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Sep. 3, 2013

Prospective Premier Vendors
MDNA
The Premier Vendor networking and marketing program is designed to strengthen and broaden the relationships between MDNA members and our key industry supporting vendors. Below are two applicants. Please review their information. The review committee will be considering these companies this week. If you have any concerns about these Premier Vendor applicants, please notify the MNDA National Office by Friday, Sept. 6.

Bid-on-Equipment.com
Address: 2854 Corporate Parkway, Algonquin, IL 60102
Phone: 847-854-8577 ext. 301
larryl@bidonequipment.com
www.bid-on-equipment.com
Principal(s): Larry Lebedun
Sponsors: TriStar Machinery Inc.; Frain Industries
Established: 2001
Specializes in: Bid-on-Equipment.com is an online marketplace for the buying and selling of industrial machinery and equipment with a wide range of inventory.

Miller Truck & Storage Co.
Address: 420 Ingham Street, Jackson, MI 49201
Phone: 517-782-0371
reisele@millertruck.com
www.millertruck.com
Principal(s): Dave Heins, Rick Eiselen
Sponsors: F.P. Miller Co.
Established: 1960
Specializes in: Miller Truck & Storage Co. is a full service rigging and machinery installation company. We provide warehousing with more than 400,000 square feet of space and specialized transportation. We operate domestically and internationally.

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2013 Weekend with the Pros XXI
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MDNA News — August 2013 — Volume 29
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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:

Detroit/Toledo Chapter Meeting - Sept. 4 - click here for details...

Philadelphia, New York/New Jersey, New England Chapter Event - Sept. 11 - click here for details...

Milwaukee/Minneapolis Golf Outing & Chapter Meeting - Sept. 12 - click here for details...

New England Chapter Event - Sept. 24 - click here for details....

Chicago Chapter Event - Sept. 27 - click here for details...
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AMEA 7-Hour USPAP
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AMEA will be hosting a seven-hour USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) course in conjunction with MDNA's Weekend with the Pros.

When: Oct. 24
Where: Aloft Cleveland Downtown, 1111 W 10th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113

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Prospective Premier Vendors
MDNA
The Premier Vendor networking and marketing program is designed to strengthen and broaden the relationships between MDNA members and our key industry supporting vendors. Below are two applicants. Please review their information. The review committee will be considering these companies this week. If you have any concerns about these Premier Vendor applicants, please notify the MNDA National Office by Friday, Sept. 6.More

Auction reports
MDNA
The 2013 2nd quarter auction report is now available for download. You can also view the full report by visiting the MDNA back office. More

2013 Weekend with the Pros
MDNA
Mark your calendars now and plan to attend this year's WWTP, Oct. 24-26.  Cleveland is our destination and the MDNA Cleveland Chapter is excited to host this event in their town.  This year the schedule is a little different than in previous years. We will start the event on Thursday. For those needing USPAP, plan to come in early to take this class. For all others, plan to come in anytime Thursday to be ready for a full Friday of Manufacturing Tours.More

Commander-in-cheap: US is a bargain manufacturer
CNBC
Americans may be fond of lamenting the decline of the country's economic clout and the flood of "Made in China" goods but they may soon have to find something else to complain about. According to the Boston Consulting Group, the U.S. is fast becoming one of the lowest-cost countries for manufacturing in the developed world. BCG argues that average production costs in Germany, Japan, France, Italy and the U.K. will be 8 to 18 percent higher than those in the U.S. by 2015.More

Detroit bankruptcy's effect on auto industry boom
By Ryan Clark
Detroit, the birthplace of American automotive ingenuity, has filed for bankruptcy. The filing is the largest municipal bankruptcy case in U.S. history. The move toward restructuring may not come as a surprise to some, being the culmination of a half-year's worth of financial insecurity. What may come as a surprise, however, is the realization that this all happened while Detroit's big three auto companies did better business — and subsequently pulled out a better profit — than they have in a very long time.More

A 'Monster' look on manufacturing jobs
Manufacturing.net
Not too long ago, Monster.com, the well-known online job marketplace, conducted a comprehensive survey on the state of U.S. manufacturing jobs and came to some compelling, if not worrying, results. In general, workers in U.S. manufacturing are largely unhappy with their current positions, for a variety of reasons, and are more likely to be actively searching for different work — be it at another plant or another industry.More

10 social media facts, figures and statistics you need to know
Business 2 Community
Social media facts, figures and statistics are a moving feast of metrics that can make your head spin. The numbers are large and what is apparent is that the evolution of mobile platforms is impacting how, where and often we access our social networks of choice. It is predicted that in 2014 it will reach $1 billion in advertising income. So here are some social media numbers to chew on.More

Walmart, suppliers to revive US manufacturing
Consumer Goods Technology
Nearly 1,500 government officials and suppliers convened at the recent Walmart U.S. Manufacturing Summit to advance American renewal in manufacturing and help rebuild opportunities for America's middle class. The summit at the Orlando Convention Center underscored Walmart's commitment to buy an additional $50 billion in U.S.-made products over the next 10 years and featured announcements from suppliers that, combined, are expected to infuse more than $70 million into factory growth and create more than 1,000 domestic jobs.More