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  • Posted on:
    Oct 01 2009

    The number of vehicles on the road is expected to increase steadily in the future, according to a recent Center for Automotive Research (CAR) report. New-vehicle sales are forecast to hit bottom this year, then peak at 16.8 million in 2014.

  • Posted on:
    Oct 01 2009
    Companies are now allowed to transfer monies for unused vacation or sick-leave into a worker’s 401(k), Keogh or profit-sharing plan.
  • Posted on:
    Oct 01 2009
    SPC SMN Column

    The Street Performance Council (SPC) has been the driving force in supporting this industry segment with education, networking and information on existing and emerging market trends.

    With the recent council elections, a new crop of leaders seeks to expand and promote this message throughout the industry.

    The following provides a brief spotlight on each of the new council leaders.

  • Posted on:
    Oct 01 2009
    SEMA-member companies have posted several new listings for job opportunities (view all here).
  • Posted on:
    Oct 01 2009
    General Motors will present its design awards for various categories at this year’s SEMA Show. Categories will be divided into two groups:

    A) Vehicles: cars, SUVs, trucks, hot rods, restored vehicles
    B) Component/system designs

    Download a copy of the application form here, which you can use to apply for consideration.

    You can copy the application form and apply for more than one vehicle or component award. You can also forward the form to any suppliers with a new/innovative component design that contributed to your GM Show vehicle.

    More information on the GM Design Awards.

  • Posted on:
    Sep 29 2009
    The light-truck market refers to the sales of pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), crossover utility vehicles (CUVs) and even vans.

    SEMA News - September 2009

    By Megan McKernan

     

  • Posted on:
    Sep 29 2009
    The 2009-2010 SEMA Board of Directors is an esteemed group of industry professionals, including four newly elect members: Joel Ayres of Truck Accessories Group, Jeff Bates of Bob Cook Sales, Laurel Dasher of Superchips Inc. and Zan Martin of Martin & Co. Advertising. The SEMA Board of Directors will guide the association in addressing the most pressing industry issues for the next two years. 

    SEMA NEWS - September 2009


    SEMA NEWS-SEPTEMBER 2009-BUSINESS-BOD

    Chairman
    1 Rick Rollins
    Rollins Performance
    Marketing/Consulting

    Chairman-Elect
    2 Paul “Scooter” Brothers
    COMP Performance Group

    Immediate Past Chairman
    3 Jim Cozzie
    Certus Strategic Partners

    Secretary/Treasurer
    4 Dan Gresham
    Coutant Capital

  • Posted on:
    Sep 29 2009
    Top products and experienced salespeople are half the battle in retail sales.

    SEMA News - September 2009
    JOBBER/RETAILER

    By Steve Campbell

    Tips, Tricks and Fixtures That Will Make Any Store Stand Out

    Top products and experienced salespeople are half the battle in retail sales. The other half—possibly the most difficult half—is merchandising a store so that the quality of its products stand out and the sales force has the opportunity to service customers properly. Setting up displays, arranging counters and fixtures, designing floor space and layout are all crucial to the success of a retail operation.

  • Posted on:
    Sep 28 2009
    Research forecasting vehicle demand concludes multi-phase project developed for SEMA member companies.

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    September 28, 2009

    Media Contact:
    Della Domingo
    dellad@sema.org, 909/396-0289, ext. 130

     

  • Posted on:
    Sep 24 2009
    SEMA eNews highlights the websites of SEMA-member companies through the Hot Links to Cool Sites section each week.