Announcement

OPTIMA® Batteries to Introduce New Integrated Marketing Campaign, Celebrate Sixth Anniversary of OPTIMA Invitational at 2013 SEMA Show

October 29, 2013 (MILWAUKEE) – OPTIMA® Batteries, the global leader in high-performance automotive and marine batteries and chargers, has several major announcements planned for the 2013 SEMA Show. OPTIMA Batteries is honored to be a veteran exhibitor at the 2013 SEMA Show, and is once again proving to be The Ultimate Power SourceTM, cranking up the voltage in its booth with a new integrated marketing campaign, an expanded OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational series announcement and exciting vehicle displays. OPTIMA will conclude the week by producing the sixth annual OPTIMA® Ultimate Street Car Invitational TV special.

Free OPTIMA Batteries for SEMA Feature Vehicles

HushMat’s Made in the USA and PROUD of it it!

Olathe, Kansas November 4, 2013 HushMat® – HushMat- 25 years Manufacturing in the USA- Proudly!

Hushmat continues our product production in the U.S.A., proudly! By producing locally in the USA, we control the superior quality of the product while helping provide jobs in the U.S. 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.

“HushMat and I are committed to continue the 25 year legacy of USA manufacturing.” stated Tim McCarthy, Founder of HushMat. “We are the only company in the sound deadening and thermal insulation materials category that manufactures their own product. We are proud of this heritage.” McCarthy added.

50 Below, an ARI Company, Offers Interactive Product Demos, Special Show Savings at Booth 30267

Make sure to stop by Booth 30267 in the Featured Exhibitors Area to meet our team and learn more about how we can help you Sell More Stuff!™. Our staff is ready to meet with you in our interactive booth and show you how we can help you grow your business online and in-store.

- Interactive Product Demonstrations
SEMA will be a great opportunity to meet with you 1:1 and for you to have the opportunity to experience our suite of dealer solutions firsthand, including our award-winning dealer website platform. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn how our award-winning dealer website solution and lead generation solution, SearchEngineSmart can help you Sell More Stuff!™ Setting up a 1:1 is easy. Simply call 888-529-4775 to schedule your appointment.

- Special Show Savings on Dealer Websites
Purchase any dealer website package at the show and save up to $500. Act now; this is a limited time offer. Show special available to new website subscriptions only.

NPI to Advise 2013 SEMA Show Attendees on How to Reduce Shipping Costs in 2014

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.

HushMat introduces Custom Vehicle Kits!!

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.

HushMat Introduces Large Sheet & Mega Bulk Kits for USA & Canada

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.

Performance Gateway Announces Launch of Gateway Scorecard

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 Unveils QC4v Crate Engines at SEMA

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

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.

Avery Dennison Showcases Car Wrapping Film Portfolio and Application Techniques at 2013 SEMA Show

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.”

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