Pittsburgh, PA – April 25, 2018 – The 12 PowerHouse Alliance distributor members announce an exciting May schedule for dealers and integrators across the country offering over 30 education sessions and celebrating the grand opening of a new location. In addition to exciting trainings and events, members are also launching an industry-leading rebate program on all A2V product purchases.
Starting in Q2 2018, dealers who purchase a minimum of $500 of A2V products per quarter, will receive a 10% credit in the following quarter on all A2V products purchased – a financial kickback that is nearly unheard of. “As a leading national consortium of distributors in the AV industry, we feel it’s important to do whatever we can to listen to and support our dealers with the right tools and services they need to be successful,” said Holzer. “Dealers are tired of having to buy more and more quarter to quarter in order to achieve manufacturer rebates. Our program is simple and competitive. That combined with quality products, great margins and excellent warranty terms, makes A2V a win for our dealers.”
EDI is pleased to announce the official grand opening of its new self-shop/warehouse location in Bellevue, Washington on May 23 and 24. Dealers and industry affiliates are invited to stop by to check out the new space, take advantage of special pricing and product demonstrations from factory reps, plus enjoy food and drinks. Further east, Davis Distribution Systems will host their 2018 CI Expo at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. Davis encourages their dealers to attend the show on May 16 and 17 to see new product displays from over 25 leading manufacturers and take advantage of training sessions.
Volutone is hosting Luxul Network training at its seven locations in California and Las Vegas, plus an additional session in San Luis Obispo from May 8 through 18. They are also hosting a ‘Lunch on Volutone’ event on May 25 at three of its locations. Dealers that attend the Cerritos or Irvine locations can take a three-hour DSC Refresher Course from 9:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m., followed by lunch. Those who visit the Ontario location will receive an OmniMount products overview from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. including a catered lunch break.
Mountain West has planned four training sessions in May for its dealers. Those located in Salt Lake City can attend 2GIG training or Sonance, iPort and Sonos training on May 2 and 17 respectively. On May 8, dealers in Denver can take Just Add Power training in the morning and Yamaha training in the afternoon with lunch in between. Dealers interested in Yamaha’s commercial products are invited to a training at Sierra Select’s N. Highlands, California location on May 23. Autco is offering 2GIG Certification in St. Louis, Missouri on May 2 and Kansas City on May 3.
On May 4, ECD invites dealers in Houston to attend Lutron Vendor Day. They are also hosting three WyreStorm Network trainings on May 15 through 17, and three URC MX HomePro trainings on May 22 through 24 in Houston, Austin and Dallas-Fort Worth respectively. Similarly, member Ui Supplies is hosting a WyreStorm Network HD Day in Plainview, New York on May 10, and dealers in Plainview and Clifton, New Jersey can take URC training on May 22 and 23.
Dealers in the northeast can attend Hikvision training at MRI’s Plainville, Connecticut location on May 2. MRI also invites dealers in Woburn, Massachusetts to take part in Lutron BLAST on May 10. In the southeast, 21 Century Distributing will host Lutron training at its Charlotte, North Carolina location on May 16. CED invites dealers to take 2018 Samsung Product Training in Northbrook, Illinois on May 1, New Berlin, Wisconsin on May 2 and Bloomington, Minnesota on May 9.
Dealers can purchase A2V products from PowerHouse Alliance distributor member warehouses across the nation and take advantage of the new quarterly rebate program immediately. For the full list of member trainings and events in May, see below or check the PowerHouse Alliance event calendar.
21 Century Distributing
· Lutron Training – Charlotte, NC – May 16
· 2GIG Certification
o St. Louis, MO – May 2
o Kansas City, KS – May 3
· 2018 Samsung Product Training
o Northbrook, IL – May 1
o New Berlin, WI – May 2
o Bloomington. MN – May 9
Davis Distribution Systems
· Home AV Show – Columbus, OH – May 16 & 17
· Lutron Vendor Day – Houston, TX – May 4
· WyreStorm Network Training
o Houston, TX – May 15
o Austin, TX – April May 16
o Dallas Fort Worth, TX – May 17
· URC MX HomePro Training
o Houston, TX – May 22
o Austin, TX – May 23
o Dallas Fort Worth, TX – May 24
· Grand Opening Event – Bellevue, WA – May 23 & 24
· 2GIG Training – Salt Lake City, UT – May 2
· Just Add Power Training – Denver, CO – May 8
· Yamaha Training – Denver, CO – May 8
· Sonance, iPort & Sonos Training – Salt Lake City, UT – May 17
· Hikvision Training – Plainville, CT – May 2
· Lutron BLAST – Woburn, MA – May 10
Sierra Select Distributors
· Yamaha Commercial Training – N. Highlands, CA – May 23
· WyreStorm Network HD Day – Plainview, NY – May 10
· URC Training
o Clifton, NJ – May 22
o Plainview, NY – May 23
· Luxul Network Training
- Irvine, CA – May 8
- Van Nuys, CA – May 9
- Ontario, CA – May 10
- Las Vegas, NV – May 11
- San Diego, CA – May 15
- Cerritos, CA – May 16
- Simi Valley, CA – May 17
- San Luis Obispo, CA – May 18
- Lunch on Volutone
- Cerritos, CA – May 25
- San Diego, CA – May 25
- Ontario, CA – May 25
To learn more about the PowerHouse Alliance or any of its member distributors, please visit www.powerhousealliance.com.
The PowerHouse Alliance is a national consortium of regional wholesale distributors delivering name brand products for custom installers, specialty dealers, large retailers and industry buying groups in the residential and commercial audio/video, home entertainment, security, networking, IT and consumer electronics accessories markets. With combined annual sales in excess of $800 million, PowerHouse Alliance member companies represent 800,000 square feet of warehouse space in over 40 convenient locations across the country, stocked with more than 250+ product lines including house-brand A2V. Creating cost efficiencies for manufacturers and buying power for customers, the Alliance offers a national footprint with the added benefit of local sales, training and support.
Powerhouse Alliance members include: 21st Century, Autco, Audio America, CED, Davis Distribution, ECD, EDI, Mountain West, MRI, Sierra Select, Ui Supplies, and Volutone.