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Below are companies who have 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.
Dennis and Sons Machinery DBA PM Machines — Regular
Address: 5451 Commercial Drive, Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Principal(s): Steve Mataviesko, Starr Garcia and Skyler Hoar
Specialty: CNC and Metalworking
Sponsors: Automatics & Machinery Co. Inc. and ReSell CNC
Global Commercial Trading, LLC — Regular
Address: One World Trade Center, 8th Fl., Long Beach, CA 90831
Principal(s): Gustavo (Gus) Del Rivero
Specialty: Auto Wheels Manufacturing
Sponsors: American Commercial Trading Inc. and Tauber-Arons, Inc.
|Welcome New 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.
Complete Capital Services, Inc.
Address: 22811 Mack Avenue, Suite 203, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
Year Established: 2001
Name of Principal(s) or Owner(s): James G. Pappas
Name of Active Manager(s): James G. Pappas
Name of Customer Contact: James G. Pappas
Sponsors: Lee Stevens Machinery Inc. and Tramar Industries Inc.
General Description of Business: An equipment finance company offering complete equipment financing for all businesses with an emphasis on machinery and machinery software.
Address: 1967 Wehrle Dr., Suite 1, Buffalo NY 14221
Year Established: 2015
Name of Principal(s) or Owner(s): Jamil Rahman
Name of Active Manager(s): Jamil Rahman
Name of Customer Contact: Ravi Marwaha
Sponsors: FL Sales Inc. and Tramar Industries
General Description of Business: Industrial Selling Platform, Hosting Live Webcast,
Online Only Auctions; Liquidation Sales
Letter from the President
Dear MDNA Members,
I sincerely hope all of you are having a fantastic summer. It was good seeing many of you at our convention last month at Disney's BoardWalk Inn. We had members from as far away as Europe attend and a great time was had by all.
I know that like myself, your lives are likely busy and hectic, working in the used machinery industry. And therefore, we sometimes lose sight of the many benefits that come with belonging to MDNA.
This quick note is intended to draw your attention to one of the benefits that come with MDNA membership.
The MDNA "Lunch & Learn" Webinar Series is a fantastic member benefit that is available to all member companies and all of your employees.
Our goal is to run one every month. Did you catch last week's webinar on the CNC Machine Tool Market? Presented by John Lawton, CEA, General Manager of Machinesused.com. John shared his insight learned from over 29 years in the used machinery business. And last month Craig L. Ward, CEA of F. P. Miller Company shared his in-depth knowledge of Blanchard Grinders.
This free member benefit is here for you. Brush up on the latest industry specific news, or have a new employee register and expand their knowledge base.
Members can take advantage of the expanded educational offerings in both industry relevant and general business topics through the use of these online webinars.
Webinars are announced via e-mail two weeks in advance and are posted on the calendar page at www.mdna.org.
If you have a topic that you would like covered or would like to volunteer to teach a webinar please contact the national office.
I use this member benefit and so should you!
MDNA President — Joe Lundvick, CEA
Perfection Global, LLC
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:
MKE/MINN Chapter Meeting — Aug. 16th
Ohio Valley Chapter/ Conference Call — Aug. 17th
Chicago Chapter Meeting — Sept. 8th
West Coast Chapter Meeting — Sept. 14th
See Full Events Calendar Below
It is with deep sadness we inform you that Melvin A. Teichman, age 85, with former MDNA member Gray Machinery Co., died on June 11, 2017. Mel, beloved husband for 58 years of Adele, nee Sachs; loving father of Amy (Dave) Klein and Nancy (Paul) Bauer; adored Papa of Dr. Sam (fiancée Erica Lopata) and Hannah Klein, Nicholas and Lily Alexandroff; cherished twin sibling of Suzanne (Joe) Groner; dear brother-in-law of Gail (William) Mitchell; treasured uncle and friend to many.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014, www.michaeljfox.org.
It is with deep sadness that I inform you that Miriam "Mimi" Goldman, the sister and sister-in-law of Judy and Michael Feinstein of MDNA member firm Universal Metalworking Equipment Inc., passed away on Saturday, July 15th.
Services were held on Monday, July 17th in Dallas, Texas.
Miriam had a passion for children and education her entire life. In addition to running her own school, she was married to the love of her life and best friend for 48 years, Larry Goldman. You can read an online obituary for Mrs. Goldman here.
In lieu of flowers, feel free to donate to the charity of your choice or to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PANCAN).
Please extend your thoughts and prayers to the family.
Update your listings today and they'll update on the MDNA site too! September directory closing is Aug. 10th.
Have you updated your listings yet for the Locator September 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 September Edition and online at both sites. Don't miss out! Deadline for the Locator Print Directory is close of business Aug. 10th.
- Over 100,000 in hard copy distribution!
- "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!"
- Machining Centers will be the focus in Q4-2017! Call us now about ad placement!
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 email@example.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.
Please visit our Calendar of Events page here!
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