Dozens of SEMA manufacturing members will gather in Diamond Bar, CA, on February 7, 2013, to learn first-hand how new software, surface scanning tools and related technology are being used to improve the product development process. During the SEMA Product Development Conference: Race to Innovate event, participants will meet with suppliers who will explain how technologies and tools are rapidly changing the way products are conceived and delivered to market. Participants will also have an opportunity to measure the 2013 Ford Ranger T6 and the 2013 Toyota Hilux during the event.
Oval Track Racing Returns to Irwindale Speedway for 2013
Team 211 Entertainment, the new operators of the newly renamed Irwindale
Event Center (formerly Irwindale Speedway), recently announced that
oval track racing will return to Irwindale.
Applications for automotive scholarships are now available through the 2013 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund (SMSF) at www.sema.org/scholarships. Students preparing for careers in the auto or auto parts industries may be eligible for financial awards of up to $5,000.
“The LAX Embassy Suites in El Segundo, where we have held so many of these events, notified SEMA staff very early on that their facility would be under major renovations during the same time as our conference,” said MPMC Chairman Vic Wood of Hedman Performance. “We are grateful to them for being proactive with the information and allowing us time to search out alternatives. After careful research, staff suggested we move the event to the Santa Ana Embassy Suites. The facility offers different challenges but also different opportunities. We are very excited to try this new venue.”
For its December issue each year, SEMA News puts out a call to
the leaders of the association’s councils and networks to seek their
views about what might be in store in the near term. These industry
professionals provide responses based on what their organizations and
their companies are seeing within their marketplaces. Their responses
are instructive and should provide helpful insights for businesses in
every segment of the marketplace.