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MDNA News
  • FABTECH 2013 Returns to Chicago
  • Chapter meetings
  • Calendar of Events



  • Industry News
  • Manufacturing's renaissance depends on skilled workers
  • Manufacturing in Texas remains in growth mode
  • British manufacturing jobs 'could go to China, Japan And Brazil' unless government changes strategy
  • Top 10 loss control tips for 2013: Eye injury safety programs
  • The shutdown takes its toll on U.S. manufacturing
  • Manufacturing safety guidelines
  • Why 3-D printing could be a manufacturing and logistics game changer
  • How to be a successful entrepreneur: Pick your friends wisely


  • FABTECH 2013 Returns to Chicago
    FABTECH
    North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event will be held Nov. 18-21 at the North and South Halls of McCormick Place in Chicago. The upcoming event is expected to cover more than 550,000 net square feet and anticipates more than 35,000 attendees and 1,500 exhibiting companies.
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    Chapter meetings
    MDNA
    All members are encouraged to attend Chapter meetings and all members are invited to attend meetings outside their own Chapter. The following are upcoming Chapter events that are scheduled. Click on the chapter meeting for more details on each event:

    Southeast Chapter Event - Nov. 8-9 - click here for details...

    Detroit/Toledo Chapter Meeting - Nov. 9 - click here for details...

    Chicago Chapter Meeting - Nov. 21 - click here for details...



    CALENDAR OF EVENTS


    Date Event Location
    Nov. 8-9
    Southeast Chapter Event T.J. Snow Co. Inc, Chattanooga, TN
    Nov. 9
    Detroit/Toledo Chapter Meeting Tramar Industries, Farmington Hills, MI
    Nov. 21
    Chicago Chapter Meeting Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
    Jan. 24-26, 2014
    January Board Meeting Naples Waldorf Astoria, FL
    March 20-22, 2014 AMEA Forum
    Pittsburgh Airport Marriott, PA
    April 24-27, 2014
    73rd MDNA 2014 Convention JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, AZ
    Sept. 6-9, 2014 September Board Meeting
    Radisson Blue Aqua Chicago, IL


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    FABTECH 2013 Returns to Chicago
    FABTECH
    North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event will be held Nov. 18-21 at the North and South Halls of McCormick Place in Chicago. The upcoming event is expected to cover more than 550,000 net square feet and anticipates more than 35,000 attendees and 1,500 exhibiting companies.

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    Connecting the youth with the next generation of manufacturing
    The Huffington Post
    What if you told your kids there was a place where they could hold ideas in the palms of their hands? A place where shiny materials delivered by trucks, rails, planes and boats from around the globe are transformed into fun and exciting toys. Where humans and machines are on the same team and teach one another new things every day. They might not believe it when you tell them that place is a manufacturing facility, but National Manufacturing Day, held Oct. 4, aimed to help change that.

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    MDNA member spotlight interview with Craig L. Ward
    MDNA
    Craig L. Ward, general manager of F.P. Miller Co., has been with the company for more than 27 years. He is a very active member of the MDNA on the local and national level. Even after 27 years, Craig still loves going to work every day and doing the deals.

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    Manufacturing's renaissance depends on skilled workers
    Manufacturing.net
    Global shifts in costs, processes and consumer purchasing habits put the U.S. in a position to revitalizing its manufacturing sector and enhance businesses and industry at home. The only thing missing is enough skilled workers to maintain the momentum.
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    Manufacturing in Texas remains in growth mode
    UPI
    The Dallas Federal Reserve Bank said Texas manufacturing production expanded in October at a faster pace than September. The production index for the state rose from 11.5 to 13.3, "suggesting output increased at a slightly faster pace than in September," the Fed said. Component indexes for new orders, capacity utilization and shipments also moved "further into positive territory," the Dallas branch of the Federal Reserve said.
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    British manufacturing jobs 'could go to China, Japan And Brazil' unless government changes strategy
    The Huffington Post
    Britain risks losing thousands of skilled manufacturing jobs to countries like China, Japan and Brazil unless the government takes on a more ambitious industrial strategy, a think-tank has warned. Civitas has called on the government to follow the activist approach seen in the decades following World War II and intervene in the aerospace and automotive sectors as other countries pour money into similar industries.
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    Top 10 loss control tips for 2013: Eye injury safety programs
    By Dennis Truitt
    Frequently, eye injuries fall into a very close second place behind hands and fingers in the workplace. It is typical to see these accidents taking up about 15 percent of the injuries sustained to worker body parts. Interestingly, many of these injuries are easily preventable. In fact, most of the incidents that are cited involved either failing to wear eye protection, or failing to select the correct type of eye protection. You can prevent a lot of incidents by conducting a hazard assessment to determine company needs.
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    The shutdown takes its toll on US manufacturing
    Wall St. Cheat Sheet
    Industrial production in the United States sputtered into a slightly higher gear in September. The U.S. Federal Reserve reported that its index for industrial production — the IPI, which measures output from the manufacturing, mining, electric, and gas industries — increased from 99.5 in August to 100 in September, bringing the index in line with its 2007 average for the first time since the financial crisis.
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    Manufacturing safety guidelines
    Houston Chronicle
    Safety should be the No. 1 priority for management and operators in a production facility. While the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is tasked with inspecting manufacturing facilities for safety and hazard violations, the agency only has around 2,200 inspectors nationwide to conduct these inspections. This puts the responsibility for safety on individual companies. By adhering to certain safety guidelines, the management and safety-related staff of these companies can be confident that they are ensuring the safety of their staff.
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    Why 3-D printing could be a manufacturing and logistics game changer
    Manufacturing Business Technology
    In October of 1913, Henry Ford's entire automobile factory began building its vehicles using a continuously moving assembly line. This revolutionary step changed the manufacturing game at the time, cutting the production time for the Model T down from more than 12 hours to fewer than six from start to finish. Could 3-D printing — also called additive manufacturing — revolutionize the production industry to the same extent as Ford's assembly line?
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    How to be a successful entrepreneur: Pick your friends wisely
    Forbes
    Have you ever looked around your group of friends and thought wow — these people are truly amazing?! If not, you could be hurting your business.
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