Recap: Fall Southern Regional Chapter Tour

On November 12th, 2015 MDNA’s Southern Regional Chapter met for an action packed three day outing spanning parts of North & South Carolina featuring a golf outing, multiple machinery warehouse tours and even a football game and tailgate!golf nc

On day one the group kicked the event off with a fun golf outing courtesy of MDNA Member Firm, Asset Sales, Inc. at Rolling Hills Country Club located in Monroe, NC.

Day two’s agenda began with a warehouse tour at MDNA Member Firm R. P. Machine Enterprises, Inc. located in Statesville, NCR. P. Machine Enterprises, Inc. carries a large gear machine inventory as well as providing reconditioning services for all types of machinery.

(Pictured below) Richard Piselli, President of R.P. Machine Enterprises, Inc. leads guests around their facility demonstrating what goes on behind the scenes.

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After lunch the group headed over to MDNA Member Firm EDM Systems, LLC, located in Statesville, NC. EDM Systems specializes in servicing the EDM market in North America. The tour was led through EDM’s over 17, 000 square foot warehouse getting an insiders’ look at their expansive inventory of used EDM machines.

(Pictured below) Tim Harwood Developer of EDM Systems, leads the group tour.

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The final tour of the day was at MDNA Member Firm Champion Machinery Inc.’s  Fort Mill, location. Champion specializes in buying and selling CNC machine tools.

“Champion showed us a lot of machining centers & lathes with good insight into what is selling today” Jim Bowman, Locator Services

(Pictured below) Dale Danahey, President & Owner of Champion Machinery Inc. shows the group around the warehouse in Fort Mill, SC.

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After the final tours wrapped, the group met for dinner (sponsored by Direct Capital) and the MDNA Southern Regional Chapter meeting at Gusto’s Restaurant in Charlotte, NC.

Day three of this event was all about the FOOTBALL! Champion Machinery sponsored a pre-tailgate party before guests went to see the Florida Gators vs South Carolina Gamecocks. It was a tight game with the Gators 24 to 14 against the Gamecocks.

Check out the video (below) of the guys enjoying the opening ceremony before kick-off at the game! For even more photos from the event check out the online album on MDNA’s Facebook page!

A special thank you again to all who attended this event, to each of our tour hosts, R. P. Machine Enterprises, Inc. ,Champion MachineryEDM Systems, LLC and to each of the events sponsors, R. P. Machine Enterprises, Inc. Champion Machinery and Asset Sales, Inc.