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    Jan 22 2009


    SEMA’s grassroots efforts to prevent Congress from including a nationwide “Cash for Clunkers” program in the economic stimulus package has been successful—so far. At SEMA’s request, thousands of SEMA members and SEMA Action Network (SAN) enthusiasts contacted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in opposition to the plan.

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    Jan 22 2009

    Spy photographer Brenda Priddy says that although Chevrolet still doesn’t have any Camaro convertible pictures on its consumer sites, this pre-production ragtop recently making the rounds in Australia is a no-brainer for North America. Productions delays may bump it to a 2011 model, though.

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    Jan 22 2009

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    Jan 22 2009

    As unemployment increases, the stock market stumbles and the American economy faces difficult times, SEMA members have the opportunity to appreciate the relatively stable specialty-equipment market. 

    According to SEMA market research, since 1990, the industry has reported consistent positive growth—with the only exception being 1991—despite two previous recessions in the economy.

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    Jan 22 2009


    Now more than ever, the specialty-equipment industry needs strong, visionary leadership. SEMA's 2009 Board of Directors Nominating Committee is asking you to identify the industry's most talented leaders and nominate them for a seat on the SEMA Board of Directors.

    Take a few minutes to tell us about a potential nominee and their leadership background. Self-nominations are also welcome; often the best background and experience information comes from the source.

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    Jan 22 2009

    The United States Senate passed legislation to add more than 2 million acres to the National Wilderness Preservation System. The “wilderness” designation is consequential since no mechanized activity is permitted on such lands. The issue is of keen interest to off-roaders and the SEMA-member companies that market products to those groups. 

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    Jan 22 2009

    SEMA-member companies have posted several new listings for job opportunities at www.sema.org/classifieds. Working for a SEMA-member company has many advantages. In addition to working for a company that supports and contributes to the success of the overall industry, being employed by a SEMA-member company enables employees to participate in webinars, access free market research, join SEMA committees and more.

    The newest classified listings posted under Positions Available include:

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    Jan 22 2009

    The European Parliament recently voted to allow dual measurements to be included on product labeling. The amendment indefinitely extends the use of supplementary units of measurement, such as pounds and inches. The extension eliminates a potential barrier to trade by forgoing the units of measurement directive—which mandates metric-only labeling—that was scheduled to take affect in 2010.

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    Jan 22 2009

    Learn the basics of standardized retail product eCataloging formats and sections of the data standards (Aftermarket Catalog Exchange Standard and Product Information Exchange Standard) in easy-to-understand layman’s terms during the SEMA webinar, "Business Efficiency 101: Using Product Information to Increase Sales, Boost Image and Reduce Costs".