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  • Posted on:
    Jun 11 2015
    The “LA Roadsters 50th Anniversary Hiboy”—a ’32 McGee Roadster replica built by professionals and used as a learning tool for automotive students—will make its debut June 20 at the LA Roadsters Show at the Fairplex in Pomona, California.
  • Posted on:
    Jun 10 2015
    Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) have introduced bipartisan legislation that would enable low volume car manufacturers to produce turn-key replica vehicles for customers nationwide. Replica vehicles resemble classic cars produced at least 25 years ago. Supported by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), the "Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act of 2015" (H.R. 2675) would allow companies to construct up to 500 such cars a year subject to federal regulatory oversight.

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    June 10, 2015

    Contact: Della Domingo
    909-978-6723
    dellad@sema.org

  • Posted on:
    Jun 10 2015

    Name: Kelsey Self
    Company: Innovative Creations, Inc. (ICI)
    Address: 8960 W. Larkspur Dr. Suite #107 Peoria, AZ 85381


    What does your company do?
    ICI is a manufacturer of aftermarket truck parts and restyling accessories.

    What is your position?
    Marketing Coordinator

    What is the most satisfying aspect of your job?
    The fact that I get to do so many different things. Every day I’m creative, I'm social, I network within the industry and I learn something new. Being in marketing, I get to touch all aspects of the company, from sales to engineering, and I really like that. Working in the automotive industry is exciting and challenging.

  • Posted on:
    Jun 08 2015

    Harmut Schroeder, president, SNUGTOP, based in Long Beach, California, shared some information about the company, and how it benefits from LTAA membership.

    What does your company do?

    SNUGTOP manufactures truck caps and tonneau covers for consumers, truck enthusiasts and businesses in the United States and worldwide.

    How many years have you been in business?

    The company has been in business for 55 years, and I have been in the truck cap business for 25 years.

  • Posted on:
    Jun 08 2015

    Dee Zee Inc. has been a member of the Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) for nearly 15 years. Jason Mrachina, the company's vice president of sales and marketing, shared a little bit about the company and its council involvement.

    What does your company do?

    We are a manufacturer of light-truck accessories and law-enforcement products.

    How long have you been in business?

    38 years.

  • Posted on:
    Jun 08 2015

    Considine Sales & Marketing (CSM) is LTAA's member spotlight this month. CSM was named SEMA's Rep Agency of the Year in 2009. Jim Considine shared about the company and why he appreciates serving the truck industry.

    What does your company do?

    We are a group of manufacturers' agents representing all facets of the specialty-equipment market.

    How many years have you been in business?

    43

    What is your company's history?

    Considine Sales & Marketing Inc. is an independent manufacturers' representative agency with more than 200 years of combined experience in the specialty-equipment industry.

  • Posted on:
    Jun 08 2015

    A.R.E. has been involved with the Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) for 14 years. Todd Hoffman, who was recently named president and CEO, currently serves on the Select Committee and leads a task force focused on providing technical information to members. Director of Marketing Bryan Baker recently shared an overview of the company and its involvement in the council.

    What does your company do?

    We manufacture light-truck accessories, including fiberglass truck caps and tonneau covers and aluminum commercial truck caps.

    How many years have you been in business?

    45 years.

  • Posted on:
    Jun 08 2015
    David Brashears, director of marketing, Automotive Accessories Marketing USA (AAM), recently talked about his company and the value he sees in Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) membership.

    What does your company do?

    We are a program distribution group that provides retail-level marketing to customers of our group of wholesale distributors.

    How many years have you been in business?

    26.

  • Posted on:
    Jun 04 2015
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced proposed annual targets under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the amount of ethanol that is required to be blended into gasoline in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
  • Posted on:
    Jun 04 2015
    Legislation to require manufacturers of designated consumer products, including automotive products, to post ingredients on the product label and online on the manufacturer’s website was approved by the Assembly Appropriations Committee.