Ceremony Marks Opening of New Bel Air Auto Auction
Thursday, September 14th, BSC America opened the doors to its new
Bel Air Auto Auction facility in the Riverside Business Park at 4805
Philadelphia Road, Belcamp, Maryland. That morning, Harford County
Executive Barry Glassman, with several other county and elected
officials, joined the Nichols family in front of the lanes where a
formal ribbon cutting event preceded the first auction at BSC's new
facility, where cutting edge technology will provide the support to
its substantially expanded ten bay auction building. On the
preceding evening, September 13th, the Nichols Family hosted a
special Customer Preview and Happy Hour event to commemorate this
milestone in the Bel Air Auto Auction's 70 year history, providing
both refreshments and facility tours for many of their dealer
customers to acclimate them to the layout of the new ten-bay sales
facility and its registration areas, prior that first sale.
America’s new Bel Air Auto Auction facility opened with a
ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, September 14th.
C. Nichols, CEO of BSC America family of companies, described the
project and the reasons for the Nichols family businesses relocating
from their prior Belair Road location: "Charles, Michelle and
I, as partners in Bel Air Auto Auction Inc., are thrilled to
announce that on September 14th the first vehicles crossed the
auction block at our new 185-acre location. The new auction will be
able to accommodate continued growth in the marketplace and allow us
to serve better our customers' needs with ease and efficiency in a
state of the art auction facility."
Thursday, September 14th, the Bel Air Auto Auction welcomed
all of its customers to the First Regular Sale at the new
facility. It began with complimentary breakfast at 8 A.M., followed
by a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:30 A.M. Ray Nichols sold the first
car to cross the block; Bel Air Auto Auction Vice-president,
Michelle Nichols-Neff capped that sale by announcing that the Bel
Air Auto Auction, Inc. will make a donation to the Hurricane Relief
Funds in an amount equal to that sales price for the first car
across the new block.
cutting ceremoy before the first car is sold at BSC America's
new Bel Air Auto Auction.
America's President, R. Charles Nichols, noted that the
ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the auction's official
opening comes two years after the ground-breaking ceremony that
marked the beginning of the construction process.
has taken us many years of planning and a tremendous amount of work
on the part of everyone involved in the building and moving process
to bring us to this exciting point in our Auction's history. We are
enthused to be providing it for our customers and employees,"
Nichols selling the first car at the new Bel Air Auto Auction
on September 14th.
went onto describe the amenities of Bel Air Auto Auction's new site
which includes a 75,000 square foot, 10-lane Auction facility,
restaurant and administrative office building, as well as a
separate, state-of-art, 50,000 square-foot "Vehicle Enhancement
Center" which houses both mechanical and body shops,
reconditioning bays, paint booths as well as an imaging center. A
separate building provides a stream-lined check in facility for
dealers and transporters. The new facility will also house BSC
America's corporate headquarters, administrative offices, regional
staff, dealer lender services and BSC's remarketing group, Atlantic
objective in building the new auction was to provide large, modern,
auction facilities centrally located in the Mid-Atlantic Region near
Bel Air, Maryland, but just off I-95 in order to be able to better
serve our sellers and buyers. This new site provides a convenient
environment for both our customers and for our employees,"
explained Michelle Nichols-Neff, Vice President of BSC America.
"We're also excited about our new dealer restaurant, and
customer service suites with Wi-Fi provided workstations. Those new
service facilities will be attractive, useful and convenient for
customers who will be able to enjoy Bel Air Auto Auction's delicious
fare while attending our regular weekly Thursday auctions, our
bi-weekly GM Financial Factory auctions, plus our other auction
reports that the next major special event at the Bel Air Auto
Auction's new Belcamp facility on the calendar (other than scheduled
auctions, the schedule for which can be accessed on line at bscamerica.com)
is a two-day Grand Opening Celebration in October, beginning
with a GM Financial Closed Sale at 10 A.M. on Wednesday, October
18th. A Grand Opening Reception for invited guests will
follow on that evening from 5:30 to 9:00 pm. The following day, Thursday,
October 19th, marks the Bel Air Auto Auction's Annual Harvest
and Grand Opening Sale, which will feature the season's largest
consignment of vehicles crossing all ten auction lanes, and a
special Classic Car Event with over 100 Classic Vehicles to
be offered for auction.
Air Auto Auction is the flagship auction of the BSC America Auction
Group, which also includes Tallahassee Auto Auction in Florida, plus
a specialty Weekly Auction, located at BSC's Clayton Station
location in Edgewood, Maryland. Since its founding in 1947, the Bel
Air Auto Auction has grown to become the largest independent dealer
auto auction located in the Mid-Atlantic region, offering more than
100,000 vehicles for sale annually. BSC and the Bel Air Auto
Auction, have lengthy histories in providing special services for
their fleet and financial institution customers. BSC's clients
include leasing companies, banks, credit unions, financing
companies, daily rental firms, government agencies and other special
clients. The Bel Air Auto Auction is a member of both the ServNet
Auction group and the National Auto Auction Association.
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