Pro Comp 4-Inch Suspension Systems For Chevy/GM 1500 And Toyota Tundra


Pro Comp is constantly adding applications to our long list of suspension systems in an effort to provide our customers with the best product regardless of what brand truck they drive, what lift height they desire, or what budget they are operating in. Pro Comp’s latest offerings are 4-inch suspension systems for the 2007-15 Chevy Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500 and 2007-15 Toyota Tundra. Both systems are FMVSS 126-compliant and integrate seamlessly with the factory electronic stability control systems and allow fitment of 33-inch tall tires.
The foundation of each of these Pro Comp suspension systems is a heavy duty one-piece crossmember and CNC-machined knuckles that work in conjunction with strut spacers that retain the factory struts to maintain the OE ride quality and handling. The rear suspension is raised to match the front ride height with lift blocks, new u-bolts, and nitrogen charged Pro Comp ES9000 shock absorbers. As you have come to expect from Pro Comp, all necessary bracketry and hardware is included with every suspension system.
Own a late model Ford or Ram half ton truck? Don’t feel left out; Pro Comp will be introducing 4-inch suspension systems for these trucks in the near future. Like all Pro Comp products, each kit is covered by the Pro Comp Promise Lifetime Warranty. These suspension systems also qualify for the Pro Comp Lift Shield 5 year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty at no additional cost when installed by a Pro Comp Authorized Installer. For more information about these suspension systems or any Pro Comp products please contact Pro Comp at 400 W. Artesia Blvd., Compton, CA 90220, 800.776.0767 and visit www.ProCompUSA.com.

SounDigital Strengthens U.S. Representation In 10 States


Cardoza and Company, Pacific Coast Marketing to build brand awareness in western states
Davie, FL, May 16, 2018 - SounDigital USA, producer of competition-heritage power amplifiers for everyday drivers, has added two veteran rep firms in the western United States. Cardoza and Company, along with Pacific Coast Marketing, will work to service authorized retailers and expand the sales footprint of the iconic amplifier manufacturer.
Cardoza and Company, run by principal Mark Cardoza and featuring sales representatives Scott Schmidt and Robert Navarro, is representing the brand in Northern California and northern Nevada. Retailers in the territory can call (925) 556-1880 for more information.
Pacific Coast Marketing covers the remainder of California and Nevada, in addition to Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, and El Paso, Texas. Retailers can contact principal Gary Sheagley and team at (800) 662-0238.
Both firms are showing SounDigital’s new Power line, comprised of five Class D monoblock amplifiers rated from 1,000 watts at four ohms in the 3300.1D Power, to 35,000 watts at one ohm on the competition-specific 35000.1D Power. Also new are the brand’s Marine Line with three small-footprint designs, each bridgeable from two to four channels.
“For what we want to accomplish, we picked the right team members,” said Diogo Ianaconi, CEO of SounDigital USA. “Mark and Gary have been in the industry a long time and have developed strong, mutually respectful relationships with retailers, installers and the brands their firms represent. We welcome them to our team and are pleased to be among the brands of their respective teams as well.”
SounDigital will exhibit at KnowledgeFest August 17-19 at the Dallas Convention Center. For more information or to become an authorized SounDigital retailer, contact your local SounDigital representative or call (786) 600-1056. You can also email SounDigital at info@soundigitalusa.com.

2018 SEMA Show Registration Now Open

Attendees, exhibitors, and media can register online at www.semashow.com/register
Diamond Bar, CA, May 14, 2018 - Registration for the 2018 SEMA Show is now open at www.semashow.com/register. The annual trade show for the automotive aftermarket is set for Tuesday-Friday, Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 2018, in Las Vegas. Registration is offered in three categories: Attendee, Exhibitor, and Media.
Attendees
Distributors, retailers, installers, buyers, and those in public relations and marketing should register using the "Attendee" link. Applicants may be required to submit proof of employment in the industry. Additionally, approved domestic attendees who register and choose the "Click To Confirm" link in the emailed confirmation before Oct. 12 will receive their badges in the mail. Approved international attendees who register before Sept. 14 will receive their badge at the international address provided in their application. Attendees may sign up for special events and seminars during the application process or by using the "Special Events Tickets Only" link at www.semashow.com/register. Among the special events are those offered by the Society of Collision & Repair Specialists (SCRS), Tire Industry Association (TIA), Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR), and the SEMA Show Education program, adding up to over 100 sessions addressing all aspects of small business, industry trends and opportunities, collision repair, professional development training, Advanced Vehicle Technology, and more.
Exhibitors
The "Exhibitor" registration link is for company personnel working in the booths of exhibiting companies. The primary contact at the exhibiting company may register the entire staff at one time quickly and easily using the unique password and user ID that was provided via email. Exhibitor badges are not to be used for non-employees, including contest winners, contractors, customers, and vendors. Exhibitors from the USA and Canada who register before Oct. 12 will receive their badges in the mail. International exhibitor badges will be available for pickup on-site upon presenting a matching government-issued photo ID, such as a passport or driver’s license. During registration, exhibitors will also be able to order complimentary tickets to the SEMA Industry Awards Banquet, which is attended by 3,000 Showgoers and considered by many to be the industry's premier celebration.
Media
Journalists covering the SEMA Show can register for complimentary media credentials using the "Media" link. Applicants may need to supply proof of media affiliation, such as bylined articles or other published work. All approved media will be able to pick up their credentials on-site in the SEMA Show Media Center, a fully functional pressroom with all the tools necessary to assist with reporting from the event.
"The SEMA Show is the world's leading automotive trade event and where the $41.2 billion specialty aftermarket industry gathers every year to conduct business," said SEMA Vice President of Communications & Events Peter MacGillivray. "Registering early for this year's SEMA Show will expedite the registration process and can save applicants money and keep them up-to-date on Show news and developments."
For more information about the 2018 SEMA Show, log on to www.semashow.com. To register for the 2018 SEMA Show, visit www.semashow.com/register.
About SEMA and the SEMA Show
The SEMA Show is a trade show produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since the first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the leading venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience and safety of cars and trucks. Additional details are available at www.SEMAShow.com or www.sema.org, 909/396-0289.

Orca Adds Reps To Its Award-Winning Group


Four new firms and expanded territories enhance retailer service and support
Camarillo, CA, May 15, 2018 - Orca Design and Manufacturing announced it has brought on several new sales representative firms through the first quarter. The additions affect 19 states throughout the United States and significantly increase the number of sales professionals available to service Orca retailers in those areas.
Out west, Reil and Associates, run by partners Kevin and Scott Reil, covers retailers in Montana, Eastern Idaho, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado. Paragon Sales and Marketing has expanded its territory from Southern California to encompass Arizona and New Mexico.
In the east, North Carolina's Tech Marketing takes care of retail outlets throughout South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia in addition to its home state. High Point Sales represents Orca brands in Indiana, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and western Pennsylvania. And Trent Partners, run by founder Stephen Trentacoste and President Frank Lombardo, manage Orca brands in metro New York.
"Our goal over the first quarter was to provide a higher level of service to our retailers," said Nalaka Adikari, sales director for Orca. "As a result of these additions, we've increased our on-the-street sales representation from 38 individuals to more than 60. Feedback we've gotten from the field tells us we made the right decisions with the rep firms we chose as partners."
The four new firms join an award-winning group. Several members were recognized by Orca at the company's annual awards dinner during the Consumer Electronics Show. Midwest Sales Group, run by Principal Steve Fahlmark, received Most Improved Territory honors for its performance in 2017. Opus Marketing Group, covering the Mid-Atlantic states, took home the Rep Firm of the Year trophy for the Illusion Audio brand.
Two rep firms doubled up on awards. Texas' Marketing Pros received honors as Rep Firm of the Year for the Gladen Mosconi brand, as well as the Orca Rep of the Year award for best overall performance. And Paragon Sales and Marketing was awarded Rep Firm of the Year for the Focal brand, plus the second annual Bill McKinley award, recognizing the rep firm that was most active and productive in supporting the company’s brands throughout CES.
"We are extremely proud of, and grateful for, the partnerships we have with our rep firms," added Adikari. So far, 2018 has presented its challenges and we continue to meet them with high-performance products and elite sales representation.”
About Orca Design and Manufacturing
Based in Southern California for more than 30 years, Orca is a multi-faceted supplier of premium audio brands and components. Orca is the sole U.S. importer and distributor for Focal mobile audio and Gladen-Mosconi. With in-house design, engineering and manufacturing capabilities, Orca also produces quality products including Blackhole damping materials, Raven pure ribbon tweeters for pro audio applications, and Illusion Audio reference car speakers and subwoofers. For more information, visit our website at orcadesign.com.

AACF Launches AACF Champion Donor Program

Six Champions Recognized Including SEMA Hall of Fame Member
Sacramento, CA, May 11, 2018 - The Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) has launched an elite donor partner program called the AACF Champion program. “AACF Champions are generous, big-hearted aftermarket brands and individuals that have committed to supporting aftermarket families with a donation of $25,000 or more,” said Joel Ayres, executive director. “And, we simply can’t thank them enough.”
“I can't explain how grateful we are for AACF’s quick response to our situation,” said a recent recipient. “You really have no idea how much this means to us.”
“AACF Champions help us maintain emergency funding,” Ayres continued. “This vital funding helps put the tough times in the rearview mirror for aftermarket employees that face catastrophic illness, injury, accident, or disaster that insurance or savings doesn’t cover.”
“We are blown away by the generosity of the foundation,” said a recent recipient. “We can't thank them enough for reaching out to us in our time of need.”
Current AACF Champion partners include SEMA, Auto Care Association, AASA/MEMA, The Group (Pronto/Federated), Standard Motor Products, and Don Smith.
"The industry has been good to me for 60 years, and I wanted to give back to help others in need," said Don Smith, PWA Founder and SEMA Hall of Fame Member. "No better way than supporting AACF."
Contact Joel Ayres to learn more about the AACF Champion program by calling 916-628-0271. To apply for help, visit http://bit.ly/AACF-get-help.
About the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF)
The Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) has been helping aftermarket families turn tragedy into triumph since 1959. Like the industry, AACF is driven by passion and devoted to family. It’s tough to ask for help, but when someone in the aftermarket family faces profound circumstances, AACF is there to help put the tough times in the rearview mirror. As a nonprofit, AACF accomplishes its mission through the support of generous donors, awareness partners and dedicated volunteers. To learn more, visit www.AftermarketCharity.org. To donate, visit http://bit.ly/AACF-Cares. To apply for help, visit http://bit.ly/AACF-get-help.