FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2019 For media inquiries, contact: Juan Torres 909-978-6722 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Editor's note: An image is available for this release. Please contact Juan Torres, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .   SEMA SEEKS YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS WITH INNOVATIVE AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS – April 14 is the deadline for business leaders age 18-39 to apply for the 2019 SEMA Launch Pad program – DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (March 15, 2019) — Young entrepreneurs, students, and business owners looking for an opportunity to launch their products into the $43 billion automotive aftermarket industry can apply now at www.sema.org/launchpad . The deadline to enter the 2019 SEMA Launch Pad, presented by the Young Executives Network (YEN), and compete for a top prize that includes $10,000 and exhibit space at the industry-leading SEMA Show is April 14. "Since 2013 the SEMA Launch Pad program has given more than 200 young entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch their business to...
By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff   The SEMA Garage is a one-stop shop for product testing and receiving assistance in submitting a CARB approval application.     Recent enforcement actions by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) serve as industry reminders that it is illegal to manufacture or market emissions-related products that would knowingly take a street vehicle out of compliance with federal and California clean-air laws. The prohibition applies to everyone in the chain of commerce, from manufacturers to distributors, retailers and installers. Both the EPA and CARB recently announced several settlement agreements with companies that had allegedly marketed illegal emissions-related products. The products included engine programmers, air-intake systems, diesel oxidation catalyst defeat devices, non-approved catalytic converters and other items. Since 2014, the EPA has also been working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to...
By Douglas McColloch The SEMA Data Co-op is “data central” for hundreds of specialty parts brands, representing millions of part numbers, and tens of millions of vehicle applications. Created by SEMA, the SDC is the definitive, industry-owned and -operated centralized data repository, complete with a comprehensive set of online data management tools. The product releases below are from SEMA members who are also part of the SDC at the the Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum level. Learn more about the SDC at www.semadatacoop.org . Edelbrock Pro-Flo 4 EFI System Edelbrock has released its latest and most advanced electronic fuel-injection system, the Pro-Flo 4 EFI. The system features an all-new compact and water-resistant ECU, which features a faster processor with an upgraded Bluetooth chip for more reliable connectivity with the system’s E-Tuner app. The app, which utilizes an upgraded Bluetooth wireless connection to communicate with the ECU, gives tuners the ability to...
By Katie Hurst   SEMA will select 1,000 elementary school educators from grades K–3 to be granted 10 limited-edition copies of “If I Built a Car” books for their classrooms.     In 2019, SEMA will select 1,000 elementary school educators from grades K–3 to be granted 10 limited-edition copies of “If I Built a Car” books for their classrooms. The primary objective for in-class integration is for educators to create and deliver an interactive experience and exercise designed around the book that supports their learning objectives. The mission and spirit of the program is to inspire youth to participate in the automotive customization lifestyle by promoting or creating hands-on and virtual experiences. Getting young people more excited about the automotive hobby will encourage them to think about how they might customize or personalize their vehicles in the future. Help SEMA’s youth engagement efforts by spreading the word about this program...
By Kristen Fregoso   SEMA town hall meetings are a unique opportunity to network with local industry leaders, SEMA members and staff to share the challenges and opportunities facing your business, discover how SEMA can help and voice your opinions about the state of our industry.     Join SEMA for an evening of shop talk and a bite to eat and drink at its annual general membership meeting—to be held in conjunction with the SEMA town hall meeting—at the Canyonlands by Day and Night Event Hall in Moab, Utah, Thursday, April 18, from 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. There is no cost, and all SEMA members are invited to attend and encouraged to wear their company logo shirts. SEMA Town Hall meetings are a unique opportunity to network with local industry leaders, SEMA members and staff to share the challenges and opportunities facing your business, discover how SEMA can help and voice...
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