AVAD Opens Second Denver Location

New State-of-the-Art Distribution and Training Center Designed to Provide Outstanding Support to Local Dealer Base

Van Nuys, Calif. - October 26, 2006 - AVAD LLC, America's leading distributor of custom home electronics, announced today that the company has opened a second distribution center in Denver, Colo., to best serve the area's southern metro dealer base. Now accepting orders for pickup, the distribution center begins full -scale shipping operations in early November.


At 31,000 square feet, the new facility provides a complete inventory of residential system solutions, as well as comprehensive product training, technical and sales support. The center is conveniently located in Centennial, Colo., in the heart of the Denver Tech Center, just 4 blocks off the I -25 and Dry Creek Rd. exit, for quick and easy access.

True to the AVAD tradition of investing heavily in the technical expertise of their dealers, the location also features a state -of -the -art training facility and an additional conference room for dealer and client meetings, training, consultation and service. A 960 -square -foot showroom with two dedicated theaters will serve dealers and their clients with active displays and demonstrations of AVAD's leading brands and technologies.

"We've been looking at adding a second Denver location for a number of years," said Bob Prall, vice president of AVAD Rocky Mountain. "We know from our market research that there is great demand - our customers have been asking for us to establish a second distribution center in the area for some time."

Bob Gartland, president of AVAD LLC commented: "We're very excited about the growth outlook for the western United States. This facility is an example of AVAD's regional expansion plans and investments in both our company's and our dealer's future. Our dealers demand the very best in service and support, and we'll be able to deliver that thanks to this second location."

Location and contact information: AVAD -Denver (II), 7101 South Fulton Street, Suite 200, Centennial, Colorado 80112. Phone: (303) 650 -0939.

In Brief: Release Summary
· AVAD, America's leading distributor of custom home electronics, announces the opening of a second Denver location to best serve the company's southern metro dealers.
· Now accepting orders for pickup, the new Denver distribution center begins full -scale shipping operations in early November.
· At 31,000 square feet, the new facility provides a complete inventory of residential system solutions, as well as comprehensive product training, technical and sales support.
· AVAD -Denver (II) is located at 7101 South Fulton Street, Suite 200, Centennial, Colo., 80112.

About AVAD, LLC

AVAD, LLC, a wholly -owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro, Inc., is the most complete home integration solutions provider in the United States. Its in -depth technology offering of the most trusted brands and progressive continuing education programs provide all the support necessary to design and implement complete home electronic systems solutions. AVAD stocks products for home theater, lighting controls, distributed audio/video, central vacuum, and more. AVAD also provides just -in -time delivery from each of its 37 locations nationwide.

AVAD 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. By partnering with CEDIA for key industry training courses such as Installer Level I and II Certification, Designer Boot Camps and Home Theater Workshops, AVAD is unparalleled in its commitment to the betterment of the industry and the dealer's bottom line.

AVAD exemplifies this concept with the Dealer to Builder (D2B) program, which links highly -trained and qualified members of its 9,000+ dealer corps with homebuilders across the United States to outfit new homes with in -demand, cutting -edge electronic systems.

Product lines that AVAD distributes and supports include: Acme Brackets, APC, Aprilaire, Artison, Atlantic Technology, Belden, Bose, Carlon, ChannelPlus, Coleman Cable, H -P Products/Dirt Devil Central Vacuum Systems, D -Link, Draper, Fujitsu, Gefen, Goo System -Visual Reality, Inc., Harman Kardon, InFocus ScreenPlay, iPort, JVC Professional Products Company, Key Digital, Lutron, Marantz, Middle Atlantic Products, Inc., NetStreams, Niles Audio, Niveus Media, OmniMount, OnQ Technologies, OpenHouse, Panamax, Panasonic Phones, Peerless, Philips, Polk Audio, PROconnect, ProFlex, RTI, Samsung, Sharp, SharpVision, Spaun USA, Terk, Toshiba, Universal Remote Control 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 www.avad.com.

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