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Cover Story

SEMA launched the largest grassroots effort in its 46-year history earlier this year to keep a national “Cash for Clunkers” program out of the $787 billion economic stimulus bill. The campaign was a success. Nevertheless, some lawmakers remain committed to using a vehicle scrappage program as a means to spur new-car sales. They are now citing a flawed German program as a model for America. Read more...

The laws and regulations that govern how SEMA members do business have an increased and growing impact on the way automotive specialty-equipment products are made, distributed and marketed.

Chris Kersting

From The Hill

  • SEMA members responded to a comprehensive survey conducted in early
    2009 with a clear message that the nation’s health care system is
    broken.

  • In its daily efforts to promote and protect the auto hobby, SEMA continues to partner with state lawmakers from across the country through the State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus.

  • You will find fans of the auto hobby and racing everywhere, even in the
    hallowed halls of Congress.

  • Having an active and vocal presence in Washington, D.C., is vital to
    protecting the livelihood of our industry. 

  • The laws and regulations that govern how SEMA members do business have an increased and growing impact on the way automotive specialty-equipment products are made, distributed and marketed.

Government Affairs

  • Law and Order is an update of some of the most recent federal and
    state legislative and regulatory issues that could potentially impact
    the automotive specialty-equipment industry.

  • Since its inception in 1997, the SEMA Action Network (SAN) has become a potent force in advocating on behalf of the automotive community.

  • SEMA launched the largest grassroots effort in its 46-year history earlier this year to keep a national “Cash for Clunkers” program out of the $787 billion economic stimulus bill. The campaign was a success. Nevertheless, some lawmakers remain committed to using a vehicle scrappage program as a means to spur new-car sales. They are now citing a flawed German program as a model for America. Read more...

  • Officials across the country are constantly working on legislative and
    regulatory proposals that have a direct impact on our industry and your
    customers.

Industry News

  • Hundreds of exhibitors have already signed up for the 2009 SEMA Show, November 3–6, in Las Vegas.

  • Service takes many forms. Every company in the specialty-equipment
    industry benefits from those who give their time, skill and energy to
    help SEMA businesses thrive and prosper.

Inside SEMA

  • SEMA News: Can you briefly explain your role and the role of your department at SEMA?

    Alise Miner: The role of my department is to assist in the day-to-day operations of the association.

International

Internet

  • With business communications moving at the speed of fiber-optic light
    for years now, it’s no wonder that the humble press release has finally
    caught up.

Member News

  • On July 1, 2009, the HRIA Select Committee chairmanship will be passed from Jeanette Ladina to the current chair-elect, Dennis Overholser.  At that time, a new chair-elect will be installed.  Rick Love of Vintage Air has been selected for this position which will inevitably lead to the chair position in just over two years.  During the next two years, Rick will be learning and assisting Dennis on the focus and direction of the HRIA Select Committee.  To get to know Rick a little and find out why he will be so well suited for the chair-elect position, we need to look at his passion for the i

  • On July 1, 2009, the HRIA Select Committee chairmanship will be passed from Jeanette Ladina to the current chair-elect, Dennis Overholser.  At that time, a new chair-elect will be installed.  Rick Love of Vintage Air has been selected for this position which will inevitably lead to the chair position in just over two years.  During the next two years, Rick will be learning and assisting Dennis on the focus and direction of the HRIA Select Committee.  To get to know Rick a little and find out why he will be so well suited for the chair-elect position, we need to look at his passion for the i

  • Elections for a seat on the SBN select committee will take place the week of May 18, 2009.

  • Elections for a seat on the HRIA select committee will take place the week of May 18, 2009.

  • Elections for a seat on the ARMO select committee will take place the week of May 18, 2009.

  • SEMA Member News - May/June 2008

    (From January 1 through February 28)

    Editor’s Note: The following listings are provided by the SEMA Membership Services Department. The data has been compiled and verified by member services. Should you have any questions regarding a listing, call the Membership Department at SEMA at 909/396-0289.

    ADVERTISING/MARKETING AGENCY

  • SEMA Member News - May/June 2009

    Sour Economy Doesn’t Stop Contributions

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  • SEMA Member News - May/June 2009

    Sour Economy Doesn’t Stop Contributions

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  • SEMA Member News - May/June 2009

    Rolling Along Despite the Economy

    sn0509_Member News-WTC

    Tim Dietz of Standards Testing Laboratories Inc. completes his term as chair-elect and assumes the duties of WTC chairman on July 1.

  • SEMA Member News - May/June 2009

    Rolling Along Despite the Economy

    sn0509_Member News-WTC

    Tim Dietz of Standards Testing Laboratories Inc. completes his term as chair-elect and assumes the duties of WTC chairman on July 1.

Required Reading

  • Each day, new laws are being considered that may significantly impact your business.

SEMA Heritage

  • Years before Bill France Sr. organized stock car racing on Florida’s
    most famous beach, stock cars of a different sort went wheel to wheel
    on tracks around the country.

SEMA Technology

  • In a recent SEMA survey of specialty-equipment manufacturers, 83% of
    respondents said that they use computer-aided design (CAD) software as
    part of their new-product design process.