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Cox Automotive Invests in Auto Technician Training Centers to Prepare for Future Growth

The training centers are designed to address the industry’s skilled-labor shortage, develop future talent, increase business and client efficiencies, and position Manheim’s reconditioning operations for EV growth

ATLANTA – March 7, 2024 – As reconditioning operations continue to be one of the fastest growing areas at Manheim and within the auto industry, Cox Automotive today announced that it plans to open its fifth Auto Tech Training Center (ATTC) later this year. The new center, which will be located in Chicago, joins four other training centers housed at Manheim locations in Southern California, Central Florida, New Jersey and Dallas. These ATTCs are equipped to support the increasing need for wholesale, retail, fleet and EV reconditioning services.

“Beyond getting vehicles ready for wholesale or retail sale, our high-quality ATTCs position us to support our clients as vehicle technologies become more sophisticated,” said Marty D’Amato, vice president of Reconditioning at Manheim. “Working with Cox Automotive Mobility on innovations such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), as well as supporting EVs, our expert teams are preparing to service the vehicle needs of today and tomorrow.”

Manheim reconditions more than 3.5 million vehicles each year across nearly all its locations.

The ATTCs complement Manheim’s existing apprentice program for technicians by making room to scale the program and increase participation. At the helm of the ATTC endeavor is Manny Mendivil, a world-class trainer who holds 24 ASE certifications, including Master Automobile and Heavy-Duty Truck. He also specializes in electrical and drivability diagnostics.

“Our goal is to go beyond simply training technicians to creating a learning environment that provides them with industry-leading equipment, a curriculum to continually advance in their careers and competitive benefits,” said Mendivil.

Recent ATTC graduates spoke about the value of the program. “The class was great, and the interaction was amazing. I’m not a school person, but I would look forward to more classes.” “This training experience allowed me to pass each of my ASE tests on the first try.”

In addition to training, Manheim also offers competitive benefits for technicians, including signing bonuses, competitive pay, up to $1,500 in free tools for new hires and complimentary ASE training and certification.

“Our goal is to bring the highest quality reconditioning talent and services to our clients and the industry while planning for the future,” added Grace Huang, president of Cox Automotive Inventory Solutions.

About Manheim
Manheim® is the nation’s leading provider of end-to-end wholesale vehicle solutions that help dealer and commercial clients increase profits and efficiencies in their used vehicle operations. Through its physical, mobile and digital sales network, Manheim offers services for decisioning, buying and selling, floor planning, logistics, assurance and reconditioning. Operating the largest vehicle wholesale marketplace, Manheim provides clients with choices to connect and transact business how and when they want. With nearly 5.5 million used vehicles offered annually, Manheim team members help the company facilitate transactions representing around $76 billion in value. Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim is a Cox Automotive™ brand. For more information, visit

About Cox Automotive
Cox Automotive is the world’s largest automotive services and technology provider. Fueled by the largest breadth of first-party data fed by 2.3 billion online interactions a year, Cox Automotive tailors leading solutions for car shoppers, auto manufacturers, dealers, lenders and fleets. The company has 29,000+ employees on five continents and a portfolio of industry-leading brands that include Autotrader®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, vAuto®, Dealertrack®, NextGear Capital™, CentralDispatch® and FleetNet America®. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with $22 billion in annual revenue. Visit or connect via @CoxAutomotive on X, CoxAutoInc  on Facebook or Cox-Automotive-Inc on LinkedIn. 

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Lois Rossi
Sr. Director, Corporate Communications | Cox Automotive | 678.557.8904