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United by Their Passion

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It seems like everyone gets a trophy these days. Our children’s sports teams don’t keep score anymore; everyone’s a winner just for showing up. The entertainment industry spends so much time staging awards and honors presentations, it’s a wonder that films, TV shows, music and theater still get produced.

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Additional Options and Opportunities for Today’s Market

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First, the obvious: The new-car market—traditionally fertile ground for restylers to cultivate—has become mired in the global recession. Extremely cautious consumers are holding off on big-ticket expenditures, and while reputable economists see glimmers of a rebound, business has yet to fully flex the recovery springboard. Still, some restylers have searched along the boundaries of their expertise to explore avenues they may have overlooked in more fruitful times.

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Making Green Pay

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Troy Lee of Troy Lee Designs uses water-based paints to create hip motorcycle helmets. He uses recycled paper and rubber products. But Troy Lee wants to push the envelope more on greenness, just as he does with his designs. Both are good for business, he says. “SEMA is all about being cool,” says Lee. “Being green will be a competitive edge.”

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Specialty-Equipment Industry Benchmarking Program

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Now more than ever, companies need to be able to react to changing market and business conditions. Tough economic times will continue to bring new challenges to specialty-equipment market businesses, forcing many to make tough decisions that will impact their company’s future operation and growth. The recently launched Aftermarket Industry Benchmarking Program gives SEMA-member companies the industry-specific financial data they need to succeed in this dynamic business environment.

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SEMA Revises Black Book to Ease Process of Emissions Certification

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In the specialty-equipment industry, certification often represents a laborious but required undertaking for the selling of aftermarket parts. To ease the process for members, SEMA created and recently revised the Black Book—a guide to achieving emissions compliance status with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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