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  • Here's what you missed
  • Wants & For Sales
  • Auction Report
  • MDNA News
  • CHAPTER MEETINGS
  • SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
  • LOCATOR
  • Good and Welfare
  • New in the NEWSROOM
  • Calendar of Events

  • Industry News
  • Nike plans to add 10,000 US jobs if trade deal passes
  • The future of manufacturing: Sensors, 3-D printers and data science
  • Record number of manufacturing jobs returning to America
  • GM plans more investments as manufacturing jobs rise
  • All-robot facility opens in China that could change the industry forever





  • MDNA NEWS




    Here's what you missed in Washington, D.C.

    Check out videos, images, presentations and more from the MDNA 74TH Annual Convention in Washington, D.C.! View it here

    Kim Khoury of member firm Action Machinery, Inc. was elected as the Association’s second female president during MDNA's 74th Annual Business Meeting & Convention held in Washington, D.C.’s Historic Mayflower Renaissance Hotel April 23-26, 2015. Notable awards presented during the President's Banquet included ... Read Press Release here

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    Wants & For Sales

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    Login here for the Detroit/Toledo Chapter Meeting dated April 15, 2015

    Login here for the April Board Meeting dated April 23, 2015.
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    Auction Report

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    • 1st QUARTER AUCTION REPORTS
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    Coming Soon ...
    Don't miss the summer edition of the MDNA News! This issue is published in print and mailed to all member companies.
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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:

    Philly Chapter Meeting & Tour – May 21st

    Chicago Chapter, Day at Races – May 22nd

    Cleveland Chapter Meeting & Tour – May 27th

    Canadian Chapter Meeting Races – July 8th

    Detroit/Toledo Golf Outing – July 13th
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    SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

    CUT-OFF THIS FRIDAY

    The Austin D. Lucas Scholarship Fund applications must be received by this Friday May 15, 2015 at the MDNA headquarters for consideration for the following Fall Semester. Download the 2015-2016 Scholarship Applications here.
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    LOCATOR

    Were you one of the nearly 60,000 people who visited Locatoronline.com in April?
    • Over 1.1 Million Hits!
    • Nearly 800,000 Page Views!
    • Nearly 60,000 Visitors!

    While many websites in the industry continue to trend downward, our website traffic has been trending up over the last 24 months. Our recent SEO initiative has had a huge impact on our website traffic. In addition to improving the way we use our H1 Tags, we rewrote our Title Tags for greater optimization. We optimized all of our images and certain other elements to increase page load speed. This greatly improved our relevance scores and made us even more attractive to the algorithms that Google, Bing, and other web browsers use. The end user experience has improved dramatically with faster page loads and the ability to view all machines under a single category without having to leave the page. We are quickly becoming the site that buyers go to Locate used machines. They can now navigate within broader categories. They can click on a listing and navigate to other listings from that dealer, listings from that manufacturer or listings within that category. Remember, they can’t buy your machines if they can't Locate them. If you're not currently listing your machines at Locator then you’re missing out on thousands of prospective buyers.

    We will continue to trend up and the value of the listings and ads at Locator will continue to increase!

    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.
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    Good and Welfare

    It is with deep sadness that we inform you that Harry Katz, father of Susan Hariton of MDNA member firm Hariton Machinery Company, Inc., passed on Saturday, May 2.

    A service took place on Wednesday, May 6 at 11 a.m. at Graveside at Washington Cemetery, Block 5, 104 Deans Rhode Hall Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ, 08852.

    Please extend your thoughts and prayers to the family.
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    New in the NEWSROOM

    YOUNG GUNS OF MDNA, MEET WILLIAM

    In honor of the 40th Anniversary marking the fall of Saigon, an MDNA member and Veteran reflect

    Do forecasts really matter in the manufacturing sector?
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    CALENDAR OF EVENTS

    Please visit our Calendar of Events page here!

    Date Event Location
    May 21, 2015 Philly Chapter Meeting & Tour Morrisville, PA
    May 22, 2015 Chicago Chapter, Day at Races Arlington Heights, IL
    May 27, 2015 Cleveland Chapter Meeting & Tour Hudson, OH
    June 24, 2015 75TH EAMTM Convention Anniversary Edinburgh, Scotland
    July 8, 2015 Canadian Chapter Meeting- Races Ontario, Canada
    July 13, 2015 Detroit/Toledo Golf Outing Wixom, MI
    May 5-8, 2016 MDNA's 75th Annual Convention Colorado Springs, CO


     Industry News


    Nike plans to add 10,000 US jobs if trade deal passes
    Bloomberg
    Nike Inc. and its partners will create as many as 10,000 U.S. manufacturing and engineering jobs over the next decade if Congress approves fast-track trade legislation and a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement is finalized, according to the company.
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    The future of manufacturing: Sensors, 3-D printers and data science
    Fast Company
    A new study from consulting giant McKinsey says factories are the next fertile ground for the "Internet of Things." The report, called Industry 4.0: How to Navigate a Changing Industrial Landscape, also says something intuitive: Over the next 10 years, factories and manufacturing facilities will worry less about buying new equipment and more about outfitting their spaces with an array of high-tech sensors and routers.
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    Record number of manufacturing jobs returning to America
    MarketWatch
    Made in the U.S.A. is hot again, and the number of manufacturing jobs that are returning to the U.S. — or coming to the U.S. for the first time — from overseas has hit a record level. Sixty thousand manufacturing jobs were added in the U.S. in 2014, versus 12,000 in 2003, either through so-called reshoring, in which American companies bring jobs back to the U.S., or foreign direct investment, in which foreign companies move production to the U.S., according to a study from the Reshoring Initiative. In contrast, as many as 50,000 jobs were "offshored" last year, a decline from about 150,000 in 2003.
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    GM plans more investments as manufacturing jobs rise
    Detroit Free Press
    General Motors will announce a new round of plant investments at its Pontiac Metal Center just as an independent report found the company's U.S. manufacturing employment reached its highest level last year since the 2009 bankruptcy. The news is expected to detail upgrades at the Pontiac stamping operation, Delta Township assembly plant near Lansing and other locations.
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    All-robot facility opens in China that could change the industry forever
    Global Manufacturing
    Construction work has begun on the world's first all-robot factory, located in China. Initially, the factory will be run by 1,000 robots, although that number is expected to increase. The manufacturing facility is run by Shenzhen Evenwin Precision Technology Co., and will cut its 1,800 workforce by 90 percent, to about 200 employees. The company did not give a figure for the investment in the factory, but said its production capacity could reach a value of 2 billion yuan ($322 million) annually.
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