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'Gain the edge' at The Pro Expo Presented by Pella(SM) events

— Builders, remodelers, contractors, architects invited to attend 2013 events —

PELLA, Iowa, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Designed exclusively for building industry professionals, THE PRO EXPO Presented by Pella 2013 events are just weeks away and promise to help builders, remodelers, contractors and architects "Get ahead. Get noticed. Get recharged."

The theme of this year's events — which kickoff in Detroit, Mich., on Feb. 19 — reflects the need for building professionals to have a competitive edge that will help them to compete, and excel in today's marketplace.

"Knowledge is power. No other industry event gives you more engaging learning opportunities than THE PRO EXPO," said Pella Corporation Trade Marketing Manager Chris Dana. "Pella, along with our national partners — including Thermador and Bosch® home appliances and LP® Building Products — invites building industry professionals to devote one evening to sharpening their skills and zeroing in on their goals to help drive business success in 2013."

THE PRO EXPO Presented by Pella events are half-day exhibitions that bring local professionals together to learn about new, cutting-edge innovations directly from national manufacturers. Participants can take accredited courses throughout the afternoon to earn continuing education credits. Plus, they can join the conversation during a panel discussion with some of the building industry's most influential professionals, and learn lead-generation strategies.

Attendees also will enjoy free food, refreshments, entertainment and the chance to win great prizes.

Events will be held in cities across the U.S. from February through May 2013 including: Feb. 19 in Detroit, Mich.; Feb. 27 in Atlanta, Ga.; Mar. 4 in Jersey City, N.J.; Mar. 13 in Washington, D.C.; Mar. 18 in Raleigh, N.C.; Mar. 26 in Bridgeport, Conn.; Mar. 28 in Philadelphia, Pa.; Apr. 8 in Boston, Mass.; Apr. 17 in Milwaukee, Wis.; Apr. 24 in Minneapolis, Minn.; May 1 in San Francisco, Calif.; May 6 in Phoenix, Ariz.; May 9 in Albuquerque, N.M.; and May 13 in Dallas, Texas.

Click here for event details in each city.

Continuing education
Leading publication representatives will present educational seminars. Pella, national manufacturers and publication representatives will offer continuing education opportunities for architects. During a pre-event opportunity, attendees can learn about manufacturers that offer contractor programs and participation benefits. 

Attendees also will have the chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes, including Apple® iPad® 2, Apple iPad keyboards, Bosch coffeemakers and Oakley® sunglasses. One grand prizewinner at each event can select a vacation of their choice from four options: Las Vegas, Nev.; Orlando, Fla.; Charlotte, N.C.; or Breckenridge, Colo.

Exhibitors
The following companies will exhibit at THE PRO EXPO 2013 events (in alphabetical order): AZEK Building Products, Benjamin Obdyke, Bosch Home Appliances, ClimateMaster, Hansgrohe, Huber Engineered Woods, Lutron Electronics Co., LP Building Products, MasterBrand Cabinets, OSI/Henkel, Pella Corporation, Progressive Foam Technologies, Schluter®-Systems, Sherwin Williams, Silestone® by Consentino, Thermador, VELUX Group, Vinyl Siding Institute and Wellborn Cabinet.

To request a complimentary ticket, or more information about The Pro Expo events, visit THEPROEXPO.com or call 888-644-EXPO. 

For additional information, including downloadable photos and video about THE PRO EXPO events, please visit our Pressroom.

About Pella
Pella Corporation is a leader in designing, testing, manufacturing and installing energy-efficient windows and doors for new construction, remodeling and replacement applications for commercial and residential needs.

As a family-owned and professionally managed privately-held company, Pella is known for its 88-year history of making innovative products, providing quality service and delivering on customer satisfaction. Headquartered in Pella, Iowa, the company is committed to incorporating new technologies, increasing productivity and practicing environmental stewardship to create satisfied customers.

Pella manufactures quality windows, and doors sold through a Direct Sales Network operating Pella Window & Door Showrooms across the United States and Canada and select building materials retailers. For more information, call 888-847-3552 or visit pellacommercial.com. Follow Pella on Twitter.com @Pella_News and @THEPROEXPO, on Facebook at facebook.com/pellawindowsanddoors on Pinterest.com/pellawindows and on YouTube at youtube.com/pellawindowsanddoors.

SOURCE Pella Corporation

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