THIEL Factory to Host America Wins With Trade Bus Tour

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August, 2008 (Lexington, KY) – US loudspeaker company THIEL Audio (HUwww.thielaudio.comUH) has announced that the THIEL factory in Lexington, Kentucky has been selected as a destination in the Consumer Electronics Association’s 28-state “America Wins with Trade” bus tour initiative. The bus will be at the THIEL factory for one hour on Friday, September 5th from 9 AM to 10 AM.

“We are honored to be included as a stop on the Consumer Electronics Association’s Free Trade Bus Tour that is going across America,” said THIEL president Kathy Gornik. “The CEA understands how important it is to all businesses and their employees, both large and small, to have open markets around the world. Without free trade, THIEL’s opportunity for growing and adding jobs is greatly diminished,” Gornik added.

The festivities at THIEL on September 5th will include optional tours of the THIEL factory before and after the bus arrives, and anyone from the region interested in learning more about free trade is encouraged to attend. There will be remarks during the 9:00 AM presentation by Glenda MacMullin, CFO for Consumer Electronics Association, Andy Hightower, Kentucky Club for Growth, David Adams, Bluegrass Institute Steven Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Import Administration, and Lana Ruth, THIEL Audio.

According to CEA data, the consumer electronics industry employs more than 4.4 million Americans, and foreign trade plays a critical role in the industry’s health. As an example, one in seven of those jobs (about 616,000 in total) are directly tied to America’s trade overseas. The CEA has called on Congress to address several issues tied directly to free trade. “We are grateful to be a part of an organization willing to take a stand and invest money and hard work to educate citizens about the benefits of open markets for all Americans everywhere,” Gornik stated. “Additionally, we are optimistic and excited to be a part of an increasingly open and peaceful world where opportunities to create wealth, elevate living standards, and find harmonious common ground through trade with foreign countries are advancing. Thank you, CEA!”

For more information on the CEA trade initiative, please go to HUwww.americawinswithtrade.comU

Friday, September 5, 2008:

8:00 a.m. — 9:00 a.m. Optional factory tour & music demo

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. “America Wins With Trade” BUS TOUR presentation

10:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m. Optional factory tour & music demo

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF HIGH PERFORMANCE IN 2007

THIEL Audio Products Company is a privately-held engineering-driven organization that performs research, design, and manufacturing of loudspeakers for the highest quality home music and video sound reproduction. Our products incorporate a variety of technological advancements in driver design, acoustical construction techniques, and crossover design. All our work is directed toward one end: to provide the most realistic sound reproduction possible. THIEL manufactures fourteen individual products; the surface-mount PowerPoint 1.2; in-wall PowerPlane1.2; in-ceiling HigherPlane1.2; flat-panel video display speaker ViewPoint; SS1, SS2, SS3, and SS4 subwoofers; the SmartSub Integrator; bookshelf-sized SCS4 and MCS1; and the floor-standing CS1.6, CS2.4, CS3.7 (HUwww.thielaudio.comUH).

About CEA: The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $161 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,200 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES — Where Entertainment, Technology and Business Converge. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at HUwww.CE.orgUH.

About the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions: The Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan center, which analyzes local and state laws and regulations, and presents free-market solutions to the most pressing issues that face Kentuckians.

About the Kentucky Club for Growth: The Kentucky Club for Growth is a bi-partisan advocacy organization dedicated to economic freedom, limited government, lower taxes and less regulation. It is an affiliate of the national Club for Growth.


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