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Apr. 2, 2013

MDNA 72nd Annual Convention


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Wants & For Sales
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Click here for Cleveland Chapter Meeting Wants & For Sales
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Try Locator's Custom End-User Email, Get 2 for 1 And Save
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Commit to two messages in six months and pay less than half — only $1,600 total ($800 per eblast). Our regular rate is $0.08 per name for 22,000+ prospective buyers in the metalworking machinery market. Schedule your message and send Locator your own HTML saved in Notepad. We’ll test your email and then send it to our list of prospective buyers, complete with live links.

As an alternative to the custom blast, you can include an ad in the regular Locator eblast that goes out twice a month. The sizes and prices are 576 by 720 pixels (8 by 10 inches) - $995; 576 by 396 pixels (8 by 5.5 inches) - $595, or 576 by 252 pixels (8 by 3.5 inches) - $335. We require a PDF or JPG file that will link to your auction page. Click here for the link to an eblast with three sizes of ads.

For machines already advertised on our website, LocatorOnline.com, you can add individual machine listings like the machines in this recent message click here.

Contact Terry Pitman to discuss which approach works best for you. TPitman@LocatorOnline.com or call 703-683-5957.
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Prospective Members
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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 703-836-9300.

Southwest-16
S & S Mechanical Services Inc. - Regular

43249 Brittany Rd., Sorrento, LA 70778
Phone: 225-675-8825
Fax: 225-675-6386
mechanicalservices@eatel.net
Principal(s): Troy Schexnayder
Sponsors: Harris Machine Tools Inc. (regular MDNA member since 1981); Richards Machinery & Equipment LLC (regular MDNA member since 2009)
Established: 1996
Specialty: Chip Making & Fab

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Chapter Meetings
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All members are encouraged to attend Chapter meetings and all members are invited to attend meetings outside their own Chapter. The following are upcoming Chapter events that are scheduled. Click on the chapter meeting for more details on each event:

Milwaukee/Minneapolis Chapter Meeting - April 4

West Coast Chapter Meeting - April 18

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The Abbott-DiPaolo Chapter Challenge
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Click here for "The Abbott-DiPaolo Chapter Challenge" scores.
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AMEA
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Share your industry experience. AMEA is looking for article submissions to use in the upcoming editions of the AMEA Appraiser Newsletter. This is a great way to earn up to four hours of continuing education credit. Click here for more details!
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Scholarship Raffle Tickets
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The MDNA Scholarship raffle is in high gear. The drawing will be held at the 2013 MDNA Convention. Click here for more details.
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Manufacturing Expands For Fourth Consecutive Month
Industryweek
In March, economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded for the fourth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 46th consecutive month, according to the Institute for Supply Management. However, "the reality is that there are many headwinds this year that are starting to constrain the pace of growth," according to the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation.More

Green On The Hill: DOE Industrial Energy-Efficiency Programs Scrutinized
Green Manufacturer
The Obama administration announced it would be spending about $1.5 million over the next two years to create new technical assistance partnerships to help manufacturers implement combined heat and power programs in their facilities. The announcement is a follow up to President Obama's executive order on CHP last summer establishing a national goal of deploying 40 gigawatts of new, cost-effective CHP in the U.S. by the end of 2020. But the U.S. Department of Energy warned that the $1.5 million in new funding — a relative drop in the bucket — is nonetheless subject to congressional appropriations.More

MDNA 72nd Annual Convention
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There is still time to register for the MDNA 72nd Annual Convention. This year's event will take place April 25-28 in historic Boston. More

MDNA 72nd Annual Convention
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MDNA could not consistently host world class conventions without the strong support of great sponsors and, once again, this year the convention sponsors are stepping up to help us put on a fantastic event! More

MDNA 2013 Buyer's Guide
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The MDNA 2013 Buyer's Guide is now available. Click here to download your PDF copy!
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5 Ways Manufacturers Can Take Advantage Of The Industrial Internet
Manfacturing.net
Big data is not just for predicting election outcomes and mapping genomes. General Electric is betting on the so-called Industrial Internet — a term they coined — to help manufacturers boost performance, streamline processes and better compete in the global marketplace. Essentially, the Industrial Internet is a network that connects scores of sophisticated machines embedded with sensors and computer software to other machines so manufacturers can gain real-time insight into everything from production bottlenecks to pending maintenance issues. The result is a transparent system that enables businesses to make more informed business decisions, curb production hiccups and cut costs.More

Manufacturers Being Too Complacent Over Energy Use
Manufacturing Digital
Paul Akrill, operations director of leading independent energy management IMServ Europe, is critical of the way many U.K. companies are handling their energy management, stating, “Installing smart metering has been at the heart of many U.K. organizations’ energy management policies and this has resulted in huge volumes of data but unfortunately, businesses are doing nothing with this intelligence. My team collects energy data from over 200,000 individual meter points, with each of these points producing one or more readings every half hour — that’s 7 billion meter readings in our systems a year. Put into context, 80 billion units of electricity worth £10 billion ($15.2 billion) is billed using the data we collect."More