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  • Save: Add Machine Listings in January and Save 50%
  • Prospective Member
  • Prospective Premier Vendor
  • AMEA 2014 Appraisers' Forum
  • MDNA Membership Renewal for 2014
  • Chapter Meetings
  • New Contact Information
  • Abbott-DiPaolo Chapter Challenge
  • Calendar of Events



  • Industry News
  • Manufacturing jobs going unfilled
  • Manufacturing PMI reports continue the positive tone of economic news
  • Top 10 mistakes interviewers make
  • Looking to share your expertise?
  • New year, new optimism for manufacturing growth
  • Make sure your online reputation is solid and other must-read business tips
  • Attention, workoholics: All-nighters aren't good for your brain



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    Save: Add Machine Listings in January and Save 50%
    Locator Services
    As your company looks forward to a busy new year, make sure your machines get maximum exposure. Advertise in the LOCATOR directory and LocatorOnline.com to take advantage of extra savings.

    2-for-1 New Year’s Special: For each machine you add to LOCATOR and LocatorOnline.com, you can add a second machine free. No limit! Deadline is Jan. 10 for the February 2014 directory; online listings are for the current month. Take advantage of regular advertiser benefits, too, like free video links and one free highlighted machine on the website.

    And, as an MDNA member, you automatically qualify for the 10 percent MDNA discount on advertising when paid within the invoice month. Plus, every Locator listing appears free in MDNA.org listings for visitors who click "Machines for Sale".

    Contact Terry Pitman for details or call 703-683-5957.
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    Prospective Member
    MDNA
    Below is a company who has 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 703-836-9300.

    Canadian Chapter
    Canadian Measurement Metrology Inc. — Regular

    2433 Meadowvale Blvd., Mississauga, Ontario L5N 5S2 Canada
    Phone: 905-819-7878
    Fax: 905-819-6886
    efoster@cmmxyz.com
    www.cmmxyz.com
    Principal(s): Elliot Foster, Margot Wax
    Specialty: Coordinate Measuring Machines
    Established: 1986
    Sponsors: MACHNET Inc. (Regular MDNA member since January 2010); S. K. Braly Machinery Inc. (Regular MDNA member since 1997)




    Prospective Premier Vendor
    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 is an applicant. Please review their information. The review committee will be considering this company this week. If you have any concerns about this Premier Vendor Applicant please notify the MDNA National Office.

    Bentley World Packaging Ltd.

    4080 N. Port Washington Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53212
    Phone: 216-645-4938
    d.newman@bentleywp.com
    www.bentleywp.com
    Principal(s): Darrin Newman
    Established: 1942
    Sponsors: Portage Packaging Systems Inc.; Arnold Equipment Co.
    Specialty: Bentley World Packaging has been in operation since 1942. We are custom packaging solutions globally focused and regionally positioned. Bentley World Packaging has 15+ locations and 1.75 million square feet of facility space within Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania and operations in the port cities of Baltimore, MD and Charleston, SC. Bentley is among the largest export specialty and packaging firms in the United States. Services include: commercial export and domestic packaging, military packaging, package engineering, distribution, warehousing, on-site packaging, large project cargo handling, reusable crates and import supply chain solutions. At Bentley World Packaging we are committed to providing services which are unsurpassed in quality, commitment and value to help our customers succeed globally. We pride ourselves in living our Core Values of Honesty, Mutual Respect, Teamwork, Long Term Commitment and Dedication to our customer's success.



    AMEA 2014 Appraisers' Forum
    AMEA


    Click here for details.



    MDNA Membership Renewal for 2014
    MDNA
    It's time to renew your MDNA Membership for 2014. Click here for details.




    Chapter Meetings
    MDNA
    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:

    Ohio Valley Chapter Meeting - Jan. 15 - click here for details...



    New Contact Information
    MDNA

    Machinery Resources International Inc.

    1650 Voyager Ave., Ste A
    Simi Valley, CA 93063

    Machineries BV Limitée

    5555 St-Roch South
    Drummondville, QC, J2B 6V4
    Phone: 819-474-4444
    Fax: 819-474-2191



    Abbott-DiPaolo Chapter Challenge
    MDNA

    Current Standings
    (as of Dec. 1, 2013)

    Division I – 1,076
    (Chapters Included: Chicago, New England, Southwest)

    Division II – 741
    (Chapters Included: Detroit/Toledo, European, Ohio Valley)

    Division III – 831
    (Chapters Included: West Coast, Milwaukee/Minneapolis, New York/New Jersey)

    Division IV – 1,040
    (Chapters Included: Cleveland, Canada, Philadelphia, Southeast)

    You can find the current scores and point generators on the MDNA back office.



    CALENDAR OF EVENTS


    Date Event Location
    Jan. 15
    Ohio Valley Chapter Meeting Advanced Jones Machinery Co. Inc., Dayton, OH
    Jan. 24-27
    January Board Meeting Naples Waldorf Astoria, FL
    March 20-22 AMEA Forum
    Pittsburgh Airport Marriott, PA
    April 24-27
    73rd MDNA 2014 Convention JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, AZ
    Sept. 6-9 September Board Meeting
    Radisson Blue Aqua Chicago, IL
    Sept. 8-13 IMTS 2014 McCormick Place, Chicago, IL


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    6 trends for used machinery in 2013
    Farm Journal
    While used machinery prices have been strong for several years, it's important to consider equipment condition and other factors to understand the context of auction bids, says Greg Peterson, known by many as Machinery Pete.

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    INDUSTRY NEWS


    Manufacturing jobs going unfilled
    San Antonio Express-News
    Name one career field in San Antonio in which someone with a high school diploma but no college degree can expect to earn a solid, middle-class income, significantly above average for our city. Stumped? Here's one: Manufacturing.
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    Manufacturing PMI reports continue the positive tone of economic news
    Wall Street Sector Selector
    Although many commentators still wonder whether America's economy is now strong enough to withstand the newly announced cutbacks to the Federal Reserve's bond buying program, recent weeks brought upbeat manufacturing PMI reports from both the Institute for Supply Management as well as Markit Economics. The Institute for Supply Management disclosed that its December 2013 Manufacturing ISM Report on Business indicated that the manufacturing PMI took a slight dip to 57 percent in December from November's 57.3 percent.
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    Top 10 mistakes interviewers make
    By Mel Kleiman
    Recruiting and hiring new employees is both an art and a skill. Unfortunately, too few business owners and hiring managers have ever had any training in the proven, best-practice techniques used by employers-of-choice like Disney and Southwest Airlines. Without training, most interviewers just "wing it" — ad-libbing their way through interviews and making decisions based more on instinct and impressions rather than logic. No wonder costly employee turnover is such a constant headache. Here's a list of the most common mistakes interviewers make.
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    Looking to share your expertise?
    Multibriefs
    In an effort to enhance the overall content of The MDNA Bi-weekly, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of MDNA, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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    New year, new optimism for manufacturing growth
    The Manufacturer
    Britain's manufacturers are expecting an improved outlook in 2014 leading to growth in exports to emerging markets and a turnaround in investment, according to a major survey published recently by EEF and Aldermore Bank.
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    Make sure your online reputation is solid and other must-read business tips
    Entrepreneur
    It's 2014 and networking isn't your grandfather's game of handshakes and highballs anymore. Your online footprint matters as much as, if not more than, your real-life presence. Just as there are certain faux pas to avoid with in-person networking, you can botch online networking if you aren't careful, says serial entrepreneur Matthew Toren.
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    Attention, workoholics: All-nighters aren't good for your brain
    Inc.
    If you're willing to sacrifice sleep to boost your personal productivity, you should reconsider. In addition to screwing up your work-life balance, you may be imperiling your long-term health. That, at least, is the conclusion of a study recently published in the Swedish journal Sleep.
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