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With regard to emissions compliance requirements, about the only thing constant is change.

SEMA News - May 2010

Navigating the Waters of Emissions Compliance  

By Jim McFarland

SEMA Government Affairs

Officials across the country are constantly working on legislative and regulatory proposals that have a direct impact on our industry and your customers.

SEMA News - May 2010

SEMA Goverment Affairs

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SEMA has identified and is working with a growing number of pro-industry lawmakers who recognize the irreplaceable value of classic vehicles.  

ProPledge: Customize With Confidence

The ProPledge Program—Why You Need to Be Involved SEMA News recently had an opportunity to catch up with ProPledge Director of Operations Joe Sebergandio. Having just returned from the annual National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) conference, where he and the rest of the ProPledge staff met with potential participants, Sebergandio took time out to discuss the fundamentals of ProPledge as well as provide insight into the program’s future.

SEMA NEWS - April 2010

The ProPledge Program—Why You Need to Be Involved

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From left: Nathan Ward, Tops & Trends; David Sheffler, Katzkin Leather; Kirk Scott, Katzkin Leather; Bill North, Webasto; Joe

Top 100 Racing and Performance Retailers

Performance enthusiasts are never satisfied. Engineers, retailers and shade-tree mechanics all want more.

SEMA News - March 2010 

Racing and Performance Retailers Return From the SEMA Show Ready to Do Business

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Performance enthusiasts are never satisfied. Engineers, retailers and shade-tree mechanics all want more.

Racing & Performance New Products

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2009 SEMA Show Exhibitors Ignite Passion with Power & Performance

Here are just some of the racing and performance products that debuted at the 2009 SEMA Show.

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Identifying Performance Parts Trends

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The automotive specialty-equipment industry was born in the racing and performance segment. In fact, the original name of SEMA, now the Specialty Equipment Market Association, was the Speed Equipment Manufacturer’s Association. While the name and the industry evolved to include an array of more than 7,000 businesses, racing and performance still deliver the iconic images that people associate with automotive accessories.

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Top 100 – Tire and Wheel Retailers

Thousands of buyers from the tire and wheel market spent a portion of their 2009 SEMA Show week scanning bar codes from the New Products Showcase and visiting exhibitor booths to identify the next must-have tire and wheel gear for their local markets.

SEMA News - February 2010

SEMA NEWS-FEBRUARY 2010-BUSINESSWheel and Tire Retailers Take the 2009 SEMA Show by Storm

Thousands of buyers from the tire and wheel market spent a portion of their 2009 SEMA Show week scanning bar codes from the New Products Showcase and visiting exhibitor booths to identify the next must-have tire and wheel gear for their local markets.

Tires, Wheels & Equipment Exhibitors

From A–Z, the companies that had the South Hall rolling.

SEMA News - February 2010

From A–Z, the Companies That Had the South Hall Rolling

 

Ace Alloy Wheel/Decorsa Wheels
909/628-6680
www.acealloywheel.com
www.decorsa.com
www.kaneiusa.com

Achieva Rubber Corp.
310/328-8868
www.achievatires.com

Advanced Structural Alloys LLC
805/612-2152
www.advancedstructuralalloys.com

Aftersoft Network N.A. Inc.
949/488-8860 x116
www.aftersoftna.com

Wayne Croswell -Tire Industry Association President

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When his software company asked him to become vice president of operations for a newly acquired tire industry company, tires had “no appeal for me whatsoever,” said Wayne Croswell. That was 32 years ago. Now, Croswell is president of ASA Tire Systems and the new president of the Tire Industry Association (TIA).

“I fell in love with the industry and the people, and it got into my blood,” he said.

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Tires, Wheels & Equipment New Products

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There were 290 tire exhibitors at the 2009 SEMA Show in Las Vegas last November, and tire buyers accounted for 9.4% of the total buyers who attended. In fact, their ranks made up the second-largest buyer group at the Show. This issue of SEMA News focuses on tire and wheel business.

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