CARMEL, IN - ADESA announced it is breaking ground on a major construction project in Las Vegas with a brand-new whole car auction facility. Named ADESA Las Vegas, the site located just 10 miles north of the famous Las Vegas strip will firmly establish ADESA in the nation’s 28th largest metropolitan area.

“The addition of ADESA Las Vegas will allow us to expand our geographic footprint in a major market that ADESA previously did not have a presence,” said ADESA President and CEO Tom Caruso. “This facility will enable us to enhance our offerings to both our national consignors as well as local dealers in this region.”

Along with a prime location, this greenfield auction will also have full detailing capabilities, a complete reconditioning shop, body shop and mechanic shop. All auction lanes will be equipped with digital and audio feeds for online auction capability and Automotive Finance Corporation will be located on site. Other customer amenities will include a full-service cafeteria and dealer lounge equipped with online workstations for easy access to inventory on LiveBlock and DealerBlock.

ADESA is currently scheduled to begin marshalling vehicles for a major consignor at ADESA Las Vegas later this month. The new facility is expected to open for business in Spring 2011.