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    Mar 01 2015
    The Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) has been hard at work behind the scenes over the past few months. Quite a few exciting changes are in store for the group, as the leadership has solicited feedback from members to determine the future focus and goals of the council.The council’s goal-setting process began more than a year ago when members met to discuss the group’s priorities at a general membership meeting during the 2013 SEMA Show. Taking attendees’ concerns into careful consideration, the select committee met again this past fall to discuss the question, “Who is ARMO?” The committee also took a survey designed to illuminate the strengths of the group
    SEMA Member News—March/April 2015

    Exciting Changes in Store for ARMO

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    Mar 01 2015
    Some Insights From the Annual SEMA ShowWhat are some of the latest trends hitting the aftermarket in 2015? If you were in Las Vegas this past November for the annual SEMA Show, you likely already have some answers to that question. There’s no better barometer than the Show to preview the hottest products and innovations taking hold of consumers. The following are just a few of the latest trends that SEMA News editors observed not only grabbing attention on the Show floor itself but also in post-Show media wrap-ups afterward.
    SEMA News—March 2015

    EVENTS

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    Mar 01 2015
    The SEMA Garage provides SEMA-member businesses with access to the high-tech tools and equipment they need to get their products off the drawing board and into customers’ hands, whether they’re accessories or performance products. It is the only known facility of its kind in the United States, and manufacturers are invited to visit the garage to view the possibilities firsthand.A total of 12 VIP Tours with about 15 guests each were scheduled for 2015. The currently scheduled dates are March 3, 10 and 17, with more to follow through the month of June. Each tour will last from 9:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m., beginning with a breakfast. Members will then be led on a tour of the Garage, including demonstrations of the FaroArm coordinate measuring machine and...
    SEMA Member News—March/April 2015

    VIP Tours of the SEMA Garage for Manufacturers

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    Mar 01 2015
    Exhibitors participate in the SEMA Show primarily to connect with buyers from throughout the world. The main objective of the exhibitor is to sell and promote products, and journalists are often attracted to the innovations that appear at the SEMA Show.
    SEMA News—March 2015

    REQUIRED READING

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    Mar 01 2015
    Stuff CEOs and Sales Managers Really Need to KnowThink about the last time you personally went to the web to research a potential purchase—and remember that, according to the latest Google research, more than 77% of potential buyers of our products do just that. What were the things that led you to a particular product, brand or even place to buy?
    SEMA News—March 2015

    SEMA DATA CO-OP

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    Feb 27 2015
    Members of the Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) often discuss how to engage the next generation, but sometimes a single individual can be the catalyst. A few up-and-coming builders recently reflected on the lessons they’ve learned so far and confirmed what HRIA members have been saying for years: community-building is a huge priority.Randy Bolin is an independent builder from Jonesboro, Arkansas. His father, a metal fabricator, was the first to spark his interest in building vehicles, but many other mentors have also...
    SEMA Member News—March/April 2015 

    Tips for Success From Talented Young Builders<

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    Feb 26 2015
    Nominations are now being accepted for Select Committee positions on SEMA’s councils and networks.
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    Feb 26 2015
    Legislation to put in place a new valuation procedure for older vehicles was approved by the Kentucky House and now moves to the Senate Transportation Committee for consideration.
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    Feb 26 2015
    SEMA-supported legislation (HR 999) has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives directing the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a study on the handling requirements for recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) proposed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
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    Feb 26 2015
    SEMA-supported legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate to curtail the President’s power to unilaterally designate national monuments.