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Now it's time to Register for MDNA's 76th Annual Convention & Business Meeting.
See who has registered for MDNA's Convention here.
To register for MDNA's Convention quickly go online here
or you may also print the PDF form and fax/mail it in to the MDNA office.
Book your hotel reservation by clicking here. MDNA Room Rates are $239. Please be aware that the Disney's BoardWalk Inn and most of the other properties on Disney operate at 100 percent capacity. This means that it will be difficult to book as we get closer to the cut-off. Hotel cut-off is April 1st.
View the Schedule of Events here.
For all links and more information on MDNA’s Convention as it develops, please visit this page on our Calendar of Events.
|Join the Webinar — Lunch & Learn
Topic: Risk Management
With Presenter: Rustin Ross, AEA, President of Alan Ross Machinery
Thursday, April 6th, 12 p.m.-1 p.m. EST
Registration Closes COB Tuesday April 4th
|Scholarship Application 2017-2018
The scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 academic year have been mailed. Completed applications must be received by May 15, 2017, at the MDNA headquarters for consideration for the following Fall Semester.
Download the 2017-2018 Scholarship Applications here.
Ray Roberts Raffle for the Austin D. Lucas Scholarship Fund
The Scholarship Fund is selling raffle tickets as their primary fundraiser for 2017. Only 300 tickets are sold at $100 each. The winner receives $10,000. Other monetary prizes are given totaling $15,000.
Contact the person within your Chapter selling Raffle Tickets here.
Get your tickets today!
The drawing will be held at the MDNA Convention in Orlando, FL.
All members are encouraged to attend Chapter meetings and are invited to attend not only local meetings but any Chapter meeting or event of interest when convenient.
The following are upcoming Chapter events. Click on the Chapter meeting for more details:
West Coast Chapter Meeting — March 29th
Philadelphia Chapter Meeting — March 29th
Ohio Valley Chapter Meeting — March 31st
Detroit/Toledo Chapter Meeting — April 12th
Cleveland Chapter Meeting — April 12th
Chicago Chapter Meeting — April 20th
See Full Events Calendar Below
Update your listings today and they'll update on the MDNA site too! May directory closing is April 10th.
Have you updated your listings yet for the Locator May 2017 print directory?
Did you know that your listings at LocatorOnline can also be found on the MDNA website under find machinery? It's exclusive and only MDNA member machinery can be found there, so it's another great advantage for not only being in the MDNA but also advertising with Locator Services. Machine listings on both sites for the price of one! To update your listings, simply follow this link and login through your Dealers' Back Office. Click on Add Listings and add the machines you would like to include in the May Edition and online at both sites. Don't miss out! Deadline for the Locator Print Directory is close of business April 10th.
- Over 100,000 in hard copy distribution!
- New Brand Stamps where you can advertise specifically in the machine categories where you are the specialist!
- May "Specialty Section" is focusing on Vendor Services! Contact us if you would like to put a display ad in this section.
- Like to see the machines you specialize in on the cover of an upcoming edition of our directory? Contact us and let us know what machine categories you would like to see in our "Specialty Section!"
If you would like to discuss the advantages of putting a display ad in our directory and online or have never advertised with Locator Services before, simply call Jim Bowman at 703-683-5957 or email JBowman@locatoronline.com. He would be happy to help you round out your sales and marketing strategy and discuss which products and services would work best for you. MDNA members may also qualify for prompt pay discount of up to 10 percent.
Below are companies who have applied for membership in the MDNA. If approved at the chapter level, the board of directors will vote on them at an upcoming meeting. If you have any questions or comments, or if you have done business with them, please contact MDNA at 1-703-836-9300.
520 Machinery — Regular
Address: 808 Westfield Lane, Schaumburg, IL 60193
Principal(s): Everett Dahlberg, John Schneider, Dave Fahlgren
Specialty: CNC Milling/Turning
Sponsors: Perfection Machinery Sales, Inc.
Master Machinery — Regular
Address: 10225 Lyndon St., Detroit, MI 48238
Principal(s): Ryan Messacar
Specialty: Metal Stamping Presses, Coil Handling, Metal Fabrication
Sponsors: Presses for Industry
Pneumatic Feed Service
|MDNA Online Auction Partner
MDNA/Industrial Manufacturing Equipment Market Sale 2 for 2017 is coming soon. As previously communicated, the MDNA has partnered with Liquidity Services to provide a free online auction program exclusively for MDNA members. List your own assets, set reserves if necessary; Liquidity Services will market the sale, invoice and collect the proceeds and send you a check/wire. Best of all, there is 0 percent seller commission to members who choose to participate! Spring is coming, no better time to clear out the old and bring in the new!
IMPORTANT Sale Changes:
SUGGESTION (optional) : ASSETS UNDER $5,000 to be sold ABSOLUTE (no reserve)
- You will be able to list assets ALSO into our Government Liquidation and Network International auction sales based on your timing and type of assets you are selling The Go-Dove Sale will now be conducted 8 times a year instead of 4 (follow up sale is 6 weeks after the quarterly sale)
- You can pull your assets from the sale up until the day the sale starts — after that, please direct your buyers to bid in the sale
- Reserves will need to be removed or lowered by 25-50 percent if same asset remains unsold after 2 sales – absolute pricing encouraged
- No assets can be relisted if they have gone through 3 sales and remain unsold — please cancel them in AssetZone
Must be priced to sell to be successful
WE NEED YOUR ASSETS HELP US HELP YOU AND THE MDNA!
If you have an account, START LISTING ASSETS NOW for our April 14th sale at www.assetzone.com OR contact me if you are a new seller and need your private AssetZone listing portal setup. Listing deadline is 3/31/17 for this sale
Stop by and see our display table if you are going to be attending the MDNA convention in Orlando! We look forward to seeing you there!
In the Member's Only Back Office:
Wants and For Sales from the March 8th Detroit/Toledo Chapter Meeting
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By Delany Martinez
In recent years, it looked like inversion would become the new law of the land for many industries throughout the United States. The trend was led in part by the high-profile case of U.S.-based Burger King buying Canada-based Tim Hortons to "relocate" and dodge domestic taxes. With its heavy dependence on inexpensive foreign-made components and products, manufacturing has been at the forefront of many moves to leave the U.S. — that is, until election day arrived.
The ungraceful death of the consumer version of Google Glass in 2015 may have had some grieving the early death of augmented reality. But the technology is being resurrected by companies on the manufacturing floor.
Take for example Lockheed Martin. Technicians at the aerospace manufacturer use Microsoft's Hololens headset to design and examine models of spacecraft such as the Mars lander ahead of it's 2018 mission.
In today's digital economy, technology trends are motivating businesses in every industry to transform their supply chain. From planning and order fulfillment to warehouse management, supply chain companies that utilize big data and analytics are seeing a profound impact on their growth and long-term success.
The transportation industry has long incorporated digital technologies into their supply chain and logistics; but today, technology innovations are making it possible to think beyond functional silos.
President Donald Trump was swept into office on promises of shaking up the U.S. economy, but one of his hallmark plans may run into a harsh economic reality, according to a CNBC analysis.
Two of Trump's main economic talking points are increasing the number of well-paid manufacturing jobs and cutting back on imports. But many of the highest-paying manufacturing jobs — and those most important to the economy — rely most heavily on imported materials.
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