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If you have never been to the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show the best way to describe it would be to say that it is the Disneyland for people with gas in their veins. Every Fall Las Vegas becomes the number one destination for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), specialty equipment distributors, members of the media, and buyers of the automotive industry to see what is new in the automotive specialty equipment industry. The SEMA Show might not be open to the public but Diamondback Truck Covers surely is. We revisited our conversation with Ethan Wendle president and CEO of Diamondback Truck Covers about the company’s 16-year journey froma collaboration between two students as part of a class assignment to develop and pitch a product to potential investments which has been built into a business that has a reputation for innovation and being a leader in the aftermarket truck accessory industry. The owners of BC Diesel Truck Repair and Performance have deep roots in the North American diesel truck industry with close to forty years combined experience in the world of light-duty diesel trucks and specialize in diesel truck maintenance, diagnostics, repairs, diesel engine emissions, and driveline upgrades for Ford Powerstroke, Dodge Cummins, and GMC Duramax – and more. We chat with Dave and Christie Dias about the business and how they got to where they are today, and it is safe to say that they have no plans on taking their foot off the peddle any time soon. With Canada's 43rd general election now in full swing, we take a look at the leaders, the parties, their policies and the items that we will be hearing about during this years campaign trail in what looks to be a very tight race with Canadians heading to the polls on October 21st to cast their vote. Regardless of your political position make sure that you get out and vote on or before October 21st, as we mentioned it is going to be a tight race as this is your time as an entrepreneur and business owner to have a voice in how your country will be run for the next four years.
The Federal Election is officially on as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits Governor General Julie Payette at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada asking her to dissolve Parliament, launching Canada's 43rd general election. We hope you enjoy this month’s issue and we would like to thank all of our featured companies for sharing their challenges, successes and for inspiring others to follow their dreams and passion. We also thank all those involved in putting this issue together along with our advertisers and readers as we look forward to telling more stories about successful businesses and the people behind making it all happen.
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