Catalyst AV distribution network member Pioneer Music Company (PMC) has completed the expansion of its Lenexa, KS facility, adding 12,000 square feet next door to its existing 6,000-square-foot facility. PMC added the new space to house comprehensive showrooms, conference/training rooms, and a larger shipping and 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. With the expansion, PMC now has two separate “mart-like” shopping showrooms: the first a 1,000-square-foot, 12-volt room that displays unboxed products, and the second a 2,000-square-foot Home AV room, complete with Ultra HD and IoT-enabled products. According to Haight, with respect to 12-volt products, the mart experience is unique to the territory.
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.