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All Pro AVL Moves to Sweetwater

Seven years after being acquired by Sweetwater founder Chuck Surack, All Pro AVL becomes part of the Indiana retailer.

Fort Wayne, IN (January 3, 2019)—Already a major presence in pro audio, Sweetwater’s footprint grows a bit bigger this week as All Pro Audio, Video, Lighting (All Pro AVL), the retail division of AP Sound, Inc., become part of the Indiana-based MI/pro audio retail giant.

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All Pro Sound began as a systems integration firm in 1980 and later added a catalog and online sales division under the same brand name. In 2011, the company was acquired by Chuck Surack, owner of Sweetwater. The two primary divisions of All Pro Sound were rebranded in 2017 to All Pro Integrated Systems and All Pro AVL, respectively.

Now All Pro AVL will transition from Pensacola, FL to Fort Wayne, IN starting this month. However, All Pro Integrated Systems, the company’s systems integration division, will remain in Pensacola under parent company AP Sound, Inc. All Pro Integrated Systems designs, builds and installs technology solutions for stadiums, performance venues, houses of worship, and corporate spaces throughout the United States and international locations.

“In today’s increasingly noisy retail environment, we’re honored that All Pro AVL is becoming a part of Sweetwater, strengthening our ability to reach and serve the market,” said Don Banowetz, president of AP Sound, Inc.

“We have been working closely with the team at All Pro to ensure that the transition goes smoothly,” said Jeff Radke, executive vice president of Sales and chief sales officer at Sweetwater. “We look forward to providing customers with the high level of service they’ve come to expect while offering them an even broader and deeper selection of products.”

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