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MDNA 72nd Annual Convention
"Best Ever, Historic, Moving, Supportive and Wonderful" are all words to describe this year’s convention in Boston. All possible thanks to the strong will of attendees and the generosity of our
sponsors. Look for complete coverage of this great event, coming soon.
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The following new members were approved:
CJT Surplus Equipment (Regular, Canada)
PlastiWin Capital Equipment LLC (Regular, Cleveland)
S&S Mechanical Services Inc. (Regular, Cleveland)
A.M. King Industrial Inc. (Regular, West Coast)
The following member was approved for Senior membership:
GQ Machinery Inc. (Senior, New York/New Jersey)
The following name changes were approved:
DiPaolo CNC Retrofit Ltd. has changed their name to
DiPaolo Machine Tools Limited. Ownership remains the same.
Miedema Auctioneering & Appraisals Inc. has changed their name to
Miedema Asset Management Group Inc. Ownership remains the same.
The following resignation was accepted:
Jack Washbourn & Associates LLC (Auctioneer, Detroit/Toledo)
Wants & For Sales
New Contact Information
KD Capital Equipment LLC
7918 East McClain Drive, #101
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
480-922-1674 or 800-922-1674
2413 W. Algonquin Road, #602
Algonquin, IL 60102
Good and Welfare
On the afternoon of April 15, owner of Liquid Asset Bill Melvin welcomed a new son: Luke William Melvin. Mom and Luke are doing well. Luke will have to fight off his two sisters if he wants to lead the family liquidation, auction and appraisal business. Additionally, Liquid Asset signed up the purchase of the Linwood Furniture Factory the same day as Luke's birth. His nickname will be "Linwood."
We are also pleased to announce that Michael and Judy Feinstein are the now the proud grandparents to twin boys, George and Joshua. Mom, Dad and babies are all doing great.
Join us in congratulating the entire family in welcoming their new bundles of joy!
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10 ways cloud computing is revolutionizing manufacturing
The best manufacturers visited this year all share a common attribute: they are obsessed with making themselves as easy as possible to work with from a supply chain, distribution and services standpoint. Many are evaluating cloud-based manufacturing applications including Enterprise Resource Planning and several have adopted cloud-based applications across their companies. With so much interest, there is much confusion as well.
Can an idea from MIT save US manufacturing?
The Boston Globe
There are tens of thousands of known compounds in the physical world. Finding the right combination to create a new material, say a super-tough or ultra-light metal, can take years, if not decades, of hit-and-miss experimentation.
Now, a project rooted at MIT aims to cut this time dramatically, and in doing so, accelerate the invention, development and production of new goods and technologies.
First US manufacturing plants for Chinese bus company
China-based BYD, short for "Build Your Dreams," announced on that it will open an electric bus manufacturing facility as well as an iron-phosphate energy module manufacturing facility in Lancaster, Calif. The plants mark the first manufacturing facilities in the United States.
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Solar power helps keep manufacturing in NY
The Journal News
Solar power is creating jobs and helping the economy right here in New York. There used to be countless manufacturers like GAL Manufacturing across the state and now there are too few left. Manufacturers have left over the past few decades, and high costs, not the least of which are high energy costs, are one reason. Affordable solar is helping tackle that challenge head on and this helps to keep manufacturing in New York.
A new day for US manufacturing
The Baltimore Sun
The experts predicted a rapidly diminishing role for American manufacturing. The rationale was convincing: America could not compete with cheap Chinese labor and widespread government subsidization of the Chinese economy. Our trade imbalance reflected the expert opinion: America's trade deficit with China in manufactured and agricultural products skyrocketed from $69 billion to $268 billion between 1999 and 2008. But lost among all the negativity was an irrefutable fact: American brains and entrepreneurial prowess could compete and win in the higher-technology space.
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