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|Chicago Chapter Dinner Re-Cap
The MDNA Chicago Chapter/IMTS event was a huge success. With over 220 attendees, it was one of the largest chapter events to date. Many thanks to all of the sponsors who helped make this event possible.
Check out photos and more coverage on what you missed here.
The following sales leads were collected by MDNA during IMTS 2016, September 12-17 in Chicago. While every effort has been made to present the most accurate content possible, MDNA cannot and does not guarantee the correctness of all information available to it, nor the complete absence of errors or omissions, or the presence of unintentional inclusions. All information, with the exception of machinery wanted or for sale, was provided by IMTS based on information supplied by registrants. Information on machinery wanted or for sale was collected at the booth by volunteers.
Please Log in to the Member's Only Back office to view these leads. Go to Sales Leads, IMTS 2016 Leads > Under Trade Shows.
In the Member's Only Back Office:
WANTS & For Sales
September Board Meeting (9/13/2016)
Chicago Chapter Meeting (9/12/2016)
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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:
Cleveland Chapter Fall Meeting — Sept. 28th
West Coast Chapter Meeting — Oct. 13th-15th
Save The Date — Detroit/Toledo Meeting — Oct. 19th
Southern Regional Chapter Meeting — Oct. 21st-22nd
Ohio Valley Chapter Event, Top Golf — Oct. 28th
See Full Events Calendar Below
Time is almost up to be included! Don't miss your chance to be in MDNA's next Used Machinery Buyer's Guide! Our goal is to mail 100,000 or more to end-users and customers across the Nation and beyond!
RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW
- A special ad section is available in honor of MDNA's 75th Anniversary including a corresponding online presence for advertisers.
- Members each receive a FREE listing but you must reserve this to be included.
- Don't have an ad to include? Don't worry, MDNA can create one for you!
Update your listings today and they'll update on the MDNA site too! November directory closing is October 10th.
Have you updated your listings yet for the Locator November 2016 print directory?
- Over 100,000 in hard copy distribution!
- Another 40,000 each month in electronic distribution!
- November "Specialty Section" is focusing on Press Brakes! Contact us if you would like to put a display ad in this section.
Did you know that your listings at LocatorOnline 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 November Edition and online at both sites. Don't miss out! Deadline for the Locator Print Directory with Specialty Section — Press Brakes is close of business October 10th.
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.
MDNA has COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSION TICKETS to MDNA members for the FABTECH 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, November 16-18.
If you would like complimentary admission to FABTECH 2016, all you have to do is click here to register and Use promo Code: FBGUEST for FREE admission.
Visit us at Booth C15117.
Congratulations to Mauro Damino of Tramar Industries, Inc., and his wife, Alexis on the birth of their son born Tuesday, Sept. 6th. Mom and baby Nicolas Giorgio Damino are doing great!
Please visit our Calendar of Events page here!
||Cleveland Chapter Fall Meeting — September 28
||West Coast Chapter Meeting — October 13-15
||Detroit/Toledo Chapter Meeting — Save the Date — October 19
||Southern Regional Chapter Meeting — October 21-22
||New Orleans, LA
||Ohio Valley Chapter Meeting, Top Golf — October 28
||West Chester Township, OH
||MDNA to Exhibit at FABTECH — November 16-18
||Las Vegas, NV
||MDNA/Locator Services, Inc./AMEA Scholarship Fund Meeting — January 27-29
||Rancho Mirage, CA
||Save The Date, MDNA's 2017 Convention & Annual Business Meetings — May 4-7
U.S. News & World Report
The last several months have not been kind to domestic manufacturing.
Data set after data set has depicted an American industrial sector that's at best spinning its wheels and at worst slipping into decline. And regional manufacturing reports from Federal Reserve branches in Kansas City, Richmond and Dallas have been anything but optimistic, with an anonymous Dallas industry respondent recently indicating that "sometime after the election, historical data will show that in 2016 the U.S. was in recession."
When Kevin Nading needed to hire nine skilled craftsmen with at least five years of experience for Caterpillar Inc.'s factory here in the Midwest, it took him six months to find them. He has paid recruiters finder's fees of as much as $15,000 for experienced workers with the right mix of skills. He’s even had to pay relocation costs.
Using a headhunter to find blue-collar workers may seem unusual, particularly as politicians, including presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, bemoan the loss of American manufacturing jobs.
The Wall Street Journal
New York City's abundance of entrepreneurs, its spirited culture of so-called makers turning crafts into cash and its strong attraction for prospective employees made it a clear choice when Shapeways Inc. was deciding to move to the U.S.
But the 3-D printing services company also wanted to prove another point.
"You can make manufacturing local again," said Pete Weijmarshausen, chief executive of the company, which was founded in the Netherlands and now has its headquarters in Manhattan and a factory in Long Island City, Queens.
"Today it takes two to five years to get a factory to produce a car," begins John Dogru. "A product's timing to market is everything, and there's a lot of latency. How do we, for the first time in history, go from the design to product instantly?"
Rapid prototyping technologies like 3-D printing have long dangled the promise of speeding up the lengthy manufacturing process (it's right there in the name), but each still present their share of bottlenecks, including a number of proprietary system roadblocks that make it difficult for designers to move between different machines.
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