SEMA Chairman Jim Cozzie (left), Chairman-Elect Rick Rollins and President/CEO Chris Kersting (right) will discuss and field questions on industry challenges, such as legislation and vehicle technology, at the February 7 State of the Association presentation.
NHRA ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING HD PARTNERS ACQUISITION CORPORATION VOTE OF SHAREHOLDERS
In a press statement released today by the National Hot Rod Association, the NHRA has been notified by HD Partners Acquisition Corporation that it did not receive the necessary number of votes to finalize the transaction announced last May to acquire all of NHRA’s professional racing assets.
Pursuing a pro-growth, pro-U.S. manufacturing agenda, creating an even playing field in the global marketplace, combating counterfeit products, finding affordable health insurance for employees and countering overzealous vehicle-equipment regulations: These are just a few of the political issues SEMA members face today.
Exhibit Days: February 8 and 9
The 2008 global trade shows database—a listing of more than 100 trade shows occurring throughout the world—is now available online at www.sema.org/international.
Do you manufacture parts for the Ford Ranger, Land Rover Discovery or Toyota Hilux? Find out which countries sell the most of the vehicles for which you make products. Information on the top-selling cars, pickups, SUVs and minivans are available online at www.sema.org/international and can be searched by country/region. Full-year numbers for 2007 are now available for 12 countries, and 2006 data is available for more than 25 markets. Don’t see the make/model among the top-sellers for a particular country?
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 sure 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 enables employees to participate in webinars, access free market research, join SEMA committees and more. The newest classified listings posted under Positions Available include:
Dates and locations for several upcoming SEMA-sponsored shows and activities have been announced. Details are:
The SEMA National Education Conference, scheduled April 10–11 in Nashville, is a concentrated, two-day leadership program developed exclusively for automotive specialty-equipment executives. With the knowledge shared at this conference, you'll discover how to lead your company to new levels of success. You'll receive real-world skills for immediate application, targeted information presented specifically for the automotive specialty-equipment industry and inspiration to make the necessary changes to more easily and effectively meet the challenges of a rapidly changing future.