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All members are encouraged to attend Chapter meetings and all members are invited to attend meetings outside their own Chapter. The following are upcoming Chapter events that are scheduled. Click on the chapter meeting for more details on each event:
Canadian Chapter Meeting — June 19, 2013. Click here for details.
Detroit/Toledo Annual Golf Outing & Chapter Meeting — July 15, 2013. Click here for details.
Below is a company who has applied for membership in the MDNA. If approved at the Chapter level, the Board of Directors will vote on them at an upcoming meeting. If you have any questions or comments, or if you have done business with them, please contact MDNA at +1-703-836-9300.
Heat Treat Equipment - Regular
42056 Michigan Ave., Canton, MI 48188
Principal(s): John Becker
Specialty: Heat Treating
Sponsors: Equipment Trading Co. Inc. (Regular MDNA member since 1967); Lee Stevens Machinery (Regular MDNA member since 1957)
Wants & For Sales
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2013-14 Abbott-DiPaolo Chapter Challenge
(as of June 7, 2013)
Division I – 325
(Chapters Included: Chicago, New England, Southwest)
Division II – 0
(Chapters Included: Detroit/Toledo, European, Ohio Valley)
Division III – 531
(Chapters Included: West Coast, Milwaukee/Minneapolis, New York/New Jersey)
Division IV – 400
(Chapters Included: Cleveland, Canada, Philadelphia, Southeast)
You can find the current scores and point generators on the MDNA back office.
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What's Hot in Manufacturing Technology
The Wall Street Journal
Additive manufacturing, popularly known as 3D printing, has become the standard bearer of the next industrial revolution. It's clearly different, it's already available to both professionals and hobbyists, and it's sexy in a geeky, "Star Trek" sort of way. An item is made, layer by thin layer, until it appears almost magically from seeming thin air. Remember the replicator aboard the starship Enterprise?
Cost Convergence with China: An Energizer for US Manufacturing?
The Brookings Institution
Is a shrinking cost gap between China and the United States for advanced manufacturing really changing the calculus of location decisions and making possible a "manufacturing renaissance" in the United States?
Optimists like Hal Sirkin of the Boston Consulting Group have been predicting a convergence of labor and other costs — and a resulting U.S. manufacturing revival — for several years, while skeptics like Jan Hatzius of Goldman Sachs still don’t see it.
Strategies: US Companies Are Bringing Back Manufacturing Jobs
Denver Business Journal
A notable trend in investment banking involves new private-equity and hedge funds focused solely on financing "reshoring" or "insourcing" — the return of manufacturing jobs from overseas to domestic plants. Manufacturing companies interested in positioning themselves as attractive acquisition candidates should take a hard look at local manufacturing.
Health Care Cost Top Concern For Manufacturers
Healthcare costs are the top concern for manufacturers in expanding their businesses, a new report showed.
The National Association of Manufacturers' second-quarter survey said that 82.2 percent of manufacturers identified rising health care and insurance costs as their top challenge, an increase from 74 percent in the previous survey, according to the IndustryWeek Survey of Manufacturers.
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Manufacturers Hide Environmental Success
Manufacturers and retailers may be holding back on communicating their sustainability successes to customers, new research suggests.
More than three-quarters of industry executives from brand manufacturing and retail have concerns about "greenwashing" backlash and half mentioned a lack of consistency in sustainability measurements. These companies are struggling to find the right level of communication with consumers about their sustainability programs, Ryan Partnership said in a whitepaper.
This Eco-Friendly Sanitizer Is Safe, Sustainable and Effective
Instead of using bleach or other harsh disinfectants to sanitize sports gear, toys, office and health care equipment, or other items that are handled by multiple people everyday, a new sanitizing unit that uses ozone to kill bacteria and viruses can be used instead, saving time and reducing the amount of exposure to harsh chemicals.
Supply Chain News: Will Manufacturers Shift Focus from Capacity to Capability?
Supply Chain Digest
Worldwide, both developed and developing countries are putting renewed emphasis on growing their manufacturing bases, and increasing the percent of GDP that comes from the manufacturing sector.
This is in part due to the experience of the recession and beyond, where the financial sector lost much allure for investors and governments, and during which economies such as Germany and the U.S. that had relatively stronger manufacturing sectors took take less of an overall economic hit than those countries that were more service sector focused. Add to that the fact that each manufacturing job usually is connected to six or seven additional jobs that support that manufacturing operation in one way or the other, and it's clear why so many countries have manufacturing growth on the from burner.
US High Tech Equipment Heads Overseas
U.S. manufacturing is far from dead — at least in Chicago, where the Chicago Export Packing Co. is busy packaging U.S.-made equipment for overseas export.
FBN's Jeff Flock visited a warehouse where Chicago Export Packing Co. president Mark Kasch and vice president Mike Costantini were overseeing the packaging of water filtration equipment that will be shipped to the Philippines.
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