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Tri-Ed/Northern Video Acquires SGI

Tri-Ed/Northern Video Distribution continues its buying spree by acquiring Security General International, a 13-branch distributor in the Southwest.


President/CEO Pat Comunale of Tri-Ed/Northern Video Distribution now has the distribution company up to 54 branches in the U.S. and Canada.

Tri-Ed/Northern Video Distribution has acquired Security General International (SGI), a wholesale distributor of security and low-voltage products in the Southwest U.S.

Continuing its “buy and build” growth strategy, Tri-Ed/Northern Video continues to expand its footprint in North America. The acquisition of SGI and its 13 branch locations establishes a presence for Tri-Ed/Northern Video in six new cities - Fort Worth and McAllen, Texas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla., Albuquerque, N.M. and Orange, Calif.

Woodbury, N.Y.-based Tri-Ed/Northern Video Distribution now has 54 locations in the U.S. and Canada. In the past two years, the the company has made several other acquisitions, including Seabreeze Security Distribution, Video Security Specialists, and SDC Distribution.

Tri-Ed was acquired by Audax Investment Group in April 2012.

“We are very excited about our expansion in the Southwest market, and serving our growing customer base there,” says Pat Comunale, Tri-Ed/Northern Video president and CEO. “We welcome the entire SGI staff to the Tri-Ed/Northern Video team and look forward to meeting and exceeding the expectations of security professionals in our new locations.”

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About the Author

Jason Knott, Editor, CE Pro
Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990. He joined EH Publishing in 2000, and before that served as publisher and editor of Security Sales, a leading magazine for the security industry. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He is currently a member of the CEDIA Education Action Team for Electronic Systems Business. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California.


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