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IN THIS ISSUE

MDNA News
  • 2015 BUYER'S GUIDE
  • LOCATOR
  • MEMBER NEWS
  • CHAPTER MEETINGS
  • Premier Vendors
  • Good and Welfare
  • Calendar of Events



  • Industry News
  • Manufacturers love US, Mexico
  • Recovering lost profits by improving reverse logistics
  • How manufacturing can solve its own talent shortage crisis
  • 4 factors driving the emergence of digital manufacturing
  • US ISM manufacturing PMI jumps to 59 in August
  • The factory of the future will be shaped by the Internet of Things
  • US factories keep losing ground to global rivals



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    2015 BUYER'S GUIDE


    Now is the time to start preparing for the 2015 Buyer's Guide; please watch the mail. Deadline for submitting changes and orders is Oct. 1, 2014, or click here to download order form and submit it today.
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    LOCATOR

    Have you updated your listings yet for the Locator October print directory? Before you pack your bags for Chicago and IMTS make sure you've updated your listings at LocatorOnline.com. Simply go into your Dealers' Back Office and add your new machines for inclusion both online and in our print directory. Don't forget to flag the machines that best represent your inventory or that are in popular categories as "Featured" so they rise to the top of the online listings. The Locator directory's circulation totals 100,000 and is a controlled list targeted specifically to the metalworking industry. An additional 40,000 recipients are notified each month electronically. The directory targets prospective buyers in both the United States and Canada, so it's a great way to keep your machines in the public eye in Canada while you sort out your email strategy under the new CASL regulations. To update your listings, simply follow this link and login through your Dealers' Back Office. Click on Add Listings and flag the machines you would like to include in the October Edition. Don't miss out — deadline is close of business Sept. 10.

    If you would like to discuss the advantages of putting a display ad in our directory 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 & marketing strategy and discuss which products and services would work best for you.
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    MEMBER NEWS

    Part 1) Truck Accident — Everybody's worse nightmare ...

    John Van Heuveln President of MDNA member firm Naab Sales Corporation was thinking of his fellow MDNA members in the aftermath of a recent disaster (see images) during a recent shipment of a Fadal 4020 new in 2000 and a ¼ x10' New Accurshear. John said, "It was not the drivers fault; 90 mile per hour strait winds flipped the truck and trailer sending the driver to the hospital and turning the machinery into instant scrap." He said, "It's the stuff you don't even want to think about, but it does happen." The shake out between him, his partner, the buyer and the insurance company has only begun, but "the moral of the story is simple — use a trucking outfit you trust and buy extra insurance on each and every load."

    John said he will share with the continued lessons that unfold as they go through the insurance procedures. Stay tuned for more on this story.




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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 Dinner & Meeting — Sept. 8

    Detroit/Toledo Kick-off Tailgate — Sept. 17

    Canadian Chapter Meeting — Sept. 17

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

    Milwaukee/Minneapolis Chapter Meeting — Oct. 9

    West Coast Chapter Meeting — Oct. 16
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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.

    See the Premier Vendor Application.
    To learn more about becoming one, please visit us here.
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    Good and Welfare

    Congratulations!

    Tasnim Tanveer and John Morgan Greene were married Aug. 16. John Morgan Greene is the son of John and Siobhan Greene of MDNA member firm F L Sales Inc.
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    CALENDAR OF EVENTS


    Date Event Location
    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
    Sept. 17 Canadian Chapter Meeting Canadian Measurement Metrology Inc., 2433 Meadowvale Blvd. Mississauga L5N 5S2
    Sept. 17 Detroit/Toledo Chapter Kick-off Tailgate Warren (Detroit), MI
    Sept. 26-27 Ohio Valley & Cleveland Chapters Event Hyatt Regency Lexington, KY
    Oct. 9 Milwaukee/Minneapolis Chapter Meeting Mantorville, MN
    Oct. 16 West Coast Chapter Meeting Sherman Oaks, CA


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    Wal-Mart Stores Inc, which has pledged to buy an additional $250 billion in U.S.-made goods over the next decade, is hitting a snag as it tries to meet that promise.

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    Innovation hubs are accelerating American manufacturing
    Forbes
    There's a renaissance underway in American manufacturing. Even as rising wages and energy costs in China are leading more U.S. companies to bring manufacturing stateside, economic indicators point towards real industrial progress.

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    The Kentucky Bourbon & Beer — Trail Chapter Event
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    Ohio Valley & Cleveland Chapters invite you all to sign up now; you won't want to miss this! The tour is open to all members on a first come first serve basis. Only 50 spots are available!

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    INDUSTRY NEWS


    Manufacturers love US, Mexico
    Forbes
    One reason why manufacturing is returning to the U.S. is stagnant wages. Other reasons are because of logistics, location to other markets the manufacturer is targeting and high productivity due to automation. Still, the good news is that manufacturing is returning to the U.S.
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    Recovering lost profits by improving reverse logistics
    By Alan Kelsky
    Until recently, the most attention that the supply chain got was for product management centered on the new introduction of products or on the outbound shipping part, where volume shipping is part of the product life cycle. But around 20 percent of everything sold in the United States finds its way back to the company that manufactured the goods for return or recycling. The cost to industry is more expensive than most people know — costing companies about $100 billion per year. For some, the cost of processing the returned item often is two or three times that of the cost of shipping the product outbound.
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    How manufacturing can solve its own talent shortage crisis
    IndustryWeek
    For the class of 2014, the future seems bleak. In a recent study conducted by the Economic Policy Institute, the authors say labor effects of the Great Recession have "idled" recent graduates. The longest and most severe period of economic weakness has many well-educated young millenials asking, "Will I ever have the career I want?"
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    4 factors driving the emergence of digital manufacturing
    Manufacturing.net
    The powerhouse combination of mobility, cloud computing, security and predictive analytics is becoming the "holy grail" across the manufacturing industry, according to Kevin Martin and Michael Kotelec with Verizon's manufacturing practice. With an empowered consumer base now dictating supply and demand, accelerated time to market pressures, intense global competition and the continual rise of the Internet and mobile economies, manufacturers need to be able to make production decisions on the spot by leveraging the latest supply chain information at their fingertips.
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    US ISM manufacturing PMI jumps to 59 in August
    Investing
    Manufacturing activity in the U.S. expanded at the fastest rate since March 2011 in August, marking the 15th consecutive month of growth, according to recent data. The Institute for Supply Management reported that its manufacturing purchasing managers' index jumped to 59 in August from 57.1 in July. Economists had expected the index to tick down to 56.8. On the index, a reading above 50 indicates industry expansion, below indicates contraction.
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    The factory of the future will be shaped by the Internet of Things
    Wireless Design & Development
    Around the globe, intelligent and pervasive industrial automation has been catapulted in recent years to a top national or regional priority. Known by different names, e.g., "advanced aanufacturing," "smart manufacturing," "industry 4.0" or "factories of the future" to highlight a few, these initiatives all bear the same characteristics, transforming the manufacturing process from a patchwork of isolated silos to a nimble and seamless whole fully integrated with the downstream and upstream production environment.
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    US factories keep losing ground to global rivals
    The Wall Street Journal
    America's shale boom has raised hopes of a revival in U.S. manufacturing, in part fueled by cheaper energy. But U.S. factories still are losing ground to rivals in Asia and Europe. Much of the problem stems from steel, trucks, car parts, industrial machinery and furniture. The U.S. deficit on trade in goods swelled in the first half to $371.59 billion from $354.64 billion a year earlier. Imports rose 3.3 percent, while exports increased 2.6 percent.
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