Pioneer Music Company (PMV), a 152-year-old distributor of audio, video, surveillance, networking, and remote management products for professional integrators, has announced the grand opening of a new location in the Chicago, IL metro area.
Located in Elk Grove Village, IL, the new facility features 20,000 square feet of warehouse space and a training facility that can accommodate more than 50 attendees.
According to PMC vice president and sixth-generation owner, Alec Haight, the expansion happened after a large investment to enhance the company’s commitment to the custom integration channel.
“The role of the distributor is changing faster than ever before, and we’ve invested in that change. The last five years we strategically expanded our footprint in the Central Midwest,” says Haight.
“After refining operations and introducing more automation and value-add services to our business, we are beyond excited to scale our vision into the Northern Midwest market, starting with welcoming the local Chicago dealers to our family.”
PMC’s newest facility provides local dealers flexible logistics support and same-day product availability, in an open shopping format where customers can freely browse aisles of products. The location is complete with a 24-hour will-call room and an indoor loading area to make sure Chicago weather never stands in the way of business. Local dealers will also benefit from PMC’s self-service app, communications service, and live-inventory website with bill payment.
“The support from our vendor partners has been a huge driver for our expansion into this market. We sincerely believe in our value-add strategy to the custom integration channel, and it is rewarding to see our vendors share that belief,” comments Haight.
“We’re proud to offer our services to the local dealers with a local team of experts under the leadership of industry veteran Mike Baginski. Our company is already benefitting from the addition of top-notch personnel, vendor support, and dealer activity in the area. It is an exciting time to be in our industry, and we feel that excitement here at Pioneer Music.”
Founded in 1869, Pioneer Music Company now operates with five locations dedicated to supporting custom integration dealers in the Midwest with fully stocked warehouses and training facilities in Kansas City, St. Louis, Omaha, Des Moines, and its newest in Chicago.