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The 2017 MDNA 76TH Annual Convention & Business Meetings will be held at the BoardWalk Inn at Disney World, Orlando Florida, May 4-7.
View the Schedule of Events here.
You may book your hotel reservation by clicking here. MDNA Room Rates are $239.
Please be aware that the Disney's BoardWalk Inn and most of the other properties on Disney operate at 100 percent capacity. This means that it will be difficult to book extra days as we get closer to cut-off.
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.
Furnace Brokers International — Regular
Address: PO Box 854, Tolland CT 06084 (Warehouse: 6000 Caniff, Detroit, MI)
Principal(s): John T. Bouley
Specialty: Heat Treat Furnaces and Ovens
Sponsors: On Target Machine Brokers LLC., Machinery International Corporation
Shot Blasting Equipment Inc. — Regular
Address: 801 Industrial Blvd, New Kensington, PA 15068
Principal(s): Andy Smith and Don Sopchack
Specialty: Shot Blasting Equipment
Sponsors: FL Sales Inc., Pearl Equipment
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. Click on the Chapter meeting for more details:
Detroit/Toledo Annual Bowling Tourney — Jan. 18th
Chicago Chapter’s Annual Member Appreciation — Feb. 16th
Save The Date- Detroit/Toledo Chapter Meeting — March 8th
Save The Date — Detroit/Toledo Chapter Meeting — April 19th
Have you made your New Year's Resolutions yet for 2017?
If not now's the time to Resolve to do the following in the New Year!
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. He can also advise you on your email marketing needs and schedule an online demo of our CIMS System for you.
- Increase your listings and display ads in the Locator Print Directory. With over 100,000 copies in distribution our print directory is still the industry standard when it comes to hard copy directories of used machinery. Make sure all of your machines are listed and create brand awareness for your company with a Display Ad in the categories that best represent your inventory.
- Feature your listings and add a Banner at Locatoronline.com. You are the expert in your machine category so why not let people know it? When people go to your machine categories make it easier to find your listings by featuring them and let them know you're the expert in that arena with a banner ad. Do it now and let the 60,000-70,000 people who visit Locatoronline.com each month know that you are the dealer to see when it comes to used machinery!
- Promote your special events and inventory through Locator's Email Marketing Services! We have 40,000 end users in the metalworking industry that are just waiting to hear about your Asset Liquidation, Auction or Special Inventory items. Just choose whether shared space in our End User List Email or dedicated space in our Custom Email makes the most sense for your project and then we will introduce you to over 40,000 of our closest friends.
- Automate your business with our Customer & Inventory Management System (CIMS)! With over 40 sites and nearly 150 users, we've been selling and supporting the best system in the industry for more than 15 years now! With our recent server upgrade, we're ready to double our user base in the months ahead. With a new release right around the corner there's never been a better time to say "Out with the old and in with the new" so make 2017 the year you get rid of your antiquated system and implement a CIMS system that will allow you to access and manage your business from anywhere. We now have no money down buying options specifically for MDNA members!
Prime Machinery, Inc.
7 High Street, Ste: 214
Huntington, NY 11743
(Phone/Fax/Web and Email will stay the same)
It is with deep sadness that I inform you that Frank Peter Wiehl Sr., the father of Frank Wiehl Jr. of LOCATOR Headquarters, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2016.
The service was held on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Please extend your thoughts and prayers to the entire Wiehl family.
It is with deep sadness that I inform you that Mike Wiebe, Field Supervisor for MDNA Member Firm, Koster Industries Inc., passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017.
Mike had been with Koster Industries Inc. since its inception in 1988 and prior to that he was with Industrial Plants Corp.
Please extend your thoughts and prayers to the Wiebe family and to the entire Koster Industries team.
Please visit our Calendar of Events page here!
Tech giants and startups alike are rapidly bolstering the power, ease and efficiency of artificial intelligence — to the point where the rapid growth of AI will come from more conventional businesses in coming years. The Wall Street Journal reports that insurance giant AIG and other corporate behemoths are already expanding their uses of artificial intelligence.
As President-elect Donald Trump threatens a new, more restrictive trade policy and tries to cajole companies like Apple to build their products in the U.S., many of Asia's top manufacturers are now seriously considering U.S. manufacturing.
Sharp, a Japanese company recently purchased by Foxconn, Apple's top manufacturing partner, is considering building a screen factory in the U.S., Nikkei reported.
By Michelle Hickman
Today's political climate has shined the spotlight back on manufacturers and their processes. While manufacturing jobs may be the dominant talking point on the minds of the media, politicians and society, the topic of sustainability still dominates the talk in boardrooms and processing floors. Companies are looking for ways to make their operations more efficient while not hampering the quality of products. They also seek to lower costs and risks without negatively impacting the environment.
Labeling today is complex; today's manufacturers are faced with a range of evolving requirements that complicate the process and leave many companies accepting this process as the cost of doing business. But it doesn't have to be. Labeling can make a huge difference, enabling IT and supply chain decision makers to not just overcome challenges, but also provide their company with a distinct competitive advantage. Find out in the six burning questions below, how enterprise labeling can aide manufactures in competing in today's global marketplace.
Manufacturing exerts a powerful grip on politicians and policymakers in the rich world. It is central to what they want for their countries, they say; it needs to be brought home from abroad; it must be given renewed primacy at home. This is because it used to provide good jobs of a particular sort — jobs that offered decent and dependable wages for people, particularly men, with modest skills, and would do so throughout their working lives. Such jobs are much more scarce than once they were, and people suffer from the lack of them. In their suffering, they turn to politicians — and can also turn against them.
7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063