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CE Pro Podcast #52: How PowerHouse Alliance Members Pivoted to Meet Integrators’ Pandemic Needs

PowerHouse Alliance executive director Dennis Holzer highlights efforts the distributor’s 11 members and 50+ locations made over the past year, plus hot technologies dealers are capitalizing on.

Arlen Schweiger · April 16, 2021

Lucas Sales Catalyst AV member

Catalyst AV Member Lucas Sales Group Celebrates 65 Years

Lucas Sales Group, whose rep-distribution company LM Electronics is a Catalyst AV member, is celebrating its 65th anniversary. The company was founded in March 1956 by Charles Lucas, a former radioman aboard the USS Argonne when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harber. After the war he worked as an audio engineer for WFAA radio in Dallas and moonlighted installing […]

Robert Archer · April 15, 2021

11 Trading Company to Distribute Teac, Esoteric

Distributor of Pioneer, Onkyo and Integra becomes exclusive U.S. distributor of Teac and Esoteric Audio. Veteran Keith Haas joins company.

Jason Knott · April 13, 2021

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Integrators Vent Biggest Frustrations with Manufacturers, Distributors

Supplier frustration includes out-of-stock merchandise, shipping policies, inaccurate online ordering portals, poor customer service and more.

Jason Knott · April 09, 2021

SnapAV Partners with Distributor in Argentina

Argentinian distributor Delta Smart will carry products from SnapAV and Control4 to South American market integrators.

Jason Knott · April 06, 2021

Catalyst AV Adds Profit Line Distributing to Network

California-based distributor Profit Line Distributing has joined Catalyst AV to service northern California, northern Nevada and Hawaii.

Robert Archer · April 01, 2021

UL Issues Fire Hazard Warning on Cat 5E Cable Brand

UL has issued a warning related to a specific Cat 5E cable made by Claritronix after discovering the product fails to meet the flammability requirements of UL testing in the United States and Canada.

Andrew Nichols · April 01, 2021

Resideo Acquires Norfolk Wire & Electronics

With the acquisition, Resideo looks to build ADI’s presence in the data communications market with an assortment of copper and fiber cabling, connectors, and more.

CE Pro Editors · April 01, 2021

Focal Naim Thorens turntables

Focal Naim America to Distribute Thorens Turntables

Focal Naim America has announced it will be the U.S. distributor of Thorens. With the incorporation of Thorens, Focal Naim America will add a lineup of high-end audio made in Germany to its current audio partners. Throughout the company’s history, Thorens has developed several devices that have become milestones in the history of consumer electronics […]

Robert Archer · April 01, 2021

SnapAV Acquires HCA Distributing

In an effort to expand the company’s distribution network, SnapAV has acquired HCA Distributing in Denver and Salt Lake City.

CE Pro Editors · April 01, 2021