Hotrod & Restoration

January/February '13

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n n n n PUBLISHER'S PAGE 2800 West Midway Blvd., Broomfield, Colorado, 80020 (800) 669-0424 • (303) 469-0424 • FAX (303) 469-5730 Your Guide for Running a Successful Business in 2013 U sually in the annual Product Resource Guide I write about all this issue has to offer to help you, the builder and restorer, find and connect with the suppliers of the products and services that you need to sell to your customer, run your business more efficiently and march into a successful new year. This year, I'm still going to walk you through the guide but I also have big news to share. This year's Product Resource Guide has over 400 companies and is organized in nine product categories with over 300 sub-categories. For products, if you're searching for Brakes, Chassis & Suspension, Electrical and Electronic Components, Engine and Engine Components, Interior Products, Paint and Body or Transmission & Drivetrain manufacturers and distributors, you can find them here. If you're looking for resources to help run your business, such as insurance, shop supplies or educational resources, you can also find them here. Do you ever wonder how your shop measures up against other shops in the industry? Every year Hotrod & Restoration does an in-depth study of industry shops nationwide. This study is reported in the Industry Stats section, which features data on topics including revenue, employees and social media. I encourage everyone to spend some time with this section as it is the only industry study of its kind. Now that you know what this issue has to offer, I certainly Travis Weeks can't leave out the recent big news. The Hotrod & Restoration magazine, trade show and website, along with, are now owned by National Business Media Inc. (NBM). This is exciting because NBM also produces other business-to-business magazines in the automotive aftermarket, including Restyling and Performance Business. NBM has a passion for the automotive aftermarket and a commitment to serving it in a larger way—and that larger way is the addition of Hotrod & Restoration to its family. In media companies, having more brands in like fields allows for more synergies, growth and, ultimately, the ability to serve the markets in a bigger way. As most of you, know I'm really big on serving our market and that's exactly what NBM is all about. NBM is also a business that puts people and customers first. I can't think of any better fit for Hotrod & Restoration because a great deal of businesses in our industry are family owned and understand it's the people that make a difference. Group Publisher KENT BRADLEY Publisher Travis Weeks Editor EDDIE WIEBER Senior Editor Ashley Majeski Smissen Technical Editor Mike Mavrigian Staff Writer Patricia Kaowthumrong Art Director Erik Wogen Graphic Designers Daniel Ahrens LARRY PURVIS Advertising Account Executives JOSEPH PENTA MICHAEL MURRAY Advertising Production Coordinator Kristina Steiner Contributing Writers Phil Sasso, John Carollo, Harry Weimann NBM Events Director of Exhibitions & Events Susan Hueg, CEM, CMP The Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show Producer Travis Weeks NATIONAL BUSINESS MEDIA, INC. President & CEO Robert H. Wieber Jr. Vice President / Integrated Media John Bennett Accounting Manager Kori Gonzales, CPA Audience Development Manager Lori Farstad Director of IT Wolf Butler Please recycle this magazine 4 Hotrod & Restoration January/February 2013 HRR_Jan/Feb13_Pages1-63.indd 4 1/24/13 2:13 PM

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