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    May 13 2010
    On Monday, May 17, balloting opens for the SEMA Select Committee elections.
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    May 13 2010
    The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has issued its new test procedure and related requirements to obtain Executive Orders (E.O.s) for emissions-related diesel performance parts. Of note is CARB’s development of a “Parts in Progress List” that identifies companies having submitted all traditional E.O. applications materials but who must now address additional requirements. By following the required steps, parts will be prevented from causing failure of the smog-check test.
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    May 13 2010
    Buyers, installers, retailers and dealers from all over the world attend the SEMA Show to discover new products, trends and profit opportunities. While many will succeed in finding the new accessories and equipment their customers have been clamoring for, the true quality of the SEMA Show is also measured by its overall value as an industry hotspot for ideas, business and education.
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    May 13 2010
    SEMA eNews highlights the websites of SEMA-member companies through the Hot Links to Cool Sites section each week.
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    May 13 2010
    The number of first-time exhibitors signed up to attend the 2010 SEMA Show has grown to nearly 200.
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    May 13 2010
    While signs of economic recovery continue to emerge, the 2010 SEMA Show figures prominently in the plans of many companies looking to take advantage of a renewed sense of optimism as the industry sees signs of improvement.

     

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    May 13 2010
    SEMA presents a New Products Showcase at the SEMA Show each year, providing exhibitors with an outstanding opportunity to introduce products, packaging and merchandising to industry buyers and media.
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    May 13 2010
    SEMA’s Consumer Demand Index (CDI) experienced yet another increase in April, going from 45 to 48. Representing a 7% increase, the CDI again matches closely with the Consumer Confidence Index which experienced an 11% increase from March to April. The April increase experienced by the CDI follows the ten-point increase from the month before and marks an 85% increase from April 2009. This could signal an indication that consumers are willing to purchase more products in the next few months—much needed good news for the specialty-equipment market.
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    May 13 2010
    A photo collection of choppers, funny cars, roadsters and other custom rarities from the 2009 SEMA Show.
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    May 13 2010
    With the many challenges confronting the car dealer community, it has become increasingly important for dealers to develop best practices that will result in differentiation, increased profit and, most importantly, customer loyalty. Dealer Day 2010 was specifically tailored to provide dealers with the insight and know-how to reach these goals through vehicle customization. Dressing up a few cars from time to time is just the start.