vrijdag 28 februari 2020

SEMA eNews, Vol. 23, No. 9

Participate in SEMA Show Space Selection: Space Applications Due March 27
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SEMA eNews

Vol. 23, No. 9
February 27, 2020

 
 

Participate in SEMA Show Space Selection—Applications Due March 27

 

To participate in the Priority Space Selection, companies need to submit their Show application and deposit by March 27.

 
 

 ‌ // Breaking News            

 
Las Vegas Construction Update: No Changes for 2020 SEMA Show

SEMA Show management has announced that the Las Vegas Convention Center's (LVCC) exhibit space, halls, sections and operations for the 2020 SEMA Show will remain the same as last year (2019).

 
SEMA Scholarship and Loan Forgiveness Applications Due Next Week

SEMA is offering financial assistance of up to $5,000 to qualified college students who are pursuing careers in the automotive industry, and to employees of SEMA-member companies who still have outstanding student loans.

 
2020 SEMA Battle of the Builders Young Guns Competition Kicks Off During Spring Break

Now in its fourth year, the SEMA Young Guns competition is open to anyone ages 27 or younger who builds their vehicle primarily on their own.

 
SEMA CEO Chris Kersting to Present the BIG Show Keynote Address

Chris Kersting, SEMA's president and CEO, has been selected to present the keynote address to open the 2020 BIG Show at the Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.

 
 

 ‌ // Business Tools            

 
SEMA Industry Perspectives: Independent Retailers Are Most Common Sales Channel for Specialty Automotive Parts

While manufacturers and distributors sell into a variety of channels, including direct-to-consumer, more than 80% of manufacturers report that their products sell through independent specialty retailers.

 
Job-Hunting? Top Automotive Jobs Here

The SEMA Career Center has a comprehensive listing of automotive-related job openings around the country.

 
 

 ‌ // New Products & Technology

 
Spy Photo
 
Spy Shots—'21 F-150 Hybrid Testing in Light Camo

This is the '21 Ford F-150 Hybrid, caught testing virtually undisguised in Dearborn, Michigan.

 
New Products From MAHLE, Aeromotive, MSD and More

The SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) is "data central" for hundreds of specialty parts brands, representing millions of part numbers and tens of millions of vehicle applications.

 
 

 ‌ // Law & Order                 

 
USTR Grants Several Exclusions From China's List 3 Tariffs, Including for Certain Fuel Filters

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) granted exclusion requests for 47 List 3 products imported from China and subject to 25% tariffs.

 
Kansas Bill to Allow Newer Military Surplus Vehicle Registration Passes House; Moves to Senate

The Kansas House of Representatives passed SEMA-supported legislation (H.B. 2420) allowing for the registration and on-road use of surplus military vehicles.

 
Michigan Bills to Allow for Military Surplus Vehicle Titling Pass Senate; Move to House

The Michigan Senate passed a group of SEMA-supported bills (S.B. 344-346) allowing for the titling and registration of military surplus and historic military surplus vehicles.

 
 

 ‌ // People, Places & Racing

 
Flowmaster Founder Ray Flugger Passes Away

Ray Flugger, 79, founder of Flowmaster Inc., The Exhaust Technology Co., passed away February 8, at his home in Santa Rosa, California.

 
SEMA Hall of Fame Nomination Deadline Approaching

Members have until March 16, to submit their nominations for the 2020 SEMA Hall of Fame.

 
Join YEN's Live Chat With Tate Morgan

SEMA YEN presents a live chat with entrepreneur, owner and creator of the Gambler 500, Tate Morgan.

 
SEMA "She Is" Member Spotlight: Dee Zee's Denise Waddingham

This month's SEMA Businesswomen's Network (SBN) #SheIsSEMA Spotlight features Dee Zee Inc.'s Denise Waddingham, former SBN chair-elect.

 
Racing News: Logano Wins Second Straight Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Racing news and results from across the motorsports industry.

 
Movers and Shakers: SEMA Welcomes Jeff Dahlin as Sales Director, Promotes Brendan Gillespie and Reham Gharib

News and updates from SEMA, Hennessey, the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation and more.

 
 

 ‌ // Shows & Events           

 
TORA to Host Regional Meet-Up at Adventure Expo in Costa Mesa, California

All TORA members and truck and off-road professionals are encouraged to attend.

 
2020 SEMA Show Booth Sales Open

Exhibitors interested in getting a jump on SEMA Show planning for 2020 can reserve booth space now.

 
Mark Your Calendars

Dates and locations have been scheduled for several upcoming SEMA-sponsored shows, measuring sessions and activities.

 
 
 

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