ATLANTA — Manheim operating locations in Chicago, Manheim, Pa., New York and St. Louis have been selected as recipients of a 2014 Ford Auction Recognition Award. As part of the Ford Auction Service Award Program, these locations were honored for their performance against key service level criteria.

Additionally, Manheim Pittsburgh won the Ford ASAP Second Half Sprint Closed Sale Award and Manheim Mississippi claimed the Ford ASAP Second Half Sprint Open Sale Award as the auctions with the greatest improvement in the second half versus the first half of 2014 in their categories.

“We are extremely happy to see these six locations honored for their great accomplishments in 2014,” said Rich Coutu, vice president of commercial sales for Manheim. “Ford has asked our auctions to deliver results, and these auctions have shown what a great partnership Manheim and Ford have. Our company values this partnership with Ford, and we appreciate this terrific recognition.”

Ford recognized winners in four groups: GT, Mach 1, Cobra and Boss. In the Mach 1 category, Manheim auctions were selected as winners in both the closed and open sale categories.

Manheim Chicago and Manheim Pennsylvania were selected best for open and closed sales, respectively, in the Mach 1 group, a grouping of the highest-volume auctions. Manheim St. Louis earned the award for best in the open-sale GT group, while Manheim New York took first place in closed-sale Cobra group. Both the GT and Cobra groups are smaller-volume auction groups than the Mach 1 group.