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MDNA News
  • Save the date — Weekend With The Pros — This October!
  • MDNA ONLINE AUCTION PARTNERSHIP: LIQUIDITY SERVICES
  • Wants & For Sales
  • CHAPTER MEETINGS
  • LOCATOR
  • Good and Welfare
  • New in the NEWSROOM
  • Calendar of Events

  • Industry News
  • Manufacturing growth speeds up for first time in 6 months
  • Wooing and helping manufacturing at the federal and state level
  • Meet the new generation of robots for manufacturing





  • MDNA NEWS

    Save the date — Weekend With The Pros — This October!

    Highlights and more details for this year's Weekend With The Pros, 2015 can be found here.


    Watch this short newly released video (1:33) from the past MDNA
    Weekend With The Pros and hear what makes this event one of the best
    in the industry!
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    MDNA ONLINE AUCTION PARTNERSHIP
    LIQUIDITY SERVICES


    MDNA has partnered with Liquidity Services to provide a free online auction program exclusively for MDNA members.

    The first MDNA/Liquidity Services Inc. free online auction is approaching fast. Don't miss this great buying opportunity. Bidding opens June 15 and closes June 18.

    Read more about the program and the dates to participate here .
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    Wants & For Sales

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

    Login here for the Cleveland Chapter Meeting dated May 27, 2015.
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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:

    New England Chapter Meeting – June 18th

    Canadian Chapter Meeting Races – July 8th

    Detroit/Toledo Golf Outing – July 13th

    New England Chapter Summer Meeting – Aug. 9th
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    LOCATOR

    Is your current system still keeping you up at night?
    Are you concerned that one day soon you will not be able to access your data and it will be trapped in your system never to be seen or heard from again? Are you worried that day could be tomorrow? Are your support calls going unanswered, unreturned or unacknowledged? Chances are that if you are using outdated technology you answered "Yes" to many if not all of these questions.

    Don't let aging technology and non-existent customer support keep you up at night. At Locator Services, we have successfully migrated data from marginally supported systems for years. Whether your system is an in house legacy system or built on archaic technology that is no longer supported we can help you.
    • Use a web interface that works like a website, using the same navigation logic so it's easy to learn and is accessible from ANYWHERE you have internet connectivity!
    • Capture customer information, including contacts, contact information, machinery types, machines owned, quote history, custom search codes and more.
    • Record inventory details, location, photos, video link, quote and advertising destinations.
    • Quote machines with photo links directly in email messages.
    • Quote one or several people, or send information to a distribution list.
    • Add custom fields for customers, inventory and wanteds, as well as manage administrative settings and users.
    • Use Web Services to populate your website and send information to advertising destinations like Locator.
    If you are still using an in-house application or older technology system and would like to migrate to a newer state of the art system simply call Jim Bowman at 703-683-5957 or email JBowman@locatoronline.com. He would also be happy to schedule an online demonstration of the software for you at your earliest convenience. MDNA members may qualify for a 10 percent discount!
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    Good and Welfare

    It is with deep sadness that we inform you that Past MDNA member Richard (Dick) Christian, Co-founder of Lincoln Machinery Sales Corp., founded in 1949, passed away on Sunday, May 24. He worked full-time until just past his 90th birthday when he reverted to part time, due to some health setbacks. He was 91 years old when he passed away. A longtime member of the MDNA, Lincoln Machinery Sales Corp. joined in 1950.

    Romas Juodvalkis of MDNA member firm Allways Precision Inc., tells us that “he was a good friend and mentor to me and convinced me that I needed to be in the MDNA.”

    The services were held at St James The Apostle Catholic Church, 480 S. Park Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 on Friday, May 29.

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

    MARKETING HOW-TO'S FOR EQUIPMENT DEALERS
    YOUNG GUNS OF MDNA, INTRODUCING BILL MELVIN JR.
    U.S. SECRETARY OF LABOR VISITS MDNA MEMBER FIRM
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    CALENDAR OF EVENTS

    Please visit our Calendar of Events page here!

    Date Event Location
    June 18 New England Chapter Meeting Pawtucket, RI
    June 24 75TH EAMTM Convention Anniversary Edinburgh, Scotland
    July 8 Canadian Chapter Meeting- Races Ontario, Canada
    July 13 Detroit/Toledo Golf Outing Wixom, MI
    Aug. 9 New England Chapter Summer Meeting Pawtucket, RI
    Sept. 10-12 Board Meetings Austin, TX
    Oct. 16-17 Weekend With The Pros 2015 Milwaukee, WI
    Nov. 9-12 MDNA To Exhibit At FABTECH 2015 Chicago, IL
    May 5-8, 2016 MDNA's 75th Annual Convention Colorado Springs, CO


     Industry News


    Manufacturing growth speeds up for first time in 6 months
    The New York Times
    Manufacturing growth in the United States accelerated in May for the first time in six months, propelled by more new orders and an increase in hiring. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said that its manufacturing index rose to 52.8 in May from 51.5 in April. That is the highest reading since February. A reading above 50 signals expansion.
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    Wooing and helping manufacturing at the federal and state level
    By Alan Kelsky
    The Obama administration recently announced that the National Institute of Standards and Technology approved 16 advanced manufacturing grant proposals totaling $7.8 million. This group of awards aids grantees in identifying "critical gaps" in the infrastructure of technology in advanced manufacturing and create industry-driven technology road maps. States are also trying to insure they are able to attract and keep advanced manufacturing companies within their borders.
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    Meet the new generation of robots for manufacturing
    The Wall Street Journal
    A new generation of robots is on the way — smarter, more mobile, more collaborative and more adaptable. They promise to bring major changes to the factory floor, as well as potentially to the global competitive landscape. Robots deployed in manufacturing today tend to be large, dangerous to anyone who strays too close to their whirling arms, and limited to one task, like welding, painting or hoisting heavy parts.
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