Current Press Releases

Post on: 03/23/2016 - 9:47am

LENEXA, Kansas (March 23, 2016) - The SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) introduced a new feature that gives receivers instant data updates and makes it possible for manufacturers to get their products to market faster than ever before. Receivers will now automatically and instantly receive updated data formatted to their individual requirements, anytime a supplier publishes new information. With more than 1,200 manufacturers included in the repository, the SDC is the largest openly accessible industry product data repository.

Post on: 03/16/2016 - 3:42pm

Washington, DC (March 16, 2016) –SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting recently testified before a key Congressional committee, urging Congress to continue to allow street vehicles to be modified and converted for motorsports competition. Kersting joined President of National Speed Sports News Ralph Sheheen, and legislative experts at the U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Oversight Subcommittee hearing on Tuesday (available to view here). The committee examined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule that would prohibit the conversion of emissions-certified vehicles into racecars.

Post on: 03/14/2016 - 2:55pm

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (March 14, 2016) - The following slate of candidates are vying for a seat on the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Board of Directors:

Post on: 03/10/2016 - 10:58am

WASHINGTON, DC (March 10, 2016) – SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting and Chairman of the Board Doug Evans today commended Senate members for introducing legislation that would protect modified racecars from overreaching U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. Today’s bill introduction underscores the growing Congressional effort to clarify the law and preserve our nation’s racing industry and pastime.

Post on: 03/08/2016 - 7:15am

Washington, DC (March 8, 2016) – SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting today praised Congressional members for their introduction of a bipartisan bill that would protect thousands of American racecar enthusiasts from overreaching U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. 

Post on: 02/22/2016 - 9:10am

DIAMOND BAR, CA (February 22, 2016) – The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) recently launched the SEMA Career Center, an online employment resource dedicated to the automotive aftermarket industry. Available at www.sema.org/jobs, the SEMA Career Center addresses the employment challenges of automotive companies and facilitates a talent pipeline for entering into the automotive aftermarket industry.

Post on: 02/08/2016 - 5:22pm

Washington, DC (February 8, 2016) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a regulation to prohibit conversion of vehicles originally designed for on-road use into racecars. The regulation would also make the sale of certain products for use on such vehicles illegal. The proposed regulation was contained within a non-related proposed regulation entitled “Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles—Phase 2.”

Post on: 01/20/2016 - 10:34am

Diamond Bar, Calif. & Silver Spring, Md.  – (January 20, 2016) - The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and Velocity announced today the world television premiere of the one-hour special SEMA: BATTLE OF THE BUILDERS 2015 on Monday, February 1 at 10 PM ET/PT. Featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the 2015 trade-only SEMA Show, and in-depth interviews with leading car designers, SEMA: BATTLE OF THE BUILDERS 2015  chronicles the best automotive designers and builders in the world as they prepare to debut their newest creations for thousands of car super fans at the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. 

Post on: 01/13/2016 - 10:08am

The SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) reached a new membership milestone, with more than 1,200 member companies participating in the industry’s premier data repository specifically designed for the automotive aftermarket and specialty equipment industry. 

Post on: 12/10/2015 - 10:00am

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) is now accepting applications for the 2016 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund for students preparing for careers in the auto or auto parts industries.

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