Registration for the SEMA Spring Expo and SEMA OFFROAD, February 8–9, 2008, in Indianapolis, is in full swing and available for attendees online by visiting www.semaspringexpo.com. The spring events deliver the acclaimed SEMA Show experience to the Indianapolis area and surrounding regions. With a special emphasis on trucks and SUVs, exhibitors will display a variety of products and services covering accessories, restyling, wheels and tires, and mobile electronics.
The following is a press release from Kinderhook Industries LLC announcing its acquisitions of Extang Corp. and TruXedo, a division of Shur-Co.
Extang Corporation of Ann Arbor, Michigan, along with TruXedo, a division of Shur-Co. based in Yankton, South Dakota, are pleased to announce that they have been acquired by Kinderhook Industries LLC, a highly respected New York based private equity firm. Kinderhook Industries completed the transactions through THI, an investment vehicle created to pursue opportunities in the truck aftermarket.
Paint your latest creation in one of 12 Hot Wheels Spectraflame colors from PPG’s Vibrance Collection and you could win the opportunity to have your prized possession showcased at the 2008 SEMA Show as a guest of PPG Refinish. The Grand Prize winner will also receive an exclusive Hot Wheels 1/18th-scale award trophy featuring the winning paint scheme, and have the wining paint scheme featured on a production Hot Wheels toy car to be introduced in 2009.
Each year, the specialty-equipment industry puts together 30-second clips for the SEMA Show Awards Banquet, featuring the products, people and technology from our industry. Here's your chance to vote for the most innovative marketing ideas and concepts from the creative minds of the industry. Favorite clips will win a free table at the 2008 SEMA Show Awards Banquet.
View the clips here: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8795748374102081795
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The SEMA webinar program brings the world-class business insight featured during the SEMA Show Education Week right to your desktop. Different business-building sessions are constantly being added to the program, offering members the latest insight and practices from today’s leading speakers. Plus, all sessions are recorded and ready for download anytime. Click on the categories below to view available sessions, then simply download and play.
New automotive technologies present specialty-equipment companies with both challenges and opportunities. According to SEMA research, 42% of SEMA members said that electronic control of engine and engine components have a "noticeable" or "extremely large" impact on the industry. Thirty-three percent cited clean diesel technology as having a similar impact, and 30% looking at hybrids as having a noticeable or extremely large impact on their businesses.
SEMA eNews highlights the websites of SEMA-member companies through the Hot Links to Cool Sites section each week. SEMA members: To be included in Hot Links to Cool Sites, e-mail your company name and website to eNews@sema.org. Note: make to include “Hot Links” in the subject line of the e-mail.
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 enable the employee to participate in webinars, access free market research, join SEMA committees and more.
Dates and locations for several upcoming SEMA-sponsored shows and activities have been announced. Details are: