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The MDNA Public Relations Committee is looking for talented writers to submit useful technical style articles aimed at MDNA customers on used machinery & equipment to be published on MDNA.org. All members with any experience writing are encouraged to participate. Past articles submitted by member firms have attracted thousands of views per month with a non-expiring shelf life! You and your company name will be credited in the byline and linked back to your website.
Requirements of Submissions:
All articles can be submitted by email for review to Jennifer Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Articles must be no longer than 600 words
- Articles must include 1-3 images related to the topic
- Articles are subject to editing by MDNA
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Check out some of these example articles and more info here
In the Member's Only Back Office:
Wants & For Sales from the May Board Meeting and Southern Regional Chapter Meeting will be available on the MDNA website on Wednesday, May 10th.
|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.
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 Day At The Races — June 16th
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.
Please visit our Calendar of Events page here!
Manufacturing technology orders continued to make gains in March, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report from AMT — The Association For Manufacturing Technology.
Orders were up 34.8 percent compared to February, and up 3.3 percent compared to March 2016. Orders for March 2017 totaled $407.53 million, up from $302.27 million in February. Year-to-date orders total $961.13 million, down 1.4 percent from the same point in 2016.
The U.K. could enhance its standing as a modern manufacturing powerhouse if the government to be elected next month commits to a long-term, ambitious industrial strategy, according to the manufacturers' organization EEF.
But in 'Making the Future, Making Britain Great' — manufacturing's manifesto for the June 8 general election — EEF warns that Brexit could derail economic growth unless a comprehensive trade deal is reached with Europe.
Since the financial crisis, the economy has never been called robust, but it may be in the longest expansion on record, with a couple more years to go.
Goldman Sachs economists said, in a recent note, that their model shows an increased 31 percent chance for a U.S. recession in the next nine quarters. That number is rising. But it's a good news, bad news story, and the good news is there is now a two-thirds chance that the recovery will be the longest on record.
Massachusetts' Worcester City Council has approved another tax-relief plan in the South Worcester Industrial Park, bringing more development to the once-vacant industrial wasteland.
The Armory Business Center LLC. will be exempted from an average of 70 percent on the increased valuation of the property over the next 20 years. The company plans to invest nearly $1.6 million into the plot of land with a current assessed value of $75,000.
Bloomberg via The Denver Post
Auto workers may be getting some extra time off around Independence Day, but they won't be celebrating. They'll know it means sales are weak and that profits — and profit-sharing checks — could be shrinking.
Manufacturers used to shut plants for a week or two in July for maintenance and to keep inventories in check. As sales boomed in recent years, most factories cranked out cars without a break.
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