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75th-timelineWe feel lucky to be commemorating 75 years of outstanding AV at Peerless-AV. Originally known as Peerless Industries, we first opened our doors in 1941 in Illinois to produce antennas for the government for WWII and since that time, we’ve been committed to innovation in AV and adherence to our core values.

Our famed early innovation, the first known CRT TV wall mount, also recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Designed for various applications, the Model 1100 supported 17″ and 19″ TV sets weighing up to 60 lbs. It also featured a swivel bracket with the ability to turn 40 degrees.

In the 75 years since we started this company, we have been fortunate to celebrate many, many milestones – from extending our product line to include mounting hardware in 1978, to opening a 38,000 square foot plant in Mexico in 1995, to launching the Jumbo 2000 mount in 1999 and the Plasma, LCD, and projector mount lines in 2003.

2009 also marked the launch of major developments for us, with the acquisition of BBG in the UK. The following year we opened the Aurora location we now call home, launched our first non-mount product (HD Flow™ Wireless AV System), debuted video wall mounts, and rebranded the company as Peerless-AV.

In the years since, while we continue to develop mounts, we’ve also added an Emerging Technology Group (2011), launched the PeerAir™ (2012), acquired outdoor TV manufacturer Cill™ Technologies (2013), launched a kiosk division (2014), and created the Xtreme™ Outdoor Soundbar, the first powered outdoor soundbar on the market (2016).

It’s certainly been a wild ride that won’t be slowing down anytime soon. With 75 years under our belt, Peerless-AV is proud of its unrivaled reputation for quality AV innovations, as the very word “peerless” suggests. What will the next 75 years bring? Only time will tell, but we’d love to hear your predictions below.

Thank you for the continued support and we look forward to another 75 years of greatness!

 

 

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