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ProTeam to open Auburn, Ind., facility

NAPOLEON, Ohio – ProTeam Classic Corvette Collection and Sales will open a facility in Auburn, Ind., next month.

The 30,000 square foot annex, which is located in the American Heritage Village at the north end of the World War II Victory museum and across the road from Kruse International Auction Park, is expected to be operational in early June. The facility will eventually house an estimated 70 to 100 Corvettes.

“The annex will mirror what we’re doing in Napoleon. We’ll draw off each other’s inventories, selling from stock in both locations,” said Terry Michaelis, president, ProTeam.

According to Michaelis, ProTeam chose Auburn for its expansion because it is a serviceable and manageable distance (55 miles) from ProTeam’s headquarters in Napoleon, Ohio, as well as its proximity to I-69, and Fort Wayne, Ind., where there are a large number of Corvette collections and many Corvette and classic car enthusiasts. Michaelis added that the building’s closeness to the Kruse International Auction Park was also a big selling point due to the large number of automotive enthusiasts that flock there for auctions throughout the year.

“Plus, Dean Kruse and Kruse International has rolled out the red carpet for ProTeam,” Michaelis said.

We are enthused about having the world’s largest Corvette operation as part of our overall automotive complex. We hope that this expansion will greatly benefit ProTeam, and we are willing to do whatever to ensure his success in Auburn, said Dean Kruse, president and founder of Kruse International.

Kruse also hopes that ProTeam’s move to Auburn will inspire other automotive companies to move to the area, helping to fulfill Kruse’s vision of creating an automotive Mecca at the American Heritage Village.

ProTeam Classic Corvette Collection and Sales, based in Napoleon, Ohio, showcases the largest inventory of classic Corvettes in the world. More than $15 million worth of Corvettes are displayed in 60,000 square feet of showrooms and restoration facilities with nearly 200 classic Corvettes on display at any time. For additional information, contact ProTeam at P.O. Box 606, Napoleon, Ohio 43545, call 888.592.5086 or visit

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