|Jun. 23, 2015|
The 2015 SUMMER edition of the MDNA News has been published! In This Issue: The New Board, Cover Story — The Year Of Women In Machinery, Sponsors, New Members And More ...
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Save the Date — Weekend With The Pros (WWTP) 2015
This year's Weekend With The Pros will be in conjunction with both the B.O.S.S. Seminar and AMEA USPAP! That's 3 great events all in 1 location so you can save time & money.
Where: Milwaukee, WI
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Login here for the New England Chapter Meeting dated June 18, 2015.More
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 that are scheduled. Click on the Chapter meeting for more details:
Canadian Chapter Meeting- Races – July 8
Detroit/Toledo Golf Outing – July 13
Chicago Chapter Cookout – July 23
New England Chapter Summer Meeting – August 9 More
Were you one of the over 50,000 people who visited Locatoronline.com in May?
Good and Welfare
It is with deep sadness that we inform you that Louis Srybnik, of long time MDNA member firm S & S Machinery Corp., passed away on Saturday, May 30.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Sutton Place Synagogue, 225 East 51st Street, New York 10022.
Click here for more information.
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MARKETING HOW-TO'S FOR EQUIPMENT DEALERS
YOUNG GUNS OF MDNA, INTRODUCING BILL MELVIN JR.
U.S. SECRETARY OF LABOR VISITS MDNA MEMBER FIRM More
Debunking myths about manufacturing jobs
Manufacturing jobs have a reputation — and it's often not complimentary. The clichéd image of a manufacturing job is of dirty, backbreaking, low-paying labor. And women need not apply — it's an industry dominated by men. But separating fact from fiction about the actual people behind the welder's mask and on the assembly line can be tricky.More
Small manufacturers need agile and adept robots
By Alan Kelsky
Two industries that were important in the foundation and growth of the American middle class are the automobile and steel industries. In the auto industry, Henry Ford is credited with creating the assembly line. Once it proved itself in Ford's factory, the assembly line was adopted by manufacturers in nearly every market. Manufacturers now produce more cars with far fewer employees, and car sales are again breaking records. One big reason is factory automation.More
US industrial output hurt by weakness in manufacturing, mining
U.S. industrial production unexpectedly fell in May as manufacturing and mining activity remained weak, a sign that a strong dollar and spending cuts in the energy sector continued to constrain economic growth. The softness in the production side of the economy contrasts starkly with recent upbeat data on retail sales, employment, consumer and small business confidence, which have pointed to a growth pickup after a sluggish start to the second quarter.More