Upcoming Conference to Provide Auto Installers and Restylers With Valuable Product Knowledge and Hands-on Training

The Professional
Restylers Organization (PRO), a council of the Specialty Equipment Market
Association (SEMA), will host the 2nd annual Technical Skills & Training
Conference (TSTC), a one-day training program where installers and restylers
will be able to learn about new products, sharpen installation skills and
directly engage with industry manufacturers.

SEMA Sets July 8th As “Collector Car Appreciation Day”

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Councils announced July 8, 2011 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.”  The date marks the second commemoration in what will become an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.  SEMA and its councils are now working to secure a Congressional resolution to recognize the day’s significance. 

SEMA Seeks Nominations for Hall of Fame

SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, is now accepting nominations for its Hall of Fame. Created in 1969, the SEMA Hall of Fame is the most prestigious award presented to an individual by the association. It is designed to honor outstanding persons in the industry who have enhanced the stature of, or significantly contributed to, the industry and/or association's growth.

Industry Veteran John Stewart Joins SEMA as Editorial Director

John Stewart has
joined SEMA as editorial director. In this role, he will supervise the monthly
News magazine, the Show publications and
SEMA eNews. His
responsibilities include managing the
SEMA News staff and collaborating
with SEMA executive staff to promote and effectively communicate the
association's news with members, while also serving as a voice for SEMA member


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