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PowerHouse Alliance Members to Host Over 25 Trainings and Multiple Events Nationwide in May

Distributor members look forward to a productive month of dealer trainings and shows, while celebrating new and expanded locations.

Distributor members look forward to a productive month of dealer trainings and shows, while celebrating new and expanded locations.

Pittsburgh, PA – April 29, 2016 – The summer training season has started early for PowerHouse Alliance distributor members, who will host over 25 trainings and events across the country this May.

Midwest distributor, CED (Consumer Electronics Distributors), is excited to announce the opening of a new location in Elk Grove Village, IL on May 16. The new location will offer a state-of-the-art will-call area with interactive displays featuring the latest product offerings.

Southeastern distributor member 21st Century Distributing is hosting a month-long Integration Innovation Roadshow, which will make multiple stops in North Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Tennessee. The Integration Innovation Roadshow will include integration and network trainings, lunch and show-floor sessions. 21st Century Distributing will also have trainings on URC Total Control and Clare Controls.

Continuing the URC and Clare Controls training, EDI (Electrical Distributing Inc.), will host sessions at their Portland and Seattle locations, as well as an RTI training. They will also be attending the Pacific Northwest Consumer Electronics Expo in mid-May. EDI is incentivizing their dealers with the chance to win a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro RS between February 1 and September 30.

Throughout May, Volutone will host Sonos and Luxul trainings, as well as the 8th Annual Southern California Technology & Business Summit at two off-site locations on May 3 and 5.

Other distributor members including Sierra Select Distributors, ECD (Electronic Custom Distributors) and Autco are hosting several training sessions in May including Denon, URC Total Control, JVC, and Peerless Outdoor TV trainings.

“Not only are our members offering a significant amount of training opportunities to their dealers across the country in May, we are also attending several events and celebrating the expansion and addition of new locations,” said PowerHouse Alliance Executive Director Dennis Holzer. “The strength and continuous growth of the PowerHouse Alliance is proof that education is key to our success as well as to our dealers.”

Below is the full list of May training sessions and events scheduled for PowerHouse Alliance members:

21St Century Distributing

  • URC Total Control Training – May 31 to June 2, 2016 – Charlotte, NC
  • Integration Innovation Roadshow:

    Raleigh, NC – May 3, 2016
    Charleston, SC – May 5, 2016
    Orlando, FL – May 10, 2016
    Tampa, FL – May 12, 2016
    Charlotte, NC – May 17, 2016
    Atlanta, GA – May 19, 2016
    Nashville, TN – May 25, 2016

  • Clare Controls Training & Certification:

    Raleigh, NC – May 11 to 13, 2016
    Charlotte, NC – May 25 to 27, 2016


  • JVC Projector and Peerless Outdoor TV Training:

    Kansas City, KS – May 11, 2016
    St. Louis, MO – May 11, 2016

ECD (Electronic Custom Distributors)

  • URC Total Control Level 3 Training:

    Houston, TX – May 10, 2016
    Austin, TX – May 11, 2016
    Dallas, TX – May 12, 2016

  • Denon New Model Training and Introduction

    Houston, TX – May 17, 2016
    Austin, TX – May 18, 2016
    Dallas, TX – May 19, 2016

EDI (Electrical Distributing Inc.)

·        Clare Controls Training – May 3 through May 5, 2016– Portland, OR

·        URC Training – May 10, 2016 – Portland, OR

·        URC Training – May 12, 2016 – Seattle, WA

·        PNWCEE – Pacific Northwest Consumer Electronics Expo 2016 – May 17, 2016 – SeaTac DoubleTree by Hilton – Seattle, WA

·        RTI Training – May 26, 2016 – Portland, OR

Sierra Select Distributors

  • LG, URC and Luxul Training:

    May 25, 2016 – Holiday Inn Express Oakland Airport, CA
    May 26, 2016 – Sierra Select, N. Highlands, CA


  • 8th Annual Southern California Technology and Business Summit

    May 3, 2016 – Warner Center Marriott, Los Angeles, CA
    May 5, 2016 – Hilton OC Airport, Orange County, CA

  • Just Add Power: Sonos and Luxul Trainings

    Simi Valley, CA – May 17, 2016
    Van Nuys, CA – May 18, 2016
    Cerritos, CA – May 19, 2016
    Irvine, CA – May 20, 2016
    San Diego, CA – May 24, 2016
    Ontario, CA – May 25, 2016
    Las Vegas, NV – May 26, 2016 (Luxul only)

Visit the Member Events Calendar on the PowerHouse Alliance website here for additional details of the events and trainings and for links to register on the member websites.

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About PowerHouse Alliance

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, 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 38 convenient locations stocked with more than 150+ product lines. Creating cost efficiencies for manufacturers and buying power for customers, the Alliance offers a national footprint with the added benefit of local sales and support.

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