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    Jul 01 2014
    New-Generation SVO Mustang, Ford Raptor Mule, SRT Challenger Hellcat, and GM Colorado, Canyon Diesel With VW Amarok.
    SEMA News—July 2014

    INDUSTRY NEWS

    SPY PHOTOS

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    Jul 01 2014
    Data Receivers: Now Is the Time to Speak Up!July marks the end of the first full year of operation of the SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) Product Information Management System (PIMS), and this fledgling new business is well on its way to becoming what we intended it to be—the definitive centralized product data repository for the SEMA marketplace. Now hosting more than 300 supplier brands of data, 2 million part numbers and more than 30 million vehicle application records, the SDC is a legitimate and valuable source for product data to power wholesale distributor (WD), retail and web businesses.
    SEMA News—July 2014

    BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY
    By Jon Wyly

    SEMA DATA CO-OP

    Data Receivers: Now Is the Time to Speak Up!

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    Jul 01 2014
    Breaking news from SEMA members, including Wes-Coast Marketing, Holley Performance Products, Midwest Truck & Auto Parts, Flex-a-lite, Fidanza Performance, The Society of Collision Repair Specialists and more.
    SEMA News—July 2014

    INDUSTRY NEWS

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    Jul 01 2014
    Ford Motor Co. has made CAD information available for the ’15 Mustang and F-150. The data is accessible to SEMA manufacturing members who are subscribed to the SEMA Technology Transfer program. The program, which was established more than 10 years ago to help manufacturers minimize or eliminate reverse engineering for production, is available for $360 per year. Other OEMs that are part of the program include Chrysler, General Motors and Scion.
    SEMA News—July 2014

    INDUSTRY NEWS

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    Jul 01 2014
    Registration for the 2014 SEMA Show is open and available. The Show takes place Tuesday–Friday, November 4–7, in Las Vegas. Registration is offered in three categories: attendee, exhibitor and media.
    SEMA News—July 2014

    INDUSTRY NEWS

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    Jul 01 2014
    Ask professionals across the industry what they need in an employee, and they will give an assortment of answers depending on their niche and role within a company. Some employers look for a certain skill set. Often, this expertise is very specific and, as a result, elusive in the applicant pool. Tray Smith’s mail-order company, H&H Classic Parts, is like many retail businesses in that it depends on a strong sales team. Finding the right fit is not always as easy as it sounds, however.
    SEMA Member News—July/August 2014

    Beyond the Résumé—Preparing for a Career in the Automotive Specialty-Equipment Market

    Ask professionals across the industry what they need in an employee, and they will give an assortment of answers depending on their niche and role within a company. Some employers look for a certain skill set. Often, this expertise is very specific and, as a result, elusive in the applicant pool.

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    Jul 01 2014
    After the success of last year’s Launch Pad competition, SEMA is excited to announce that the contest will return for a second year at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Sponsored by the Young Executives Network (YEN), the SEMA Launch Pad offers innovators under the age of 40 an industry platform to showcase their businesses and win a significant package to help them market a new automotive product or service.
    SEMA Member News—July/August 2014  

    Second Annual SEMA Launch Pad Presented By YEN

     

    Five 2014 Launch Pad contestants will compete for a significant package of awards in a final evaluation by industry professionals at a live event during the SEMA Show</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div></div>
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    Jul 01 2014
    Car-Care and Restyling Products From the 2013 SEMA ShowFrom classic cars to today’s modern muscle, every automobile requires care, and each can also benefit from components that may subtly or outrageously change a vehicle’s appearance. At the 2013 SEMA Show, dozens of products were displayed under the car-care and restyling classifications in the New Products Showcase. The range of innovation ran from spoiler sunroofs and body side moldings to polishes, waxes and protective films. We’ve gathered the full contingent for your perusal here, along with comments on industry trends from a few executives who represent some of the industry’s leading car-care companies.
    SEMA News—July 2014

    RESTYLING & CAR CARE ACCESSORIES NEW PRODUCTS
    By Steve Campbell

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    Jul 01 2014
    By Gigi HoWhether it’s leading a small group, a department or an entire company, effective leaders draw upon their own unique journeys for developing keys to success. While there is no single formula, some of the most successful women in leadership positions today share some core values that can be applied to any company atmosphere. Here’s a look at two rising leaders in the industry and their takes on leading effectively.
    SEMA Member News—July/August 2014  

    Becoming an Effective Leader

    By Gigi Ho

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    Jul 01 2014
    An Increasingly Popular Regional Destination for U.S. Automotive Specialty-Equipment ProductsWith an estimated population of 42 million, Central America is an increasingly important regional market for U.S. goods. The Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) eliminates trade barriers among the seven signatories, which include the United States, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Before this regional trade pact, tariffs on U.S. autos and parts to the region had averaged from about 4% to 9% and even up to 30% on certain products. Most of these import taxes disappeared immediately with CAFTA-DR approval, and the rest will be eliminated by 2015.
    SEMA News—July 2014

    INTERNATIONAL
    By Linda Spencer