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The 5th annual Omaha Extreme Car and Truck Show Packs the Digz!

Crowd tops 5,000!!

os-3-160x106_edited-1OMAHA, NE – The investment in time, planning and hard work paid off big time for the 12volt community in Omaha on May 16th and 17th. The 5th annual Omaha Extreme Car and Truck Show, and a whole lot more, drew the crowd that event organizers were looking for to make their way to the Digz.

Early Saturday morning the wind was blowing 30 miles an hour and there was a definite chill in the air. However the skies were clear and by afternoon the weather was perfect – Sunday too!



ARDMORE, OK -To realize the full potential of the marine audio category 12volt retailers must have a plan and commit to execute the plan.

The marine season is upon us. Now is the time for 12volt retailers to be proactive and get in sync with the young crowd that will be enjoying the summer on the lake.

This is an immediate stimulus package for your business. Check out what Stereo Designs, Darrell Dickinson and the crew did to dramatically enhance their marine audio business. You can do it too!


By Barry Vogel – Executive Director of MERA & President of the Ultimate Edge

OSWEGO, NY – For the last few weeks, I have been talking about, writing about, and interviewing about what I have referred to as MERA’s ‘Back to Basics’ initiative. B2B is all about revitalizing and freshening up a concept as old as the car audio industry itself.

Haltof pegs product pricing to the Dow Jones Average

1-hsp-1a-160x160_edited-1PENFIELD, NY – Bracket company feels the retailer’s pain and drops pricing. In an effort to support their retailer customer base, Haltof Product Design announced that the company has pegged their pricing to the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Starting immediately, all prices on their Fits-ALL price list will drop one quantity level. Pricing for any item will be at the next higher quantity level – for example, 100 units will be billed at the 500-unit price. This policy will remain in effect until the Dow goes above 10,000!

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CEA Names Kris Bulla New MECP Committee Chair


Bob Fields Steps Down After 13 Years of Exemplary Leadership

ARLINGTON, VA – CEA named Kris Bulla, president of ProTeam Services, a subsidiary of InstallerNet, the new chairman of its Mobile Electronics Certified Professional Committee. The MECP Committee works to promote education and training for mobile electronics professionals and to continuously improve the MECP certification program.

Charles Brown wins Big!!!


Brown picked up installation tips, a 42″ plat panel and a Rockford 500 watt amp

LOS ANGELES, CA – followed up with Charles Brown to compliment him for attending the show and asked Charles, what motivated you to attend the Western event? Brown responded “I thought I could learn something that would make me a better installer.

KICKER’s Sr. Vice President Addressed SAE World Congress

kicker-story-0513-a_editedSTILLWATER, OK – Stillwater Designs Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales Charlie Schultz recently addressed the annual gathering of the Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE) 2009 World Congress in Detroit. He spoke during a panel session on the subject of “Making Green Cool While Staying in the Black,” and the overall importance of how green-powered vehicles must not only be efficient, but also fun. The theme of the SAE 2009 World Congress is “Racing to Green Mobility.”

MRI Expo – the BIG show in the NE

mri-2b2STURBRIDGE, MA – For two days, May 6th and 7th, the Sturbridge Hotel and Convention Center became the consumer electronics capitol of the Northeastern US. The annual MRI Dealer Show was in town.

When called to develop an article about the MRI show a very excited Bob Dean picked up the telephone immediately.

A&W…Raises the Stakes

aw_1a-copyv2DALLAS, TX – The move out of the warehouse and into a 55 x 110 big top was definitely a good for A&W Distributors 2009 Dealer Show.

A&W’s Maher Awad told “Hosting dealers under the big top was a great decision for us. Hosting dealers in our warehouse was almost a 10 day process to clear space for the show, disassemble warehouse racking, move in show exhibits and then put it all back together again. The tent worked out much better”.