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MDNA News
  • Register today for MDNA Chicago Chapter/IMTS Dinner Reception
  • PROSPECT MEMBERS
  • MDNA News
  • The Kentucky Bourbon & Beer Trail Chapter Event
  • LOCATOR
  • CHAPTER MEETINGS
  • Good and Welfare
  • Premier Vendors
  • Wants & For Sales
  • Calendar of Events



  • Industry News
  • Advanced manufacturing expertise key to future
  • 3-D manufacturing: New weapon for US economy
  • Obama manufacturing jobs proposal slammed by unions
  • Industrial production: The state of the union
  • Innovation hubs are accelerating American manufacturing
  • Technology revitalizes company's manufacturing
  • Manufacturing expands for 14th straight month



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    Register today for MDNA Chicago Chapter/IMTS Dinner Reception

    Chicago Chapter invites you to REGISTER now for the best attended chapter dinner meeting and networking event of its kind. With over two hundred dealers from around the world including members and premier vendors this is sure to be the largest opportunity to network of the year. Don't miss it. Register here.

    We invite you to participate in the event sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact Chicago Chapter Officers, Bob Yeoman 574-536-3400 or John Josko 847-247-9938.

    Location: MDNA Chicago Chapter/IMTS Dinner Meeting will be held at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago, 221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601, U.S.A.
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    PROSPECT MEMBERS

    Below are companies who have applied for membership in the MDNA. If approved at the chapter level, the board of directors will vote on them at an upcoming meeting. If you have any questions or comments, or if you have done business with them, please contact MDNA at 1.703.836.9300.

    West Coast Chapter
    MachineStation – Regular
    5861 Pine Avenue, Chino Hills, CA
    Phone: (909) 927-4788
    sudheer@machinestation.us
    www.machinestation.us
    Principal(s): Sudheer Saluja, CEO
    Specialty: Metal Cutting – Metal Forming
    Established: January 2014/parent company has been in the business since 2008
    Sponsor: Wheeler Machinery Sales, Inc., Grand Marshall Machinery, Inc.

    West Coast Chapter
    SEEMA Engineers – International
    457/3, Hosur Main Road, Chandapura, Bangalore,
    Phone: (+91) 80 27834009
    seemaengineers@gmail.com, info@seemaengineers.com
    www.seemaengineers.com
    Principal(s): Manikumar. G, Owner, Chitra Kumar, Admin Manager
    Specialty: All types of heavy engineering machines
    Established: 1997
    Sponsor: Prestige Equipment Corp., Electro Motion U.K. (Export) Ltd
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    The Kentucky Bourbon & Beer
    Trail Chapter Event


    Ohio Valley & Cleveland Chapters invite you all to sign up now, you won't want to miss this!

    Find out more information and RSVP HERE.

    Sept. 26-27, 2014

    The tour is open to all members on a first come first serve basis. Only 50 spots are available!
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    LOCATOR

    Have you updated your listings yet for the Locator September print directory? Try mixing it up a little and make your machine descriptions unique so they stand out from the crowd! Add character to your descriptions and give them life by using descriptive adjectives, shortening the description, or anything else that might make it different from its neighboring listings. Once the buyer calls you then you can expand on the detailed specifications of the machine. The Locator directory's circulation totals 100,000 and is a controlled list targeted specifically to the metalworking industry. An additional 40,000 recipients are notified each month electronically. The directory targets prospective buyers in both the United States and Canada, so it's a great way to keep your machines in the public eye in Canada while you sort out your email strategy under the new CASL regulations. To update your listings simply follow this link and login through your Dealers' Back Office. Click on Add Listings and flag the machines you would like to include in the September Edition. Don't miss out, deadline is close of business August 11th.

    If you would like to discuss the advantages of putting a display ad in our directory 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 & marketing strategy and discuss which products and services would work best for you.
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    CHAPTER MEETINGS

    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 that are scheduled. Click on the Chapter meeting for more details:

    Chicago Chapter Event\Cubs Rooftop Game — Aug. 8

    Chicago Chapter Dinner & Meeting — Sept. 8

    Ohio Valley & Cleveland Chapters Event — Sept. 26-27
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    Good and Welfare

    It is with deep sadness that we inform you that Fritz Rohner, the CEO and founder of MDNA member firm Rohner Machinery and father of Chris Rohner and Peter Rohner, passed away after losing his battle with cancer on Tuesday, July 29. Rohner Machinery was established in 1984 and has been with MDNA since 2009.

    There will be a private viewing and service.

    Please extend your thoughts and prayers to the family.
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    Premier Vendors

    The Premier Vendor networking and marketing program is designed to strengthen and broaden the relationships between MDNA Members and our key industry supporting vendors.

    See the Premier Vendor Application.
    To learn more about becoming one please visit us here.
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    Wants & For Sales

    Click here for Chicago Chapter Meeting — July 17
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    CALENDAR OF EVENTS


    Date Event Location
    Aug. 8 Chicago Chapter Event/Cubs Rooftop Game
    Chicago, IL
    Sept. 7-9 MDNA/Locator Services, Inc./AMEA/Austin D. Lucas Scholarship Fund Meetings
    Radisson Blue Aqua Chicago, IL
    Sept. 8 MDNA/IMTS/Chicago Chapter Dinner & Meeting
    Chicago, IL
    Sept. 8-13 IMTS 2014 McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
    Sept. 26-27 Ohio Valley & Cleveland Chapters Event Hyatt Regency Lexington, KY


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    Industrial production: The state of the union
    By Stephanie McKenzie
    In the United States, industrial production in the manufacturing industry rose by 0.6 percent in May. This is a bounce back from a 0.1 percent decline in April, as reported by the Federal Reserve Board.

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    Will the decline of manufacturing jobs damage social mobility?
    Brookings Institution
    The United States is falling short on two fronts: the generation of upward social mobility and the generation of quality manufacturing jobs. Are they connected?

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    A look at manufacturing activity in the US
    Forbes
    For the last three years, manufacturing activity has been growing more rapidly than the overall U.S. economic GDP. This is the first time this has happened in more than 50 years.

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    INDUSTRY NEWS


    Advanced manufacturing expertise key to future
    Forbes
    Nationally, manufacturing comprises about 12 percent of U.S. gross domestic product. Major cities across the country make up that total, naturally, and HSBC released a new report today showing how Chicago is one of those cities with manufacturing making up 90 percent of the state’s total exports, totaling $63 billion in 2012.
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    3-D manufacturing: New weapon for US economy
    Information Week
    In 2014 we are not thinking seriously enough of how 3-D printing, otherwise known as additive manufacturing, can bring such change to our economy — because it can! If we are not thinking of ways to bring about U.S. manufacturing independence with the aid of additive manufacturing, we are not thinking big enough.
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    Obama manufacturing jobs proposal slammed by unions
    International Business Times
    A decade ago, as the United States hemorrhaged manufacturing jobs, the federal government considered reclassifying fast food as a manufacturing industry. Sound ludicrous? Today, with the manufacturing sector still ailing, the federal government wants to take something called "factoryless goods" and categorize the firms that make them as manufacturers. As part of the plan, the government could also classify some foreign-manufactured goods as U.S. exports.
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    Industrial production: The state of the union
    By Stephanie McKenzie
    In the United States, industrial production in the manufacturing industry rose by 0.6 percent in May. This is a bounce back from a 0.1 percent decline in April, as reported by the Federal Reserve Board. Overall, industrial production has gone up 2.8 percent since January and has had an overall 3.6 percent growth in the past year. With increased consumer confidence, the demand for industrial production has been seeing steady gains and looks set to continue to do so for quite some time.
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    Innovation hubs are accelerating American manufacturing
    Forbes
    There's a renaissance underway in American manufacturing. Even as rising wages and energy costs in China are leading more U.S. companies to bring manufacturing stateside, economic indicators point towards real industrial progress. The Institute for Supply Management’s monthly Report on Business shows that 15 of 18 manufacturing industries grew in June, and a composite index based on five industry indicators shows a steady expansion in manufacturing for the 13th consecutive month.
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    Technology revitalizes company's manufacturing
    The Washington Times
    Accumold in Ankeny sits on an 82,000-square-foot facility and has been around for roughly 29 years. "Many think it's the Henry Ford assembly line," said Grace Swanson, Accumold's vice president of human capital. "Our folks are wearing clean-room gowns and work with very high-tech robotics and a lot of cameras." Company leaders also have connected with state initiatives as manufacturing continues to modernize.
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    Manufacturing expands for 14th straight month
    The Associated Press via USA Today
    U.S. manufacturing expanded for the 14th straight month in July. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, reports that its manufacturing index rose to 57.1, up from 55.3 in June.
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