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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.
Tooling Emporium — Regular
Address: 1472 S Floyd St, Louisville, KY 40208
Principal(s): Denis Frankenburger, Brendan Noone and Mark Coxon
Specialty: CNC and Manual Machines
Sponsors: Glenn A. Winternitz, LLC; Health Industrial Auction Services, Inc.; Hilco; Myron Bowling Auctioneers Inc.; Pennsylvania Equipment, Inc.; and TIMCO Inc.
Generation Machine Tools, Inc. — Regular
Address: 5915 21st Street East, Bradenton, FL 34203
Principal(s): Matthew Schulman, Marshall Shulman and Rosemary Schulman
Specialty: Conventional and CNC Machinery
Sponsors: Machinery Values Inc. and Prestige Equipment Corp.
MDNA's Weekend With The
Pros & B.O.S.S Seminar, October 26-28th in Detroit, Michigan.
Weekend With The Pros Sponsorship opportunities are available. Now is your chance to join these sponsors and help make this year's WWTP Great!
Don't forget to book your hotel room by calling 877- 424-5554
Hotel: Greektown Casino-Hotel MDNA Group rate: $139
See the Schedule of Events or watch this page for up to date additions here.
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:
Chicago Chapter Meeting — Sept. 8th
West Coast Chapter Meeting — Sept. 14th
Cleveland Chapter Meeting — Sept. 20th
New England Chapter Golf Outing & Meeting — Sept. 21st
Philadelphia Chapter Meeting — Sept. 28th
Southern Regional Chapter Meeting — Sept. 30th
See Full Events Calendar Below
Update your listings today and they'll update on the MDNA site too! October directory closing is September 10th.
Have you updated your listings yet for the Locator October 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 October Edition and online at both sites. Don't miss out! Deadline for the Locator Print Directory is close of business September 10th.
- Over 100,000 in hard copy distribution!
- New Brand Stamps where you can advertise specifically in the machine categories where you are the specialist!
- Oct "Specialty Section" is focusing on Machining Centers! Contact us if you would like to put a display ad in this 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!"
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.
Letter from the President
Dear MDNA Members,
Sometimes the more you know is not about education or member benefits. Sometimes, the more you know is just plain COOL! Recently, I convened a meeting of the MDNA Officers and Committee Chairman to strategize on the association's upcoming year. It was a very productive meeting with some great ideas being discussed that will further the education and member benefits of our organization. What I want to share with you today is on a lighter topic. Most "experienced" MDNA Members have heard stories of the old days in this business. This was a time when New York City was the center of the east coast machinery business. I remember hearing stories, for example, of a young Richard Bass of former MDNA member Rudolph Bass Inc., illegally painting the curb on Center Street. yellow, so no one would park in front of the family business. I knew of Grand Machinery Exchange Inc., on Hester and Bayard Street and I knew that National Machinery Exchange was on Mott Street and a host of other members on Center Street and the surrounding neighborhood "home."
However, what I learned in our icebreaker exercise was that National Machinery Exchange's original building on Mott Street. was the backdrop for the very famous scene in the 1972 movie The Godfather. This is the scene where the Godfather is ambushed and shot. National Machinery Exchange was in the background as the Don was running away from the assassins and is gunned down by his car with his son Fredo feebly dropping his pistol as he tries to fire.
How awesome is it that one of MDNA's own had a connection to such an iconic movie? And, as a networking and salesmanship tool this information is invaluable.
My own icebreaker answer came by way of daily walking the same halls that an NFL and College Hall of Famer did back in the day. Marshall Goldberg played running back at Pitt and was the Tony Dorsett of his time. He won 2 college National Championships and went on to win an NFL Championship for the Chicago Cardinals. After his Hall of Fame football career, Marshall Goldberg went into the machinery business. His office and warehouse/showroom in Elk Grove Village, IL, is the building Perfection Global LLC calls home to this day. "The More You Know" about someone the more you can relate, converse and bond. And, the more you know can help you close the deal!
MDNA President — Joe Lundvick, CEA
Perfection Global, LLC
Congratulations to David and Jen Hildebrand of MDNA Member Firm, Hildebrand Machinery Company Inc.. On May 26th they welcomed their twins Jackson "Jack" and Lydia Hildebrand into the world. Mommy, Daddy and little Hildebrands are doing great enjoying their first, sleepless, summer together.
It is with deep sadness we inform you that the wife of Roger Pauls of former longtime MDNA Member Firms, Pauls Machinery and Industrial Machinery died on June 3rd.
Please extend your thoughts and prayers to the family.
Quaker City Auctioneers, Inc.
409 Easton Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Please visit our Calendar of Events page here!
||Chicago Chapter Meeting at Wrigley
||West Coast Chapter Meeting
||Redondo/Hermosa Beach, CA
|September 15 - 17
||MDNA/Locator Services/AMEA/Scholarship Fund Meetings
||Cleveland Chapter Meeting
||New England Chapter Golf Outing & Meeting
||Philadelphia Chapter Meeting
||Southern Regional Chapter Meeting
|October 26 - 28
||Weekend With The Pros & B.O.S.S.
|November 6 - 9
||MDNA to Exhibit at FABTECH 2017
|April 26 - 29, 2018
||MDNA 2018 Convention
||New York, NY
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Many organizations are operating with a 'cloud first' mandate. Business and IT leaders are prioritizing the transition to software-as-a-service and embarking on new cloud technology initiatives. In fact, Gartner says that more than $1 trillion in IT spending will be directly or indirectly affected by the shift to the cloud by 2020.
Dr. Ben Dutton from the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry has developed a new technique for improving the efficiency of this process, by allowing components to be inspected during the build process, thus reducing waste.
Automating manufacturing processes is a complex issue. Toward the lower end of the machines' spectrum is a class of robots called "cobots" designed to work closer with people. A study explains the main three misconceptions about cobots and robots.
7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063