. The company offers dealer financing though NextGear Capital, Inc., and transportation services through Ready Auto Transport.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim has more than 20,000 employees in 107 worldwide sites and generates annual revenues of more than $2.5 billion. A subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Manheim participates in “Go Green with Manheim,” the company’s sustainability program.