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Below is a company who has 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.
Robert Levy Associates, Inc. — Auctioneer
Address: Governor's Place, 33 Bloomfield Hills Parkway, Suite 242,
Bloomfield Hills, MD 48304
Principal(s): Robert Levy
Specialty: All manufacturing, material handling, transportation, processing and engineering
Sponsors: Lee Stevens Machinery Inc. and Tramar Industries, Inc.
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West Coast Chapter Meeting — Sept. 14th
Cleveland Chapter Meeting — Sept. 20th
New England Chapter Golf Outing & Meeting — Sept. 21st
Philadelphia Chapter Meeting — Sept. 28th
Southern Regional Chapter Meeting — Sept. 30th
Chicago Chapter Meeting — Oct. 12th
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Letter from the President
Dear MDNA Members, we are Family!
Yes, we do business together on one deal, compete on the next and yes, some members conduct auctions while others buy and sell from their inventory, but the greatest attribute of this Association is the undeniable fact that we are one family.
During last week's hurricane, our members in Harvey's path experienced devastation of unprecedented magnitude. But as soon as the storm broke we heard from one local member after another telling us that they were okay and that they cannot believe the outpouring of calls and offers of support from their (fellow members) Used Machinery Family.
I have no doubt that if any one of us needed anything in the wake of this tragedy, the impending Irma or any other crisis big or small, that MDNA members would be lined up to support one another.
Sometimes "the more you know" is knowing who has your back! I salute all who weathered Harvey and GO HERE for a list of our used machinery family in Texas and Louisiana just in case you want to share your support.
MDNA President — Joe Lundvick, CEA
Perfection Global, LLC
Were you one of the nearly 100,000 people who visited Locatoronline.com last month?
While many websites in the industry continue to trend downward, our website traffic has been trending up over the last 24 months. Our recent SEO initiative has had a huge impact on our website traffic. In addition to improving the way we use our H1 Tags, we rewrote our Title Tags for greater optimization. We optimized all of our images and certain other elements to increase page load speed. This greatly improved our relevance scores and made us even more attractive to the algorithms that Google, Bing and other Web browsers used. The end user experience has improved dramatically with faster page loads and the ability to view all machines under a single category without having to leave the page.
- Over 1 Million Hits in August!
- Over 850,000 Page Views!
- Nearly 100,000 Visitors!
- Over a Quarter Million visitors in Q2-2017!
- Locator Specialty Session now online!
- This month's focus is on PRESSES!
- Next quarter we will focus on MACHINING CENTERS! Please contact us to place ad.
We are quickly becoming the site where buyers go to Locate used machines. They can now navigate within broader categories. They can click on a listing and navigate to other listings from that dealer, listings from that manufacturer or listings within that category. Remember, they can't buy your machines if they can't Locate them. If you're not currently listing your machines at Locatoronline.com, then you're missing out on thousands of prospective buyers.
We will continue to trend up and the value of the listings and ads at Locator will continue to increase!
If you would like to discuss the advantages of putting a display ad in our directory, a Banner Ad 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.
It is with deep sadness we inform you that Daniel Herz, the father of Joe Herz of MDNA Member Firm Hilco Industrial, passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017.
Dan worked for over 35 years as an industrial auctioneer, eventually becoming president of former MDNA Member Firm Industrial Plants Corporation. You can read an online obituary for Dan here.
Donations in Dan's honor may be made to either the Alzheimer's Foundation of America or the Anti-Defamation League. In addition, to offer thanks for the wonderful care Dan received the last 4 months, donations to the Employee Gratitude Fund at the Peaks at Old Laramie Trail in Lafayette would also be appreciated. Send checks to 660 Old Laramie Trail, Lafayette, CO 80026 and write "Dan Herz Employee Gratitude Fund" on the memo line.
The funeral service was held on Wednesday September 6th in Boulder, CO.
Please extend your thoughts and prayers to the family.
Universal Press & Machinery Inc.
1955 Hilton Road
Ferndale, MI 48220
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||West Coast Chapter Meeting
||Redondo/Hermosa Beach, CA
|September 15 - 17
||MDNA/Locator Services/AMEA/Scholarship Fund Meetings
||Cleveland Chapter Meeting
||New England Chapter Golf Outing & Meeting
||Philadelphia Chapter Meeting
||Southern Regional Chapter Meeting
||Chicago Chapter Meeting
||Elk Grove Village, IL
|October 26 - 28
||Weekend With The Pros & B.O.S.S.
|November 6 - 9
||MDNA to Exhibit at FABTECH 2017
|April 26 - 29, 2018
||MDNA 2018 Convention
||New York, NY
More than two dozen storage tanks holding crude oil, gasoline and other contaminants ruptured or otherwise failed when Harvey slammed into the Texas coast, spilling at least 145,000 gallons (548,868 liters) of fuel and spewing toxic pollutants into the air, according to an Associated Press analysis of pollution reports submitted to state and federal regulators.
Not long ago we came across a very experienced scientist tasked with fixing an underperforming confectionary line. He was planning an in-depth theoretical study to find a way to solve the problem. That study would take longer than a year to complete. Instead within weeks we got the information we needed. We used a range of simple off-the-shelf sensors which helped us identify and fix the problem quickly. The sweets were soon flying even faster off the production line.
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Tucked into the hills of Portland, Oregon, KEEN Inc. is quietly rewriting the rules for the entire footwear industry. KEEN, though a relative newcomer in the industrial footwear world, already has a long history of disruption and innovation. In the process, it might have found a recipe to bring manufacturing back to the United States.
China is joining France and Britain in announcing plans to end sales of gasoline and diesel cars. China's industry ministry is developing a timetable to end production and sale of traditional fuel cars and will promote development of electric technology, state media on Sunday cited a Cabinet official as saying.
7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063