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2014 Online Sessions—Business Practices and Insight for Today’s Market

The SEMA Education Institute (SEI) released the first set of 2014 SEMA Webinars. The program provides representatives of SEMA-member companies with interactive sessions that cover best business practices, industry trends, sales and marketing and much more. Here’s brief a look.

SEMA News—February 2014

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Free Product Data Exports Available to SEMA Members

SEMA-member companies that are resellers or distributors may obtain an unlimited number of product data exports from the SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) at absolutely no cost. The savings—available to any SEMA-member receiver in the SDC—totals $1,200 per year and is the newest incentive for members to join the SDC.Launched in March 2012 with a beta test, the SDC is now a fully operational service that makes it possible for businesses to easily obtain valuable information about products from manufacturers. Information includes weights and measures, accurate descriptions, current pricing, UPCs, images, other digital assets and more. Details also include rich vehicle-application data and year/make/model look-ups.

SEMA News—February 2014

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SPY PHOTOS

GM HD Single-Cab, Chassis-Cab Prototypes and 2016 Ford Raptor Mule?

SEMA News—January 2014

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SPY PHOTOS

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Fast Facts

Breaking news from SEMA members, including Meyer Distributing, CTEK Group, ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, RealTruck.com and more.

SEMA News—January 2014

INDUSTRY NEWS

2014 SEMA Town Hall—First Stop: Flowmaster, B&M & Hurst Warehouse

SEMA invites industry professionals to the first stop of the 2014 Town Hall tour, where members and prospective members will gather at Flowmaster, B&M & Hurst Warehouse in Sacramento, California, on Wednesday, January 29, from 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m., for an evening of networking with local industry leaders and SEMA staff. The panelists for the Town Hall include SEMA Chairman Nate Shelton, B&M Racing and Performance Products Inc.; Joel Ayres, Bedslide/Tākit Inc.; and John Hotchkis, Hotchkis Performance LLC.SEMA’s Town Hall Meetings offer members and prospective members an in-depth look at SEMA programs and services offered to all businesses, whether they are manufacturers, retailers, media representatives or service providers. In addition, the event provides members with an ideal networking opportunity with professionals from...

SEMA News—January 2014

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2013 SEMA Show New Product Awards

16 Categories Yield 48 Honors From Among More Than 2,000 EntriesMore than 2,000 parts, tools, assemblies and packages were submitted for judging at the New Products Showcase during the 2013 SEMA Show. The displays encompassed items from every segment of the industry, and all were reviewed by a panel of expert judges who ranked them for superiority of innovation, technical achievement, quality and workmanship, consumer appeal and marketability. The judges then awarded honors to products in 16 categories, including two runners-up in each division. Congratulations are due to all those who conceive and create the innovations that drive the industry.

SEMA News—January 2014

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Compiled by Steve Campbell

Press Registration Open for SEMA’s Media Conference

Media registration for the 2014 Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) Media Trade Conference (MTC) is available online. Through the annual event, journalists—including freelancers, bloggers, TV reporters and magazine writers—participate in private, uninterrupted meetings with executives from manufacturing companies. Reporters are able to select representatives from the companies they wish to meet so that they visit only with companies that are relevant to their outlets. Early registration ensures that reporters receive the best possible schedule in advance of the event, which will be held January 21–23, 2014, at the Embassy Suites Orange County Airport North in Santa Ana, California.

SEMA News—January 2014

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NEW PRODUCTS

New product announcements from SEMA member companies, including Astro Pneumatic Tool, Cloud-Rider Designs, BedRug, DefenderWorx and Escort.

SEMA News—January 2014

NEW PRODUCTS

Astro Pneumatic Tool Co. announced a new addition to its product line: the Worn/Damaged Hex Bolt Extractor T-Handle Set (PN 1045).
Astro Pneumatic Tool Co.

The Hottest Vehicles of the SEMA Show

The Hottest Vehicles of the SEMA ShowDuring the 2013 SEMA Show, the SEMA Award for Hottest Car went to the Ford Mustang. This well-deserved honor was the result of the stang's dominant presence throughout the Show floor. Here now are some examples of seriously tricked out ponies. Take time to scroll through each entry and notice that in every writeup, there are direct links to manufacturers with 2013-2014 Mustang accessories.“The SEMA Show has always been the annual event where the newest and most innovative products are seen first,” said Chris J. Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. “The SEMA Award celebrates the industry’s unique ability to identify and set the trends that influence consumers worldwide. It also underscores the cooperative relationship between the automakers and SEMA-member companies.”
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By Steve Campbell

Heard on the Floor

SEMA Show Exhibitors Share Their PerspectivesThe 2013 SEMA Show was the biggest in the event’s 47-year history, with more than 126,000 people converging on the Las Vegas Convention Center to do business at the world’s largest annual automotive trade show. We visited a few random exhibitors to ask how the Show was going from their perspective, and this is what we heard.

SEMA News—January 2014

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By Russell Datz

Heard on the Floor

SEMA Show Exhibitors Share Their Perspectives

The 2013 SEMA Show was the biggest in the event’s 47-year history, with more than 126,000 people converging on the Las Vegas Convention Center to do business at the world’s largest annual automotive trade show. We visited a few random exhibitors to ask how the Show was going from their perspective, and this is what we heard.

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