Thermador Demos Its Luxury Appliances During Pella Pro Expo™ Tour 2011

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THERMADOR DEMOS ITS LUXURY APPLIANCES DURING PELLA PRO EXPO™ TOUR 2011

Thermador ranges, cooktops, ovens and dishwashers invade TD Banknorth Garden, Toyota Center and Quicken Loans Arena

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.  (Jan. 25, 2011) — Luxury kitchen-appliance brand Thermador (http://www.thermador.com) is taking its line of cooking, cleaning, refrigeration and ventilation appliances on the road this spring as part of a nationwide tour benefiting builders, designers, remodelers and U.S. soldiers returning from duty abroad.

The Pro Expo™ presented by Pella 2011 is a 30-city tour — which starts today in Denver — designed to bring together the most prestigious building and home brands like Thermador with those in the design, building and remodeling industries looking to build their businesses, earn continuing education credits and learn about the latest products and services.   Kicking off at the University of Denver’s Magness Arena, the tour visits a new city every Tuesday and Thursday through May 19, 2011.

Thermador, a featured participant of last year’s Pro Expo, is returning for an encore performance in 2011. This year, in addition to featuring behind-the-scenes photos and information from tour stops in its ongoing Facebook and Twitter efforts, Thermador will spotlight its 2011 Pro Expo involvement on its new blog targeting builders, designers and architects.

Event organizers have partnered with Homes for Our Troops, a nonprofit organization committed to helping soldiers who have returned from duty with serious disabilities and injuries. Donated money will help build specially adapted homes that empower the veterans to live more independently. Another highlight of the four-month itinerary are stops at some of the country’s most famous sports venues, including TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Toyota Center in Houston, Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland and United Center in Chicago.

As one of more than 20 brands on display, and the only luxury kitchen-appliance manufacturer participating in the tour, Thermador will be displaying numerous products, including a 30-inch Professional® Series Single Oven, 36-inch Professional Series Freedom® French Door Refrigerator, an 18-inch Freedom Collection Wine Column, the 24-inch Professional Series Emerald and top-of-the-line Sapphire dishwashers, and the recently introduced Masterpiece® Series Steam & Convection Oven.

Other leading brands participating in the tour include Kohler®, James Hardie®, Schluter Systems®, AZEK, DuPont® and Contractors.com, which will join the event presented by Pella® Windows and Doors to showcase products, services and the latest building practices. Since the majority of stops are in basketball arenas, Pella is introducing a “Go for it!” theme this year, which will be brought to life through basketball imagery and motivating leadership quotes.

Training and educational credits will be offered in partnership with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI®), National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and American Institute of Architects (AIA). Attendees are asked to preregister online at THEPROEXPO.com or by calling 888-644-EXPO (3976).

The Pro Expo™ presented by Pella 2011 – Tour Itinerary

Jan. 25             Denver, University of Denver's Magness Arena

Jan. 27             Phoenix, Jobing.com Arena

Feb. 1               Houston, Toyota Center

Feb. 3               Nashville, Tenn., at Bridgestone Arena

Feb. 8               Boston, TD Banknorth Garden

Feb. 10             Cleveland, Quicken Loans Arena

Feb. 15             Los Angeles, University of Southern California's Galen Center

Feb. 17             San Francisco, San Jose State University's The Event Center Arena

Feb. 22             Chicago, United Center

Feb. 24             Atlanta, Philips Arena

March 8             New York, St. John's University's Carnesecca Arena

March 10           Charlotte, N.C., Time Warner Cable Arena

March 15           Milwaukee, Wis., Marquette University's Bradley Center

March 17           West Caldwell, N.J., IZOD Center

March 22           Salt Lake City, Utah Jazz Practice Facility

March 24           Portland, Ore., Oregon Convention Center

March 29           Seattle, Key Arena

March 31           Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Stampede Park – Big Four

April 5               Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania's The Palestra

April 7               Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh's Peterson Events Center

April 19             Detroit, Ford Conference and Event Center

April 21             Cincinnati, Xavier University's Cintas Center

April 26             Washington, D.C., University of Maryland's Comcast Center

April 28             St. Louis, St. Louis University's Chaifetz Arena

May 3               Madison, Wis., University of Wisconsin's Kohl Center

May 5               Minneapolis, University of Minnesota's Williams Arena

May 10             Dallas, University of Texas at Arlington's Texas Hall

May 12             Kansas City, Mo., Kemper Arena

May 17             Indianapolis, Butler University's Hinkle Fieldhouse

May 19             Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Direct Energy Centre

About Thermador

Thermador has been providing real innovations for real cooks for more than 75 years. The iconic line of cooking, cleaning, refrigeration and ventilation products remains committed to empowering culinary enthusiasts to be their best through continuous innovation breakthroughs – from the world’s first wall ovens and gas cooktops with the patented Star® Burner to a speedcooking oven that reduces cooking time by 50 percent.

Thermador is part of BSH Home Appliances Corporation, a fully-owned subsidiary of Bosch and Siemens Home Appliance Group, the third largest appliance manufacturer in the world. For more information, visit www.thermador.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/thermador and @ThermadorHome, respectively.  For Thermador customer service, call 1-800-735-4328.

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