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|MDNA CONVENTION — Registration is now OPEN!
The 2017 MDNA 76th Annual Convention & Business Meetings will be held at the BoardWalk Inn at Disney World, Orlando, FL, May 4th-7th.
To register for MDNA's Convention quickly go online here
or you may also print the PDF form and fax/mail it in to the MDNA office.
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 as we get closer to the cut-off. Hotel cut-off is April 1st.
For all links and more information on MDNA's Convention as it develops, please visit this page on our Calendar of Events.
In the Member's Only Back Office:
Wants & For Sales from MDNA's January 29th Board Meeting are available.
You must log in to the Member's Only Back Office to view this information.
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:
Chicago Chapter's Annual Member Appreciation — Feb. 16th
New England Chapter Meeting — MDNA Opportunities — Feb. 16th
Save The Date- Detroit/Toledo Chapter Meeting — March 8th
Chicago Chapter Meeting — March 16th
West Coast Chapter Meeting — March 29th
Ohio Valley Chapter Meeting — March 31st
Save The Date- Detroit/Toledo Chapter Meeting — April 19th
Chicago Chapter Meeting — April 20th
See Full Events Calendar Below
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It is with deep sadness that we inform you that Ernest (Ernst) Seemann, Founder and Chairman of Electro Motion UK (Export) Ltd., a longstanding EAMTM and MDNA Member, passed away Sunday February 5, 2017.
Ernest founded Electro Motion in 1948 and although not active in the business for the last few years, he remained Company Chairman and still enjoyed meeting fellow dealers at the EAMTM annual conference.
The funeral was held February 7th at Gilroes Cemetery in Leicester.
Please extend your thoughts and prayers to his wife Gloria and family.
Mr. Mark Mammen
Used Solutions, Inc.
531 Tenby Way
Algonquin, IL 60102
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Los Angeles Times
President Donald Trump is not a fan of recent trade deals.
He condemned the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) during the campaign and called the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) "the worst trade deal maybe ever signed anywhere."
Since being elected he has signaled a move toward more protectionist policies, suggesting at one point a border tax of 20 percent on imported goods. Those policies may affect the auto industry differently than in the past.
By Renee Eaton
3-D printing — or rapid prototyping as it is also called — is a fast and cost-effective solution for testing and perfecting digital designs. Due to their ability to fabricate parts overnight without any direct labor, programming or tooling, 3-D printing technologies carry many advantages over traditional technologies like injection molding for short turns and small-batch production. Sometimes, 3-D printing can only go so far when developing and manufacturing products in their early stages.
Tom Brady may have pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in NFL history in the fourth quarter of this year's Super Bowl LI, but the company that has an endorsement deal with the New England Patriots quarterback has seen better days. Under Armour, which has reaped a fortune from the "athleisure" trend of wearing gymwear as casual apparel, is worse off today than in 2010 when it signed Brady.
The 20-year-old Baltimore-based maker of running shoes, leggings and high tech materials has been experimenting with innovative manufacturing techniques in the hopes of chasing customers.
U.S. News & World Report
In his quest to make the labor market greater, President Donald Trump has vowed to revitalize goods production in the U.S. and bring back thousands of manufacturing and mining jobs lost over the course of the last few decades.
New payroll and economic performance data, however, suggest the foundation for a production rebound was already in the works before Trump first set foot in the White House last month.
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