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We are looking forward to seeing everyone at this year's Convention in Orlando next month. Please note: Disney counts every attendee at every event and does not allow any on-site registration. Just because you have booked a hotel room, does not mean that you have registered for MDNA's Convention.
Please review this list. If your name is not included, you are not yet registered.
See who has registered for MDNA's Convention here.
To Register for MDNA's Convention quickly go online here
or you may also print the PDF form and fax/mail it in to the MDNA office.
Hotel BoardWalk Inn
block/discount deadline has now passed. However, if you call the hotel they may still honor the discounted rate if there are still rooms available. Call to reserve your room: (407) 934-7639
View the Schedule of Events here.
For all links and more information on MDNA’s Convention as it develops, please visit this page on our Calendar of Events.
|Scholarship Application 2017-2018
The scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 academic year have been mailed. Completed applications must be received by May 15, 2017, at the MDNA headquarters for consideration for the following Fall Semester.
Download the 2017-2018 Scholarship Applications here.
Ray Roberts Raffle for the Austin D. Lucas Scholarship Fund
The Scholarship Fund is selling raffle tickets as their primary fundraiser for 2017. Only 300 tickets are sold at $100 each. The winner receives $10,000. Other monetary prizes are given totaling $15,000.
Contact the person within your Chapter selling Raffle Tickets here.
Get your tickets today!
The drawing will be held at the MDNA Convention in Orlando, FL.
|PROSPECTIVE Premier Vendor
The Premier Vendor networking and marketing program is designed to strengthen and broaden the relationships between MDNA Members and our key industry supporting vendors. Below is our next applicant. Please review the information to see full details about the company.
The Review Committee will be considering this company next week. If you have any concerns about this Premier Vendor Applicant, please notify the MDNA National Office by Friday, April 28th
Premier Vendor Applicant: Machine Tool Bids
Address: 1639 W Walnut St., Chicago, IL 60612
Year Established: 2012
Name of Principal(s) or Owner(s): Paul Golec
Name of Active Manager(s): Paul Golec, Chris Dreiling and Anne Winslow
Name of Customer Contact: Chris Dreiling
Sponsors: Silverlight CNC, Inc. (Jeff Katzbeck) and Used Solutions Inc. (Mark Mammen)
General Description of Business:
Machine Tool Bids helps end users, financial institutions and machinery dealers liquidate assets through: direct purchase, brokerage, and auction to speed up the liquidation process.
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 — April 20th
Detroit/Toledo Golf Outing — July 10th
See Full Events Calendar Below
Mark your calendar for 11 a.m. EDT May 11th to participate in a free online demo of the Locator Customer & Inventory Management System™ (CIMS).
We've added several new features in Version 3.4 so now is the perfect time for your company to join us!
Locator CIMS offers easy, secure access with a Web front-end that features cutting edge technology & functionality. Since it is a web based application you can literally manage your entire customer and inventory base from anywhere. With a few clicks, you can choose a customer and specific machines to generate a custom email quote complete with photos and terms & conditions. The system will capture all the quote information for future reference or to re-quote later. Plus, you can do away with multiple data entries. Enter your machine information just once and it will populate your website and send advertising automatically to other sites such as LocatorOnline.com. The price is right! MDNA members get a substantial discount and you can even choose a 12-month payment plan option.
If you are still using an in-house application or older technology system and would like to migrate to a newer state of the art system simply call Jim Bowman at 703-683-5957 or email JBowman@locatoronline.com to register for this exciting event.
Not available on the 11th? Just call ahead of time and we'll be happy to schedule a private demonstration suited to your schedule. In either case, don't miss out on this opportunity; call us today.
C & A Machinery has moved to:
100 Broadway, Norwood, MA 02062
MDNA's Marketing Manager, Jennifer Gray and her husband, Jason Calcagno are expecting their first child due this September.
Please visit our Calendar of Events page here!
The Associated Press via U.S. News & World Report
A study by a University of Wisconsin-Madison economics professor finds that a tax credit critics argue is too expensive has helped grow manufacturing jobs in the state. The study of the Manufacturing and Agriculture Tax Credit released Wednesday was done by professor Noah Williams. He also served as an adviser to Gov. Scott Walker's presidential campaign. Walker is a backer of the tax credit and signed it into law in 2011.
Manufacturing Business Technology
Few aspects of the manufacturing process remain untouched by the dramatic changes of smart technology and digitalization strategies – quality control included. What was once an easily defined, compartmentalized field in the industry, has been turned upside down, stretched, and blurred into something vast and complex. As manufacturers struggle to update their overall shop floor processes, they must also take time to update their quality control methods.
Mini motorcycle and go-kart maker Monster Moto made a big bet on U.S. manufacturing by moving assembly to this Louisiana town in 2016 from China. But it will be a long ride before it can stamp its products "Made in USA." The loss of nearly one out four U.S. factories in the last two decades means parts for its bike frames and engines must be purchased in China, where the manufacturing supply chain moved years ago.
Before the Industrial Revolution, custom products were handmade by highly skilled individuals. Basic products that most people have in their homes today were very expensive and considered luxuries because of the time and skill that it took to make just one. What the Industrial Revolution brought about was the ability to mass-produce identical items. The result? Millions of units of a single product could be manufactured in short amount of time, increasing availability and reducing the cost for consumers.
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