General Supply achieves ASSA ABLOY Authorized Channel Partner status in three classifications

New Haven, CT, April 26, 2012 – ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, has announced that General Supply Company of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, a premier distributor of commercial doors and locking products and ASSA ABLOY Authorized Channel Partner (ACP), has achieved certification in all three ACP classifications: Integrated Wiegand, IP Enabled, and Aperio solutions.

The ASSA ABLOY Authorized Channel Partner (ACP) program requires qualified resellers, such as contract hardware distributors like General Supply, to receive product training to ensure the right product is applied to the right application. In turn, ACP’s supply Certified Integrators that undergo even more rigorous training, including hands-on installation and troubleshooting exercises. This benefits everyone who touches ASSA ABLOY Intelligent Openings products, especially the end user.

"As an elite ASSA ABLOY distributor, we have had a long-standing commitment to the company's products," said John Simon, CEO of General Supply. "By attaining ACP status in all three technologies, we have not only strengthened our commitment to ASSA ABLOY but to assuring our customers that we're far more than just a distributor. We are a valued consultant that can provide sound guidance for our customers' unique security requirements."

"We consider all of our Authorized Channel Partners to be among the premier players in the security industry," said Lester LaPierre, director of business development for electronic access control for ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions. "But when one of our partners puts forth the effort to gain certification in all three technology areas, we take notice. It's a perfect example of General Supply's desire to go the extra mile for their client base as well as their prospects."