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MDNA News
  • Auction Reports
  • Prospective Premier Vendor
  • Chapter Meetings
  • Wants & For Sales
  • Abbott-DiPaolo Chapter Challenge
  • New contact information
  • 2013 Weekend with the Pros was a huge success
  • Good and Welfare
  • Calendar of Events



  • Industry News
  • More veterans fill the skills gap at US manufacturing plants
  • Video marketing tips for specialty manufacturing companies
  • How do you achieve hypergrowth? Count on the customer
  • Manufacturing leaders 'asleep at the wheel' on technology
  • Workforce training is critical to reinventing manufacturing in North Carolina
  • How to make product manufacturing greener
  • US manufacturing only has jobs for the skilled few



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    Auction Reports
    MDNA
    The 2013 3rd quarter auction report is now available for download. You can also view the full report by visiting the MDNA back office.
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    Prospective Premier Vendor
    MDNA
    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 an applicant. Please review their information. The review committee will be considering this company this week. If you have any concerns about these Premier Vendor Applicants please notify the MNDA National Office.

    Northwest Shippers Inc.

    17616 85th Ave. E, Puyallup, WA 98375
    Phone: 253-875-2755
    phil@nwshipper.com
    www.nwshipper.com
    Principal(s): Phillip Dalrymple, Heidi Dalrymple
    Established: 1990
    Sponsors: Scott Machinery & Supply Inc., Machinery Network Inc.
    Specialty: As a freight broker for more than 23 years, Northwest Shippers has been hauling a large variety of machinery — CNC machines, milling machines, brakes, presses, fabricating equipment, plastic molding machines, Raymond Handling Equipment, etc. We also ship high-end metals: stainless, brass, nickel, bronze, aluminum plate and stainless steel pipe. We run 48 states; truck load and LTL services are available. Flatbeds, drop decks and Conestoga's are the main source of our equipment. We also do some specialized and over dimensional loads. Linda Hoskins is your main contact at Northwest Shippers; she has 30 years experience with many MDNA members.



    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:

    Chicago Chapter Meeting - Nov. 21 - click here for details...

    Cleveland Holiday Party - Dec. 6 - click here for details...



    Wants & For Sales
    MDNA
    Click here for Cleveland Chapter Meeting — Aug. 14

    Click here for New England Chapter Meeting — Sept. 24

    Click here for Detroit/Toledo Chapter Meeting — Oct. 9

    Click here for Canadian Chapter Meeting — Oct. 17

    Click here for Chicago Chapter Meeting — Oct. 17

    Click here for Cleveland Chapter Meeting/WWTP — Oct. 24




    Abbott-DiPaolo Chapter Challenge
    MDNA

    Current Standings
    (as of Nov. 1)

    Division I – 931
    (Chapters Included: Chicago, New England, Southwest)

    Division II – 522
    (Chapters Included: Detroit/Toledo, European, Ohio Valley)

    Division III – 831
    (Chapters Included: West Coast, Milwaukee/Minneapolis, New York/New Jersey)

    Division IV – 852
    (Chapters Included: Cleveland, Canada, Philadelphia, Southeast)

    You can find the current scores and point generators on the MDNA back office.



    New contact information
    MDNA

    Benchmark Machine Tools, LLC

    401 South Boston Ave. Suite 500
    Tulsa, OK 74103



    2013 Weekend with the Pros was a huge success
    MDNA


    Click here to view the photos.



    Good and Welfare: Cathy Kerr
    MDNA
    It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Cathy Kerr, wife of John Kerr of MDNA member firm Machinery International Corporation in Connecticut. Kerr passed away Nov. 6 as a result of complications from injuries sustained in an automobile-pedestrian accident on Sept. 29. Cathy leaves behind two daughters, Melissa and Kristen, and three grandchildren.

    A wake will be held from 4-8 p.m. Nov. 12 at Dougherty Brothers Funeral Home, 595 Norwich Rd., Plainfield, CT. A mass of Christian burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Nov. 13 at the All Hallows Church, 130 Prospect Street, Moosup, CT.

    Contributions can be made to Vision for Missions, P.O. Box 1902, Groton, CT, 06340.

    Please extend your thoughts and prayers to the family.



    Good and Welfare: Richard Ratcliffe Robinson
    MDNA
    It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Richard Ratcliffe Robinson, the father of Mark Robinson, Executive Vice President of MDNA. Robinson, 75, of Washington, D.C., died Nov. 4. He was born to the late Oswald and Adria Robinson, Feb. 19, 1938 in Trenton, NJ. Richard graduated from Gonzaga College High School in 1955 and from Georgetown University in 1959, with degrees in economics and military science. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Paula; his sons, Richard Jr., Mark and Brian; his daughter, Debra Keen; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; his sister, Edna Jones and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

    Robinson worked for the U.S. Census Bureau and served in the U.S. Army for 30 years. He would answer to dad, pop, pop pop, granddad and Colonel. Those who knew and loved him best would describe him as a kind, quiet man who was always willing to help out someone in need.

    The mass of Christian burial will be offered at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Washington, D.C. at 11 a.m. Nov. 15. Interment will take place on a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the American Diabetes Association.



    CALENDAR OF EVENTS


    Date Event Location
    Nov. 21
    Chicago Chapter Meeting Hackney's on the Lake, Glenview, IL
    Dec. 6
    Cleveland Holiday Party Signature of Solon, Solon, OH
    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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    Auction Reports
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    The 2013 3rd quarter auction report is now available for download. You can also view the full report by visiting the MDNA back office.

    FABTECH 2013 Returns to Chicago
    FABTECH
    North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event will be held Nov. 18-21 at the North and South Halls of McCormick Place in Chicago. The upcoming event is expected to cover more than 550,000 net square feet and anticipates more than 35,000 attendees and 1,500 exhibiting companies.

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    Why 3-D printing could be a manufacturing and logistics game changer
    Manufacturing Business Technology
    In October of 1913, Henry Ford's entire automobile factory began building its vehicles using a continuously moving assembly line. This revolutionary step changed the manufacturing game at the time, cutting the production time for the Model T down from more than 12 hours to fewer than six from start to finish. Could 3-D printing — also called additive manufacturing — revolutionize the production industry to the same extent as Ford's assembly line?

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    More veterans fill the skills gap at US manufacturing plants
    CNBC
    VideoBrief Unemployment among veterans remains a challenge, as many Americans continue to struggle to shore up finances after the Great Recession. The jobless rate for veterans is hovering around 7 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which mirrors the overall unemployment rate in the U.S. Now there is a growing number of U.S. companies in the manufacturing sector making veteran hires a priority. This is happening as more men and women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are returning home and seeking jobs.
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    Video marketing tips for specialty manufacturing companies
    Business 2 Community
    VideoBrief The ace that you've got up your sleeve is that you're a specialty manufacturing company with no short supply of interesting processes in your facility. You probably even have some employees who are great in front of the camera. Even if you think your product is "boring," how you make it will interest your prospects. To have a successful video marketing effort, you must have a strategy for what you’re going to shoot, how you're going to shoot and a platform for promoting it on the internet. Here are some topic ideas for your videos.
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    How do you achieve hypergrowth? Count on the customer
    By Tonya Eckert
    There's no question that your targets' attention is your most precious commodity. You are competing with every piece of online content, and the odds are stacked against you. You are up against hundreds and thousands and millions of distractions stealing the attention of your digitally-connected buyers. You face a brick wall of challenges before you can achieve hypergrowth, and even a viral video can't guarantee overnight success. But the good news is your customers no longer bar advertising — they actually crave your content whether they realize it or not. So what do you do? Start with a strategy.
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    Manufacturing leaders 'asleep at the wheel' on technology
    The Manufacturer
    More than half of chief executives of U.K. medium-sized manufacturing businesses do not feel that they are up to date with how their customers and competitors use technology according to new research. The research, from business leadership organization Vistage, also found that 38 percent of manufacturing chief executives feel that their business does not have anyone in the senior management team who is "IT savvy."
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    Workforce training is critical to reinventing manufacturing in North Carolina
    News & Observer
    Manufacturing was for decades the backbone of North Carolina's economy. In the recent recession, it is estimated the state lost 115,000 manufacturing jobs. Given the critical nature of this sector to the economy, there is good news emerging. The fuel behind this turnaround has been the state's ability to pivot away from labor-intensive, low-skilled manufacturing into advanced, skills-based production.
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    How to make product manufacturing greener
    Greener Ideal
    Manufacturing can produce high wastage of materials, time, labor and energy making it harmful to the environment. By making the manufacturing process of your product greener, you will end up with reduced carbon dioxide emissions and costs. Here are five tips on making your product manufacturing process greener.
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    US manufacturing only has jobs for the skilled few
    Bloomberg
    Even with the recent strength in the U.S. manufacturing sector, labor-intensive industries won't return to the U.S. as long as the huge labor compensation gaps persist with Asian and other developing countries. Sure, there will be niches created when quick delivery, changes in fashion and other developments require production to be close by. There are concerns about the lack of engineers and other professionals who make sophisticated manufacturing possible, especially as highly skilled members of the postwar generation reach retirement age.
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