SEMA eNews Vol. 10, No. 42, October 18, 2007


Companies in the restoration industry are invited to participate in SEMA’s Automotive Restoration Market Organization’s (ARMO) 2007 ARMO Restoration Industry Roundtable.

Purpose: To provide a forum for ARMO-member restoration shops to network and discuss issues important to their businesses.

When & Where: Thursday, November 1, during the SEMA Show, 10 a.m.–12:00 p.m., in Room N237 of the Las Vegas Convention Center

Facilitator: Jim Barber, owner Classic Automotive Restoration Specialists, Inc. and ARMO Chair-Elect

2007 Topics: Understanding your true hourly cost to operate. How to calculate your shop “burden rate” and calculate your “retail hourly rate.” We will review a simple Excel spreadsheet and make it available to those who attend. John Heckman from Grundy Insurance will present a new program on Garage Keepers Liability insurance. This follows last year’s topic.

Other Comments:
Please remember this is a roundtable; we are here to discuss issues. If you have a topic to add, e-mail Jim Barber at

For additional information on the roundtable, contact Jan Desma at For more information on ARMO, visit

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