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Aug. 6, 2014

Register today for MDNA Chicago Chapter/IMTS Dinner Reception

Chicago Chapter invites you to REGISTER now for the best attended chapter dinner meeting and networking event of its kind. With over two hundred dealers from around the world including members and premier vendors this is sure to be the largest opportunity to network of the year. Don't miss it. Register here.

We invite you to participate in the event sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact Chicago Chapter Officers, Bob Yeoman 574-536-3400 or John Josko 847-247-9938.

Location: MDNA Chicago Chapter/IMTS Dinner Meeting will be held at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago, 221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601, U.S.A. More


Below are companies who have 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 1.703.836.9300.

West Coast Chapter
MachineStation – Regular
5861 Pine Avenue, Chino Hills, CA
Phone: (909) 927-4788
Principal(s): Sudheer Saluja, CEO
Specialty: Metal Cutting – Metal Forming
Established: January 2014/parent company has been in the business since 2008
Sponsor: Wheeler Machinery Sales, Inc., Grand Marshall Machinery, Inc.

West Coast Chapter
SEEMA Engineers – International
457/3, Hosur Main Road, Chandapura, Bangalore,
Phone: (+91) 80 27834009,
Principal(s): Manikumar. G, Owner, Chitra Kumar, Admin Manager
Specialty: All types of heavy engineering machines
Established: 1997
Sponsor: Prestige Equipment Corp., Electro Motion U.K. (Export) LtdMore

The MDNA NEWS Printed Summer Edition is HERE!


The Kentucky Bourbon & Beer
Trail Chapter Event

Ohio Valley & Cleveland Chapters invite you all to sign up now, you won't want to miss this!

Find out more information and RSVP HERE.

Sept. 26-27, 2014

The tour is open to all members on a first come first serve basis. Only 50 spots are available!More


Have you updated your listings yet for the Locator September print directory? Try mixing it up a little and make your machine descriptions unique so they stand out from the crowd! Add character to your descriptions and give them life by using descriptive adjectives, shortening the description, or anything else that might make it different from its neighboring listings. Once the buyer calls you then you can expand on the detailed specifications of the machine. The Locator directory's circulation totals 100,000 and is a controlled list targeted specifically to the metalworking industry. An additional 40,000 recipients are notified each month electronically. The directory targets prospective buyers in both the United States and Canada, so it's a great way to keep your machines in the public eye in Canada while you sort out your email strategy under the new CASL regulations. To update your listings simply follow this link and login through your Dealers' Back Office. Click on Add Listings and flag the machines you would like to include in the September Edition. Don't miss out, deadline is close of business August 11th.

If you would like to discuss the advantages of putting a display ad in our directory or have never advertised with Locator Services before simply call Jim Bowman at 703-683-5957 or email He would be happy to help you round out your sales & marketing strategy and discuss which products and services would work best for you.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:

Chicago Chapter Event\Cubs Rooftop Game — Aug. 8

Chicago Chapter Dinner & Meeting — Sept. 8

Ohio Valley & Cleveland Chapters Event — Sept. 26-27More

Good and Welfare

It is with deep sadness that we inform you that Fritz Rohner, the CEO and founder of MDNA member firm Rohner Machinery and father of Chris Rohner and Peter Rohner, passed away after losing his battle with cancer on Tuesday, July 29. Rohner Machinery was established in 1984 and has been with MDNA since 2009.

There will be a private viewing and service.

Please extend your thoughts and prayers to the family.More

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.

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

Wants & For Sales

Click here for Chicago Chapter Meeting — July 17More

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