The nine-member Catalyst AV distribution network reports that it has achieved double-digit growth year-over-year despite the global COVID pandemic.
Said Catalyst AV’s executive director, Helge Fischer: “The Catalyst A/V group has not been immune to the issues effecting the planet in 2020. We have seen huge differences in activity and huge geographical differences, as the pandemic was behaving very differently from New York to Vermont to North Dakota. After the initial shock in March/April, business started to return, and a number of our members had record months in August and September. Overall, as a group we are way ahead of last year same time, which is incredible.
“The industry still has supplier issues, especially in the A/V receiver space and with some of the networking products,” Fischer continued. “But every week we receive more goods and turn these shipments around immediately to help finalize jobs in the field. As an industry we are so lucky as we cater to the stay/work-at-home space, both on work-related issues and pure entertainment. During challenging times, we all want to be together with good friends and family and enjoy entertainment. The A/V industry truly is the sweet spot.”
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