Great Reception at King Controls
Northern Wholesale Supply is serious about RV parts education. We want to be your primary supplier for parts as well as information. This education is done in a few different ways. One way is that we offer multiple (vendor based) training sessions here at Northern Wholesale Supply – primarily during the slower times of the year. Usually, this is an all day event (with lunch provided) where you send your parts and / or service people to get information directly from the source – the vendor.
Plus, the annual Northern Wholesale Supply Super Show held every January (Next years dates: January 11th & 12th 2012) at Treasure Island Casino Red Wing, MN is a wonderful opportunity to gain industry knowledge from the many participating vendors. This is done in two ways. First, with a full day “dealer seminar” – the day before the show – in which some of our most popular vendors offer product and sales training to dealers about their products. Second, you also have the opportunity to visit with each vendor one on one at their particular booth.
Our sales department, also, works hard to stay educated to be able to answer your questions quickly and efficiently. We have a weekly “product” meeting in which we go over new products to the industry and any changes to existing ones. We also quite frequently get visiting vendors to come into Northern and give us hands on demonstrations & training. Finally, occasionally we get to take field trips to visit vendors first hand and learn about their company and the products they offer. Recently we took one of these trips to visit King Controls located in Bloomington, MN.
The first thing you notice when you pull up to the King Controls parking lot is that the south side of the building is full of plastic bubbles that house “testing” satellites dishes. Our tour guide and teacher for the day, Sean O’Neill – King Controls, explained that when they looked for a building to house their operation they had to be sure that it had a clear view of the southern sky (to ensure the best signal for their satellite systems).
The atmosphere at King Control is clean, bright, and fun. We were exposed & educated on a number of products that we are supplying at Northern Wholesale Supply. Sean put on a number of hands on demonstrations to let us see his products in action. One such demonstration was the Jack antenna. Using simply the Jack Antenna, the Surelock signal finder, and a small TV he was able to get a large number of quality picture TV channels for free.
Here is a link to the product information sheet on the Jack & Surelock as well as a product training presentation on free digital TV reception:
A second demonstration Sean put on was for their product called Dome Magic. This product blew me away with its performance. We took a dish outside and sprayed it with a garden hose to simulating rain. The signal immediately dropped from the mid 90% reception down to the 40-60% range. Then we wiped off the dish, sprayed a coat of Dome Magic and repeated the test. To my shock the signal stayed in the high 80’s low 90’s range. If I hadn’t been there and saw it with my own eyes I wouldn’t have believed it. Take it from me Dome Magic works and you should be selling it to everyone with a dish.
Here are our part numbers for Dome Magic:
We continued our education by going over the other items offered by King Controls. We talked of the portable satellites – VuQubes, Roof mount Satellites w/ integrated off-air antenna features– King Dome Air, and finally we were given some insider information on what might be coming down the road in Satellite & off-air technology (sorry can’t spill the beans – top secret!). Here is more information and links on these products as well as general information on King Controls:
Click link to learn about the VuQube – portable satellites:
Click link to learn about the King Dome-Air roof mount satellites:
Click link for King Controls Web-Site:
All of us at Northern Wholesale Supply would like to thank everyone at King Controls for letting us infiltrate their company and giving us a day of training, education and fun. If you have any questions or would like to get pricing on any of the items I have mentioned from King Controls please contact your Northern Wholesale Supply sales representative. Plus, if you are ever going to be in the neighborhood of King Controls (Bloomington, MN) and would like to stop by for a visit let us know and we can see what we can arrange.