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MDNA's 76th Annual Convention & Business Meetings were held on May 4-7, 2017 at Disney World's BoardWalk Inn in Orlando, Florida. No matter how old or young, attendees of this year's convention felt the magic in the air around them. The attendees were treated to educational seminars, exciting activities and popular social and networking events. All of which would not be possible without the strong support of the Convention Sponsors!
Read the full re-cap on convention here.
(See photos, seminar re-caps, slides sponsors and more)
|Just Published In the Member's Only Back Office:
2017 MDNA May Board Report
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Update your listings today and they'll update on the MDNA site too! July directory closing is June 10th. Have you updated your listings yet for the Locator July 2017 print directory?
Did you know that your listings at LocatorOnline can also 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 July Edition and online at both sites. Don't miss out! Deadline for the Locator Print Directory is close of business June 10th. 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. MDNA members may also qualify for prompt pay discount of up to 10 percent.
- Over 100,000 in hard copy distribution!
- Next "Specialty Section" is focusing on Presses! Contact us if you would like to put a display ad in an upcoming Specialty Section.
- Like to see the machines you specialize in on the cover of an upcoming edition of our directory? Contact us and let us know what machine categories you would like to see in our "Specialty Section!"
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:
Chicago Chapter Day At The Races — June 16th
Philadelphia Chapter Clay Shoot & Meeting — June 16th
Detroit/Toledo Golf Outing — July 10th
See Full Events Calendar Below
|NEW BUSINESS NAME AND ADDRESS
Brewster Machinery Sales Inc.
dba. On Target Machines
127 Echo Lake Rd.
Watertown, CT (By appointment only)
2444 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 412
Santa Monica, CA 90403
FMI Trading LLC
8261 S Desert Blvd.
Vinton, TX 79821
2017 Sale Announcement
|Liquidity Services — MDNA Online Auction Partner
The June MDNA/Corporate machinery auction sale is fully loaded and will be open for bidding 6/2. Bidding closes 6/8, take a look now. Many great buying opportunities here from our corporate sellers and fellow MDNA dealers.
VIEW SALE HERE
Let Jim Spencer know now if you will have assets to list in the July sale. If you need your account setup, now is the time to do it. If you have an account, login here www.assetzone.com.
For additional details on these sales and to begin listing your own assets in the upcoming events please contact:
Liquidity Services/GoIndustry DoveBid
Questions regarding this great MDNA member benefit and other valuable benefits can be directed to:
|Technical Articles Needed
The MDNA Public Relations Committee is looking for talented writers to submit useful technical style articles aimed at MDNA customers on used machinery & equipment to be published on MDNA.org. All members with any experience writing are encouraged to participate. Past articles submitted by member firms have attracted thousands of views per month with a non-expiring shelf life! You and your company name will be credited in the byline and linked back to your website.
Requirements of Submissions:
1. Articles must be no longer than 600 words
All articles can be submitted by email for review to Jennifer Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Articles must include 1-3 images related to the topic
3. Articles are subject to editing by MDNA
Still not sure what we’re looking for?
Check out some of these example articles and more info here.
Please visit our Calendar of Events page here!
President Donald Trump declared recently he was pulling the U.S. from the landmark Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat global warming and distancing the country from its closest allies abroad. Scientists say Earth is likely to reach more dangerous levels of warming sooner as a result of the president's decision because America's pollution contributes so much to rising temperatures. Calculations suggest withdrawal could result in emissions of up to 3 billion tons of additional carbon dioxide a year — enough to melt ice sheets faster, raise seas higher and trigger more extreme weather.
Manufacturing Business Technology
Deloitte's Global Outsourcing Survey 2016 indicates that outsourcing is a trend likely to continue, despite significant changes in the regulatory environment across various industries in the last couple of years. Today, customers are expecting innovative services from their managed service providers, and value, rather than cost, is the new key word. This value will be driven by how companies make innovation a key element of their growth.
Treat data and information as you would any critical business asset: measure, document and manage essential attributes such as value, risk and cost. Manufacturers depend on information and analytics to help them deal with the complexity caused by global operations, value chains and market. Most recognize that there is tremendous opportunity to use, analyze and apply information all across the business.
The machine tools industry is the mainstay of modern manufacturing and contributes significantly to the sector's growth. The latest global forecast for the machine tools market projects a 5.5 percent annual growth rate through to 2019, and a growth of 6 percent when looking solely at Western Europe. Part of what drives this growth is the sector's developments in technology. It is expected that as new machine tools with enhanced processing capabilities emerge, they will in turn increase the relative value of new products.
Lean manufacturers have a leg up on speeding products to market, reducing costs and keeping customers happy. A lean factory, or lean-oriented production layout, creates a seamless flow of people, material and information. Well-designed lean factories prevent the build-up of inventory and excess equipment. Lean layouts facilitate visual management. They provide a safe, clean environment to expedite work, regardless of the finished goods being produced. Lean environments can have a positive effect on workforce morale. And it’s all about effective use of time.
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