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MDNA News
  • 2013 Weekend with the Pros October 24-26, 2013
  • Mark Your Calendar for July 9 at 2 p.m. EDT to See the Locator Inventory Software Live
  • Chapter Meetings
  • MDNA - 72nd Annual Convention & Business Meeting Photos ... Click here to view photos
  • AMEA
  • Calendar of Events



  • Industry News
  • Can the US Become a Manufacturing Powerhouse Again?
  • Industrial Output in US Unchanged as Utility Use Drops
  • US Leading Indicators Index Up 0.1 Percent
  • Machinery and Parts Cleaning Can Be Quick, Effective and Responsible
  • US Scrap Sale Confirmed, Baltic Bonus Grade Cargo Done to Turkish Mill
  • Fed Scales Back Forecast for Growth, Inflation
  • General Electric Flags Off $1 Billion Manufacturing Facility
  • US Manufacturing's Production Levels Will Rise In June To 3-Month High, Driven By New Orders: Markit Flash PMI



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    2013 Weekend with the Pros October 24-26, 2013
    MDNA


    Mark your calendars now and plan to attend this year's WWTP.  Cleveland is our destination and the MDNA Cleveland Chapter is excited to host this event in their town.  This year the schedule is a little different than in previous years.  We will start the event on Thursday.  For those needing USPAP, plan to come in early to take this class.  For all others, plan to come in anytime Thursday or Thursday night to be ready for a full Friday of Manufacturing Tours.  Details will follow but all please attend this Manufacturing Tour. It will be up and running, using the machines that you sell every day and some that are sure to be new to you.  On Saturday we will have our traditional MDNA Dealer hopping Tour Day with a special twist.  Stay tuned for all the details!

    When:  October 24-26, 2013
    Where: Cleveland, OH
    Hotel: Aloft Cleveland Downtown, 1111 W 10th St., Cleveland, OH 44113

    Schedule:
                  Thursday –         AMEA USPAP Class
                                           MDNA Chapter Leadership Seminar
                  Friday –              Manufacturing Tour Day
                  Saturday –          MDNA Cleveland Dealer Tour Day
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    Mark Your Calendar for July 9 at 2 p.m. EDT to See the Locator Inventory Software Live
    MDNA


    Check out the newest features of the Locator Customer & Inventory Management System (CIMS) on Tuesday, July 9, at 2 p.m. ET. More than 30 dealer companies use the system daily to manage customers, inventory, quotes and advertising. Learn how Locator CIMS can work for your business.

Locator CIMS offers easy, secure access with a web front-end and up-to-date functionality. With a few clicks, you can choose a customer and machines to generate an email quote complete with photos ... and capture all the quote information for future reference. Plus, you can do away with multiple data entries. Enter your machine information just once to populate your website and send advertising automatically to Locator, Surplus Record and Machine Tools. 

Prefer to set up an individual online demo for your team? Call Terry Pitman at 703-683-5957 or email TPitman@LocatorOnline.com to schedule at your convenience.

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    Chapter Meetings
    MDNA
    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:

    Detroit/Toledo Annual Golf Outing & Chapter Meeting — July 15, 2013. Click here for details.

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    MDNA - 72nd Annual Convention & Business Meeting Photos ... Click here to view photos
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    AMEA
    MDNA

    Share your industry experience! AMEA is looking for article submissions to use in the upcoming editions of the AMEA Appraiser Newsletter. This is a great way to earn up to 4 hours of continuing education credit! Click here for more details!

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    CALENDAR OF EVENTS

    Date Event Location
    July 15 Detroit/Toledo Annual Golf Outing Katke-Cousins Golf Course
    Oakland University Campus
    Rochester, MI

      For a complete list of upcoming events, click here.


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    Toyota Investing $200 Million in Southern Manufacturing
    Autoblog
    Over the past two years, Toyota has invested more than $2 billion at its North American production facilities, and it apparently doesn't plan on stopping there.

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    This Eco-Friendly Sanitizer Is Safe, Sustainable and Effective
    Treehugger
    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.

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    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.

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    INDUSTRY NEWS


    Can the US Become a Manufacturing Powerhouse Again?
    Barron's
    Rising foreign labor costs and reasonable domestic energy prices are helping to reverse the offshore trend, writes Charles Schwab's top investment strategist.
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    Industrial Output in US Unchanged as Utility Use Drops
    Bloomberg
    Manufacturers in the U.S. boosted production in May for the first time in three months, signaling the worst of the industrial slump is over. Factory output climbed 0.1 percent after dropping 0.4 percent in April and 0.3 percent in March, according to Federal Reserve data issued in Washington. Another report showed consumer sentiment declined this month from a six-year high.
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    US Leading Indicators Index Up 0.1 Percent
    The Associated Press via Manufacturing.net
    In May, a measure of the U.S. economy's future health improved only modestly. But the slight gain followed a jump in April that indicates that economic growth might pick up later this year.
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    Machinery and Parts Cleaning Can Be Quick, Effective and Responsible
    Sustainable Plant
    Cleaning is a common production operation and is usually the first task in maintenance, repair and overhaul processes — and it's mostly very expensive. Industry offers a variety of cleaning procedures to achieve the required cleanliness for the subsequent work, focusing on speed, efficiency, safety at work and concern for the environment, and often permitting cleaning without the need to dismantle.
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        Strategies: US Companies Are Bringing Back Manufacturing Jobs (Denver Business Journal)
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    What's Hot in Manufacturing Technology (The Wall Street Journal)
    Health Care Cost Top Concern For Manufacturers (The Hill)
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    US Scrap Sale Confirmed, Baltic Bonus Grade Cargo Done to Turkish Mill
    Platts
    A U.S.-origin scrap sale was made to a large electric arc furnace in North Turkey, while a tender was settled for a small, Baltic-origin cargo with a blast furnace producer in South Turkey, market participants confirmed.
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    Fed Scales Back Forecast for Growth, Inflation
    IndustryWeek
    The Federal Reserve trimmed its growth forecast for 2013 slightly and slashed its inflation outlook, suggesting it saw little threat to prices from its ongoing easy-money program. The economy was expected to grow at an annual rate of 2.3 percent to 2.6 percent, slightly below the 2.8 percent top-end growth previously forecast.
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    General Electric Flags Off $1 Billion Manufacturing Facility
    Ventures Africa
    Nigeria's president Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has flagged off the construction of General Electric's $1 billion engineering service, manufacturing and assembly facility in Calabar, capital city of Cross River state.
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    US Manufacturing's Production Levels Will Rise In June To 3-Month High, Driven By New Orders: Markit Flash PMI
    International Business Times
    The American manufacturing sector is expected to show signs of life in June, according to preliminary data released by Markit Economics Ltd. The group's latest Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) suggests manufacturers will report expansion in most of the key categories such as output, new orders and employment.
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