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Phoenix Marketing Group, AHA Distributing Open new Facility

Providing increased support for integrators, Phoenix Marketing Group and Catalyst AV member AHA Distributing, has announced a new 5,000 square-foot Training Experience Center at its Marietta, Georgia location. “We can easily accommodate 35 people in the training room and over 100 people in the experience center,” states Mark Garijanian, Phoenix Marketing Group. “Since kicking off in the summer, we’ve had […]

Robert Archer · November 02, 2021

Catalyst AV Member Custom Partners Hosts Lutron

Catalyst AV member Custom Partners held an official dealer appreciation day, sponsored by Lutron at the company’s facility in Plainview, N.Y. According to Custom Partners, the “mini CEDIA EXPO” greeted a steady flow of dealers who received a sincere thanks for keeping the last 18 months going strong for their customers. “No sales gimmicks, no […]

Robert Archer · October 05, 2021

How Distributors Are Helping to Ease the Labor Crisis

Top distributors share their secrets to overcoming the pandemic and how they managed to help the industry overcome the labor shortage that impacted so many businesses.

Andrew Nichols · July 28, 2021

Distributors Get Creative to Solve Supply Chain Woes

Some of AV’s top distribution executives share their thoughts on how the industry managed to overcome the global supply shortage and continue to supply integrators with products.

Andrew Nichols · July 26, 2021

AHA Distributing Expands; adds Robin Roy

AHA Distributing, a distribution company in the Southeast, is growing again due to dealer demand. “We have doubled our shopping space to 2,600 square feet and have packed it with products so our dealers have an easier than ever, hands-on shopping experience,” says Chris Gilray, president, AHA Distributing. “We have also added 900 square feet […]

Robert Archer · June 17, 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

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

Catalyst adds Profit Line Distributing to Network

Catalyst AV has announced its newest member, Novato, Calif.-based Profit Line Distributing. Independently owned, Profit Line services Northern California, Northern Nevada & Hawaii. “We chose to join Catalyst AV as the group shares our basic philosophy and  business practices: hands on expertise, relationship-based loyalty and personalized customer service and training for our dealers,” says Profit Line Distributing’s CEO […]

Robert Archer · March 31, 2021

Ariz.-Based Distributor CyberSmart Joins Catalyst AV

CyberSmart has joined Catalyst AV to distribute low-voltage electronics in the fast-growing Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz. metro areas.

CE Pro Editors · January 19, 2021

Catalyst AV adds LM Electronics as New Member

Catalyst AV has announced a new member: LM Electronics.  Located in Fort Worth, Texas, the company has a 6,000-square foot warehouse, and it produces $6.5 million per year in revenue. LM Electronics covers the Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana markets. LM Electronics partner and managing director, Cliff Clarke notes that by joining Catalyst AV the company is looking to […]

Robert Archer · November 11, 2020