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|PROSPECTIVE PREMIER MEMBER
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 our next applicant. Please review the information to see full details about the company. The Review committee will be considering this company next week. If you have any concerns about this Premier Vendor Applicant please notify the MDNA National Office by Friday, April 1.
Premier Vendor Applicant: LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc.
Address: 2005 Market St., Fl 14, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Year Established 2011
Name of Principal(s) or Owner(s): Crit DeMent and Miles Herman
Name of Customer Contact: Michelle Speranza
Sponsors: Action Machinery Co., Inc., Hildebrand Machinery Co., Inc.
General Description of Business:
One of the leading equipment leasing and finance companies in the U.S. Serves the small to mid-ticket equipment finance marketplace and maintains a nationwide organization footprint working with manufacturers as well as vendors of business-essential equipment and software in a variety of industries.
|Wants & For Sales
Just Published in the Member's Only Back Office
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Chicago Chapter Meeting on 3/17/2016
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|The Hotel Cut-Off Deadline Is April 1st (this Friday) for MDNA's 75th Annual Convention & Business Meeting
The Broadmoor is accepting room reservations for the MDNA's 75th Annual Convention through this website link. You can book, modify or cancel your hotel reservations at any time.
In order to secure your room at the MDNA group rate please book your room by April 1st. MDNA cannot guarantee room availability after cut-off. Book your room today.
You can register online in just a few simple steps by clicking the blue register button in the link or you may also print the PDF form and fax/mail it to the MDNA office. (Read instructions on the form.)
|2016 Appraisers' Forum RECAP
The AMEA 2016 Appraisers' Forum was held in Chicago, Illinois on March 17-19. The Forum was a great success, welcoming nearly 60 appraisers and industry professionals who came for the informative presentations, and unparalleled networking opportunities.
The Forum began with a 7-hour USPAP course taught by Jean Novotny. In conjunction with the Forum, MDNA's Chicago Chapter hosted a St. Patrick's Day themed dinner and chapter meeting, open to all Forum participants. Presentations covered Overhead Cranes, Wire Machinery, Legalities of Appraising, Ribbon Blenders, The Appraisers' Toolkit, and Presses. On Friday afternoon, the group toured the Mazak’s Midwest Technology Center, where they were educated on the machinery used there.
Thank you to everyone who participated and our amazing sponsors, without you this event would not have been possible. For more pictures of the event, click here.
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:
Ohio Valley Chapter Outing — Hockey — March 29th
Philly Chapter Meeting — March 31st
Southern Regional Chapter Meeting — April 2nd
Detroit/Toledo Chapter Meeting — April 20th
Save The Date, Milwaukee/Minneapolis Chapter — May 26th
Save The Date, Detroit/Toledo Golf Outing — July 11th
Update your listings today and they'll update on the MDNA site too! May directory closing is April 8th.
Have you updated your listings yet for the Locator May 2016 print directory?
Did you know that your listings at LocatorOnline.com also can be found on the MDNA website under find machinery? It's exclusive and only MDNA member machinery can be found there, so it's another great advantage for not only being in the MDNA but also advertising with Locator Services. Machine listings on both sites for the price of one! To update your listings, simply follow this link and login through your Dealers' Back Office. Click on Add Listings and add the machines you would like to include in the May Edition and online at both sites. Don't miss out — deadline for the Locator Print Directory with Specialty Section — Boring Mills is close of business April 8th.
- Over 100,000 in hard copy distribution!
- Another 40,000 each month in electronic distribution!
- May "Specialty Section" is focusing on Boring Mills! Contact us if you would like to put a display ad in this section.
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.
|Ray Roberts Raffle for the Austin D. Lucas Scholarship Fund
The Scholarship Fund is selling raffle tickets as their primary fundraiser for 2016. Only 300 tickets are sold at $100.00 each. The winner receives $10,000. Other monetary prizes are given totaling $15,000.
Contact the person within your Chapter selling Raffle Tickets here.
Get your tickets today!
The drawing will be held at the MDNA Convention in Colorado Springs, CO.
Be heard as an industry expert
Read more about this here.
Check out the first of these articles published on MDNA here.
BidSpotter Inc. is moving offices and has a new address:
1821 Dock Street, Ste 100, Tacoma, WA 98402
Brodie Corporation has moved and is now located at: 11895 Belden Court, Livonia, MI 48150
Please visit our Calendar of Events page here!
|March 29, 2016
||Ohio Valley Chapter Outing — March 29
|March 31, 2016
||Philly Chapter Meeting — March 31
||Sparrows Point, MD
|April 2, 2016
||Southern Regional Chapter Meeting — April 2
|April 20, 2016
||Detroit/Toledo Chapter Meeting — April 20
|May 5-8, 2016
||MDNA's 75th Annual Convention — May 5-8
||Colorado Springs, CO
|May 26, 2016
||Save The Date — Milwaukee/Minneapolis Chapter — May 26
|July 11, 2016
||Save the Date- Detroit/Toledo Golf Outing — July 11
By Alan Kelsky
This year has seen the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement — the details of which have yet to be disclosed — become an integral part of the presidential primary discourse. Another closely related topic of discussion is the battered manufacturing sector in the United States. But if the past is prologue, previous trade deals give ample reason to distrust that this treaty will help boost manufacturing jobs — and the reason is currency manipulation.
The phrase "smart manufacturing" has been heard everywhere this past year, and has become part of every discussion related to manufacturers' need for a manufacturing execution system or manufacturing operations management. According to a recent white paper from MESA International, "Smart manufacturing is the endeavor to design, deploy, connect and manage enterprise manufacturing operations and systems that enable proactive management of the manufacturing enterprise through informed, timely (as close to real time as possible), in-depth decision execution."
Baltimore Business Journal
A debate over incentives for workers appears to have taken the steam out of a push to give Maryland manufacturers tax breaks during this year's General Assembly.
The issue of manufacturing tax breaks vaulted to prominence when Gov. Larry Hogan proposed the idea during his January State of the State speech. The Republican Hogan pitched a plan that would have, among other provisions, eliminated corporate income taxes for 10 years for manufacturers locating in certain Empowerment Zones, including Baltimore City.
With the increasing use of systems that collect and analyze information from every process in a plant, we can digitally follow a product all the way from its inception to design to manufacture to use to re-design or obsolescence. That's the digital thread.
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