BSC America, the parent company of Bel Air Auto Auction, Inc. and Tallahassee Auto Auction, LLC, held a groundbreaking for Bel Air Auto Auction’s new facility in nearby Riverside Sept. 16, 2015. Bel Air Auto Auction's future facilities to be located in Riverside will have a 75,000 square foot, 10-lane auction facility accompanied by a 35,000 square foot Mechanical and Body Shop. County Executive Barry Glassman made comments about the new complex to be built, and he presented a certificate to the Nichols Family owners during the event. Billy Boniface, Director of Administration, along with other Harford County department heads, elected officials, representatives and special guests joined in the groundbreaking activities.
BSCAmerica’s President, R. Charles Nichols, estimates the construction will take approximately 15 months to the grand opening, and he is enthusiastic about the new auction’s many attributes. “Our new site is one mile East of I-95, making access much easier for our dealers. We are installing campus-wide WiFi for the convenience of our customers, and to avoid data usage issues on their smart phones and electronic hand-held devices.”
“Our second building will house an eight lift mechanical shop, five lane detail shop, two paint booth body shop, and a brand new condition report and imaging area — all under one roof.” Nichols continues, “We will have 80 paved acres for our customers and clients to utilize. There will be 8,190 spaces for customer parking, truck loading and inventory/storage. Our additional Marshaling Services facility in nearby Riverside Business Park has 22 acres paved and fenced for additional secured vehicle parking.”
“Our new auction building will also house the BSCAmerica’s corporate offices and Bel Air Auto Auction’s administrative offices and regional staff,” reports Michelle Nichols Neff, Vice President. “One main location for our dealers and a much easier environment for employees were the objectives for the new complex!” Nichols Neff continues, “We’re also excited about our new dealer restaurant, customer service suites with Wi-Fi provided workstations for customers. Those new service facilities will be attractive to dealers. They will be able to enjoy Bel Air Auto Auction’s delicious fare while attending our weekly auctions and bi-weekly GM Financial Factory auctions.”
Raymond C. Nichols, CEO of BSC America companies, adds, “Charles, Michelle and I, as partners in Bel Air Auto Auction Inc., are most enthused to have all the required permits and approvals for building this new modern facility to be located on our 175 acre property in Riverside. The new facility will be able to accommodate continued growth in the marketplace and will better serve our customers’ needs. Sellers and buyers will benefit from our state-of-the-art auction that will serve their needs within this growing marketplace and region.”