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    Jul 26 2012

    Dealers, jobbers, installers and other specialty-equipment industry enthusiasts attending the 2012 SEMA Show will be able to learn all about the dynamic Jeep and off-road lifestyle market through the new Off-Road Success Center, presented by OMIX-Rugged Ridge. Located in within the Trucks/SUV section in booth 30147 at the 2012 SEMA Show, the center provides those interested in learning about the off-road market with a place to exchange ideas, learn new concepts for success and network with other like-minded people.

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    Jul 25 2012

    Located alongside the New Products Showcase in the upper level of South Hall, the First-Time and Featured Exhibitors Section that debuted at last year's SEMA Show will return in 2012. With nearly 2,000 manufacturers exhibiting throughout the SEMA Show, the First-Time and Featured Exhibitors section serves as an easy and convenient location for buyers to hone in on hundreds of new and emerging manufacturers who are exhibiting at the Show for the first time.

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    Jul 18 2012

    The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded $145,000 to 84 individuals. The awards include 69 scholarships presented to current students, and 15 loan-forgiveness awards presented to employees of a SEMA-member company.

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    Jul 09 2012

    The all-female build team is now finalized for the SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women. Starting in July at Source Interlink Media's Southern California headquarters, the team of technicians, enthusiasts and industry personnel will work together to customize the 2013 Ford Mustang GT donated by Ford Motor Co., the title sponsor of the project.

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    Jun 26 2012

    The SEMA Show Priority Space Selection process concluded earlier this month, with nearly 2,000 exhibiting companies securing their space for the upcoming event. View the online floorplan at www.SEMAShow.com to see where exhibitors will be during the trade-only event on Tuesday-Friday, October 30-November 2, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    Jun 19 2012

    The powersports industry will again converge at the world famous SEMA Show taking place Tuesday-Friday, October 30-November 2, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to meeting with leading manufacturers in a dedicated Powersports & Utility Vehicles section, buyers in this market will be able to quickly identify products in the New Products Showcase’s Powersports category and discover new business strategies through educational sessions that target powersports professionals.

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    Jun 14 2012

    Results of the 2012 SEMA Board of Directors election are in, with two new members joining the group and three members re-elected to the Board.

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    Jun 05 2012

    Thousands of fans voted for a satin black luxury Mustang concept in the first-ever SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women. The project, which is a collaboration between Ford Motor Co. and the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), invited the public to view three concepts online and vote for the one they would like to see built by a group of female volunteers.

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    May 23 2012

    Voting is now open to help select the final concept for the first-ever SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women. From today to June 3, 2012, the public is invited to visit www.automobilemag.com, www.HotRod.com, www.mustangmonthly.com or www.MuscleMustangFastFords.com to view three different design concepts and vote on the one they would like to see used for the build. Voters will be entered into drawings to win several prizes.

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    May 22 2012

    The Repairer Driven Education (RDE) series, presented by the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS), is returning to the SEMA Show for the third consecutive year. Complete details, including course descriptions and a registration link, are available at http://www.semashow.com/event/2012/10/30/scrs-repairer-driven-education-rde-series.

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    May 21 2012

    Ford Motor Co. and the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) teamed up to present the SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women. Under the direction of the SEMA Businesswomen's Network (SBN) and built entirely by SBN members, the project is designed to shine the light on women working in the automotive aftermarket and encourage more women to pursue careers in the industry.

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    May 14 2012

    Wheel manufacturers, perhaps more than any other segment, are showing strong signs of confidence in the economy by securing booth space for the 2012 SEMA Show taking place Tuesday-Friday, October 30, November 2, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    May 14 2012

    Election materials for the SEMA Board of Directors election have been mailed to the primary contact at all eligible SEMA-member companies. Voting takes place May 14-June 12, 2012.

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    May 11 2012

    After debuting at last year's SEMA Show, the Collision Repair & Refinish section will return to provide buyers with a dedicated area on the Show floor where they can quickly and easily meet with major refinish companies, paint booth manufacturers, parts suppliers and manufacturers, estimating and management software companies, manufacturers of structural repair and welding equipment, safety equipment and other related products. The section has been identified as one of the fastest growing areas of the show, and is on track to surpass last years' numbers for the 2012 SEMA Show taking place Tuesday - Friday, October 30 - November 2, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    May 11 2012

    The U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 452 (S. Res. 452) at the request of the SEMA Action Network (SAN) designating July 13, 2012 as "Collector Car Appreciation Day." The date marks the third commemoration in what has become an annual event to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.

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    May 09 2012

    More than 1,700 exhibitors have demonstrated confidence in the 2012 SEMA Show by confirming booth space for the world's premier automotive trade show, taking place October 30-November 2, in Las Vegas, Nevada. These exhibitors will select their locations on the Show floor through the Priority Space Selection process beginning the end of May.

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    May 03 2012

    Nick Arias Jr., Bill France Sr., Mark Heffington and Bob Larivee Sr. will be inducted into the SEMA Hall of Fame, an honor that recognizes an elite group of individuals for raising the stature or growth or the automotive specialty-equipment industry.

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    Apr 23 2012

    Hundreds of leaders and professionals from the SEMA industry will gather to honor noteworthy icons and volunteers during the 2012 SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser on Friday, July 27, at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Convention Center in Pomona, California. The annual event serves as the industry's premier celebration where newly elected Board of Directors are sworn in and SEMA Hall of Fame inductees are introduced for the first time.

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    Apr 18 2012

    With about 200 days to go before the 2012 SEMA Show, exhibitors are poised to make a strong and lasting presence at the annual event taking place Tuesday-Friday, October 30-November 2, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    Apr 13 2012

    Attendee and media registration for the 2012 SEMA Show is now open at www.SEMAshow.com/register. The annual trade-only event takes place Tuesday-Friday, October 30-November 2, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    Mar 30 2012

    Bringing many years of specialty parts and aftermarket data management accomplishments to the table, DATAgility, Inc. of Chicago has been engaged to provide on-boarding, data sync and data quality services for the new SEMA Data Co-op.

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    Mar 20 2012

    Performance Racing Industry (PRI), producers of the motorsports business magazine and trade show, finalized plans to be purchased by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). The transaction is set to close in late March 2012.

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    Mar 19 2012

    Eleven individuals will be running for seats on the SEMA Board of Directors election, taking place in May. The candidates are vying for five open seats within three categories.

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    Mar 07 2012

    Bringing 30 years of specialty parts aftermarket experience to the table, Jon Wyly has been hired to launch and manage the new SEMA Data Cooperative.

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    Mar 06 2012

    SEMA News, the official publication of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), is extending the content of the monthly magazine to include in-depth coverage of industry suppliers on a regular basis.