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Register Now (WWTP)
Curious what's on the agenda for
Weekend With The Pros this Year? Here's the Run-Down of where we'll be headed!

Friday's Run-Down
Miller Brewery Tour
Harley-Davidson Museum®

Saturday's Run-Down
Bentley World-Packaging
Acieta
Concept Machine Tool
Weldall Manufacturing, Inc.
Wisconsin Metalworking Machinery Inc.

Read More about WWTP here and Don't Miss Early Bird Pricing!

Join MDNA for this year's Weekend With The Pros in conjunction with both the B.O.S.S. Seminar and AMEA USPAP! That's three great events, all at one location (Milwaukee) so you can save time and money.

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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. Click on the Chapter meeting for more details:

Detroit/Toledo Chapter Meeting — Sept. 16
Chicago Chapter Meeting — Sept. 17
Philly Chapter Meeting & Tour — Sept. 17
Ohio Valley Chapter Meeting — Sept. 22
Save The Date, Cleveland Chapter Meeting — Oct. 6
Save The Date, Canadian Chapter Meeting — Oct. 21
Save The Date, West Coast Chapter Meeting — Oct. 22
Southern Regional Chapter Tour — Nov. 13
Save The Date, Detroit/Toledo Chapter — Nov. 18
Save The Date, Chicago Chapter Meeting — Nov. 19
Save The Date, Cleveland Chapter Holiday Party — Dec. 4
Save The Date, Ohio Valley Holiday Party — Dec. 7
Save The Date, Detroit/Toledo Chapter Christmas Party — Dec. 11
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Wants & For Sales
Available in the Member's Only Back Office under Sales Leads. You must login to view this information.

Login here for the Cleveland Chapter Meeting dated Sept. 2, 2015.
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LOCATOR
Is your current system still keeping you up at night?
Are you concerned that one day soon you will not be able to access your data and it will be trapped in your system never to be seen or heard from again? Are you worried that day could be today? Are your support calls going unanswered, unreturned or unacknowledged? Chances are that if you are using outdated technology, you answered "Yes" to many if not all of these questions.

Don't let aging technology and non-existent customer support keep you up at night. At Locator Services, we have successfully migrated data from marginally supported systems for years. Whether your system is an in-house legacy system or built on archaic technology that is no longer supported, we can help you.
  • Use a Web interface that works like a website, using the same navigation logic so it's easy to learn and is accessible from ANYWHERE you have Internet connectivity!
  • Capture customer information, including contacts, contact information, machinery types, machines owned, quote history, custom search codes and more.
  • Record inventory details, location, photos, video link, quote and advertising destinations.
  • Quote machines with photo links directly in email messages.
  • Quote one or several people, or send information to a distribution list.
  • Add custom fields for customers, inventory and wanteds, as well as manage administrative settings and users.
  • Use Web Services to populate your website and send information to advertising destinations like Locator.
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. He would also be happy to schedule an online demonstration of the software for you at your earliest convenience. MDNA members may qualify for a 10 percent discount! 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. He would also be happy to schedule an online demonstration of the software for you at your earliest convenience. MDNA members may qualify for a 10 percent discount!
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Good and Welfare

Condolences

Takeo (Ted) Okado, of MDNA member firm Dale International Corporation, passed away in March.

Congratulations

Congratulations to Mark Robinson Executive Vice President of MDNA on the birth of a granddaughter, Annabelle Denise Baker, on Sept. 4.

Congratulations to Richard Bass of MDNA member firm Rudolf Bass Inc. on the birth of a grandson, Oliver Bass, on Sept. 3.

Congratulations to Terry and Erika Yoder of MDNA member firm Yoder Machinery Co. on the birth of a granddaughter, Margaux Elise Sandretto, on Sept. 2.
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Please visit our Calendar of Events page here!

Date Event Location
Sept. 16 Detroit/Toledo Chapter Meeting Romulus, MI
Sept. 17 Chicago Chapter Meeting Northbrook, IL
Sept. 22 Ohio Valley Chapter Meeting Cincinnati, OH
Oct. 6 Save The Date, Cleveland Chapter Meeting Solon, OH
Oct. 15-18 Weekend With The Pros, B.O.S.S., AMEA USPAP Milwaukee, WI
Oct. 21 Save The Date, Canadian Chapter Meeting Canada
Oct. 22 Save The Date, West Coast Chapter Meeting Fullerton, CA
Nov. 9-12 MDNA To Exhibit At FABTECH 2015 Chicago, IL
Nov. 13 Southern Regional Chapter Tour Statesville, NC
Nov. 18 Save The Date, Detroit/Toledo Chapter Detroit/Toledo
Nov. 19 Save The Date, Chicago Chapter Meeting Elk Grove Village, IL
Dec. 4 Save The Date, Cleveland Chapter Holiday Party Cleveland, OH
Dec. 7 Save The Date, Ohio Valley Holiday Party OH
Dec. 11 Save The Date, Detroit/Toledo Chapter Christmas Party Detroit/Toledo
May 5-8, 2016 MDNA's 75th Annual Convention Colorado Springs, CO


 Industry News


Arkansas shows how regulations can stymie manufacturing growth
By Alan Kelsky
In 2004, Arkansas' manufacturing industry was ranked 34th in the United States. A decade later, it was still stuck at 34th. The U.S. Department of Commerce reports that Arkansas' manufacturing industry has grown at a dismal rate — lower than 1 percent annually since 2002. As the state's Economic Development Commission tries to woo new business with promises of a skilled workforce and business-friendly environment, folks who have studied manufacturing in Arkansas disagree.
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MIT joins $171 million public-private consortium on manufacturing flexible electronics
MIT News
MIT is one of several universities in Massachusetts that will support a new federal initiative to boost manufacturing innovation in the area of flexible hybrid electronics, a high-potential new generation of electronics that are still in the early stages of development.
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3 ways wearables will change manufacturing
CIO
Feeling skeptical that wearable technology will ever catch on in manufacturing shops? So are many of the respondents to the recent State of Manufacturing Technology Report, a study that includes data from more than 130 manufacturers across the country.
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Etsy welcomes manufacturers to artisanal fold
The New York Times
This fall, Etsy is set to introduce Etsy Manufacturing, a new service in the United States and Canada that matches sellers like Ms. Goodall with small manufacturers. It is a bid by the company, which went public in April, to help its small sellers expand their businesses.
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