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AVAD Announces Opening of New Distribution, Showroom and Will Call Center in New Jersey

AVAD LLC, North America’s leading distributor of custom home electronics, announced that it will open a new, 32,000-square-foot Pine Brook, N.J. facility, located southwest of I-287 and the New Jersey Turnpike. The Pine Brook branch will feature a spacious showroom, where dealers can access the best brands and product assortment; a large warehouse accommodating more inventory for “just in time? order fulfillment; and a larger training facility allowing for the best and most frequent local dealer training—all advantages that make up AVAD’s trademark service. All operations previously held at AVAD’s Piscataway, N.J. branch will be relocated to the new Pine Brook branch upon its opening.

As a benefit for local dealers, a Grand Opening Vend-O-Palooza will be held at the new AVAD Pine Brook facility on July 23. Vend-O-Palooza is a one-day event held at AVAD branches across the nation that connects area dealers with leading manufacturers in a very efficient, interactive forum. Vend-O-Palooza offers attendees an opportunity to meet directly with over 40 manufacturers, demo new products, participate in raffles and giveaways, purchase products at special pricing, and attend workshops designed to help them successfully manage and grow their businesses.

“We are very excited about the opening of AVAD’s new Pine Brook facility,? said Jim Annes, vice president and general manager of AVAD. “We are always looking for the best ways to serve our dealers, and the amenities and resources provided by the Pine Brook facility will help in making their business more successful. We invite our dealers to visit the new facility and take advantage of all that it provides.?

All AVAD facilities offer the industry’s most respected and recognized brands, in-depth product and category training, the widest selection in various disciplines—audio, video, lighting controls, home automation and more—and an expert sales staff to offer support in system design, application and technical support.

An additional benefit of all AVAD facilities are Experience Centers which feature key elements in AVAD’s Integration Partner program, providing dealers a resource for marketing and selling complete custom home electronic solutions to their clients. Dealers also have the luxury of scheduling appointments to utilize the AVAD home theater and Experience Center as a showroom for their prospective customers.

For more information on AVAD locations, services and Vend-O-Palooza dates, visit http://www.avad.com.

About AVAD LLC
AVAD LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro Inc., is the most complete home integration solutions provider in North America. Offering customers the most trusted brands, AVAD stocks complete systems solutions for home theater, lighting controls, distributed audio/video, central vacuum and more. Further, the company is dedicated to dealer education, training and skill advancement, as evidenced by AVAD University’s over 450 online and classroom continuing education classes held each year. AVAD ensures just-in-time delivery from each of its 28 North American facilities.

Product lines that AVAD distributes and supports include: APC, Aprilaire, Artison, Atlantic Technology, B&K Components, Bogen, Bose, Carlon ChannelPlus, Chief, Crown, Denon Pro, H-P Products/Dirt Devil, Draper, Dymo/RhinoPRO, Escient, Exceptional Innovation/Life|ware, Gefen, Global Cache, HAI, InFocus ScreenPlay, iPort, ITC, JBL Pro, JDSU, JVC Professional Products Company, Key Digital, Labor Saving Devices, Lutron, Marantz, MartinLogan, Middle Atlantic Products, Inc., Midlite, MuxLab, NetStreams, Niles Audio, OmniMount, Onkyo, OnQ Technologies, OpenHouse, Optoma, Panamax, Panasonic Phones, Panasonic Professional, Pantel, Peerless, Philips Pronto, Polk Audio, PROconnect, ProFlex, RepairMaster, RTI, Rockustics, Samsung, Satellite USA, Sharp, SharpVision, Terk, Toshiba, Universal Remote Control, Velodyne and more.

In July 2005, AVAD was acquired by Ingram Micro Inc., making its parent company the leading distributor for solution providers and custom integrators serving the fast-growing consumer electronics and home automation markets in the United States.

For more information about AVAD, visit http://www.avad.com.

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