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    Nov 19 2014

    Students preparing for careers in the auto or auto parts industries are invited to apply for an award from the 2015 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund (SMSF) at www.sema.org/scholarships. The program offers financial assistance of up to $5,000 to help foster the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators.

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    Nov 13 2014

    The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced Kyle Tucker as the winner of the first-ever SEMA Battle of the Builders competition. The announcement was made last week at SEMA Ignited, a new event designed to celebrate the builders and showcase the products from the trade-only SEMA Show.

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    Nov 06 2014

    The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has announced the Top Ten finalists in the SEMA Battle of the BuildersTM competition, which determines the builder the aftermarket community considers best.

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    Nov 04 2014

    The winners of the 2014 SEMA Awards were announced today at the SEMA Show, recognizing the vehicles specialty-equipment manufacturers believe are the best for accessorization.

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    Nov 04 2014

    The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced the winners of the 2015 New Products Showcase Awards this morning at the 2014 SEMA Show. This award is given to the most innovative and cutting-edge new and featured automotive aftermarket products. Nearly 2,000 products were entered into 16 different Showcase categories to be considered for the SEMA New Product Awards this year. Winners were selected based on a variety of factors that included quality, marketability, innovation, technology, consumer appeal, and more.

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    Oct 21 2014

    More than 125 vehicle builders and car customizers have been entered into the first-ever SEMA Battle of the BuildersTM competition taking place at SEMA Ignited, Friday, November 7, 2014. The builders represent an elite group of individuals who have demonstrated extreme talent, creativity and craftsmanship in modifying cars, trucks and SUVs..

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    Sep 22 2014

    Sales of automotive specialty-equipment products continue to climb, reaching $33 billion in 2013. The number represents a 6.7 percent increase over the previous year and marks the fourth consecutive year of growth, according to the SEMA Annual Market Study that is available at www.sema.org/2014samr.

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    Sep 19 2014

    The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund has awarded $152,000 to 61 individuals this year. This includes 44 SEMA scholarships presented to current students, and 17 loan-forgiveness awards presented to employees of SEMA-member companies. In addition, one student was awarded a full-tuition scholarship to Ohio Technical College for the 2014-2015 academic year.

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    Sep 18 2014

    SEMA, the trade organization representing the $33B automotive specialty equipment market, has been awarded part of a $2.2M federal grant to expand exports of automotive aftermarket products into foreign markets including Russia, the United Arab Emirates and China.

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    Aug 15 2014

    For the first time, media attending the SEMA Show, the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world, can get a head start on their coverage before the Show's official opening.