AlarMax Distributors, a national distributor of wholesale electronics, announced the acquisition of Northern Sound & Light (NSL), a Pittsburgh-based national supplier of sound, lighting and production equipment to A/V professionals for use in concert venues, schools, houses of worship and live production houses.  

NSL is a factory-authorized reseller for over 60 industry-leading manufacturers and has the ability to service customers nationwide, according to the announcement. 

NSL has been in business over 30 years, under the ownership and direction of Steve Raslevich. The company is known for its deep industry roots, service awards, over a decade of live production service experience and knowledge of the industry. NSL will maintain its own identity and business under the AlarMax umbrella. 

“We welcome NSL to the AlarMax family of companies and are pleased to be working with Steve on our shared vision of expanding Northern Sound & Light’s local presence across the country,” said Roger Graf, president of AlarMax. “Additionally, we look forward to expanded opportunities between our customer bases, with these increasingly converging technologies.” 

Raslevich, who will now serve as managing director of NSL said he is excited for the continuation of the Northern Sound legacy and entrusts his customers and friends to take part in the increased inventory availability, additional product lines and expanded national distribution reach that the new partnership affords.  

AlarMax currently operates 25 distribution centers across the U.S. and plans to co-locate NSL locations within some existing AlarMax facilities, as well as coordinate its operations to provide optimal dealer service levels in new markets with stand-alone NSL storefronts. 

NSL’s inventory and systems are currently in the process of being integrated into AlarMax and will resume full-scale operations soon.

Founded in 1990, privately held & independently owned AlarMax distributes product solutions from the industry’s leading manufacturers of intrusion, fire, video surveillance, access control, residential & commercial AV, sound, communications, structured cabling, and home automation products.