SEMA eNews Vol. 21, No. 33, August 16, 2018

Movers & Shakers: Inc. Magazine Ranks Kahn Media, Web River Group in the Inc. 5000

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Inc. Magazine Ranks Kahn Media, Web River Group in the Inc. 5000

Inc. magazine has revealed that Kahn Media is No. 2,848 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000—a ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Web River Group, parent company of 4WheelOnline.com was ranked No. 4,242. The list represents a look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s small-business segment. The companies in the 2018 Inc. 5000 have been competitive within their markets, and have achieved a three-year average growth of 538.2%, and a median rate of 171.8%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years. This announcement comes as Kahn Media is experiencing its 10th year in business, having recently been named the No. 1 PR agency in the region by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal and being selected as part of the Forbes Agency Council.

LIQUI MOLY to Become Official Sponsor of 2019 World Handball Championship

The German oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY is now the official sponsor of the World Handball Championship, which will take place in Denmark and Germany in January. During the 96 games of the world championship, the blue and red logo will be visible behind the goal and on the LED hoardings, among other places.

Rancho Jeep Wrangler JL Suspension System Passes Federal Rollover Safety Test

Engineered for versatile on- and off-road performance, the latest Rancho performance suspension system for the ’18 Jeep Wrangler JL recently met the requirements of the U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 126–Electronic Stability Control Systems (FMVSS-126) test. The Rancho team tested an ’18 Jeep Wrangler JL that utilized a Rancho 4.5-in. crawler short-arm system, RS5000X shock absorbers, BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/AKO2 37/12.50/17 tires and Vision Nemesis 17-in. wheels. The Jeep JL testing took place at Arizona Proving Grounds in Wittman, Arizona, and was completed by Link Engineering Company of Dearborn, Michigan.

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River City Rods & Fabrication will display a ’76 Ford GTB100 project truck in the Energy Suspension booth at the 2018 SEMA Show.
   

River City’s Build “El Chapo” Begins to Take Shape

Work is progressing on River City Rods & Fabrication’s ’76 Ford GTB100 project truck that’s headed to the Energy Suspension booth at the 2018 SEMA Show. A follow-up to the Davenport, Iowa, shop’s ’68 C30 camper project that took last year’s SEMA Show by storm, the GTB100 build recently passed two milestones—completion of its Roadster Shop chassis, and selection of the nickname “El Chapo,” which translates to “Shorty.” Currently, the crew is continuing fabrication work, even as it prepares to drop the retro-influenced Coyote engine into the turnkey chassis. One of the shops goals is to professionally represent the project’s cadre of manufacturer sponsors, which includes: Energy Suspension, PPG, ididit, Odyssey Battery, Performance Business Media, Painless Performance Products, Holley, Magnaflow, Wilwood, Thermo-Tec, Currie Enterprises, Precision Weatherstripping, Kicker, Falken Tires, Jalopy Hat Company, Aeromotive, Ridetech, 3M, White Diamond Detail Products, Coverking, Dakota Digital, Roadster Shop and Billet Specialties. The GTB100’s SEMA Show unveiling is set for Tuesday, October 30, at 10:30 a.m. in the Energy Suspension Booth #23267 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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