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Apr. 16, 2013

MDNA 72nd Annual Convention
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We look forward to seeing you at MDNA Convention at The Westin Copley Place in Boston, April 25-28. View our sponsors.
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See the Locator Inventory Software live in Boston
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Check out the newest features of the Locator Customer & Inventory Management System at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Meet dealers already using the software and see the many features of Locator's Web-based system. Locator CIMS offers easy, secure access with a web front-end and up-to-date functionality. With a few clicks, you can choose a customer and machines to generate an email quote complete with photos and capture all the quote information for future reference. Plus, you can do away with multiple data entries. Enter your machine information just once to populate your website and send advertising automatically to Locator, Surplus Record and Machine Tools. Call Terry Pitman at 703-683-5957 or email TPitman@LocatorOnline.com to schedule your appointment.
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Ray Roberts Raffle for the Austin D. Lucas Scholarship Fund
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The Scholarship Fund is selling raffle tickets as their primary fundraiser for 2013. Only 300 tickets are sold at $100.00 each. The winner receives $10,000. Other monetary prizes are given totaling $15,000. The drawing will be held at the MDNA Convention in Boston. If you would like to purchase a raffle ticket, contact the MDNA office.
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Wants & For Sales
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Philadelphia Chapter Wants & For Sales
Milwaukee/Minneapolis Chapter Meeting Wants & For Sales
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New Contact Information
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KD Capital Equipment LLC
7918 East McClain Drive #101
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
480-221-0577
480-922-1675 fax
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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.

West Coast Chapter
AM King Industrial - Regular

2875 Feather River Blvd., Oroville, CA 95965
Phone: 530-534-7965
Fax: 530-534-4013
albert3@amking.com
Principal(s): Albert King Jr., Bonnie L. King, Albert King III
Sponsors: Rabin Worldwide (auctioneer MDNA member since 1991); Perry Videx, LLC (regular MDNA member since 1989)
Established: 1976
Specialty: Mining/Construction

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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:

Cleveland Chapter Meeting - April 17

Chicago Chapter Meeting - April 18

West Coast Chapter Meeting - April 18

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The Abbott-DiPaolo Chapter Challenge
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The Abbott-DiPaolo Chapter Challenge scores are posted.
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2013-2014 Scholarship Application
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The Austin D. Lucas Scholarship Fund was created as a benefit to children of MDNA member firm employees. The scholarship applications for the 2013-2014 academic year have been mailed. Completed applications must be received by May 15 at the MDNA headquarters for consideration for the following fall semester.More

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.More

American Manufacturing: Growing and Changing for the Better
MSNBC
Despite what was considered a disappointing March job report with only 88,000 jobs added, there were a couple of bright spots. One was the manufacturing sector, which added 50,000 jobs over the last three years. For the first time in more than a decade, the U.S. is actually outpacing other countries in manufacturing jobs.More

MDNA 72nd Annual Convention
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We look forward to seeing you at MDNA Convention at The Westin Copley Place in Boston, April 25-28.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.
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How 'Made in the USA' is Making a Comeback
TIME
The U.S. economy continues to struggle, and the weak March jobs report — just 88,000 positions were added — briefly spooked the market. But step back and you’ll see a bright spot, perhaps the best economic news the U.S. has witnessed since the rise of Silicon Valley: Made in the USA is making a comeback. Climbing out of the recession, the U.S. has seen its manufacturing growth outpace that of other advanced nations, with some 500,000 jobs created in the past three years.More

Mexico, US to Benefit As Manufacturing Leaves Asia
Neon Tommy
Already heavily intertwined, the U.S. and Mexican economies stand to become even more integrated as creeping costs in China drive some manufacturing back to North America, according to U.S. commerce officials. “A lot of companies are reshoring, or bringing production back to our continent,” said Robert Queen, a U.S. Department of Commerce official and director of the El Paso Export Assistance Center.More