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EDA Hosts First in Person Conference in Park City, UT

Vendors and EDA Members Excited to Meet Face to Face!
Seattle, WA -- June 14, 2021 – Elite Distributor Alliance hosted the industry’s first face to face meeting in Park City Utah at the Grand Summit resort. All of EDA’smembers and vendors attendedthe event and everyone was excited to be meeting in person. “After a year and a half of Zoom meetings it was so nice to actually be shaking hands and talking inperson,” said Nalaka Adikari of Orca Designs. Ron Trout with JVC added, “Wow!
EDA hosted anincredible event.What a group of professionals, and to be able to actually sit at a tableand talk wasenergizing.”EDA presented two vendor awards at the conference. Kicker received “Best Vendor in a Storm”.The award was presented to Steve Irby, Rob Limbaugh, and Lori Robertsby Josh Eatherly, EDA’s president. Eatherly noted, “Kicker stood out throughout the pandemic. Their ability to have product during a very difficult time was not only amazing, it likely saved many of our customers.”
EDA also presented Metra Electronics its Top Gun award.“Metra was amazing,” said Nate Taliani,President ofDavis Distribution.“They pulled out all the stops and consistentlydelivered at better thanexpected fill rates. They worked literally around the clockto deliver us product. Because of this,as agroup,we purchased more product from Metra than any one of our EDA vendors,” Taliani added. EDA reported record sales for the year and estimates that 23.6% of all12 volt product sold in the United States will flow through an EDA member in 2021.With same day or one day shipping to all 48 states customers recognize the benefits of utilizing their local EDA member to allow them to react very quickly in a rapidly shifting marketplace. Steve Cote from JVC said, “EDA members are increasingly becoming more and more important. They have reacted faster than most and are building a solid and loyal following.”


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