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January 18, 2011 | by D. Craig MacCormack

As part of our trends to watch for 2011, we noted that commercial integration firms look like they’ll be hiring again this year, with a focus on diversification of service offerings and boosting revenue.

With that backdrop, we couldn’t help but be heartened by the announcement by Almo Pro A/V that the company plans to hire new employees in all of its sales territories in 2011, starting with Gary Post as territory manager for the Mid-Atlantic region.

Are you planning to add staff at your CI firm? Focusing on new salespeople or more technically inclined hires? What is your time frame for new hires?

Share your thoughts in our CI Forum.

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Craig MacCormack is a veteran journalist with more than 15 years experience covering local and national news and sports as well as architecture and engineering. He joined Commercial Integrator in January 2011. Follow him on Twitter: @CraigMacCormack.
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Thanks for your comment, Alan. I understand and appreciate your frustration about the pictures and belief…

Posted by D. Craig MacCormack on 2014 10 14 · commented on
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Too bad the pictures only show a promo of IntraLogic and no real or simulated picture of what was used during…

Posted by Alan M Hoffberg on 2014 10 14 · commented on
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Benson - nicely done.  This is a trend in some of the smarter integrators in AV, but needs the kind of…

Posted by dave fahrbach on 2014 10 10 · commented on
'5 Strategies for Selling and Renewing Service Plans'.

For sure it’s not always better! Maybe just selling better!

Posted by Argis on 2014 10 06 · commented on
'Getting Over That Growth Hump: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself'.