CATALYST AV DISTRIBUTION NETWORK MEMBER PIONEER MUSIC COMPANY OPENS VAST SHOPPING AND DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN LENEXA, KANSAS
With its roots in Southeast Kansas for more than 100 years, PMC has just completed the expansion of its Lenexa facility. Spanning 18,000 Sq. ft. this new center is comprised of 12-volt and Home AV showrooms in a convenient shopping mart atmosphere. Now serving as the company’s main shipping annex, PMC can now deliver to most dealers in just one day.
Lenexa, KS – July 9, 2015 – Catalyst AV distribution network member Pioneer Music Company today announced the expansion of its Lenexa, Kansas facility. Gaining 12,000 square feet next door to its existing 6,000 Sq. ft. facility, PMC has tapped the new space to house more comprehensive showrooms, conference / training rooms and a larger shipping / receiving area. According to PMC president Dan Haight, the expansion will allow the company to better serve its entire customer base of Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Southern Illinois.
Mart-like Shopping Experience
With the expansion PMC now has two separate “mart-like” shopping showrooms: the first a 1,000 Sq. ft. 12-volt room that displays products (unboxed) thus allowing dealers hands-on to both view and select from, and the second a 2,000 Sq. ft. Home AV room complete with the latest solutions including Ultra HD and IoT-enabled products. According to Haight, with respect to 12-volt products, the mart-experience is unique to the territory.
One-Day Shipping to Most Dealers
While previously the majority of PMC’s shipping was handled by its Chanute, KS warehouse, geographically the location did not permit PMC to reach every dealer in one-day. The new Lenexa facility will now serve as PMC’s main shipping and receiving annex, enabling the company to reach more dealers in a day. “Our dealers are very excited about this,” says Haight.
Grand Expansion Celebration Event
To kick things off, PMC hosted an “Old Kansas City-themed Rhythm and Brews” dealer sales event on June 25th and 26th. The event – attended by more than 100 dealers – featured product specials “with deals deeper than the territory has ever experienced!” exclaimed Haight.
During the event, PMC raffled off a Yamaha receiver, a Vivitek projector, a High Definition antenna from Antennas Direct, Definitive Technology speakers and a Niles 200 watt amplifier.
A brief, informative video of Dan Haight and staff describing the history of PMC and its mission today can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/MQYo_h3ESYg
Pioneer Music Company contact info: 11323 Strangline Road, (located near I-35 and West 119th Street), Lenexa, Kansas, 66215. Phone: 913.227.0471. Internet: www.pioneermusicinc.com
PMC hours of operation are 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.
About Pioneer Music Company
Pioneer Music Company is a family-owned and operated business that has been fulfilling the needs of its customers since 1869. The company is a wholesale business-to-business provider of high quality consumer electronic products including residential and commercial audio and video, automation, network distribution, surveillance, installation accessories and more. Based in Lenexa and Chanute, Kansas, PMC serves dealers and integrators in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Southern Illinois. The company is a member of the distribution coalition Catalyst AV. www.pioneermusicinc.com
About Catalyst AV
Founded in 2012, Catalyst AV is a network of 12 independent consumer electronics distributors serving the residential and professional AV channels in the U.S. Catalyst AV grants manufacturers a consistent and cohesive nationwide distribution model to more than 15,000 professional integration specialists. Catalyst AV benefits integrators by delivering all the products and support necessary to execute the demands of job specifications with confidence. The Catalyst AV Board of Directors consists of Mike Hench (Electronics Source Distributors); Steve Presti (Easy Access Distribution) and Wally Whinna (Allnet Distributing). www.catalystav.com