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AVAD Expands Presence in Canada

Distributor's second Canadian location opens May 5 in Calgary.

Van Nuys, CA — AVAD has expanded its presence in Canada with the opening of a Calgary facility, which is its second Canadian location. Scheduled to open today (May 5) the new Calgary facility will bring AVADs unique blend of best brands, in-depth training and superior service to western Canadian custom installers and retailers.

AVADs 21,362 square-foot Calgary location will include approximately 4,680 square feet of showroom space. It will house a classroom training facility, multiple display areas, a dedicated theater room to display AVADs latest technologies and products and ample warehouse spaceall advantages that make up AVADs trademark service. The Calgary facility is located at Bay 12, 7115 48th Street SE in Calgary, Alberta.

The new Calgary location marks AVADs second undertaking in Canada. AVADs Toronto facility, located at 205 Courtneypark Drive West, Suite 103 in Mississauga, Ontario, was recently unveiled in January.

We are very excited to announce the opening of AVADs Calgary location, said Bob Gartland, president of AVAD. Expanding AVADs reach to western Canadian dealers illustrates our commitment to serving Canadian customers with our unique business model that includes the best brands, regular dealer training and facilities that help our customers grow their businesses.

An additional benefit of AVADs new Calgary facility is the accessibility it will provide to dealers. Local dealers will have a convenient pick-up area, while AVAD will ship products to dealers in the western Canadian markets from the new location.
Spearheading AVADs venture into Canada, Deena Ghazarian, project director for AVAD-Canada, has lead the companys market entry and execution. She is focused on building strong B2B relationships with dealers, while affording vendors the ability to expand their presence in the Canadian marketplace.

A four-year member of the AVAD team, Merlin Love will oversee the debut of the Calgary facility as branch manager of the Calgary location.

As sales manager for Canada, Scot Kerek will be the primary sales contact for the company in the Canadian marketplace. He will also work in selecting AVADs business partners.