MDNA Bi-weekly
Jul. 7, 2015

NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER RALLIES EXCITEMENT

MDNA's New England Chapter has been targeting members of other chapters to attend their meetings with the objective to make more "deals" together. On June 18, they met with MDNA members from across the USA to kick things off with a tour of member firm Gold Machinery Group, followed by dinner at Via Roma Italian Restaurant, where the meeting focused on doing more business together!

Read first-hand what guests had to say about this incredibly well-attended meeting. Special thanks to MDNA Premier Vendor, Pedowitz Machinery Movers, for sponsoring this meeting.More

MDNA PR UPDATE

Do you follow updates from MDNA on Facebook? The MDNA PR Committee recently launched an advertising campaign through Facebook, targeting end-users to follow MDNA.
The primary goal was to gain new followers to this page. In its first of a two part run, there was an increase of over 450 new followers to the MDNA Facebook page in 1 months’ time period. The marketing initiative will now be to drive this new traffic to the MDNA website through appealing content that promotes our members.

If you are not following MDNA on Facebook, please do! You can help MDNA by sharing our posts on your own business or personal pages and liking or interacting with our posts through comments.More

Registration Opens Soon (WWTP)


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

Find out more about:

  1. Business Owners Success Seminar (B.O.S.S.) Thursday, Oct. 15 Open to Business Owners and Managers (with owner's permission)
  2. Weekend With The Pros (WWTP) Friday & Saturday, Oct. 16-17
  3. AMEA sponsored 7-Hour USPAP Sunday, Oct. 18
Registration OPENS early July for all three events!!! More

LOCATOR

Update your listings today and they'll update on the MDNA site too! Do it today. August directory closing is July 10.

Have you updated your listings yet for the Locator August 2015 print directory?

Did you know that your listings at LocatorOnline.com also can be found on the MDNA website under find machinery? It's exclusive and only MDNA member machinery can be found there, so it's another great advantage for not only being in the MDNA but also advertising with Locator Services. Machine listings on both sites for the price of one! To update your listings, simply follow this link and log in through your Dealers' Back Office. Click on Add Listings, and add the machines you would like to include in the August Edition and online at both sites. Don't miss out — deadline for the Locator Print Directory with Specialty Section – Grinders is close of business July 10.

If you would like to discuss the advantages of putting a display ad in our directory and 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.More

Good and Welfare

Congratulations to Michael and Judy Feinstein of MDNA member firm Universal Metalworking Equipment Inc. on the birth of a grandson, John Cowles Talley, on June 22.More

New in the NEWSROOM

READ THE SUMMER MDNA NEWS MAGAZINE

TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY, GOVERNMENT UPDATE

ACA RULING COULD MAKE HEALTHCARE SECTOR MORE AFFORDABLE


MARKETING HOW-TO'S FOR EQUIPMENT DEALERS


YOUNG GUNS: FROM HOLLYWOOD TO MACHINERY — CHUCK RADTKE More

US manufacturing growth improves and hiring gains
The New York Times
American manufacturing growth improved and private-sector businesses added jobs at a robust pace in June, data released showed. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said that its manufacturing index rose to 53.5 last month from 52.8 in May. Manufacturing activity matched January’s level for the highest this year. Any reading above 50 signals expansion.More

Tech and innovation power Detroit's manufacturing revival
CNBC
Once the center of the automotive universe, Detroit had been doubly battered in recent years, first by offshoring tens of thousands of manufacturing jobs and the shuttering of hundreds of factories, then by the Great Recession and the housing crisis, which led to massive foreclosures and blighted neighborhoods. By the time the city was forced to declare bankruptcy two years ago, Detroit was $18 billion in debt and its population was the lowest since the 1910 census.More

Why don't more fashion brands manufacture in the US?
Fashionista
It's no secret that the U.S. manufacturing industry is far from what it used to be, and that the price of cheap clothing comes at a horrible human cost. But despite efforts to bring manufacturing back to America, foreign imports still dominate the U.S. apparel market. Between February 2013 and February 2014, the U.S. exported $5.8 billion worth of apparel and imported $80 billion, according to the Department of Commerce's Office of Textiles and Apparel. But why is that, really? Your initial response might be, "Duh, it's cheaper to make things in poorer countries."More