SEMA provides its nearly 7,000 companies a plethora of benefits, including access to the SEMA Garage; industry-leading market research; education; world class trade shows; networking opportunities; a regulatory and advocacy program to fight for industry-friendly legislation in Washington, D.C.; international programs to reach potential overseas customers; and more. Whether you're a manufacturer, retailer, jobber, distributor, rep or installer, SEMA has something to offer everyone. For more information, visit www.sema.org/benefits.
Replica Cars: SEMA and many other companies and organizations submitted comments on a proposed rule issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to implement the Low Volume Vehicle Manufacturers Act. The law allows small automakers to sell up to 325 turnkey replica vehicles that appear to have been produced at least 25 years ago. The 2015 law adopts the kit-car model, whereby the cars are regulated as equipment rather than current model-year vehicles. SEMA sued NHTSA in October 2019 for failure to issue a rulemaking within one year as required under the law. The agency responded to a court deadline by issuing the proposed rule. NHTSA is now reviewing public comments. Although there is no deadline, SEMA is urging NHTSA to issue a final rule by the summer of 2020 so that companies can begin producing and selling replica vehicles.
The 2020 SEMA Launch Pad Program is a competition for young entrepreneurs who would like to launch their products into the $44.6 billion dollar aftermarket industry.
Brendeland spent his adult life working in the automotive industry, including stints at Dee Zee Inc., and most recently as owner of Midwest Marketing & Sales.
The following are examples of how several automotive specialty-equipment companies are responding to this unprecedented event.
After weeks spent under stay-at-home orders designed to halt the spread of COVID-19, many states have taken the first steps toward loosening restrictions and reopening their economies.
U.S. Representative Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) grew a family business while competing in action-packed pursuits ranging from rock crawling to mixed martial arts.
If you know a leader who is age 35 or younger as of September 1, 2020—whether they are in manufacturing and design, marketing, retail, events and media, or distribution—we would like to hear from you.
The SEMA Career Center has a comprehensive listing of automotive-related job openings around the country.
The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) granted exclusion requests for 108 List 3 products imported from China and subject to 25% tariffs.