Thursday, August 9, 2007 - 12:00am

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Thursday, August 9, 2007 - 12:00am

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Thursday, August 9, 2007 - 12:00am

SEMA’s upcoming Technical Briefing Seminar on Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems will provide members with an overview of the impact of ESC implementation on the specialty-equipment industry. Representatives from Toyota, Bosch and Mechanical Simulation Corporation will be on hand to offer attendees a basic technical understanding of ESC, as well as practical approaches for determining compatibility and system integration of a given aftermarket product with ESC.

Thursday, August 9, 2007 - 12:00am

Upfitter Integration, on behalf of General Motors Vehicle Engineering and GM Fleet & Commercial Operations, is extending an invitation to SEMA Manufacturer members to attend a product review for the 2008 Express/Savana vans and cut chassis, August 21 and 22, at the Wentzville Assembly Center in Wentzville, Missouri.

Discussions on product changes for the 2008 model year G van and G cutaway chassis, as well as the introduction of the 2009 model year G Cutaway Commercial Chassis (14,050 GVW; gas and diesel), will anchor the session agenda.

Thursday, August 9, 2007 - 12:00am

SEMA Manufacturing members are invited to get a look at the new, redesigned-for-2008 Honda Accord coupe and sedan at an upcoming measuring session, Friday, Sept. 7, in Torrance, California. Cameras are permitted at the session, which begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.

The deadline to register is Friday, August 31. E-mail responses with name(s), company name, address, phone number and e-mail address to: measuringsession@sema.org

Thursday, August 9, 2007 - 12:00am

If you missed Friday's webinar about the Supreme Court's recent decision on minimum resale price agreements, get the download now from www.sema.org/webinar. The audio/video, as well as a PDF presentation, are available from the menu at the right of the page.

Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 12:00am

90 DAYS TO THE SHOW

INNOVATIONS DAY:  MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2007

SHOW DAYS:  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30 – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2007

DEADLINES

August 10

  • Complimentary Banquet Tickets Request Due – Tab 1 (Show Facts)

August 24

  • International Exhibitor Registration Due (to receive badges in mail) – Tab 4
  • Lead Retrieval Rental (early-bird rate) – Tab 10

August 30

Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 12:00am

Below is this week’s list of SEMA Show 2007 exhibitors offering products to project-vehicle builders for free or at a discounted rate. To see previous submissions, click here.

Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 12:00am

According to a recent WardsAuto.com article, when Toyota Motor Corp. introduced its 3.5L, DOHC V6, 2GR-FSE, many eyebrows were raised. The reason? The engine would be the first to combine direct-injection gasoline (DIG) fueling with conventional port fuel injection (PFI). The engine was launched in the 2006 Lexus IS 350, and has won two consecutive Ward’s 10 Best Engines awards.

Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 12:00am

The concept of Six Sigma has been applied to many big businesses as a way to improve business processes, and several of these companies report substantial cost savings as a result. You can find out more about Six Sigma by downloading a series of SEMA webinars by going to www.sema.org/webinars and searching under archived webinars. In addition, the following article below, written by the National Federation of Independent Businesses, gives a simple example to help understand the basic approach to applying Six Sigma to your business.

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