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MDNA News
  • Membership Board Report
  • MDNA 2013 Buyer's Guide
  • Calendar of Events


  • Industry News
  • Study: Export Surge Could Help US Add 5 Million Factory Jobs by 2020
  • 3M to Build State-Of-The-Art Research Facility in Minnesota
  • Drilling Equipment Manufacturer Opens in Oklahoma City
  • Rock Valley College Shares $15 Million Grant to Boost Manufacturing Training
  • Spain's Boom-Era Building Gear Sold as Developers Cut Off
  • Study Finds Growing Skills Gap in Manufacturing in New England
  • Users No Longer Have to Settle for One-Size-Fits-All Solutions to Protect Bearings in Valuable Equipment
  • At Trade Show, Makers of Mining Equipment Push Cost-Savings
  • Auctioneer Helps People in Need With Gift of Gab
  • Heavy Machinery Manufacturers to Provide Dividend Growth Investors Heavy Returns




  •  MDNA News


    Membership Board Report
    The Following New Member Was Approved:
  • LiquiTec Industries, Incorporated/Accuval Associates (Auctioneer Branch, West Coast)

    The Following Owner Leaving to Form a New Company Was Approved:
  • James Graff, a principal of Graff-Pinkert & Co, Inc. is now the owner of Graff Machine Tools, LLC (Regular, Chicago)

    The Following Ownership Changes Were Accepted:
  • Corporate Assets Inc. is now owned by Ryan Haas. Ron Haas passed away in February 2011.
  • DiPaolo CNC Retrofit was previously solely owned by Claudia DiPaolo. Today, it is owned by Nelson Martins, Tina Martins and Claudia DiPaolo. Nelson Martins is the President of DiPaolo CNC Retrofit as well.

    The Following Resignations Were Accepted:
  • GPI Equipment, Inc. (New York/New Jersey)
  • Great American Group (New England)
  • Machine Resales, LLC (Detroit/Toledo)
  • Strong Machinery Corp. (Chicago)

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    MDNA 2013 Buyer's Guide
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    The official deadline for the MDNA 2013 Buyer's Guide has passed. MDNA Members who are interested in taking out an ad or taking advantage of your free or paid listings need to do so this week. Click here for more information.
         

     Calendar of Events

    Date Event Location
    Oct. 1 Canadian Chapter Meeting Junio's Italian Restaurant
    Concord, Ontario
    Oct. 3 Philadelphia Chapter Meeting A & A Machinery Sales
    Morrisville, Pa.
    Oct. 11 Chicago Chapter Meeting Strategic Solutions
    Libertyville, Ill.
    Oct. 18 Milwaukee/Minneapolis Chapter Meeting Wisconsin Metalworking Machinery
    Waukesha, Wis.
    Oct. 25 West Coast Chapter Meeting Fabricating Machinery Corp.
    Duarte, Calif.
    Oct. 26-27 Southeast Chapter Event River Inn of Harbor Town
    Memphis, Tenn.
    Oct. 30 New York/New Jersey Chapter Meeting Location TBD
    Oct. 30 New England Chapter Meeting C & A Machinery Inc.
    Norwood, Mass.

      For a complete list of upcoming events, click here.


     Industry News


    Study: Export Surge Could Help US Add 5 Million Factory Jobs by 2020
    Reuters    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Rising U.S. factory productivity, spurred by falling natural gas prices, could help the nation boost exports of products such as locomotives and factory machinery and add as many as 5 million manufacturing jobs by the decade's end, a new analysis found. High worker productivity and low energy prices driven by a surge in shale gas production will give the United States a cost advantage in exports against Western European rivals and Japan in the coming years, according to a Boston Consulting Group report. More

    3M to Build State-Of-The-Art Research Facility in Minnesota
    Star Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    In a nod to Minnesota, 3M Co. said that it will build a state-of-the-art research facility on its Maplewood, Minn., headquarters campus. Officials lauded the investment as an example of its ongoing commitment to global research and development. The move also emphasizes 3M's commitment to Minnesota, which CEO Inge Thulin has said will continue to be 3M's base even amid the company's global expansion. More

    Drilling Equipment Manufacturer Opens in Oklahoma City
    The Oklahoman    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Oil-field equipment manufacturer Centek celebrated the opening of its Oklahoma City headquarters. The company manufactures centralizers, which keep a drilling bit in the center of the well bore during oil and natural gas drilling operations. The new Oklahoma City company is a sister company to the British manufacturer by the same name, which ships centralizers to 46 countries. More

    Rock Valley College Shares $15 Million Grant to Boost Manufacturing Training
    Rockford Register Star    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Rock Valley College will use a $760,000 federal grant awarded this week to teach advanced manufacturing skills that would benefit the Belvidere Chrysler plant and other manufacturers that employ high-tech robotic machinery. It's part of a $15 million U.S. Department of Labor grant awarded to RVC and a consortium of 12 other schools to enhance manufacturing curriculum to better serve workplace needs. More

    Spain's Boom-Era Building Gear Sold as Developers Cut Off
    Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Angel Fernandez used to travel to the Netherlands to buy equipment for Spanish home builders when they were powering Europe's third-biggest construction market. Now he watches as buyers come to take diggers, excavators and trucks to countries where they won't just gather dust. Standing in a sunburned field in Ocana, a 90-minute drive south of Madrid, 41-year-old Fernandez looks on as never-used construction equipment is sold at discounts of as much as 20 percent through Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. More

    Study Finds Growing Skills Gap in Manufacturing in New England
    Bradenton Herald    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    New England Machinery has been hiring for some time now. The packaging machine maker in Bradenton is trying to fill eight openings, and with fewer than 50 employees, the inability to do so has begun to wear on production. Despite a job market where the unemployment rate flirts with double-digits, a growing number of local manufacturers say they're struggling to find qualified employees. More

    Users No Longer Have to Settle for One-Size-Fits-All Solutions to Protect Bearings in Valuable Equipment
    Manufacturing.net    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Have you ever heard a high-pitched whine from an electric motor? Have you seen a bearing fail due to inadequate lubrication or contamination? How about a contact oil seal that has damaged your equipment? If so, chances are that a non-contact bearing isolator is available for your situation. More

    At Trade Show, Makers of Mining Equipment Push Cost-Savings
    The Wall Street Journal (subscription)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Companies that sell equipment and services to mining companies have geared up for a boom — just in time to see miners cut capital spending due to weak commodity prices. The MINExpo International trade show is billed as the largest collection of mining equipment ever gathered. The number of exhibitors total 1,890, up 45 percent from the previous show four years ago, and cover 860,000 square feet of exhibitions, up nearly 40 percent from the last show. More

    Auctioneer Helps People in Need With Gift of Gab
    Coshocton Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Auctioneer Scott Olds enjoys using his skills to help people in need through benefit auctions. Olds studied to be an auctioneer in 2001 at an auction school in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Since that time, he has led auctions in Mount Vernon, New Castle and Heath, Conn. Olds has performed multiple benefit auctions. Those auctions include helping adults and children with medical problems, families whose houses have burned down and, recently, a child who was hit by a truck. More

    Heavy Machinery Manufacturers to Provide Dividend Growth Investors Heavy Returns
    Seeking Alpha    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    While machinery manufacturers are not often on the minds of most individuals, for investors, perhaps they should be. The heavy duty trucks, construction and farm equipment, provided by these manufacturers are essential for economic development. As construction spending in the US begins to recover, heavy machinery manufacturers should stand to gain from the increased spending. More


     



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