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Join MDNA for this year's Weekend With The Pros in conjunction with both the B.O.S.S. Seminar and AMEA USPAP! That's 3 great events all in 1 location (Milwaukee, WI) so you can save time & money.

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Find out more about:
  1. Business Owners Success Seminar (B.O.S.S.) Thursday, Oct. 15
    Open to Business Owners and Managers (with owner's permission)
  2. Weekend With The Pros (WWTP) Friday & Saturday, Oct. 16-17
  3. AMEA sponsored 7-Hour USPAP Sunday, Oct. 18
Hotel rate is $119. Cutoff is Sept. 14, 2015. Go here for hotel group rate; Use key phrase: MDNA Weekend With The Pros.
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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:

New England Chapter Summer Meeting – Aug. 9

Cleveland Chapter Meeting Cookout – Sept. 2

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New in the NEWSROOM
Government Affairs Update Aug. 3, 2015 — Fan or not of the Export-Import Bank, the debate rages on. The Charter for the Export-Import Bank expired in June. NAM and other business groups are pushing for the reinstatement of Ex-Im sighting American business’s disadvantage in the global market place without this tool. Read the full update here.
Joint Ventures with MDNA July 17, 2015 — A story of how Members work together in ways you would not think- By Mark Robinson, Executive Vice President, MDNA. This mantra proves itself to be true time and time again and sometimes in ways that surprise us. On a recent trip to Columbus Ohio to follow one of my passions, I attended a large [...]
GAUGING GLOBAL GROWTH July 15, 2015 — AN UPDATE FOR 2015 & 2016 Weekly Economic Commentary by John J. Canally, Jr., CFA Chief Economic Strategist, LPL Financial The market continues to expect that global gross domestic product (GDP) growth will accelerate in 2015, 2016, and 2017, aided by lower oil prices and stimulus from two of the three leading central banks in the world. The prospect [...]
Young Guns: Meet Mauro Damino July 14, 2015 — MDNA's next featured Young Gun is a travel-thirsty, Spanish-speaking machinery dealer who believes his family’s business, MDNA member firm, Tramar Industries, Inc. (based in Novi, MI) has a competitive advantage in the industry due to their Argentine beginnings. Mauro says “Our family moved from Argentina to Michigan in 1990, and my father had always worked [...]
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LOCATOR
Update your listings today and they'll update on the MDNA site too! September directory closing is August 10.

Have you updated your listings yet for the Locator September 2015 print directory?
  • Over 100,000 in hard copy distribution!
  • Another 40,000 each month in electronic distribution!
  • September "Specialty Section" is focusing on Grinders!
Did you know that your listings at LocatorOnline.com also can 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 with Specialty Section – Grinders is close of business August 10.

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.
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New on SOCIAL MEDIA
See Images from Chicago Chapter Cookout in July.
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Change of Address
FL Sales, Inc. has moved into their new offices and warehouse.

The new address is:
FL Sales, Inc.
7115 Krick Road
Walton Hills, Ohio 44146
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Thoughts and Prayers:
Red Freeze, of MDNA Member Firm Richards Machinery & Equipment, LLC, is experiencing problems with his health and due to these concerns, he and his wife Susan have closed their business and have sent their resignation to MDNA. Red and Susan are in our thoughts and prayers.
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Please visit our Calendar of Events page here!

Date Event Location
Aug. 9 New England Chapter Summer Meeting Pawtucket, RI
Sept. 2 Cleveland Chapter Cookout Meeting Twinsburg, OH
Sept. 10-12 MDNA Board Meetings Austin, TX
Oct. 15-18 Weekend With The Pros, B.O.S.S., AMEA USPAP Milwaukee, WI
Nov. 9-12 MDNA To Exhibit At FABTECH 2015 Chicago, IL
May 5-8, 2016 MDNA's 75th Annual Convention Colorado Springs, CO


 Industry News


The rising cost of manufacturing
The New York Times
Manufacturing costs rose from 2004 to 2014 in most of the top 25 exporting countries. Some that are usually thought of as cheap places to produce goods like Russia, Taiwan and China now have costs pretty close to those in the United States.
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What manufacturers, developers should consider when investing in 3-D printing
By Mark Eaton
Investing in 3-D printing technology can provide significant business advantages. Product development, customer value, manufacturing costs and product life cycle management can all be positively impacted by this technology. Determining where to make the investment requires careful consideration of the expected outcomes and thorough analysis of the business, processes or products that will be impacted by the investment.
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The cities leading a US manufacturing revival
Forbes
To generate our rankings of the best places for manufacturing jobs, we evaluated the 373 metropolitan statistical areas for which the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has complete data over the past decade. Our rankings factor in manufacturing employment growth over the long term (2003-14), medium term (2009-14) and the last two years, as well as momentum.
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Wearable technology's impact on the manufacturing industry
By Alan Kelsky
If you think wearable technology like Google Glass or the Apple Watch are just part of a fad, think again. According to a study released by Juniper Research, titled "Smart Wearable Devices: Fitness, Healthcare, Entertainment & Enterprise: 2013-2018," many people are already thinking of the ways to use wearable technology for manufacturing.
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By the numbers: The state of women in manufacturing
Manufacturing Business Technology
Women are underrepresented in almost every manufacturing-related field, despite the fact that they earn over half the advanced degrees in the U.S. According to a study, "Minding the Manufacturing Gender Gap," women make up the largest potential supply of untapped talent in the country. The argument for making a bigger effort to actively encourage women to pursue roles in manufacturing is persuasive.
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