Copart Inc. has activated reserve land in Georgia and Virginia, in addition to the expansion of existing locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida, due to the events of Hurrican Matthew, according to the company.
“We have a long history of preparing for and responding to catastrophes. This year, our reinvestment strategy has led us to expand in areas that frequently incur damage from natural disasters. That focus allowed us to immediately activate locations in Georgia and Virginia when Matthew hit the East Coast,” said Will Franklin, the company’s executive vice president. “We are also fortunate to have been able to add land in the Carolinas and Florida as an immediate response to Matthew.”
The global online vehicle auction company announced earlier this year the expansions of existing locations in Florida and North Carolina, along with a new location in Georgia this year. The land has provided Copart with the capacity needed to meet immediate demand brought on by extreme weather.