PowerHouse Alliance Snags Second Award Win of 2017 and Celebrates with More Events

The Alliance's stellar trade show and event participation gains industry recognition as PowerHouse Alliance distributor members prepare for an active month of AV, home control and security trainings.

Pittsburgh, PA - April 3, 2017 - The PowerHouse Alliance and its 12 distributor members are celebrating their recent award win - a Platinum honor from CE Pro in their 2017 Quest for Quality Awards for Best Trade Show Presence. The industry and CE Pro readers voted for winners, making this the second award for the PowerHouse Alliance this year; its Member training programs were recently awarded Gold in the Stellar Service Awards by readers of Residential Systems. In both cases, many industry voters attend the PowerHouse Alliance members' monthly trainings nationwide, which is in full swing for April.

Dealers in Texas can attend vendor days in Houston from member ECD: Zigen Vendor Day on April 10, and Luxul, Digital Watchdog and Yale Vendor Day on April 24. There will be LG Training with member CED on April 18, 19 and 20 in Northbrook, IL, New Berlin, WI, and Bloomington, MN respectively. They are also featuring a Peerless AV webinar on April 12, as well as Basic Lutron training on April 13 in New Berlin, WI.

Mountain West Distributors hosts multiple trainings at their Denver location throughout the month starting with Lutron RadioRA 2 Level 1 training on April 13. Attendees who pass the Lutron exam at the end of training will become certified and will have access to download the RadioRA 2 Essentials software. Mountain West will also host a half-day 2GIG Vario training on April 19, and two KEF and JVC trainings later in the month on April 25, where attendees can learn about KEF's heritage and CI line of speakers, as well as JVC's TRUE 4K projector with BLUEscent Laser technology.

West coast member Sierra Select Distributors is hosting two full-day, combo trainings with lunch covering Middle Atlantic, NuVo, Peerless AV and Clare Controls on April 19 in Livermore, CA and on April 20 in North Highlands, CA. Volutone, who is celebrating 115 years in business, continues to offer trainings at all seven of its locations in April with RTI education available from April 18 through 27.

For the full list of member trainings in March, please see below or check the PowerHouse Alliance event calendar.


• LG Training
o Northbrook, IL - April 18
o New Berlin, WI - April 19
o Bloomington, MN - April 20
• Peerless AV Webinar - April 12
• Basic Lutron Training - April 13 - New Berlin, WI


• Zigen Vendor Day - April 10 - Houston, TX
• Luxul, Digital Watchdog & Yale Vendor Day - April 24 - Houston, TX

Mountain West

• Lutron RadioRA 2 Level 1 - April 13 - Denver, CO
• 2GIG Vario Training - April 19 - Denver, CO
• KEF & JVC training - April 25 - Denver, CO

Sierra Select Distributors

• Middle Atlantic, NuVo, Peeless AV and Clare Control Training
o Livermore, CA - April 19
o N. Highlands, CA - April 20


• RTI Training
o Simi Valley, CA - April 18
o Van Nuys, CA - April 19
o Ontario, CA - April 20
o Las Vegas, NV - April 21
o San Diego, CA - April 25
o Cerritos, CA - April 26
o Irvine, CA - April 27

To learn more about the PowerHouse Alliance or any of its member distributors, please visit www.powerhousealliance.com.

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 convenient locations across the country, 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, training and support.

Powerhouse Alliance members include: 21st Century, Autco, Audio America, CED, Davis Distribution, ECD, EDI, Mountain West, MRI, Sierra Select, Ultimate Integration, and Volutone.

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