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MDNA News
  • Registration now open
  • CHAPTER MEETINGS
  • BOD Meeting Report
  • New MDNA Members
  • Scholarship Application
  • Is your current system keeping you up at night?
  • New in the NEWSROOM
  • Company News
  • Premier Vendors
  • Calendar of Events



  • Industry News
  • US becomes hot spot for aerospace manufacturing
  • Why Brooks Brothers and other apparel companies are moving manufacturing back home
  • Promoting region's manufacturing careers a key goal
  • MES helps manufacturers get great quality every time



  • MDNA NEWS

    Registration Now OPEN

    Machinery Dealers National Association Announces New Plans for the 74th Annual Convention in April 2015, Washington, D.C. Read more here about this year's Convention!
    • Accommodations with a discounted group rate ($199) are provided at The Renaissance Mayflower Hotel
    • To Book Rooms Online (with the group rate within the block) Visit this page
    • To Book Rooms by Phone please use the following dedicated group reservations phone numbers in order to make sure guests are able to access special block rates and ensure they book within the block. Reservations Toll Free: 877-212-5752 / Reservations Local Phone: 1-202-347-3000
    • To Register Online for Convention & Business Meetings visit the Registration Page
    • To Register by Fax/Mail please fill out this Registration PDF FORM
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    CHAPTER MEETINGS

    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:

    Philadelphia Chapter Meeting — Feb. 17

    Detroit/Toledo Chapter Meeting — Feb. 18

    Chicago Chapter Member Appreciation Night — Feb. 19

    New England Chapter Meeting — Feb. 26

    Southern Regional Chapter Tour — March 5

    West Coast Chapter Meeting — March 12

    Chicago Chapter Save The Date — March 19
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    BOD Meeting Report

    January Board Meeting
    The MDNA Board of Directors met Jan. 25, 2015 and approved nine new members. Please log onto the MDNA Members only section of www.mdna.org to read the complete Board Report.
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    New MDNA Members

    European Chapter

    Mach4metal – International
    Address: Transito 21 6909 DA, Babberich, Netherlands
    Phone: +31 0 316247123
    Fax: +31 0 316247956
    Email: Bastiaan@mach4metal.com
    Website: www.mach4metal.com
    Principal: Bastiaan Klein Herenbrink

    Westermans International Ltd – International
    Address: Unit 4 Midland Distribution Centre, Markfield Road, Groby, Leicestershire, LE60FS, United Kingdom
    Phone: 0116-2696941
    Email: peter@westermans.com
    Website: www.westermans.com
    Principal(s): Peter Westerman, Craig Westerman, Claire Spillane

    New York/New Jersey Chapter

    Tiger Remarketing Services - Auctioneer
    Address: 708 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017
    Phone: +1 800 758 8443
    Fax: +1 805 497 4999
    Email: lgarten@tigergroupllc.com
    Website: www.tigergroupllc.com
    Principal: Jeff Tanenbaum

    Southern Regional Chapter

    Martin Machine & Tool, Inc. – Regular
    Address: 137 Forestdale, South Fulton, TN 38257
    Phone: (731) 479-2270
    Fax: (731) 479-1638
    Email: martinmachine@myexcel.com
    Website: www.800findnow.com
    Principal(s): Greg Davidson, Spydell Davidson

    Southern Fabricating Machinery Sales – Regular
    Address: PO Box 1789, Tampa, FL 33569
    Phone: (813) 444 - 4555
    Fax: (813) 333 - 0450
    Email: sales@southernfabsales.com
    Website: www.southernfabsales.com
    Principal: Andrew Kamashian

    The Equipment Hub, LLC – Regular
    Address: 1380-A Beverage Drive, Stone Mountain, GA 30083
    Phone: (404) 933-3804
    Fax: (770) 621-0499
    Email: carldavis@theequipmenthub.com
    Website: www.theequipmenthub.com
    Principal(s): Carl Davis, Mark Davis

    West Coast Chapter

    MachineStation – Regular
    Address: 5861 Pine Avenue, Chino Hills, CA
    Phone: (909) 927-4788
    Email: sudheer@machinestation.us
    Website: www.machinestation.us
    Principal(s): Sudheer Saluja, CEO

    SEEMA Engineers – International
    Address: 457/3, Hosur Main Road, Chandapura, Bangalore
    Phone: +91 80 27834009
    Email: seemaengineers@gmail.com
    Website: www.seemaengineers.com
    Principal(s): Manikumar. G, Owner, Chitra Kumar, Admin Manager

    American Auctioneers Group, Inc. — Auctioneer
    Address: 1146 North Central Ave., #535, Glendale, CA 91202
    Phone: (818) 763 -2021
    Fax: (818) 291- 9495
    Email: hsamerican@yahoo.com
    Website: www.aagauction.com
    Principal: Harry Shirikchian
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    Scholarship Application

    "MDNA Member Benefit"

    The Austin D. Lucas Scholarship Fund was created as a benefit to children of MDNA member firm employees.

    The scholarship applications for the 2015-2016 academic year have been mailed. Completed applications must be received by May 15, 2015 at the MDNA headquarters for consideration for the following Fall Semester. Download the 2015-2016 Scholarship Applications here.

    Ray Roberts Raffle for the Austin D. Lucas Scholarship Fund

    The Scholarship Fund is selling raffle tickets as their primary fundraiser for 2015. Only 300 tickets are sold at $100.00 each. The winner receives $10,000. Other monetary prizes are given totaling $15,000. The drawing will be held at the MDNA Convention in Washington, D.C. See who in your Chapter has been selected to sell Raffle Tickets here.
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    Is your current system keeping you up at night?

    Are you concerned that one day soon you will not be able to access your data and it will be trapped in your system never to be seen or heard from again? Are you worried that day could be tomorrow? Are your support calls going unanswered, unreturned or unacknowledged? Chances are that if you are using outdated technology you answered “Yes” to many of these questions.

    Don't let aging technology and non-existent customer support keep you up at night. At Locator Services we have successfully migrated data from marginally supported systems for years. Whether your system is an in house legacy system or built on archaic technology that is no longer supported we can help you.
    • Use a web interface that works like a website, using the same navigation logic so it's easy to learn and is accessible from ANYWHERE you have internet connectivity!
    • Capture customer information, including contacts, contact information, machinery types, machines owned, quote history, custom search codes and more.
    • Record inventory details, location, photos, video link, quote and advertising destinations.
    • Quote machines with photo links directly in email messages.
    • Quote one or several people, or send information to a distribution list.
    • Add custom fields for customers, inventory and wants, as well as manage administrative settings and users.
    • Use Web Services to populate your website and send information to advertising destinations like Locator.
    If you are still using an in-house application or older technology system and would like to migrate to a newer state of the art system simply call Jim Bowman at 703-683-5957 or email JBowman@locatoronline.com. He would also be happy to schedule an online demonstration of the software for you at your earliest convenience. MDNA members may qualify for a 10 percent discount!
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    New in the NEWSROOM

    The relationship curve: A different approach to marketing and sales

    EUROPE: THE ROAD TO RECOVERY?

    Has the oil price hit its floor?
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    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.

    FIND Premier Vendors here

    To learn more about becoming a vendor, please visit us here.
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    CALENDAR OF EVENTS

    Please visit our Calendar of Events page here!

    Date Event Location
    Feb. 17, 2015 Philadelphia Chapter Meeting Philadelphia, PA
    Feb. 18, 2015 Detroit/Toledo Chapter Meeting Plymouth, MI
    Feb. 19, 2015 Chicago Chapter Member Appreciation Night Rosemont, IL
    Feb. 26, 2015 New England Chapter Meeting Southington, CT
    March 5, 2015 Southern Regional Chapter Tour Houston, TX
    March 12, 2015 West Coast Chapter Meeting Pomona, CA
    March 18-21, 2015 2015 AMEA Appraisers' Forum Rosemont, IL
    March 19, 2015 Chicago Chapter Save The Date Vernon Hills, IL
    April 18, 2015 Chicago Chapter Save The Date Arlington Heights, IL
    April 23, 2015 MDNA 2015 Convention Washington, D.C.
    June 24, 2015 75TH EAMTM Convention Anniversary Edinburgh, U.K.


     Industry News


    US becomes hot spot for aerospace manufacturing
    Reuters
    The aerospace industry is shifting more manufacturing investment to the United States after a decade in which production jobs in the sector flowed to China and other emerging economies, according to a new study.
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    Why Brooks Brothers and other apparel companies are moving manufacturing back home
    Forbes
    At Brooks Brothers, the customer is king. "If there's a need in the marketplace, we respond," says senior vice president of manufacturing John Martynec. How does the venerable apparel company pull this off? By concentrating manufacturing in the United States, where design, production and sales teams can react quickly and specifically to market fluctuations. Currently, 70 percent of Brooks Brothers suits are made in Massachusetts, 100 percent of the ties are made in New York City and about 10 percent of the shirts are produced in North Carolina.
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    Promoting region's manufacturing careers a key goal
    Lansing State Journal
    Manufacturing is historically a Michigan industry and it is here to stay, with plenty of opportunity and room to grow in the Lansing area. That is why it's important the sector continues to collaborate in order to maintain this thriving industry. The Capital Area Manufacturing Council is taking the initiative to do just that, by spearheading Michigan Manufacturing Connect. Michigan Manufacturing Connect is a collaborative engagement effort by area manufacturing companies, not just an average advertising campaign.
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    MES helps manufacturers get great quality every time
    By Alan Kelsky
    Wouldn't it be nice if the project manager of a newly redesigned product that is a best seller of the company could push a few buttons and find out a wealth of information about the product? Unfortunately, the system in many plants today for getting this information has the project manager walk all over the factory to find out the answers to these questions. What happens when some people with key information are in meetings, on vacation or out sick?
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