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|Happy Independence Day & Thank you to all of those who serve!
In observance of the Independence Day Holiday, the MDNA National Office will be closed Tuesday, July 4th.
Topic: CNC Machine Tool Market
With Presenter: John Lawton, CEA, Machinesused.com
Wednesday, July 19, 12 - 1 p.m. EST
Registration Closes COB Tuesday, July 18
Save the date for MDNA's Weekend With The Pros in conjunction with both the B.O.S.S. Seminar, and Warehouse & Factory Tours
With just announced tour stops including The Lingenfelter Collection and the Ford Rouge Factory all MDNA members and Premier Vendors should plan to attend the 2017 Weekend With The Pros.
Detroit/Toledo Chapter Chairman Ryan Yoder, the entire chapter leadership and the chapter are excited to welcome MDNA members to their home town for an exciting, educational, networking packed event, October 26-28th. Visit the MDNA Calendar page on www.mdna.org as more details are announced.
Reserve your room now at the Greektown Casino-Hotel by calling 877-424-5554. Be sure and identify yourself as being with the MDNA to secure our group rate of $139.
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:
Detroit/Toledo Golf Outing — July 10th
Chicago Chapter Meeting — Sept. 8th
West Coast Chapter Meeting — Sept. 13th
See Full Events Calendar Below
In the Member's Only Back Office:
2nd Quarter Auction Reports 2017
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Update your listings today and they'll update on the MDNA site too! You've got to hurry; August directory closing is July 10th.
Have you updated your listings yet for the Locator August 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.
- 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!"
- New "Brand Stamps" allow you to be the Specialist in one or several machine categories.
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.
What you need to know before purchasing a shear for metalworking
June 19, 2017
Written By: Andy Kamashian, AEA Southern Fabricating Machinery Sales, Inc.
(MDNA Member Firm) Shearing is one of the oldest metal working process available and is usually the first process, and machine that is used when manufacturing fabricated parts. All shears are rated on their capability to cut steel and should be selected according to the capacity required as related [...] Read more here.
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Anyone who has been in private business long enough has likely observed a key vendor or customer suffer some form of financial distress or, even worse, file for bankruptcy. Upon learning that a key customer is on shaky financial ground, while perhaps sympathetic to their customer's situation, many businesses respond by taking ad hoc actions that are intended to limit the short-term damage to their own enterprises.
Digital manufacturing technologies are beginning to enable manufacturers to use data integration to link the various silos and processes of the manufacturing lifecycle. The goal: to provide enhanced insights that enable better business decisions. As manufacturers embark on their digital transformation journeys, succeeding in an Industry 4.0 environment will have much to do with the ERP systems that must support connections between machines, processes and systems.
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