Letter from Chair Erika Wiesman

Welcome to the first edition of the ARMO Member Update. This email communication will be sent to you every other month to keep you abreast of the latest information on ARMO and the restoration industry/hobby.  Much of the information in the Update will also be included in other outlets such as eNews, the SEMA Magazine, the ARMO website on SEMA.org and even social media. But we also know that sometimes there’s so much going on that it’s easy to miss something, so every other month you can count on getting ARMO relevant information in this update.

ARMO is fortunate right now to have a very strong group of volunteer leaders on the select committee from varied backgrounds in the industry. They are working on initiatives and projects to help promote the restoration industry and hobby.

We are very excited to be working on a joint program with the HRIA reaching out to school counselors around the country and giving them information about the myriad employment opportunities in the restoration and hot rod segments of the specialty aftermarket.  Our Take a Kid to a Car Show logo just got a complete makeover, and the Take a Kid Face Book page activity has taken off dramatically. We have a new segment on the ARMO page on sema.org called “Digital Matters,” which will become a library of sorts for reference material on ecommerce, data standards, and the like. We’ll officially kick off spring with the Hot Products Showcase and Industry Mixer at Spring Carlisle, and wrap things up at the SEMA Show with an open meeting, builders discussion panel, awards reception and of course the ARMO/HRIA booth. There’s lots going on, and we are always looking for your input.

Hope you find the member updates helpful, let us know what you think!



Erika Wiesman

ARMO Chair