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Jim Graven has been named as Director of Membership for the SEMA Data
Co-op. Graven, who has more than 15 years of experience in the specialty parts
aftermarket, will play a key role in growing the industry-owned and operated
data management solution - particularly as it transitions into a full system launch
Recognizing the top trend-setting vehicle models, the SEMA Awards
will be announced and presented to winning automakers during the 2012 SEMA Show
in Las Vegas, Nevada. Through the program, SEMA exhibitors that make products
for those trend-setting vehicles will identify the vehicle platforms that they
believe are best for accessorizing, and best for showcasing the industry's
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
dismissed a lawsuit which challenged the Environmental Protection Agency's
(EPA) authority to grant a partial waiver for 15% ethanol (E15) content in
gasoline for 2001 and newer model year cars and light trucks. The court
found that the groups bringing the lawsuit, which included trade associations
representing manufacturers of cars, boats and power equipment, along with the
petroleum and food industries, lacked standing to bring the lawsuit.
The all-female vehicle customization project known as the SEMA Mustang Build
Powered by Women, featuring a 2013 Ford Mustang GT donated by Ford Motor
Company, is on target for the unveiling of winning design "High Gear" at this
year's SEMA Show on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. The customized vehicle, which
was built at Source Interlink Media's headquarters in El Segundo, CA, will be
auctioned on eBay immediately following the reveal with proceeds slated for the
SEMA Memorial Scholarship Foundation, an organization dedicated to fostering
the next generation of automotive aftermarket leaders and innovators.
For the fifth consecutive year, the SEMA Show will include an exclusive
program designed specifically for franchise and independent automotive dealers.
Taking place during the SEMA Show on Tuesday, October 30-Friday, November 2,
2012, the program focuses on critical areas of accessory integration and how
they impact operations in all key dealership departments.
A limited number of spots are still available for companies to become
Founding Members of the SEMA Data Co-Op. Through the program's beta phase which
launched earlier this year, suppliers and receivers have the opportunity to
become Founding Members of a program that will change the way product data is
used and managed.
SEMA Show exhibitors that
manufacture powersports products will be able to quickly, easily and affordably
connect with thousands of buyers who are specifically seeking products for
motorcycles, dirt bikes, UTVs, ATVs or side-by-sides. Through the Manufacturer
Kiosk Program, an exhibitor with a booth in another area of the SEMA Show is
eligible to host a kiosk that will be located in the Powersports & Utility
Vehicle section of the show.
Dealers, jobbers, installers and other specialty-equipment industry
enthusiasts attending the 2012 SEMA Show will be able to learn all about the
dynamic Jeep and off-road lifestyle market through the new Off-Road Success
Center, presented by OMIX-Rugged Ridge. Located in within the Trucks/SUV
section in booth 30147 at the 2012 SEMA Show, the center provides those
interested in learning about the off-road market with a place to exchange
ideas, learn new concepts for success and network with other like-minded
Located alongside the New Products Showcase in the upper level of South Hall,
the First-Time and Featured Exhibitors Section that debuted at last year's SEMA
Show will return in 2012. With nearly 2,000 manufacturers exhibiting throughout
the SEMA Show, the First-Time and Featured Exhibitors section serves as an easy
and convenient location for buyers to hone in on hundreds of new and emerging
manufacturers who are exhibiting at the Show for the first time.
The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded $145,000 to 84 individuals. The
awards include 69 scholarships presented to current students, and 15
loan-forgiveness awards presented to employees of a SEMA-member company.
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