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NPI, a leading spend management consulting firm, will join more than 60,000 members of the specialty automotive products industry in Las Vegas for this week’s 2013 SEMA Show. Located at booth 30269, in the Upper South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, NPI will be on-site to educate suppliers and manufacturers on how to reduce their shipping costs in 2014.
Based on historical pricing behavior, and a steady stream of price increases throughout 2013, NPI anticipates carriers like UPS and FedEx will soon announce general rate and surcharge increases for 2014. In addition to higher pricing, shippers will feel the impact of several other market forces affecting the carrier landscape, including rising labor costs, tighter capacity and the scoping down of service levels.
Olathe, Kansas November 4, 2013 HushMat® – HushMat incorporates special retail packaging for popular Full Vehicle Kits for numerous makes & models.
HushMat launches Custom Vehicle Kits with special retail packaging for the auto DIY market. These kits will make give an ease to ordering and using the HushMat product for their specific make/model/year car or truck. HushMat, the fastest growing automotive sound deadening and thermal insulations Materials Company, continued to lead the market with products that everyone can use with ease.
“We have removed the guesswork out of ordering the #1 Rated sound deadening and thermal insulation material for over 180 of the most popular vehicles”, stated Tim McCarthy, Founder of HushMat. “HushMat custom vehicle kits are designed to insulate the entire vehicle for heat and noise. Customers asked, and we delivered a complete solution”, McCarthy added.
Olathe, Kansas November 4, 2013 HushMat® – HushMat launches larger sheet sizes to automotive aftermarket.
HushMat has introduced new manufacturing technology to produce the #1 Rated Sound Deadening & Thermal Insulating Ultra material is new/larger 32” x 18” and 24” x 48” sheet sizes. HushMat, the fastest growing automotive sound deadening and thermal insulating materials company, leads the worldwide automotive aftermarket in this category.
“This is another example of HushMat dominating the category by technology leadership, mastering the manufacturing challenge of large dimension sheet extrusion. Customers asked for it and HushMat delivers again.”, stated Tim McCarthy, Founder of HushMat. The larger sheet sizes will offer installers, reduced installation time and lower overall economics with greater packaging density to lower overall delivered cost. This makes HushMat even more attractive for all customers”, McCarthy added.
Press Release Contact: Stephen Regan
For Immediate Release Phone Direct: 617 257-1222
October 31, 2013 E-Mail: ReganStrategies@comcast.net
Performance Gateway Announces Launch of Gateway Scorecard
Collision Repairers Can Track Important KPIs and Compare Against Competition
Madison, WI – Performance Gateway™ recently introduced a new product at NACE: Gateway Scorecard for Collision Repair Centers. Gateway Scorecard measures key metrics and obtains data in real time, and can help shops compare their operation to others in the industry.
Mercury Racing Set to Unveil QC4v Crate Engine at SEMA
FOND DU LAC, Wis., Nov. 5, 2013 – Mercury Racing has unveiled a concept automotive crate engine at the 50th annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show this week in Las Vegas.
Designed and developed in-house, the quad-cam, four-valve (QC4v) design revolutionized the recreational sport boat industry in 2010 when Mercury Racing introduced its turbocharged 1350 sterndrive.
This is Mercury Racing’s inaugural SEMA show and there is a lot to see. They brought an exotic super car fitted with a turbocharged QC4v 1650 crate engine. The car is complimented with an equally exotic DCB M41-Wide Body catamaran sport boat powered by twin 1350 sterndrives.
HushMat Supports Iowa Couple’s Midwest Pride in Your Ride Cancer Fund
Olathe, Kansas November 4, 2013 HushMat® – HushMat sponsors Eldon & Barb Jaeger’s 2000 Peterbilt 379 and fund raising for Cancer Society in daughter Brenda’s name.
HushMat, the market leader in automotive sound deadening & thermal insulation materials sponsored the fabulous 2000 Peterbilt 379 Truck customized with too many products to list here. Eldon & Barb Jaeger have driven around the country since early 2013 promoting this truck raising funds in support of finding cure for all cancer. Eldon & Barb’s daughter Brenda battled cancer over 14 years before losing her battle at the age of 32. Eldon & Barb have donated this fully customized 2000 Peterbilt. They are a tremendous inspiration to all.
Mentor, Ohio, November 4, 2013 – Avery Dennison today announced that its wide selection of color change wrap films, the Supreme Wrapping Film portfolio, will be featured in Booth 12255 at the SEMA Show 2013, November 5 – 8, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition, vehicle wrap application techniques will be demonstrated several times each day and the winner of the “Wrap Like a King” Challenge will be honored during the SEMA Show.
“The Avery Dennison® Supreme Wrapping Film portfolio offers the broadest selection of color change wrap films, with more than 50 colors in pearlescent, metallic, matte and gloss finishes, for the restyler and car customization industry,” said Meghan Lagoni, channel marketing manager, Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions. “Our experts, Paul Roba and Justin Pate, will demonstrate proper color change wrap installation techniques for the restyling community throughout the show.”
Bulldog LED Lighting started as a vision to design, manufacture and distribute a durable yet affordable LED light bar that is made in the USA. 19 year old Dylan Sievers has accomplished just that; achieving Made in USA certification, this teenage entrepreneur has put Americans back to work and kept your money in our economy. Wednesday evening at 7 PM in booth 37145, we ask that you come join Bulldog to learn why manufacturing in the United States is important and how we will continue to put Americans back to work.
We invite you to have a beer with us while learning the importance of manufacturing at home, and our mission to put American's back to work.
Gale Banks and Mike Ryan discuss the build and running of Ryan’s Banks Super-Turbo Pikes Peak Freightliner at SEMA 2013 Press Conference
Azusa, California (November 1, 2013)—Gale Banks and Mike Ryan will team up once again at the 2013 SEMA Show to discuss the incredible build and the recent Pikes Peak “Race To The Clouds “ of the Super-Turbo Class 8 Freightliner. This press conference will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 3:30 p.m., at booth #61199, located in the Plaza in front of the Central Hall, near the Car Crazy stage. This a prime location for the race truck, which will surely attract large crowds during the Show.
The Banks Super-Turbo Pikes Peak Freightliner Cascadia 2400 plus horsepower racing machine of Mike Ryan, fresh off competition at the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, is truly like no other Class 8 semi on the road. It competes in hill climb and drift competitions and currently holds records in both the Pikes Peak “Race To The Clouds” and the Mount Washington “Climb To The Clouds” events.
Car-O-Liner® To Present “Equipping Yourself For Industry Certifications” At SEMA 2013 - Free Presentation On Collision Repair Main Stage Features OEM Guest Panelists
WIXOM, MI – November 1, 2013 -- Car-O-Liner®, a leading global provider of collision repair equipment to the automotive aftermarket, will be presenting the benefits of participating in certified programs as part of the SCRS Repairer Driven Education (RDE) Series.
The presentation, entitled “Equipping Yourself for Industry Certifications”, will be held on the Collision Repair and Refinish Stage, in the North Hall, Booth #10879 of the Las Vegas Convention Center, on Friday, November 8th at 10:00am. This is a free presentation for all show attendees.
OEM’s have developed Certified Collision Repair networks that provide tangible benefits to the vehicle owner, the collision repair facility, and the car manufacturer. Each certified program has specific program requirements and application criteria. The presentation will explain how and why your shop should get involved.