Sema Opening Day from 12 Volt News

On opening day of the 2011 SEMA Show, November 1st, buyers were lined up to enter the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center at the 9AM opening bell.

PIE’s Kevin Allen told “It’s just a couple minutes before 9AM and we are ready in the PIE booth. The booth came together just as planned. We have been working on several new interfaces and we have prototypes here at the show, one for Honda and two for Toyota. Also, we have some new harnesses on display. Our staff of 4 is looking to meet new customers and thank existing customers for their support.”

HushMat is located in HotRod Alley in the Central Hall. Owner Tim McCarthy reported to “Traffic was very good in our booth throughout opening day of the show. HushMat is the only aftermarket brand of sound deadening and thermal insulation made in the US. That fact, Made in the USA, along with our overall quality and performance statement resonates with many buyers who attend the SEMA Show.”

Tim McCarthy – HushMat

Dallas Lee, David Lee Marketing, is on site in Las Vegas working with dealers from the DLM territory of Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Mississippi and Texas. Kicker, Steelmate and Myron&Davis are brands DLM represents that are exhibiting at SEMA 2011.”The Kicker booth is over the top. it really dominates the 12volt section of the North Hall. A number of cool demo vehicles are in the booth as well as product displays and demonstrations are taking place. The new PXi50.2 is drawing a lot of attention. It is ideal for vehicles with no system-like a golf cart or riding mower.”

Dallas Lee – David Lee Marketing

Continuing Lee stated “The Smart car in the Steelmate booth provided a perfect demo of all the categories in the line. John Lombard took me through the line and programs. Steelmate is a brand new line for us at DLM and we are glad to be onboard. Myron & Davis also is showing new headrest products. Many of our 12volt retailers and expeditor customers are doing well with Myron & Davis.

Drawing a lot of attention is the winning car from the Mequiar’s Wax car competition. Yury Busto’s show stopping Honda Civic, loaded with Kicker gear, is a foal point in the Mequiar’s booth. Busto’s company, Galaxi Sound, is a Kicker distributor in Colombia, South America. Mequiar’s made all the arrangements to transport the winning vehicle from Bogata, Colombia to the SEMA show in Las Vegas.

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