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MDNA News
  • New Canadian Anti-Spam
  • CHAPTER MEETINGS
  • Premier Vendors
  • LOCATOR
  • Updated Contacts
  • Calendar of Events



  • Industry News
  • Selling manufacturing to a new generation
  • Wearable technology in the manufacturing workplace
  • Lone Star lift: The economic impact of Toyota's move to Texas
  • Manufacturing output takes a tumble in April
  • New manufacturing trend: More US-based, more robots, less jobs
  • How personal credit affects small business borrowing



  •  MDNA News

    New Canadian Anti-Spam

    Rules to Take Effect July 1, 2014

    Canada's new anti-spam law which passed in December 2010 will enter into force on July 1, 2014. This law will help to protect Canadians while continuing to ensure that businesses can compete in the global marketplace. This law applies to communications sent or accessed using computer systems located in Canada and penalties include fines reaching up to $1million for individuals.

    If you are doing business in Canada you should immediately review and update all of your business’ electronic communication practices to ensure you have the consent, among other things required by the law before sending out emails, texts, or instant messages.

    To read more about the law visit http://www.canada.gc.ca/
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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:

    Milwaukee/Minneapolis Chapter Meeting — June 5th

    Detroit/Toledo Golf Outing — July 15th
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    Premier Vendors

    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.

    Quick Turn Financial, LLC
    Address: 7918 East McClain Drive, Suite 102, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
    Phone: 480-385-1220
    Email: bob@qtfinancial.com
    Website: www.qtfinancial.com
    Principal(s): Bob Daly, Steven Treger, Michael Treger
    Established: 2011
    Name of Customer Contact: Darren Krok or Bob Daly
    Phone: 480-385-1220
    Email: bob@qtfinancial.com
    Sponsors: KD Capital Equipment, LLC.- Michael Treger; Automatics & Machinery Co. Inc.-Steven Beck
    General Description of Business: Financing specialists for the Manufacturing Industry


    Click here for a Premier Vendor Application
    To Learn More about becoming one please visit us here.
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    LOCATOR

    Locator Services is happy to announce the much anticipated release of Version 3.3.0 of our Customer & Inventory Management System™. Testing is expected to be finished the last week of May with a deployment date currently scheduled for the weekend of May 31st. Some of the new features include:
    • Enhanced Note taking capabilities
    • Greater Functionality in photo management for inventory records
    • Expanded Quote History fields
    Our current user base should see those changes the following Monday, June 2nd. If you have any questions about the release or would like to discuss the complete list of enhancements please call Jim Bowman at 703-683-5957 or email JBowman@locatoronline.com and he will be happy to discuss them with you. If you would like to schedule an online demonstration of the software, please contact Jim and he will arrange it at your earliest convenience. MDNA members please inquire, as you qualify for a unique lower rate.
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    Updated Contacts
    MDNA

    Clark Machinery Sales, LLC is moving due to new growth!

    New Address:
    11350 McCormick Road,
    EP IV, Suite 702
    Hunt Valley, MD 21031
    ***PHONE, FAX, WEB, & EMAIL HAVE NOT CHANGED***

    Steele Machine Tool, Inc. has moved to:
    555 Pilgrim Drive, Suite B, Foster City, CA 94404
    ***PHONE, FAX, WEB, & EMAIL HAVE NOT CHANGED***
    Website: www.steelemachine.com
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    CALENDAR OF EVENTS


    Date Event Location
    June 5 Milwaukee/Minneapolis Chapter Meeting, Wisconsin Metalworking Machinery, Inc.,
    Waukesha, WI
    July 15 DETROIT/TOLEDO CHAPTER Annual Golf Outing R & S Sharf Golf Course, Oakland University Campus, Rochester, MI
    Sept. 7-9 MDNA/Locator Services, Inc./AMEA/Austin D. Lucas Scholarship Fund Meetings
    Radisson Blue Aqua Chicago, IL
    Sept. 9 MDNA/IMTS/Chicago Chapter Dinner & Meeting
    Chicago, IL
    Sept. 8-13 IMTS 2014 McCormick Place, Chicago, IL


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    New Canadian Anti-Spam
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    Canada's new anti-spam law, which passed in December 2010, will enter into force on July 1, 2014. This law will help to protect Canadians while continuing to ensure that businesses can compete in the global marketplace.

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    US manufacturers say skills gap could compromise competitiveness
    U.S. News & World Report
    American manufacturers are increasingly finding that prospective workers do not have the skill set required to perform necessary job functions, such as basic math and computer abilities. The so-called "skills gap," if unresolved, could compromise manufacturers' ability to stay competitive, according to some industry leaders.

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    INDUSTRY NEWS


    Selling manufacturing to a new generation
    The Buffalo News
    Manufacturers across the United States are targeting schools and colleges to let young people know there is more to manufacturing than pulling levers on an assembly line. Today's manufacturers, whether they are making cars, airplanes or iPhone parts, are looking for engineers, designers, machinists and computer programmers.
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    Wearable technology in the manufacturing workplace
    Manufacturing Business Technology
    Today, wearable technology — devices such as Pebble, GoPro, Jawbone, Google Glass and FitBit are just a few examples — is an exciting new trend in the consumer world. For more evidence of this technology's popularity, consider that Amazon.com recently announced the launch of its wearable technology store to give customers access to a wide array of the most popular wearable devices.
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    Lone Star lift: The economic impact of Toyota's move to Texas
    Archita Datta Majumdar
    The news media has been abuzz with the announcement that Toyota will be moving its U.S. headquarters to Plano, Texas, a Dallas suburb. Whether it is poaching, bribing or just good incentives of a healthy economy, this will be a major consolidation for the Texas economy, which will see more jobs and growth in related industries in the near future. As history has shown us time and again, wherever large corporations have set up, they have changed the face of the local economy.
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    Manufacturing output takes a tumble in April
    Industry Week
    After gains in February and March, manufacturing production fell 0.4 percent in April, the Federal Reserve reported. Factory output had been expected to pick up by 0.3 percent as the effects of winter storms receded. Year-over-year, however, factory production was 2.1 percent higher last month than in April 2013.
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    New manufacturing trend: More US-based, more robots, less jobs
    The Wall Street Journal
    A shortage of low-cost labor in Asia is leading manufacturers to speed up the adoption of technology to automate their factories and to consider moving some operations back to the U.S. These U.S.-based digitally-equipped factories could increase productivity by using Big Data, software, sensors, controllers and robotics. There are many advantages to this approach, said experts on a panel at an event hosted by General Electric Co. Goods will no longer need to be shipped around the world, lessening the impact to the environment. Fewer workers will be mistreated in far-flung factories and new U.S. businesses will emerge, they said. Still, some panelists acknowledged that as this automation spreads it could mean rising unemployment globally.
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    How personal credit affects small business borrowing
    Small Business Trends
    Unlike the CEOs of major public companies, whose personal financial situation has little effect on their companies' borrowing, if you are a small business owner, your personal credit is a major factor influencing your company’s access to capital. The power of personal credit scores to predict small business loan repayment, the legal structure of many small businesses and small business owners' use of personal guarantees and personal borrowing to finance business operations, all link small business owners' personal credit to their companies' access to capital.
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