Great Lakes region Catalyst AV network member company Allnet Distributing, celebrated the grand opening of its Carmel, Ind., facility on December 16th. Previously the company had served Indiana from its Elk Grove Village, Ill., hub. Carmel represents the third location for the company, the second of which is in Troy, Michigan.
The Carmel branch is a full-service 6,000-square-foot facility that is comprised of a warehouse, training room, and active display area that features many preeminent brands including Bose, Lutron, Luxul, Nest, Sony 4K, URC Total Control and Yamaha. The branch will also stock all Catalyst AV network lines which are APC, Atlona, Catalyst Wire & Cable, Definitive Technology, EnGenius, IC Realtime, Nest, Rapid Racks and Mounts, Ring, Russound, TiVo, Vanco and Vivitek.
Allnet has been a recipient of CE Pro’s Quest for Quality awards for the past four consecutive years, recognized by integrators in the areas of outstanding training, customer service and tech service.
According to Wally Whinna, principal of Allnet Distributing and board member of the Catalyst AV Distribution Network, the company is focused on bringing its training seminars to Indy-based integrators. Beginning January and February, Allnet is hosting training on Luxul (advanced networking), Lutron (shade and lighting certification) and URC (Total Control).
“We are happy to open a branch in this market so our customers can take advantage of our local seminars, technical service and have access to Will Call,” says Whinna. “These are all key components that help integrators advance in today’s fast-paced environment.”
The event was attended by many manufacturers, local-area integrators, as well as CEDIA director of certification and workforce development Jeff Gardner.
“We are very excited to have Allnet setup their distribution and training center here in Indy,” says CEDIA CEO Vincent Bruno. “This is sure to benefit local area integrators and their clientele.”
The branch is located of four blocks east of Pennsylvania Street off City Center Drive at 12220 Hancock Street, Carmel, IN 46032. Phone: 317.689.0050, Fax: 317.689.0051