Washington, Oregon

Autonomic announced that it has named N & S Marketing its independent sales rep for the Pacific Northwest. The territory includes Washington, Oregon, Northern Idaho and Alaska.

Vutec this week announced the hiring of several Manufacturer’s Representative firms for its Home Theater division. 

Philips Pronto has announced a strengthening of its U.S. sales force, and has added eleven new manufacturer rep firms for the domestic market.

Here was the plan: Open up “discount superstores” adjacent to major CE retailers; make TV’s the #1 attraction; offer the absolute lowest prices anywhere; and rapidly expand, opening up new stores every two months.

Earlier this year, Peter Tribeman contended his company, loudspeaker manufacturer Atlantic Technology, was “the canary in the coal mine” when he protested the state of Washington’s levying of a business and occupations (B&O) tax against the Massachusetts-based vendor. Atlantic Technology doesn’t have a physical presence in Washington, nor does it have any employees in that state. Yet Washington assessed its B&O tax because Atlantic Technology sold products into its state through TaylorLong & Associates, a Vancouver, Wash.-based manufacturer’s representative. “If no attention is brought to this issue right now, states might view any company shipping goods to dealers in their state as an excuse

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