MDNA Bi-weekly
Jun. 24, 2014

Fraud Warning

The MDNA has been alerted of a new fraud perpetrated against some in the dealer community. As reported to us the scam goes like this:

Two MDNA members have responded to this fraud alert with additional information and suggestions. 

"The fake checks are also being used to 'purchase' items on eBay and Craigslist. This has happened to us twice in the past week. Another variation is writing the check for more than the purchase price and then requesting a refund for the difference. The recipients of the checks called us and we were able to notify our bank immediately. We are fortunate that our wire account is strictly an online account, with no paper checks, so the block is immediate. Anyone using their operating account for wires is at greater risk." — MDNA Member

"What we do is have a second account with $ 100.00 in it. This is the information we give out. Once we receive a wire transfer usually we are notified by customer to be on the lookout.  Once received it is transferred to our regular account again only leaving a $100.00, so if anything happens the most they can hit you for is $ 100.00 and that’s it. Most banks will not charge you for the second account if you tell them what you're doing and why." — MDNA Member

As always Dealers are warned to be diligent in all transactions and to verify all transactions for legitimacy. More

Section 179 Legislation UPDATE

The positive news from the June 12th, 2014 session was the America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2014 H.R. 4457 (the Bill introduced to permanently expand small business expensing to $500,000) passed the House on a 263-155 vote.  

The negative news was sighting the loss of $73.1 billion in lost taxes over the next decade; the President is expected to veto the bill if it reaches his desk in its current form.

But first, the next step is for the Senate to take up the measure.

Stay tuned for updates on this issue as they become available. More

Volunteer

Volunteer by July 11 to staff the MDNA booth, receive an exhibitor badge and gain FREE ACCESS to the IMTS exhibit floor for the entire show (a $50 value). Sign-up today!

Click here Lend a Hand, Go for FREE and earn up to 4 AMEA Credits! More

CHAPTER MEETINGS

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:

Philadelphia Chapter Meeting & Golf Outing — June 24

Detroit/Toledo Golf Outing — July 15

Chicago Chapter Event/Annual Cookout — July 17

Chicago Chapter Event/Cubs Rooftop Game — Aug. 8

Chicago Chapter Dinner & Meeting — Sept. 8More

Premier Vendors

The Premier Vendor networking and marketing program is designed to strengthen and broaden the relationships between MDNA Members and our key industry supporting vendors.

The MDNA is excited to welcome the three newest Premier Vendors approved at the MDNA Convention:

All-Ways Trucking Inc.
Address: 3639 Aviation Way, Medford, OR 97504
Phone: +1 541 608-6507
Email: tonyo@allways.com
Website: www.allways.com
Principal(s): Mark Pedersen, Grant Bryant, Jamie McCleary, Dave Lipscomb, David Wright
Established: 1992
Name of Customer Contacts: Tony Orton or Tia Kroger
Phone: +1 800 888-6230
Email: management@allways.com
Sponsors: FH Machinery, Yoder Machinery Co., Industrial Assets Machinery
General Description of Business: Nationwide transportation company serving the United States, Canada and Mexico

Corrigan Air & Sea Cargo
Address: 6170 Middlebelt Rd, Romulus, MI 48174
Phone: +1 734 728-4000
Email: info@corriganairsea.com
Website: www.corriganairsea.com
Principal(s): Paul Corrigan, Richard W. Nagrocki, Cynthia Schenk
Established: 1969
Name of Customer Contact: Michael Murphy
Phone: +1 313 980-0970
Email: mmurphy@corriganairsea.com
Sponsor: F.P. Miller Company, Lee Stevens Machinery Inc.
General Description of Business: Household Goods Moving & Storage and Record Storage

Pedowitz Machinery Movers
Address: 1550 NW 24th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Phone: 954-973-9737
Email: scott@pedowitz.com
Website: www.pedowitz.com
Principal: Scott Pedowitz
Established: 1971
Name of Customer Contact: Marvin Baltodano
Phone: 954-973-9737
Email: marvin@pedowitz.com
Sponsors: Resell CNC, Grand Marshall Machinery Inc.
General Description of Business: Provide transport and rigging services for heavy machinery

See the Premier Vendor Application.
To Learn More about becoming one please visit us here.More

LOCATOR

Locator Services is getting enthusiastic reviews of Version 3.3.1 of our Customer & Inventory Management System™. We are proud to feature the industry's leading inventory and customer relationship management application.

Some of the new features include:

If you are still using an in-house application or older technology system and would like to migrate to a newer state of the art system simply call Jim Bowman at 703-683-5957 or email JBowman@locatoronline.com. He would be happy to schedule an online demonstration of the software for you at your earliest convenience. MDNA members may qualify for a 10 percent discount!More

Good and Welfare

It is with deep sadness that we inform you that Goldie Katz the mother of Sue Hariton, mother in law of Mark Hariton and grandmother of Alan Hariton of MDNA member firm Hariton Machinery Co., Inc., passed away on Monday, June 16.

The grave site service was on Thursday, June 19.

Please extend your thoughts and prayers to the family.



It is with deep sadness that we inform you that Tom Brunner, of MDNA Member firm Southern Minnesota Machinery Sales, passed away last Thursday June 19. Tom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer just 5 weeks ago before losing his fight with cancer. Tom is survived by: his triplet children, Gregory, Morgan, Ashley all of Sartell; former wife Tammy of Sartell; siblings Kathryn Schug of St. Cloud, Barbara Dorey of Jordan, MN, Mary (Tim) Swanson of Lacey, WA, Carol (Rick) Weidner of Auburn, WA, and William (Sara) of Carmel, IN.

There will be a memorial service held for Tom Brunner but the details are still unknown.

See full obituary here.



Congratulations to Jon Arnold of Arnold Equipment Co. and Margaret J Rothenberg on their new engagement!More

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