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  • Convention Hotel Cut-Off
  • Wants & For Sales
  • New in the NEWSROOM
  • Calendar of Events

  • Industry News
  • Toyota unveils revamped manufacturing process
  • Euro zone and US manufacturing expand, China struggles
  • Honda invests $1 million in young manufacturers and engineers
  • Road course will test self-driving cars
  • How 3-D printing can save on your company's tax bill


    Convention Hotel Cut-Off
    Have you registered for a hotel room at the MDNA 74th Annual Convention from April 23-26, 2015, in Washington, D.C. yet? If not today is the last day to book your room at the special rate. Don’t wait — the rooms may be gone!

    The early bird discount for the convention registration expires this Friday, April 3rd.
    • Accommodations with a discounted group rate ($199) are provided at The Renaissance Mayflower Hotel – Must book before March 31st
    • 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 you are able to access special block rates and ensure you 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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    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:

    NY/NJ Chapter Meeting & Tour – April 2

    Detroit/Toledo Chapter Meeting & Tour – April 15

    Chicago Chapter, Trackside – April 16

    Chicago Chapter, Day at Races – May 22
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    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.

    Industrial Associates — Regular
    Address: 2124 Corporate Drive, Waukesha, WI 53189
    Phone: 262-544-4211
    Fax: 262-544-4020
    Principal(s): Joseph M. Boland
    Specialty: Shot Blast Cleaning
    Established: 1972
    Sponsors: Wisconsin Metalworking Machinery, Inc., Adams Machinery Co.

    International Machine Inc. — Regular
    Address: 101 W. Big Beaver, Suite 1400, Troy, MI 48084
    Phone: 248-845-2140
    Principal: Timothy Mcilrath
    Specialty: CNC
    Established: 2010
    Sponsors: S&M Machinery Sales Inc., Universal Press and Machinery Inc.
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    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 are the next four applicants. Please review the information below to see full details about each company. The Review Committee will be considering these companies next week. If you have any concerns about these Premier Vendor Applicants please notify the MDNA National Office by Friday, April 3rd.

    Premier Vendor Applicant: A&A Machinery Moving, Inc.
    Address: 201 Dean Sievers Place, Morrisville, PA 19067
    Phone: 215-428-1100
    Year Established: 1990
    Name of Principal(s) or Owner(s): Albert N. Lykon, Sr.
    Name of Active Managers: Albert N. Lykon, Sr., Nick Lykon, John Ventura, Tony Cygan
    Name of Customer Contact: Albert N. Lykon, Sr.
    Phone: 215-428-1100
    Sponsors: Action Machinery (Kim Khoury), FH Machinery (Ed Krause), A&A Machinery Sales, Inc. (Nick Lykon)
    General Description of Business: A full-service machinery-moving, plant relocation and dismantling company. Capabilities range from moving one machine to hundreds of truckloads and include the following services: electrical and mechanical match-mark and disassembly, loading, trucking, crating, exporting and international shipping.

    Premier Vendor Applicant: Husted Trucking
    Address: 711 E. Main Street, PO Box 4243, Medford, OR 97501
    Phone: 541-661-0862
    Year Established: 2009
    Name of Principal(s) or Owner(s): Shandra Husted
    Name of Active Manager: Shandra Husted, Nick Husted
    Name of Customer Contact: Shandra Husted
    Phone: 541-661-0862
    Sponsors: HCI (Terry Blackman), Lee Stevens Machinery (Chris Stevens)
    General Description of Business: Transportation and Logistics

    Premier Vendor Applicant:
    Address: 73 W Monroe, 4th Floor Chicago IL
    Phone: 847-239-0565
    Year Established: 2013
    Name of Principal(s) or Owner(s): Steven Glod, Dmitriy Rokhfeld, Dan Pinto Name of Active Manager: Steven Glod
    Name of Customer Contact: Steven Glod
    Phone: 847-239-0565
    Sponsor: Used Solutions, Inc. (Jeff Katzbeck), Perfection Machinery Sales Inc. (Joe Lundvick)
    General Description of Business: A search engine for used machinery and metalworking equipment, providing thousands of quality leads to metalworking dealers and suppliers.

    Premier Vendor Applicant: North American Millwright
    Address: 4480 North Point Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21219
    Phone: 410-388-9870
    Year Established: 1989
    Name of Principal(s) or Owner(s): Bruce Baggar, Chris Baggar
    Name of Active Manager: James T. Russell
    Name of Customer Contact: James T. Russell
    Phone: 410-388-9870 or 410-591-2921
    Sponsors: Clark Machinery Sales, LLC (Troy Clark) and Centra Corp. (Ed Mazzetta) General Description of Business: Equipment Rigging and Transport, Industrial Electrical and Plumbing

    FIND Premier Vendors here
    To learn more about becoming a vendor please visit us here.
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    Wants & For Sales

    Available in the Member's Only Back Office.
    You must login to view this information.

    Login here for West Coast Chapter Meeting, March 12, 2015

    Login here for the Chicago Chapter Meeting, March 19, 2015
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    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.
    Contact the person within your Chapter selling Raffle Tickets here
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    Update your listings today and they'll update on the MDNA site too! Do it today. May directory closing is April 10.

    Have you updated your listings yet for the Locator May 2015 print directory?
    • Over 100,000 in hard copy distribution!
    • Another 40,000 each month in electronic distribution!
    • April, May & June "Specialty Section" is focusing on Machining
    • Centers!
    Did you know that your listings at 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 – Machining Centers is close of business April 10.

    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 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.
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    New in the NEWSROOM

    What is MDNA's Young Guns? Read More

    Young Guns, Kevin Brewster, AEA
    In high school and adolescent years in his small hometown of Sandusky Michigan he was better known as "Brew Ha," "Bangin Bear" and "Kiss of Death." If you dare to be so bold, you’d challenge him for his title of – Read More

    C.W. Wood Machinery, Inc. hires new Director of outside Sales and Marketing
    Read Full Press Release Here

    Export-Import Bank of the United States Seeks Information
    Office of Inspector General of the Export-Import Bank of the United States is seeking information on the whereabouts of Richard M. Grinhaus, age 58, pursuant to charges that he conspired to commit wire fraud in connection with Ex-Im Bank loans resulting in loan defaults and claims paid by Ex-Im Bank of approximately $5 million. Read More

    Weekly Market Commentary — In technical analysis, "intermarket analysis" looks at the way in which various markets interact. Intermarket analysis primarily looks at four market sectors: currencies, commodities, bonds, and stocks. From a technical analyst's perspective, focusing our Read More
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    Please visit our Calendar of Events page here!

    Date Event Location
    April 2, 2015 NY/NJ Chapter Meeting & Tour Harrison, NJ
    April 15, 2015 Detroit/Toledo Chapter Meeting & Tour Novi, MI
    April 16, 2015 Chicago Chapter, Trackside Arlington Heights, IL
    April 23, 2015 MDNA 2015 Convention Washington, D.C.
    May 22, 2015 Chicago Chapter, Day at Races Arlington Heights, IL
    June 24, 2015 75TH EAMTM Convention Anniversary Edinburgh, Scotland

     Industry News

    Toyota unveils revamped manufacturing process
    The Wall Street Journal
    Toyota Motor Corp. broke a two-year silence on a revamped manufacturing process — built on sharing components among vehicles — that the world's best-selling auto maker says will produce half its vehicles by 2020 and slash costs. But its unveiling follows a path blazed in recent years by German rival Volkswagen AG — a reversal for the Japanese pioneer, whose production system was for decades seen as the gold standard, giving the world such manufacturing concepts as "just-in-time inventory" and "continuous improvement."
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    Euro zone and US manufacturing expand, China struggles
    Euro zone businesses ramped up activity in March as the European Central Bank started printing money to spur economic growth, while a slowdown among Chinese factories fueled expectations of more monetary stimulus. U.S. manufacturing growth also edged up despite a stronger U.S. dollar and the threat of an interest rate rise from the Federal Reserve later this year. The Eurozone Composite Flash Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) from data vendor Markit, based on surveys of thousands of companies and seen as a good growth indicator, jumped to a near- four-year high of 54.1 from February's 53.3.
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    Honda invests $1 million in young manufacturers and engineers
    Global Manufacturing
    Honda announced plans to roll out an innovative $1 million workforce development initiative to create interest in manufacturing careers and provide educational and training opportunities to prepare the next generation workforce for high-tech positions in the manufacturing industry. The initiative will be based in Ohio.
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    Road course will test self-driving cars
    Self-driving cars will be on the move in Michigan this summer, but not on public roads: the University of Michigan is setting up its own mock city, the Mobility Transportation Center (MTC), to test the way autonomous cars behave in real-world scenarios. The faux city, essentially a wirelessly connected, life-sized toy car environment, was created by the university in partnership with the United States government and leading technology companies. It will test both the in-vehicle components and exterior infrastructure needed to make self-driving and environment-aware vehicles common and convenient on the road.
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    How 3-D printing can save on your company's tax bill
    By Tracy Szwec
    3-D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is one of the hottest topics in manufacturing today. After all, this technology is solving many problems, and it could actually be quite cost-effective for some organizations. In some cases, it is possible that additive manufacturing could be labeled as research and development. Anyone who follows tax law will quickly realize that obtaining the R&D classification quickly makes for some interesting tax ramifications.
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