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Installers Compete in Inaugural Wrap2Wrap Battle at the 2014 SEMA Show

3M has challenged all graphics experts to showcase their talents using 3M Wrap Film Series 1080 and face off in the Wrap2Wrap Battle. Installers began competing in online knockout rounds in August, and two finalists will go head-to-head, Thursday, November 6, at the 2014 SEMA Show.
SEMA News—October 2014

INDUSTRY NEWS

SEMA Members Present the Latest and Greatest

White Knight offers a line of TPMS valve stems in chrome and rubber finishes and in standard and adjustable swivel-style suitable for most applications. These TPMS valve stems are compatible with OE and aftermarket TPMS sensors. BorgWarner Turbo Systems: According to the company, the new EFR Turbocharger series features a Gamma Ti turbine wheel that’s more than 50% lighter than its Inconel counterpart and could spin in the slightest breeze. A dual ceramic ball-bearing cartridge, stainless-steel turbine housing and other integrated highlights all come together in harmony to create the new, highly advanced aftermarket turbocharger.  

SEMA News—June 2011

NEW PRODUCTS

 

White Knight Wheel Accessories
TPMS Valve Stems

Study: Specialty-Equipment Influences Auto Sales

More and more, OEMs see that the availability of accessories improves their dealers’ ability to sell vehicles. And they acknowledge that aftermarket manufacturers, who are in touch with enthusiastic car owners, are often the first to recognize important trends. Smart dealers are increasingly recognizing that a customized vehicle in the showroom can bring more customers through the door and get them more excited about a purchase. But until now, there was not much real data on the “accessory effect.”

SEMA News—March 2011

  Chris Kersting, SEMA President and CEO  
   
The specialty-equipment industry and automakers have come a long way in developing a relationship that is mutually beneficial.

Tech Tools for Light-Truck Accessory Installers

Updated pickup-bed dimension reference sheets and updated keyless entry wiring sheets are now available as downloadable PDFs on the Light-Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) website. Go to www.sema.org/ltaa to download the latest versions.  Both sheets are excellent reference tools for salespeople and installers. If your particular application is not listed, contact Jim Skelly at jimsk@sema.org with a request, and LTAA will try and add it.

PRO Code of Ethics for Installers

In its efforts to achieve the highest level of professionalism throughout the aftermarket restyling industry, the Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) has adopted a voluntary Code of Recommended Business Practices for aftermarket accessory installers and restylers, the purpose of which is to foster confidence in the industry's products and services:

Inventory Management: Mark It Down, Move It Out and Make More Money

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Thursday, August 14, 2008- Presented by Tom Shay, Profits+Plus

Increasing the margins on the products you offer isn’t the only way to make more money with your inventory. Increasing your inventory turn will also boost your profits.  Mr. Shay’s session will help you understand how much seasonal inventory and how much cash to have for new inventory you need to increase your bottom line.

 

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