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HGR Industrial Surplus to Dedicate Nickel Plate Station in Euclid on October 1: Renovated Former Site of GM Fisher Body Plant in Euclid Gets a $10 million Face Lift

HGR Industrial Surplus (MDNA member firm) will celebrate the dedication of Nickel Plate Station, the gI_121942_HGR_LOGO_W_TEXTformer site of the GM Fisher Body Plant (Source: November 14, 2015 – Crain’s Cleveland Business) and longtime home of HGR Industrial Surplus, Inc. HGR’s ownership group expects to spend $10-12 million on structural renovations and updates during the coming year. To celebrate, HGR will hold a dedication ceremony on Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. until noon.

At the ceremony, an exhibit will be unveiled that shows the history of the site, parts of which HGR has leased since 1998. The dedication is scheduled to coincide with a daylong customer appreciation sale offering discounts of up to 50 percent, as well as drawings for prizes and a free lunch for shoppers.

The Euclid High School Robotics Team will be recognized for its interscholastic achievements. HGR will also unveil a manufacturing resource center to be located inside of its customer lounge. This information center will offer various resources about science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) education and manufacturing opportunities.

Company officials also will recognize local leaders for their efforts to keep HGR in the community. According to President and CEO Brian Krueger, -

“We are privileged to have the opportunity to remain in Northeast Ohio. We pride ourselves on the role that HGR plays in extracting the last measure of usefulness out of valuable industrial and manufacturing equipment, while at the same time helping to promote commerce, manufacturing, education and the arts in Northeast Ohio. Nothing thrills us more, though, than the satisfaction of being part of the movement to retain jobs here in Euclid.”

Purchased by HGR last year, the nearly one-million-square-foot plant at 20001 Euclid Ave. is being dubbed Nickel Plate Station in honor of the Nickel Plate Road railway line that steamed through Euclid beginning in 1881, just north of the farmland on which the current building now sits, to connect New York, Chicago and St. Louis.

The site then served as a manufacturing plant for landing gear and rocket shells during World War II and housed governmental surplus goods and offices after the war. By 1948, the Fisher Body Division of General Motors purchased the location to manufacture the bodies for delivery trucks and station wagons. It continued production of vehicles, such as the El Camino, Toronado and Riviera through 1970. Five years later, the plant was retooled as a sewing center, where interior trim and upholstery for autos were made, and by 1992 it closed, after six years of being used to manufacture boat seats.

HGR Industrial Surplus is one of the country’s largest resellers of used and surplus industrial equipment. Located in the former GM Fisher Auto Body Plant, HGR has more than half a million square feet of office and showroom space with at least 15,000 items in inventory that range from mop buckets to vertical mills to Motoman and Fanuc manufacturing robots.

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MDNA Member Firm, RESELL CNC Recognized as the 108th Fastest Growing Company

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, August 14, 2015

Washington, D.C.- MDNA Member Firm, RESELL CNC was recognized by Inc. Magazine as the #108th RESELL CNC  in Inc. 500 MagazineFastest Growing Company in the US for the second year in a row. As a second time honoree they’ve joined an exclusive group of companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Under Armor, Intuit, and GoPro.  This year, Resell CNC Auctions earned the #108 spot overall, an increase of 47 positions, and the #7 spot in business products and services.

“We are pleased to have once again been recognized as an Inc. 500 company. We are committed to our customers and to being the easiest, most reliable and trusted platform for buying and selling used manufacturing equipment,” said CEO John Butz.

He continued, “And with our continued expansion of our Phoenix, Arizona location headed by Mike Mills and with the recent addition of Scott Magnuson, Resell CNC is poised to continue on our rapid growth path.”

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Media Contact: Matt Horn, Resell CNC Auction, 844.478.8181, matt@resellcnc.com

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MDNA WELCOMES NEW PRESIDENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE , MAY 11, 2015

MACHINERY DEALERS NATIONAL ASSOCIATION WELCOMES NEW PRESIDENT at 74TH ANNUAL CONVENTION & BUSINESS MEETING

WASHINGTON, D.C. —– Kim Khoury of member firm Action Machinery, Inc. was elected as the Association’s second female president during MDNA’s 74th Annual Business Meeting & Convention held in Washington, D.C.’s Historic Renaissance Mayflower Hotel April 23-26, 2015.

Notable awards presented during the President’s Banquet included: The MDNA Lifetime Achievement Award going to the Association’s first ever female President (1999-2001) Jeannine Harris, of member firm Harris Machine Tools; The Earl Elman Distinguished Service Award was presented to Kristine Conroy, President of the Austin D. Lucas Scholarship Fund.

Special guest speakers during the convention’s programming included representatives from BB&T Wealth, speaking on Business Transition Planning, Capital Markets, Equipment Finance; National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) speaking on Tax Legislative Updates; and Export-Import Bank of the United States- The Office of Inspector General speaking on Trade Finance & Export Fraud Schemes: Protecting your Business.

The Austin D. Lucas Scholarship Fund raised $30,000 during this year’s convention through the annual Ray Roberts Raffle.

Convention Sponsors: Direct Capital Corp., Machinery International Corp., LOCATOR Services, Inc., Young Guns, Liquidity Services, F. L . Sales Inc., National Machinery Exchange, Inc., Surplus Record, BB&T Wealth, Harris Machine Tools, Inc., Charleston Annex Corp. / Asset Sales, Inc., Yoder Machinery Co., Wisconsin Metalworking Machinery, Inc., Bid Spotter, Inc., MDNA Chicago Chapter, AMEA, Prestige Equipment Corp., MDNA Philadelphia Chapter, Action Machinery Co. Inc., C. W. Wood Machinery Inc., Federal Equipment Div./PME Technologies Inc., F. P. Miller Co., Lee Stevens Machinery Inc., Universal Metalworking Equipment Inc., Yeoman Machinery Corporation, A&A Machinery Sales Inc., Clark Machinery Sales, LLC, Centra Corporation, Easton Machinery Inc., FH Machinery, Hildebrand Machinery Co. Inc., JBM Technologies Inc., Norman Machine Tool, Ltd., Quaker City Auctioneers Inc., Weiss Machine (MDNA Premier Vendor), Wm. F. Comly & Son, Inc.

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President’s Banquet- MDNA President, Kim Khoury, CEA, Action Machinery with father, Tom Khoury, Action Machinery
Kristine Conroy, Machinery International Corp., A. D. LUCAS SCHOLARSHIP FUND PRESIDENT receives The Distinguished Earl Elman Service Award at the 2015 MDNA Convention
Kristine Conroy, Machinery International Corp., A. D. LUCAS SCHOLARSHIP FUND PRESIDENT receives The Distinguished Earl Elman Service Award at the 2015 MDNA Convention
Jeannine Harris of MDNA member firm Harris Machine Tools, Inc. is awarded the MDNA Lifetime Achievement Award at the MDNA 74th Annual Convention 2015
Jeannine Harris of MDNA member firm Harris Machine Tools, Inc. is awarded the MDNA Lifetime Achievement Award at the MDNA 74th Annual Convention 2015
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MDNA RECEIVES GENEROUS CONVENTION SPONSORSHIP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, APRIL 13, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Machinery Dealers National Association recognizes the MDNA Philadelphia Chapter  for their generous contribution for this year’s upcoming 74th Annual Convention & Business Meeting in Washington, D.C.

The Philadelphia Chapter has made this contribution in honor of and in anticipation for the incoming MDNA President (one of their own Philadelphia Chapter members).  Please join us in thanking them for their contribution that will ensure that the 2015 Washington D.C. Convention is a fantastic tribute to the incoming President.

This sponsorship money will go towards making this Convention more affordable for all members of this Association.  MDNA hopes that by recognizing this chapter it provides a visible acknowledgement of the importance that their contributions have made on our Association and its members.

The MDNA thanks the Philadelphia Chapter for their support!

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Supporting Philadelphia Chapter Members

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A&A Machinery Sales Inc.

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Action Machinery Co. Inc.

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Clark Machinery Sales, LLC

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Centra Corporation

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Easton Machinery Inc.

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Hildebrand Machinery Co. Inc.

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JBM Technologies Inc.

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Norman Machine Tool, Ltd.

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Quaker City Auctioneers Inc.

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Weiss Machine (MDNA Premier Vendor)

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Wm. F. Comly & Son, Inc.

 


About the MDNA Convention: MDNA’s 74TH Annual Convention & Business Meeting is scheduled to take place on April 23rd- 26th, 2015 at The Historic Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC, Hotel. The MDNA Convention is open to MDNA members, MDNA Premier Vendors, sponsors – and invited guests who have not attended an MDNA function in the last five years. LEARN MORE ABOUT CONVENTION HERE

 

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C.W. Wood Machinery, Inc. hires new Director of Outside Sales and Marketing

(March 18, 2015) —- C.W. Wood Machinery, Inc. (an MDNA member firm) is pleased tocw wood announce that Dave Edwards has recently joined their company as Director of Outside Sales and Marketing. Dave comes to C.W. Wood with over 40 years of professional experience in the metalworking industry including 30 of those years in various leadership roles with Cincinnati Milacron and new product/process design, testing, engineering, manufacturing, product operations management, as well as sales and marketing. Dave has provided product and process improvement solutions spanning a wide range of industries including aerospace, automotive, petro-chemical, bearing, tooling and medical industry segments throughout his career. C.W. Wood welcomes Dave to their team.

For more information visit http://www.cwwood.com. C.W. Wood Machinery, Inc. headquarters is located at 3290 Beekman St. in Cincinnati, Ohio 45223. Phone number is 513.542.8400. Contact information for Dave Edwards- Phone: 513.236.8875 E-Mail: davee@cwwood.com

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MDNA RECEIVES GENEROUS DONATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, FEBRUARY 20, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Machinery Dealers National Association recognizes the MDNA Chicago Chapter for their generous contribution of $5,000 to this year’s upcoming 74th Annual Convention & Business Meeting in Washington, D.C.

John Conroy, Chairman – MDNA Convention Committee says, “I cannot tell you how much my entire Convention Committee and I appreciate the generosity of the Chicago Chapter. As the costs of putting on this Convention escalate every year, we have been successful in having only one minor increase in our Convention Registration Fee in the last 15 years thanks to the generosity of sponsors like the Chicago Chapter. It is our goal to make the Convention affordable to all members of our Association while at the same time making each one a smash hit. Please extend my thanks and the thanks of my entire committee to all of the members of the Chicago Chapter.”

The Chicago Chapter has stepped up countless times in support of the MDNA.  This sponsorship money will go towards making this Convention more affordable for all members of this Association.  MDNA hopes that by recognizing this chapter it provides a visible acknowledgement of the importance that their contributions have made on our Association and its members.

The MDNA thanks the Chicago Chapter for their support—your generosity is inspiring.

How Can Others Participate in Convention Sponsorship?

Your company’s donation or your chapter’s donation will improve the quality of our event by making it possible to continue to keep the registration fees low while still delivering great social, business, educational and networking activities at the MDNA Convention.

To support the MDNA Convention as a Sponsor please contact the MDNA National office or Convention Committee Member, Jean Harris.

About the MDNA Convention: MDNA’s 74TH Annual Convention & Business Meeting is scheduled to take place on April 23rd- 26th, 2015 at The Historic Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC, Hotel. The MDNA Convention is open to MDNA members, MDNA Premier Vendors, sponsors – and invited guests who have not attended an MDNA function in the last five years. LEARN MORE ABOUT CONVENTION HERE

 

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Hilco Industrial Hires New Senior VP

STEVEN FELDMAN JOINS HILCO INDUSTRIAL (MDNA member firm) AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF ASSET SALES

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(January 15, 2015) –   Hilco Global announced today that Steve Feldman is returning to its Hilco Industrial operating unit as Senior Vice President of Asset Sales.  Feldman, who has been running his own firm SJF Auctions LLC since 2013, returns to Hilco, where he spent 11 years as a Senior Vice President, Manager of Machinery & Equipment Appraisals from 2001 through 2012.

In his new role, Mr. Feldman will be responsible for sourcing and managing asset acquisition and disposition transactions and developing and executing initiatives designed to enhance Hilco’s visibility to companies looking to maximize their return on underutilized machinery and equipment.

We’re thrilled to have Steve re- join the team at Hilco Industrial.  His background in business operations and his deep expertise in asset sales and auctions as well as his collaborative personal style will help us continue to grow our organization”, said Steve Wolf – CEO of Hilco Industrial.

Steve’s experience spans several industries, including metals, construction, and many more. He has worked extensively with large corporations and institutions designing and executing on capital asset disposition projects in dozens of industry verticals. Feldman has 30 years of experience in asset valuation, auctions and liquidations throughout the world. He has also served as a consultant to financial institutions on asset-based loans and recovery and is regularly called upon to testify as an expert witness in litigation. Prior to joining Hilco, Steve worked at Norman Levy Associates / DoveBid Appraisal Services, from 1993 to 2001 as Vice President, Manager of Machinery & Equipment Appraisals, and, from 1979 to 1993 at Industrial Plants Corporation / IPC Levy as Vice President, Manager of Auction Services and an Auctioneer.

Steve earned a Bachelor’s degree at Syracuse University.  He is a member of the National Auctioneers Association since 1980, as well as the Machinery and Dealers National Association (MDNA) since 1975 and a member of the Association of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers (AMEA).

About Hilco Industrial:  Hilco Industrial (hilcoind.com) provides industrial asset disposition services, specializing in machinery, equipment and inventory auctions and negotiated sales.  It sells the broad range of industrial assets found in manufacturing, wholesale and distribution companies.  Hilco Industrial performs dispositions through on-site, online and combination webcast auction sale events as well as negotiated (private treaty) sales.  In addition to providing services on a fee or commission basis, Hilco Industrial has capital to put at risk and often acquires assets or provides guarantees.

Hilco Industrial is part of Northbrook, Illinois based Hilco Global (hilcoglobal.com), the world’s leading authority on maximizing the value of business assets by delivering valuation, monetization and advisory solutions to an international marketplace.  Hilco Global operates twenty specialized business units offering services that include asset appraisal, retail and industrial inventory acquisition and disposition, real estate repositioning and renegotiation, strategic advisory, operational consulting and strategic capital equity investments.

Media Contact:Gary C. Epstein/Hilco Global/ (847) 418-2712/ gepstein@hilcoglobal.com

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BRUCE REDENZ RECEIVES HABITAT FOR HUMANITY AWARD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NOV 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bruce Redenz of MDNA Member firm Madison Tool Inc. Bruce Redenz and Amy Matthewsreceived the Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, Wisconsin ‘Volunteer of the Year’ 2014 Award. In October of 2014 Bruce and other award recipients were honored at a special banquet that featured keynote speaker Amy Matthews, Host, HGTV’s Renovation Raiders.

On earning this achievement Bruce stated “Habitat is a really special organization that makes a huge difference each day in the lives of the families it serves and the communities it builds. I have witnessed first-hand the stability and quality-of-life which the opportunity to own simple, affordable, livable housing brings to our Habitat homeowners. With volunteers working alongside homeowners and their future neighbors, we become a family. Receiving this award is an honor which I am humbled by, but frankly, the excitement I see when a future Habitat homeowner tells a group of volunteers, “This is going to be my family’s home” is the greatest reward I could hope for.”

The Machinery Dealers National Association congratulates Bruce on this great achievement. MDNA Executive Vice President, Mark Robinson says “I’m thankful for this kind of dedication and drive from Bruce and from all of our members. MDNA is a volunteer run non-profit and our members serve not just our association but those less fortunate, in our communities and around the world and people like Bruce Redenz are setting a great example for the future leaders of MDNA.”

About HABITAT FOR HUMANITY- WI, DC:

Habitat for Humanity of Dane County provides simple, decent, affordable housing for families who might not otherwise become homeowners. Eligible families pay monthly mortgage payments on a 0% interest loan, and contribute from 325 to 375 hours of sweat equity in the building of their homes. Habitat for Humanity has served more than 225 families in Dane County. For more information on Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, call 608-255-1549 or visit www.habitatdane.org

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MDNA GOES TO GERMANY FOR USETEC 2014

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mark Robinson, MDNA Executive Vice President attended the 2014 USETEC show (The Largest World Trade Fair for Used Technology) in Cologne, Germany on behalf of Machinery Dealers National Association on May 5th- 7th, 2014. Mark said, “I was proud to be there representing the MDNA and our Members to this audience of international used machinery customers, from around the world and excited to see a number of familiar faces.” MDNA Members who exhibited at USETEC included: Electro Motion U.K. (Export) Ltd., G.C.H. Machinery Division Inc., Hilco Industrial, LLC, Perfection Global, LLC and R. P. Machine Enterprises, Inc. Mark also said, “I was honored to attend the EAMTM Council meeting and to meet a number of their members.”

Mark distributed over 300 copies of the Buyer’s Guide, approximately 500 MDNA postcards, and 350 business card magnets, which were aimed at driving new International customers to the MDNA website to: Find MDNA members, locate machines for sale, get the Buyer’s Guide, and learn about becoming an MDNA member. In regards to turnout, Mark said, “In addition to customers from 102 countries interested in all types of metalworking machinery, there was a high demand for food processing and packaging and I was able to direct them to specialty listings within our Buyer’s Guide.”

For the complete list of leads collected from the show (which include potential end user customers) please log into the Member’s Only Back Office and locate them in the SALES LEADS section under USETEC 2014. **Please note that some of the leads come from countries that the U.S. and other countries currently have trade restrictions with. All members should be aware of their countries trade restrictions before contacting any customer outside of their own country.

About USETEC:
USETEC is the largest and most important trade fair in the used technology sector attracting interested parties from all over the world. USETEC features live presentations of used machinery and equipment from over 20 sectors. It is the perfect opportunity to make valuable contacts, strengthen your networks and do successful business.

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James Bowman joins LOCATOR Services, Inc. as Sales & Account Manager

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — LOCATOR Services, Inc. is pleased to announce that James “Jim” R. Bowman has recently joined the company as our new Sales and Account Manager of products & services, including proprietary LOCATOR Customer & Inventory Management System, electronic marketing products and machinery listing products.

Bowman comes to LOCATOR Services, Inc. with over 20 years of professional sales and management experience. Most recently, Bowman was the Senior Sales Manager for Intercom Network, where he provided leadership to new hires and developed protocol and sales processes to achieve profitable operation of the business.

Long time LOCATOR Services staff member Frank Wiehl has taken on full responsibility of the LOCATOR Directory and LOCATOROnline With Frank’s 19 years of service to the company and production of the directory he is more than qualified for his new responsibilities.

After 15 years of dedication to LOCATOR Services, Inc. Terry J. Pitman will be leaving in May. We appreciate her many years of service and wish her the best.

About LOCATOR Services, Inc.
LocatorOnline.com is the premier online listing service for used metalworking machinery with tens of thousands of For Sale Listings updated on a regular basis — benders, boring mills, broaches, CNC, cranes, fabricating, food processing, furnaces, gears, grinders, lasers, lathes, machining centers, mills, presses, shears, welding and more — all offered by our exclusive network of machinery dealers. A FREE Buy-Sell Service is available to qualifying manufacturers who want to buy or sell used machine tools or equipment.

The companion printed directory, LOCATOR® of Used Machinery, Equipment & Plant Services, is the world’s largest printed directory of available used metalworking equipment. The directory reaches almost 100,000 buyers, sellers and dealers on a rotating basis.

LOCATOR Services, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Machinery Dealers National Association (MDNA). Offices are located at 315 South Patrick Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314.
For more information visit: http://www.locatoronline.com

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Phone: 800-537-1446
Email: JBowman@LocatorOnline.com