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MDNA News
  • MDNA Chicago Chapter/IMTS Dinner
  • Get involved, be heard.
  • LOCATOR
  • MDNA News
  • CHAPTER MEETINGS
  • Premier Vendors
  • PROSPECT MEMBERS
  • Updated Contacts
  • Calendar of Events



  • Industry News
  • GE invests $5 million in manufacturing operations for new jobs
  • A look at manufacturing activity in the US
  • Will the decline of manufacturing jobs damage social mobility?
  • Factory output in California surging despite job losses
  • 10 areas where Google Enterprise could revolutionize manufacturing



  •  MDNA News

    MDNA Chicago Chapter/IMTS Dinner

    It's that time of year again when kids are off for summer break, families are on vacation, the flowers are blooming and yes Chicago is preparing for the Largest Machine Tool Show in the World! And MDNA, thanks to one of our loyal members, Allways Precision, Inc., will be exhibiting at the big show this year so stop by and see us at booth # N-6651 Pavilion: Abrasive Machining/Sawing/Finishing.

    Additionally, the Chicago Chapter will once again be hosting what is always the best attended chapter dinner meeting and networking event of its kind. With over two hundred people from around the world including members and premier vendors this is sure to be the largest opportunity to network of the year. Don't miss it. Register here.

    There are still sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact Chicago Chapter Officers, Bob Yeoman 574-536-3400 or John Josko 847-247-9938.

    Note: This year the location for the MDNA Chicago Chapter/IMTS Dinner Meeting has changed and will be held at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago, 221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601, U.S.A.
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    Get involved, be heard.

    The MDNA PR Committee requests your help! We are in need of testimonials from you that we may use on the new website.

    The PR Committee aims to tell the MDNA story through a series of real life testimonials. The Committee is looking for testimonials from the following perspectives:
    1. A testimonial written by you as a member about what MDNA means to you and your business or how being a member has helped you.
    2. Testimonials from your clients about doing business with you or why they chose you over competitors.
    Find out where to send them and more information here.
    Don't miss your chance to have a voice on www.mdna.org.
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    LOCATOR

    Does my current customer or inventory management system support my marketing needs? At Locator Services we get asked this question all the time. If you are using an in-house or legacy system the answer is probably "No." One of the many advantages of our Locator Customer & Inventory Management System™ is the ability to manage all of your advertising directly from the system itself. With the simple click of a mouse you can make sure your inventory data is fed directly to your website, to LocatorOnline.com, or any other website you designate for advertising. If you're worried about converting your data don't be. Simply export your customer and inventory data to us and let Locator import it into your CIMS system prior to deployment. Don't let historical notes about your customer and inventory hold you back. In most cases your IT personnel should be able to extract all of your data so that we can import your notes and quotes along with the customer contact and inventory information. If for some reason they can't we can probably still populate the customer and inventory information and run parallel for a year while the "history" rewrites itself with updated customer notes and more recent quotes. After 6 months or so the history from your old system has become just that, history, and the need to run parallel will no longer be necessary.

    You owe it to your business to take the necessary steps this summer and make sure you have a cutting edge system that supports your marketing efforts as much as you support your customers.

    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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    The MDNA NEWS Printed Summer Edition is COMING SOON!


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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:

    Chicago Chapter Event\Cubs Rooftop Game — Aug. 8

    Chicago Chapter Dinner & Meeting — Sept. 8

    Ohio Valley & Cleveland Chapters Event — Sept. 26-27
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    Premier Vendors

    The Premier Vendor networking and marketing program is designed to strengthen and broaden the relationships between MDNA Members and our key industry supporting vendors.

    The MDNA is excited to welcome the newest approved Premier Vendor:

    Quick Turn Financial, LLC
    Address: 7918 East McClain Drive, Suite 102, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
    Phone: 480-385-1220
    Email: bob@qtfinancial.com
    Website: www.qtfinancial.com
    Principal(s): Bob Daly, Steven Treger, Michael Treger
    Established: 2011
    Name of Customer Contact: Darren Krok or Bob Daly
    Phone: 480-385-1220
    Email: bob@qtfinancial.com
    Sponsors: KD Capital Equipment, LLC.- Michael Treger; Automatics & Machinery Co. Inc.-Steven Beck
    General Description of Business: Financing specialists for the Manufacturing Industry
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    PROSPECTIVE MEMBER

    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.

    Southeast Chapter
    ABL Technology LLC. – Regular
    29636 US Hwy 27 South Dundee, FL 33838
    Phone: (863) 439-6066
    Fax: (863) 439-6065
    scot@abltechnology.com
    www.abltechnology.com
    Principal(s): Scot Abaray, Rodney Baker
    Speciality: CNC Metal Cutting
    Established: 1998
    Sponsor: A M Metalmaq Inc., ReSell CNC
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    Updated Contacts

    New Address:
    Edge Machine Tools
    1632 Todd Farm Drive
    Elgin, IL 60123
    Phone: 224-856-5636, Fax: 224-535-9583
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    CALENDAR OF EVENTS


    Date Event Location
    Aug. 8 Chicago Chapter Event/Cubs Rooftop Game
    Chicago, IL
    Sept. 7-9 MDNA/Locator Services, Inc./AMEA/Austin D. Lucas Scholarship Fund Meetings
    Radisson Blue Aqua Chicago, IL
    Sept. 8 MDNA/IMTS/Chicago Chapter Dinner & Meeting
    Chicago, IL
    Sept. 8-13 IMTS 2014 McCormick Place, Chicago, IL


    FEATURED ARTICLE
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    States lure manufacturers and shore up jobs
    CNBC
    It wasn't long ago that the thought of corporations bringing their manufacturing back to the U.S. seemed all but impossible. But that's precisely what's happening, and the trend is predicted to continue through the rest of the decade. Consider Kent International, one of the largest U.S.-based bicycle manufacturers.

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    US manufacturing importing as many jobs as it exports, says group
    The Wall Street Journal
    America is now luring as many factory jobs back from overseas — a process known as reshoring — as it's losing to continued offshoring. That's the assessment of the Reshoring Initiative, a Chicago-based nonprofit that encourages companies considering moving work back to the U.S.

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    NEW Canadian Spam Law, now in effect
    MDNA
    The new law in Canada which affects all businesses that send emails to Canadian email addresses is now in effect. As we first reported in the May 29th MDNA Biweekly the new law is known as Canadian Anti-Spam Law.

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    INDUSTRY NEWS


    GE invests $5 million in manufacturing operations for new jobs
    Manufacturing
    GE's Industrial Solutions business is investing $5 million to strengthen its Mebane, North Carolina, operations, adding production and testing capabilities that enhance the customer experience. The investment builds on the company's local footprint that was expanded in October 2013 with the grand opening of GE's Power Equipment and Power Components global headquarters in Cary, North Carolina.
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    A look at manufacturing activity in the US
    Forbes
    For the last three years, manufacturing activity has been growing more rapidly than the overall U.S. economic GDP. This is the first time this has happened in more than 50 years. "I believe the factors that have led to this oddity are sustainable and that manufacturing and overall industrial growth will probably continue to outpace overall GDP growth rates in the United States for some time," writes Bill Greiner.
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    Will the decline of manufacturing jobs damage social mobility?
    Brookings Institution
    The United States is falling short on two fronts: the generation of upward social mobility and the generation of quality manufacturing jobs. Are they connected? Certainly many of the progressives gathered at Netroots Nation, a progressive political action conference, in Detroit, think so. The state of the middle-class worker was the focus of numerous panels. In the past, the weakening of labor unions would have been the main topic. This year, wage stagnation, income inequality, jobs gaps, investment and worker respect and dignity had the spotlight.
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    Factory output in California surging despite job losses
    Los Angeles Times
    California manufacturers really can do more with less. The output of state factories has surged 73 percent during the last 15 years — twice as fast as the rest of the nation — even as the sector bleeds jobs, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. Employment declined nearly 34 percent during the same period. The surge in production owes itself to innovations in machinery and materials, digitization and computing power, along with a strong network of industry clusters.
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    10 areas where Google Enterprise could revolutionize manufacturing
    Forbes
    Google Enterprise has the potential to revolutionize manufacturing by adding greater contextual intelligence, collaboration and clarity of customer requirements from quote to delivered order. Their recent annual developer conference, Google I/O 2014, attracted over 6,000 developers, 41 percent of whom are developing B2B applications.
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