Current Press Releases

Post on: 08/15/2018 - 4:44pm

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Aug. 15, 2018) -- SEMA’s Discount Shipping Program with UPS is now being managed by dedicated customer service specialists at Meridian One. For more than 30 years, the benefits partner has served associations and provided members with superior service, smart solutions and sizable savings.

Post on: 08/14/2018 - 4:00pm

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Aug. 14, 2018) -- The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded $297,000 to 102 individuals this year, including scholarships for current students and loan-forgiveness awards to employees of SEMA-member companies.

Post on: 08/01/2018 - 8:23am

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Aug. 1, 2018) -- The Education Program at the exclusive 2018 SEMA Show, scheduled for Oct. 30-Nov. 2 in Las Vegas, Nev., will offer Showgoers more than 100 seminars focused on helping auto-related business professionals sell more products and be more productive.

Post on: 07/27/2018 - 8:30am

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (July 27, 2018) – The automotive specialty equipment market experienced an eighth straight year of post-recession growth, reaching $43 billion in 2017, as reported in the 2018 SEMA Market Report. This number represents a 4% growth over the previous year and is projected to increase through the end of 2018.

Post on: 07/03/2018 - 9:39am

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (July 3, 2018) – In an effort to recognize young talent and foster the future growth of the automotive aftermarket industry, the 2018 SEMA Young Guns Regional Program will provide car builders age 27 or younger throughout the country an opportunity to showcase their vehicle at the premier automotive trade show in the world, the SEMA Show, held Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 2018, in Las Vegas.

Post on: 06/26/2018 - 8:07am

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (June 26, 2018) – Nominations for the prestigious SEMA Industry Awards are being accepted now through July 13, 2018, at www.sema.org/awards.

Post on: 06/19/2018 - 10:07am

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 19, 2018) – The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) cautioned President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress that tariffs imposed by the U.S. government are harming American companies, workers, and consumers. SEMA member companies are now grappling with higher-priced steel and aluminum because of global tariffs. The U.S. government has also initiated questionable tariffs on Chinese products, and retaliatory tariffs levied by China and many American allies are in the works. Beyond that, the U.S. government is now threatening tariffs of up to 25% on imported automobiles and auto parts.

Post on: 06/14/2018 - 6:04am

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (June 13, 2018) – Builders who have a car or truck displayed at the 2018 SEMA Show, held Oct. 30-Nov. 2 in Las Vegas, can bring added exposure to their vehicles and the products that make their builds unique by entering the SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition online at www.semashow.com/botb.

Post on: 06/05/2018 - 10:00am

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (June 5, 2018) – Automotive event organizers throughout the country now have a cost-effective, modern tool to reach consumers and promote events ranging from car shows, auto auctions, drifting or race competitions, free of charge. Created through a partnership between the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and ClassicCars.com, the new MOTORin’ app is a car and truck event finder designed to make it easy for auto enthusiasts to find events by date, location or categories, and to help event organizers reach more users.

Post on: 05/25/2018 - 10:50am

DIAMOND BAR, Calif (May 25, 2018) -- Results of the 2018 SEMA Board of Directors election are in, with Donnie Eatherly from P&E Distributors Inc., Dan Kahn from Kahn Media Inc., Brian Lounsberry from Motovicity Distribution, Dr. Jamie Meyer from General Motors, and Steve Whipple from Edelbrock LLC elected to serve on the Board. While Kahn is a current SEMA Board member who was re-elected onto the group, Eatherly has served as a past Board member, and Lounsberry, Meyer, and Whipple will join as new SEMA Board Members.

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