SEMA eNews Vol. 23, No. 42, October 15, 2020

MAHLE Hosts U.S. Representative Haley Stevens

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

  Haley Stevens
MAHLE recently hosted U.S. Representative Haley Stevens (D-MI) at its North America headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
   

Although COVID-19 has upended how SEMA and its members interact with their elected officials this year, MAHLE recently hosted U.S. Representative Haley Stevens (D-MI) at its North America headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan. MAHLE and SEMA provided the Congresswoman with a small, socially-distanced tour and sat down with her to discuss key issues impacting the automotive aftermarket—including trade, vehicle data access and the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act (RPM Act).

Elected in 2018 to represent Michigan’s 11th Congressional District, which includes part of Wayne and Oakland counties, Rep. Stevens has been a strong ally of the automotive industry during her first term in Congress. The Congresswoman cosponsored the RPM Act, which clarifies that it is legal to convert motor vehicles into dedicated racecars and sell race parts for those machines, and her office has maintained an open line of communications with SEMA on issues of importance to the aftermarket.  

“I really enjoyed the opportunity to visit MAHLE in Farmington Hills as part of my Manufacturing Monday initiative,” said Rep. Stevens. “After touring the facility, we had a great conversation about adjusting to public health guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, safeguarding our supply chains, and maintaining our economic competitiveness in Michigan's 11th District.”

Based in Stuttgart, Germany, MAHLE is a top-20 automotive supplier in the world with more than 160 production locations globally. The company produces efficiency technology for automobiles, including piston systems and components, cylinder components, valve train systems, air conditioning, engine cooling components and systems, oil and fuel management systems and electronics. MAHLE is also a key player in the aftermarket, as it produces replacement and custom parts and accessories.

“The automotive industry faces multiple challenges on many fronts, the opportunity to spend time with Rep. Stevens, and give her some insight into these issues from a firsthand perspective is something we were very proud to do,” said Ted Hughes, MAHLE’s director of marketing. “Her attentiveness during our time together, and willingness to understand how our world is changing was a credit to her and her priorities."

If you would like to host your member of Congress or their staff at your business, please contact Christian Robinson at christianr@sema.org.

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