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MDNA News
  • MDNA Public Relations Committee introduces our new membership video
  • MDNA member spotlight interview with Craig L. Ward
  • Government Relations — Affordable Care Act update
  • MDNA's newest member benefit
  • 2013 Weekend with the Pros XXI
  • Prospective members
  • Chapter meetings
  • Wants & For Sales
  • Good and welfare
  • AMEA 7-hour USPAP
  • Calendar of Events



  • Industry News
  • Do efficiency standards create manufacturing jobs?
  • A simple follow-up system to create more profit in your business
  • The manufacturing renaissance and the middle class
  • Chicago index increases in sign US manufacturing improving



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    MDNA Public Relations Committee introduces our new membership video
    MDNA
    You know you're MDNA and you know the value of the networking, educational opportunities, advocacy, branding and code of ethics. But as everyone knows, it can sometimes be difficult to quickly explain these benefits to your nonmember partners that you deal with every day. Yet, all of you know companies that should be members of our Association. The MDNA Public Relations Committee has addressed this by developing a short video that explains the value of membership. Committee Chair Melissa Schroeder-Engelhart is asking that you all go onto YouTube and watch the video. Hit the "like" button while you are there and, if you have a YouTube account, add it to your play list. Otherwise just keep this video link handy. The next time you are talking to a company that should be a part of the MDNA family, just show them the video or email them the video link. This video does the recruiting for you.
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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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    Government Relations — Affordable Care Act update
    MDNA
    On Sept. 26, the Obama Administration announced a one-month delay — to Nov. 1 — in the date that the Small Business Health Options Program Marketplaces — SHOP Exchanges — operated by the Federal Department of Health & Human Services will be open for small-employer enrollment. SHOP Marketplaces are open to employers with 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees.
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    MDNA's newest member benefit
    MDNA
    We are proud to introduce our new Members Only MDNA Online Auction Service. This is a great new tool to help you sell your inventory and consignment machinery. MDNA is always looking for new membership services for the association that will help MDNA members run their businesses more successfully. Additionally, MDNA is always interested in ways to generate nondues revenue to enhance the membership experience through education, networking events, marketing and other member services. We believe this member service accomplishes this in a grand way.

    To see the MDNA Auction marketing flyer click here. To see a sample of the MDNA Auction click here.



    2013 Weekend with the Pros XXI
    MDNA
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    Prospective members
    MDNA
    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 703-836-9300.

    Cleveland Chapter
    Bradford Equipment Inc. — Regular

    6777 Danah Court, Fort Myers, FL 33908
    Phone: 239-454-2756
    Fax: 239-454-2758
    john@ufdy.com
    www.ufdy.com
    Principal(s): John Helm
    Specialty: Foundry & Steel Mill
    Established: 1991
    Sponsors: Lee Stevens Machinery Inc. (Regular MDNA member since 1957); FL Sales Inc. (Regular MDNA member since 1998)


    New England Chapter
    Steven Finn Companies LLC — Auctioneer

    331 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02116
    Phone: 339-226-1486
    Fax: 617-266-5170
    Smf331b@gmail.com
    www.finnauction.com
    Principal(s): Steven Finn
    Specialty: Industrial, Process, High Tech
    Established: 2012
    Sponsors: Capital Recovery Group (Auctioneer MDNA member since 2000); Absolute Machinery Corp. (Regular MDNA member since 2005)


    Southwest Chapter
    Hillary Machinery LLC — Regular

    5415 S. 101 St. E. Ave., Tulsa, OK 74146
    Phone: 918-706-4191
    Fax: 918-512-4076
    jeff@hillaryllc.com
    www.hillaryinc.com
    Principal(s): Jeff Messenger, Troy Owen, Doug Weber
    Specialty: CNC Lathes, Mills, HBM, etc.
    Established: 2010
    Sponsors: Machinery Management (Regular MDNA member since 2008); Great American Equipment Co. (Regular MDNA member since 1990); Universal Metalworking Equipment (Regular MDNA member since 1965)




    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:

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

    West Coast Chapter Event - Oct. 17 - click here for details...

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



    Wants & For Sales
    MDNA
    Click here for Detroit/Toledo Chapter Meeting

    Click here for Chicago Chapter Meeting



    Good and welfare
    MDNA
    It is with deep sadness that I inform you that Lorraine Wade passed away Sept. 13. She was the mother-in-law of Dan Wheeler, of MDNA member firm Wheeler Machinery Sales. Please extend your thoughts and prayers to the family.

    It is with deep sadness that I inform you that Charles Edward Allen "Chuck" passed away Sept. 28. He was the father of Matt Allen, of MDNA member firm Advanced Jones Machinery Co. Inc. Please extend your thoughts and prayers to the family.



    AMEA 7-hour USPAP
    MDNA

    AMEA will be hosting a seven-hour USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) course in conjunction with MDNA's Weekend with the Pros.

    When: Oct. 24
    Where: Aloft Cleveland Downtown
    Hotel: 1111 W 10th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113




    CALENDAR OF EVENTS


    Date Event Location
    Oct. 9 Detroit/Toledo Chapter Meeting
    Westbrook Engineering, Warren, MI
    Oct. 17 West Coast Chapter Event
    American Auctioneers Group, S. El Monte, CA
    Oct. 24 AMEA 7-Hour USPAP
    Aloft Downtown Cleveland, OH
    Oct. 24-26 WWTP XXI - Aloft Downtown Cleveland, OH
    Aloft Downtown Cleveland, OH
    Nov. 8-9
    Southeast Chapter Event T.J. Snow Co. Inc, Chattanooga, TN
    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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    MDNA Public Relations Committee introduces our new membership video
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    You know you're MDNA and you know the value of the networking, educational opportunities, advocacy, branding and code of ethics. But as everyone knows, it can sometimes be difficult to quickly explain these benefits to your nonmember partners that you deal with every day. Yet, all of you know companies that should be members of our Association. The MDNA Public Relations Committee has addressed this by developing a short video that explains the value of membership.

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    MDNA's newest member benefit
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    We are proud to introduce our new members only MDNA Online Auction Service. This is a great new tool to help you sell your inventory and consignment machinery. MDNA is always looking for new membership services for the association that will help MDNA members run their businesses more successfully. Additionally, MDNA is always interested in ways to generate non-dues revenue to enhance the membership experience through education, networking events, marketing and other member services.

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    INDUSTRY NEWS


    Do efficiency standards create manufacturing jobs?
    Midwest Energy News
    The 2009 federal stimulus program put thousands of contractors and tradespeople to work weatherizing low-income homes and retrofitting government buildings. A new report by a Wisconsin nonprofit suggests such investments in energy efficiency may also play a role in growing manufacturing jobs, too.
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    A simple follow-up system to create more profit in your business
    By Sydni Craig-Hart
    How many times have you attended a networking event, had a number of great conversations with ideal prospects, collected a bunch of business cards and never followed up? Perhaps more times than you'd care to admit. You likely missed out on a number of key opportunities to deepen connections that could lead to an increase in revenue, a joint venture or more visibility for your business. You can make the decision today to commit to implementing a system to follow up on all leads, so you don't miss out on any future opportunities.
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    The manufacturing renaissance and the middle class
    Computer World
    Is the United States in the midst of, or on the brink of, a manufacturing renaissance? Will the rebirth of the manufacturing sector help rebuild our country's middle class? It may be too early to accurately answer these questions but one thing is clear. A thriving manufacturing sector and a growing middle class are critical to our innovation and economic success.
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    Chicago index increases in sign US manufacturing improving
    Bloomberg
    Business activity in the U.S. expanded more than forecast in September, reaching a four-month high and adding to signs of a rebound in manufacturing that will help underpin the world's biggest economy. The MNI Chicago Report business barometer rose to 55.7 from 53 in August. Numbers greater than 50 signal expansion. The median forecast of economists in a Bloomberg survey was 54. Manufacturing, which makes up about 12 percent of the economy, is expanding as demand for automobiles, construction materials and appliances keeps assembly lines busy.
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