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MDNA News
  • March 5: See the Locator Inventory Software Live!
  • AMEA 2014 Appraisers' Forum
  • USETEC 2014
  • Prospective Premier Vendor
  • 2014-2015 Scholarship Application
  • Chapter Meetings
  • Good and Welfare
  • MDNA 73rd Annual Convention
  • Calendar of Events



  • Industry News
  • The skills to man the drills: Why manufacturing needs a 'welcome' sign for women
  • Benefits of going green in the warehouse
  • Remington to pull trigger on huge manufacturing plant in Alabama
  • Is manufacturing the Valley's past and future?
  • Siemens launches $100 million fund to back software startups that can disrupt manufacturing
  • How to manage the online reputation of your small business



  •  MDNA News


    March 5: See the Locator Inventory Software Live!
    Locator Services


    Mark your calendar for 11 a.m EDT March 5 to participate in an online demo of the Locator Customer & Inventory Management System (CIMS). Contact Terry Pitman at 703-683-5957 or email TPitman@LocatorOnline.com to confirm. Locator CIMS offers easy, secure access with a Web front-end and up-to-date functionality. With a few clicks, you can choose a customer and machines to generate an email quote complete with photos and capture all the quote information for future reference. Plus, you can do away with multiple data entries. Enter your machine information just once to populate your website and send advertising automatically. The price is right, plus MDNA members get a 10 percent discount and can choose a 12-month payment plan. Call Terry Pitman today.



    AMEA 2014 Appraisers' Forum
    AMEA


    Click here for details.



    USETEC 2014
    MDNA

    Please visit is at Booth #6 Halle

    MDNA is pleased to announce that your association will be participating in the 2014 USETEC Show: The World Trade Fair for Used Technology. The trade show is May 5-7 in Cologne, Germany. Click here for more details.



    Prospective Premier Vendor
    MDNA
    (Click here if you need a Premier Vendor Application.) 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.

    Advanced Transportation

    Address: PO Box 4547, Medford, OR 97504
    Phone: 541-770-1525 or 888-857-1817
    Email:chad@advancedinc.net
    Website: www.advancedinc.net
    Principal(s): Kent Huntoon and Jeff Huntoon
    Established: 2006
    Name of Customer Contact:Chad A. Warren
    Phone: 541-770-1255 (O) or 541-951-8905 (Cell)
    Email: chad@advancedinc.net
    Sponsors: Portage Packaging Systems Inc.; Arnold Equipment Co.
    General Description of Business: Specializing in hauling machinery and heavy equipment, including oversized and over dimensional loads, L&L and Van Freight. We are committed to providing excellent service at a competitive price.



    2014-2015 Scholarship Application
    MDNA

    "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 2014-2015 academic year have been mailed. Completed applications must be received by May 15 at the MDNA headquarters for consideration for the following fall semester.



    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:

    Chicago Chapter Meeting - Feb. 20 - click here for details...

    West Coast Chapter Meeting - March 20 - click here for details...



    Good and Welfare
    MDNA
  • Congratulations to Steve and Joann Bignell on the marriage of their daughter Alyssa. Alyssa married David Pellicciotta on Feb. 9.

  • Walter Haas passed away Jan. 25. He was Grandfather to Ryan Haas and father to the late Ron Haas (MDNA member firm Corporate Assets Inc.) and Michael Haas (CIACPCC).

  • Maurice A. Lashin passed away Feb. 5. He was the father of Paul and Terry Lashin of MDNA member firm Prestige Equipment Corp.

  • Richard R. Robinson — father of MDNA Executive Vice President Mark Robinson — was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery Feb. 11. As was previously reported, Richard Robinson passed away Nov. 4.



  • MDNA 73rd Annual Convention
    MDNA


    Click here to make hotel reservations online.



    CALENDAR OF EVENTS


    Date Event Location
    Feb. 20 Chicago Chapter Meeting
    Gibson's Bar & Steakhouse, Rosemont, IL
    March 20 West Coast Chapter Meeting
    Larsen's Grill, Simi Valley, CA
    March 20-22 AMEA Forum
    Pittsburgh Airport Marriott, PA
    April 24-27
    73rd MDNA 2014 Convention JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ
    May 5-7 USETEC 2014
    Cologne, Germany
    Sept. 6-9 September Board Meeting
    Radisson Blue Aqua Chicago, IL
    Sept. 8-13 IMTS 2014 McCormick Place, Chicago, IL


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    March 5: See the Locator Inventory Software Live!
    Locator Services
    Mark your calendar for 11 a.m EDT March 5 to participate in an online demo of the Locator Customer & Inventory Management System (CIMS). Contact Terry Pitman at 703-683-5957 or email TPitman@LocatorOnline.com to confirm. Locator CIMS offers easy, secure access with a Web front-end and up-to-date functionality. With a few clicks, you can choose a customer and machines to generate an email quote complete with photos and capture all the quote information for future reference.

    Wants & For Sales
    MDNA
    Click here for Ohio Valley Chapter Meeting — Jan. 15

    Click here for January Board Meeting — Jan. 26



    Auction Reports
    MDNA
    The 2013 4th quarter auction report is now available. Click here to download an Excel format or visit the MDNA back office.



    INDUSTRY NEWS


    The skills to man the drills: Why manufacturing needs a 'welcome' sign for women
    Industry Week
    Women in manufacturing are really nothing new. Seventy years ago during World War II, "Rosie the Riveter" became a symbol of national pride and determination, a cultural icon who embodied a fierce new brand of feminism, professionalism and grit. Rosie was a stand-in for the thousands of women who took to the factory floor to produce munitions and military supplies while their husbands and sons, fathers and brothers fought across Europe and the Pacific. That's why the question for America's great manufacturing companies today is: Where's Rosie when we need her?
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    Benefits of going green in the warehouse
    By Tracy Stevens
    Going green or lean in your warehouse by streamlining processes and introducing cost-saving initiatives can bring many benefits. To stay competitive and be on the leading edge, going green is a win-win process. Encourage your employees to develop a green mindset. Offer incentives and rewards for workers who come up with innovative and green solutions for the workplace. Here are some steps to take to make your warehouse more energy efficient, resulting in a smaller carbon footprint.
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    Remington to pull trigger on huge manufacturing plant in Alabama
    Birmingham Business Journal
    Gun maker Remington Outdoor will soon announce plans to open a major manufacturing operation in Huntsville, Ala. Remington executives are expected to sign a deal to purchase a 500,000-square-foot facility in Huntsville. The report said Alabama's reputation as a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights was a factor in the decision.
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    TRENDING ARTICLES
    Missed our previous issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

        Auction Reports (MDNA)
    Wants & For Sales (MDNA)
    How reliable are ISM manufacturing readings? Not very (Market Watch)
    Made in Cleveland again: Manufacturing makes a comeback in Northeast Ohio (Plain Dealer)
    AMEA 2014 Appraisers' Forum (AMEA)

    Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.


    Is manufacturing the Valley's past and future?
    Shelton Herald
    Shelton, Conn., and the rest of the Valley was once a hub for factories producing items that were shipped around the world. The factories provided well-paying jobs that supported families and boosted the local economy. In the latter half of the 20th Century, many of those factories closed and moved elsewhere, leaving behind vacant, old industrial buildings. But a new kind of manufacturing now is returning to the area, with the work often taking place in modern manufacturing facilities rather than sprawling brick buildings.
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    Siemens launches $100 million fund to back software startups that can disrupt manufacturing
    TechCrunch
    VideoBrief Siemens Venture Capital — the corporate financing arm of Europe's biggest engineering company — is launching a new, $100 million fund to back early-stage startups working in the areas of industrial automation and other digital technologies that can transform manufacturing. This comes after Siemens made two notable startup investments over past few months — in 3-D visualization startup Lagoa and CounterTack, the developer of next generation cyber security software.
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    How to manage the online reputation of your small business
    Business 2 Community
    Good reputation is built painstakingly but a single negative comment can crumble it in an instant. Not just big businesses, even small businesses need to safeguard their online reputation. The established and big businesses may have a reputation management setup already in place, unlike small businesses that may not have that kind of budget to have a full-fledged reputation management team. So that factor is often ignored until calamity strikes. But big or small, all businesses need to manage their online reputation with care and caution. Let us look at some steps you can take towards garnering goodwill for your business and have people talk good about it.
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