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    Sep 01 2014
    New product launches from WD-40, DeoxIT Products, 3M, QuietRide Solutions,  Fuelab, CTEK, Malco Products, PML and UnderCover.
    SEMA News—September 2014

    NEW PRODUCTS

    Tips on Maximizing International Opportunities at the 2014 SEMA Show
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    Sep 01 2014
    SEMA companies interested in expanding their sales overseas or wishing to gain a foothold in key international markets for the first time should start planning now to take advantage of one of the biggest international events of the year—the 2014 SEMA Show. During the first week of November, resellers from more than 130 countries interested in purchasing performance and styling products will be descending on Las Vegas for the SEMA Show. In fact, early figures show that 25% of all buyers expected to attend this year’s Show reside outside the United States, which is similar to the percentage at the 2013 Show.
    SEMA News—September 2014

    INTERNATIONAL

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    Sep 01 2014
    For Many, a Bitter PillBusinesses smarting over Facebook’s decision to severely limit their ability to communicate with people who like their business pages on the social network recently got an explanation from the web titan about the policy change. But many aren’t buying it.“Facebook wants us to pay for real estate that we used to get for free,” said Leslie Nuccio, creative strategist for Meltwater, a social media monitoring and press relations firm.
    SEMA News—September 2014

    INTERNET
    By Joe Dysart

  • Posted on:
    Sep 01 2014
    Breaking news from SEMA members, including Air Lift, Performance Industry Publications, Enerpulse Technologies, Royal Purple, Ingersoll Rand, Roadwire and more.

    SEMA News—September 2014

    INDUSTRY NEWS

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    Sep 01 2014
    The SEMA Show Student Program gives young people a glimpse of the industry as part of the association’s effort to reach out and pull in the next generation of professionals to the specialty-equipment market. Last year’s event boasted record participation by more than 400 attendees from 45 colleges and technical institutions.
    SEMA Member News—September/October 2014

    Connect, Interact and Give Back: SEMA Show Student Program

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    Sep 01 2014
    Law and Order is an update of some of the most recent federal and state legislative and regulatory issues that could potentially impact the automotive specialty-equipment industry. These include issues affecting small-business owners and their employees.
    SEMA News—September 2014

    LEGISLATIVE AND TECHNICAL AFFAIRS

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    Sep 01 2014
    Beginning November 4, the eyes of the automotive world will be on the Las Vegas Convention Center and the annual SEMA Show. This year’s Show will be a mixture of new products, vehicle debuts and exciting events, such as the SCORE Baja 1000 event which will be held for the first time in conjunction with the Show. With more than 130,000 attendees, this year’s Show promises to be something truly special. Here’s what the media highlighted from the 2013 SEMA Show and what they are previewing for the 2014 SEMA Show.
    SEMA News—September 2014

    REQUIRED READING

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    Sep 01 2014
    The Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) welcomed three new select committee members on July 1. Chris Thomson, national sales manager for Airaid, Lee McGuire, director of marketing and operations for Skyjacker Suspensions, and Steve Whipple, vice president of sales for Edelbrock LLC, will use their platforms as council leaders to help guide the direction of the group for the good of the whole industry. The three recently shared some of their goals for their terms.
    SEMA Member News—September/October 2014

    New Select Committee Memb

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    Sep 01 2014
    Over the summer, 10 members of the Young Executives Network (YEN) embarked on the Hot Rod Power Tour to promote the network and highlight the variety of career choices available to young professionals in the automotive specialty-equipment market. The tour route began in Charlotte, North Carolina, and visited Tennessee, West Virginia, Ohio and Indiana before ending in Iowa. Amy Fitzgerald, Ian Lehn, Scott Lowe, Paul Makarucha, Brit Mansell, Jonathan Mill, Michelle “Missy” Perez, Dylan Sievers, Kirstin Stone and Jerid Suchy were chosen to participate through an application process.
    SEMA Member News—September/October 2014

    YEN Power Tour Participants Chronicle Experience for Social M

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    Sep 01 2014
    Westgate Resorts has acquired the LVH–Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, making the property the newest addition to the Westgate’s portfolio of 28 resorts. The hotel has been renamed Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. The new Westgate is located one block off the Las Vegas Strip, adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center, and is one of seven stations on the Las Vegas Monorail.
    SEMA News—September 2014

    INDUSTRY NEWS