Great Lakes region Catalyst AV Distribution network member company Allnet Distributing celebrated the grand opening of its Carmel, Ind., facility on December 16, 2015, representing the third location for the company, the second of which is in Troy, Mich. Previously the company had served Indiana from its Elk Grove Village, Ill. hub.
The Carmel branch is a full-service 6,000 square foot facility comprised of a warehouse, training room and active display area that features many preeminent brands including Bose, Lutron, Luxul, Nest, Sony 4K, URC Total Control and Yamaha. The branch also will stock all Catalyst AV network lines which are APC, Atlona, Catalyst Wire & Cable, Definitive Technology, EnGenius, IC Realtime, Nest, Rapid Racks and Mounts, Ring, Russound, TiVo, Vanco and Vivitek.
Allnet is focused on bringing its training seminars to Indianapolis-based integrators. Beginning in the first quarter of 2016, the company is hosting aggressive trainings on Luxul (advanced networking), Lutron (shade and lighting certification) and URC (Total Control).
“We are happy to open a branch in this market so our customers can take advantage of our local seminars, technical service and have access to Will Call as these are all key components that help integrators advance in today’s fast-paced environment,” said Wally Whinna, principal of Allnet Distributing and board member of the Catalyst AV Distribution Network.
The grand opening event was attended by many manufacturers and local-area integrators, as well as CEDIA Director of Certification and Workforce Development, Jeff Gardner.
“This is sure to benefit local area integrators and their clientele,” said CEDIA CEO, Vincent Bruno.