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SEMA Conference Showcases New Technology For Product Manufacturers

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.


 (Jan. 30, 2013)

Contact: Della Domingo, 909/978-6723


- Ford Ranger T6 and Toyota HiLux Measuring Sessions Included -

Accelerate Sales and Profits With Vehicle Accessorization

Does your current business model include Dealer Accessory sales?  Would you like to expand your portfolio by selling to new and used car dealers?

Automotive Scholarship Applications Now Available

Applications for automotive scholarships are now available through the 2013 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund (SMSF) at Students preparing for careers in the auto or auto parts industries may be eligible for financial awards of up to $5,000.

 (Jan. 3, 2013)

Contact: Della Domingo

Automotive Scholarship Applications Now Available

PRO Pays Tribute to the Accessory and Appearance Industry

The evening’s festivities for 2012—hosted by PRO and supporting sponsors—included hors d’oeuvres and liquid libations plus a ceremony honoring the 2012 PRO awards recipients in four categories: Restyler of the Year, Manufacturer of the Year, Nat Danas Person of the Year and Jim Borré Lifetime Achievement. The awards are detailed in the accompanying photos and captions.

SEMA Member News—January/February 2013

PRO Pays Tribute to the Accessory and Appearance Industry

A highlight of the SEMA Show is the Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) German-themed NovemberFest industry reception. Every year since 1995, PRO has saluted industry leaders who have made significant contributions to the restyling industry.

Industry Trends to Look for in 2013

A Look to the Future With SEMA Council Leaders

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.

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