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AHA Distributing Consolidates Florida Operations

AHA Distributing, which serves integrators and CE retailers across six Southeastern states, has closed its three-year-old Tampa, Fla., distribution center and merged operations with its former Electronics Source facility in Boynton Beach, Fla.

Georgia-based AHA, an affiliate of the 11-member Catalyst AV distributor group, said the move follows the acquisition of Electronics Source and its 5,000-square-foot warehouse and training room last February. “We watched [that] business grow and it hasn’t stopped yet,” reported president Chris Gilray. “Even in the midst of the competitive landscape … in South Florida, we have had major success with our Boynton Beach location and we want to focus our time and resources in this physical location while continuing to grow the Florida market as a whole.”

Tampa market customers will see no interruption in service, Gilray promised, and can continue to work directly with Tampa staffer Richard Soto via the Tampa branch contact number.

“This move just made logistic and economic sense,” he said.

The Tampa closure won’t affect Catalyst AV’s headcount of 23 distribution centers nationwide, as fellow member Custom Plus Distributing is opening a fifth West Coast location, in Bellevue, Wash., a spokesperson for the distributor group said.

In other Catalyst AV news, the group has added Eero’s home Wi-Fi system to its line card, affording integration customers such benefits as training, discounted pricing and VIP support.

The Eero system features mobile app- based control, simple setup and software integration. A three-pack covers and average-size home, and employs mesh technology to create a single, seamless network, Catalyst said.