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MDNA Member Benefits

The following are some of the many valuable benefits and services available only to MDNA members.

MDNA Member Logo

Recognized as being a proud member of the MDNA.  The MDNA member logo is reserved exclusively for current members and tells potential customers and other Gold Member Seal logodealers that the company has agreed to abide by the Association’s stringent Code of Ethics. Members in good standing may use the MDNA member logos on their letterhead, website, business cards and other advertising and promotional materials.  Members have acknowledged that use of the MDNA logo frequently aids and simplifies the initiation of transactions and business relationships.

Global Networking and Educational Events 

MDNA’s Annual Convention offers MDNA Members and MDNA Premier Vendors IMG_0381educational, networking and social activities throughout a 3-day event held every spring since our founding in 1941.

MDNA’s Weekend With The Pros is an educational and networking event held every other year open to all MDNA Members, MDNA Premier vendors and their employees.  The event is hosted by a different regional chapter throughout the United States every time.  Attendees tour local MDNA Member Firms as well as area manufacturing facilities that are not WWTPCOVERPICFBotherwise open to the general public.

BOSS Seminar (Business Owners Success Seminar) These seminars offer timely training and significant networking opportunities to meet and develop business contacts with fellow members.  These seminars are open to principal stockholders and owners of MDNA Member Firms. Attendees share experiences, ideas and get answers to tough questions.

Regional Chapter Meetings- MDNA has 12 chapters throughout the United States, IMG_2330Canada and Europe.  Regional Chapter Meetings are held throughout the year among the 12 chapters, and, generally, local meetings are open to all MDNA members.  Frequently, members visiting out of town on other business will attend local chapter meetings to increase their business and social contacts.

See some of our current events on our Calendar of Events page here

Educational Webinars 

blanchard grinderMDNA regularly offers educational webinars on all aspects of the used machinery industry.  As a key member benefit, there is no cost for owners, employees of MDNA Member Firms or Premier Vendors to participate in our educational webinars.   We offer live and recorded webinars on all types of machinery, logistics and best business practices.

Past webinars have included some of the following topics: Blanchard Grinders, EDM, Facebook & Content Marketing, LinkedIn, and Waterjet Cutting.

View upcoming webinars here

Code of Ethics

Customers rely on adherence to the Code of Ethics when dealing with MDNA members.  When complaints are brought against members, they are reviewed by the Ethics & Mediation Committee.  The Committee will either determine that there was no violation of the Code, mediate, or make a recommendation to the National Board of Directors, which will vote to exonerate, reprimand, suspend or expel the member.

Access To Trusted Premier Vendors 

0312longbeachportThe Premier Vendor Program is designed to strengthen and broaden the relationships between MDNA Members and our key industry supporting vendors, by bringing MDNA Members together with Used Machinery Industry partners through marketing and networking opportunities.  See Vendors and learn more here

Used Machinery Buyer’s Guide

A directory of the current MDNA membership, BUYERS-GUIDE-AD croparranged alphabetically, geographically and by specialty, is distributed to potential customers by direct mail, at trade shows, in U.S. Consulates throughout the world and in response to national advertising.  The Buyer’s Guide has a worldwide circulation of more than 70,000 copies. Each member receives a complimentary listing in this Buyer’s Guide each addition. Request one here

Advertising/Public Relations

fabtech 2017 IMG_2372[3] copyMDNA promotes its members. Including participation in the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) held in Chicago, FABTECH and national exhibitions and trade shows each year.  Sales leads developed from MDNA’s participation in trade shows are made available to all members.  In addition, MDNA maintains a SEARCHABLE database site allowing potential customers worldwide to find MDNA members.


mdna news cover samplesMembers can opt in to receive regular communications on: Events, Chapter Meetings, Member News, MDNA News Magazine, Bi-Weekly News, Industry News, Press Releases, Chapter News, Industry Warnings, Auctions, and more.


AMEA Color LogoAssociation of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers (AMEA) AMEA accreditation is available to individuals who have been employed by MDNA member firms for more than one year.  Only dealers employed by MDNA member firms may join the AMEA, and benefit from reduced fees. Learn More

Locator Services, Inc.

locator2A wholly-owned subsidiary of MDNA, Locator’s products and services are designed to help MDNA members sell machines while getting the most for their hard-earned advertising dollars.

Benefits include: 10% discount on Locator products, identified in the Locator directory and online and extra exposure through the machinery search feature on, where members’ machines are searchable directly from the MDNA website.

MDNA Austin D. Lucas Scholarship Fund

A nonprofit, tax exempt corporation, thegrad student Scholarship Fund was created to award grants for tuition to students entering or returning to college, graduate school or vocational school.  Children whose parents are employees (not principals) of MDNA member firms are eligible to apply for these grants, which are awarded annually.  Learn more here

Access to Resources and Publications

Library copyMDNA Machinery Manuals and Sales Literature Library

Access to over 50,000 (and growing) operating manuals, parts books, specification sheets, sales catalogs and other publications dealing with the metalworking and capital equipment

Serial Number Reference Book for Metalworking Machinery

Directory of machine tool manufacturers. Non members may order one here

Quarterly Auction Reports 

Lobbying:  A Unified Voice in Washington

MDNA is a proud Allied Member of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM.) uscapitol-washingtondc-picture1Manufacturing is stronger when we work together. As a NAM Allied Association we are provided a channel to stay involved in policy discussions that effect all of manufacturing across the country.  Collectively, our affiliation with NAM ensures that manufacturing’s voice is heard in Washington and your local community.

MDNA Auction Platform

gavel downloadMDNA has partnered with Liquidity Services to provide a free online auction program exclusively for MDNA members.  List your own assets, set reserves (if necessary); Liquidity Services will market the sale, invoice and collect the proceeds and send you a check/wire. Best of all, there is 0% seller commission to members who choose to participate.  The new year is coming, no better time to clear out the old and bring in the new.

Mailing Lists

MDNA members receive a significant discount off the current price charged to use the MDNA and AMEA member lists.

MDNA Endorsed Programs

APPI Energy

Car Rental Discounts

Learn about Eligibility for Membership & the Application Process 

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