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U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez visits MDNA Member Firm

David Gold from MDNA member firm Gold Machinery Group gave a tour of his facilities

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to U.S.  Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, U.S. Rep David Cicilline, Senator Jack Reed, Congressman Jim Langevin, State Senator Gayle GoldinRI Department of Labor and Training Director Scott Jensen, Rhode Island AFL-CIO President George Nee and District 1199 SEIU Executive Vice President Patrick Quinn on Friday, April 24, 2014. 

These representatives visited both of Gold’s facilities,  Gold International Machinery and LNA Laser Technology as part of “a roundtable discussion on paid leave” hosted by Representative David Cicilline. 

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MDNA member and Gold Machinery Group President, David Gold spoke to the group from the point of view of a successful business owner.

“To me, there’s business, but there’s also community, and quality of life. I believe that the business community is critical for creating a quality of life for all workers.”- Gold

Read the full story published on RI Future.org here

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D. GOLD WITH US LABOR SECRETARY -TOM PEREZ
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Liquidity Services MDNA Online Auction Partner

MDNA has partnered with Liquidity Services to provide a free online auction program LiquidityLogoexclusively for MDNA members.

You list your own assets, set reserves; we market the sale, invoice and collect the proceeds and send you a check/wire. Best of all, there is no charge to members who choose to participate!

There will be (3) three sales this year

Sale #1:   Closing on 6/18/15

Sale #2:   Closing on 9/24/15

Sale #3:   Closing on 12/15/15

Each event will be a combination of assets from MDNA members along with high quality inventory from our corporate clients including Caterpillar, Eaton, Honeywell, ITW, Lockheed Martin, Parker Hannifin, Intel, and many more.

Timeline for the 3rd sale is as follows:

  • Member assets submission deadline November 20th (Start listing now, they will not post to sale until late November)
  • Catalog review week of November 23rd
  • Sale go live date November 30th (No Assets can be listed or pulled after this date)
  • Inspection by appointment up until sale close
  • Sale Close Date December 15th
  • Buyer Payment collection by LSI in the following 72 hours
  • Buyer asset removal by appointment December 18th – January 9th
  • Ship confirm notification received before January 1st will be paid to the member week of January 15th
  • Ship confirm received before January 15th will be paid by January 30th

Be a part of this tremendous sale which will now be a quarterly sale event.  Not to be missed by both buyers and sellers.

The online auctions will be regularly scheduled events. Bidding for the MDNA equipment in the auction opens on the Liquidity Services’ online marketplace  www.Go-Dove.com. Please visit the auction webpage for more details and to sign up for the event  http://www.go-dove.com/en/events?cmd=details&event=501415

For additional details on these sales and to begin listing your own assets in the upcoming events, you can contact:

Jim Spencer, Liquidity Services (248) 508-1684 james.spencer@liquidityservices.com

Questions regarding this great new MDNA member benefit and other valuable benefits can be directed to:

Mark Robinson, MDNA (703)-836-9300 office@mdna.org

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Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) report for March 2015.

WATCHING WAGES

By John J. Canally, Jr., CFA Chief Economic Strategist, LPL Financial

Weekly Economic Commentary, May 13, 2015

The April 2015 Employment Situation report (released on Friday, May 8, 2015) indicated that the labor market bounced back in April 2015 after a difficult March, but that wages — as measured by average hourly earnings — remained tepid, up just 2.3% from a year ago, still well below the 4%+ wage gains seen just prior to the 2007 – 09 Great Recession. Despite the solid but not spectacular April employment report, wage growth — or lack thereof — likely remains a concern for Federal Reserve (Fed) policymakers as they continue to debate when they will begin raising rates in this cycle. Our view remains that the Fed may begin to hike rates in late 2015. The next Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting is June 16 – 17, 2015.

Despite the tepid wage growth economy-wide, signs that wage pressures may be building in segments of the economy have begun to appear in recent months, most recently in the latest Fed Beige Book, released in early April 2015, ahead of the April 28 – 29 FOMC meeting.

The April 2015 Beige Book noted:

Firms in many Districts, including Richmond, Atlanta, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Dallas, reported having difficulty finding skilled workers, especially in professional and business services and the IT sectors. The Richmond, Atlanta, and St. Louis Districts specifically noted an increasing incidence of voluntary turnover of employees.

This week, May 11 – 15, 2015, financial markets will digest the Job Openings and
Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) report for March 2015. Although often overlooked
by the financial markets, the JOLTS report contains several labor market indicators
that Fed Chair Janet Yellen says she and her colleagues on the FOMC are are watching
closely [Figure 1].

Despite the tepid wage growth economy-wide, signs that wage pressures may be building in segments of the economy have begun to appear in recent months.

WAGES IN FINANCIAL SERVICES, HEALTHCARE & MINING
LEADING THE WAY

As we wrote in our March 30, 2015, Weekly Economic Commentary, “March
Employment Report Preview,” a decisive upturn in wage inflation remains key to moving inflation and inflation expectations higher; and in the past several months…

Read the Full Report here: Economic Commentary 05112015

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) report for March 2015.
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Re-Cap on MDNA’s 74th Annual Convention- Washington, D.C.

Looking to see what you missed at this year’s convention?  Get the presentation slides, video clips and photos in this Re-Cap of MDNA’s 74th Annual Convention (April 23rd-26th 2015) in Washington, D.C.

READ THE CONVENTION PRESS RELEASE HERE

Programming at Convention:

If you missed the Programming during convention and you are a member of MDNA you can download all of the slides at no charge at this link http://www.mdna.org/member-login/resources/ after you log onto the Member’s Only Back Office.

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Special Guest Speakers Included:
  • Lindsay Brooke Mannion, Assistant Vice President, Private Financial Advisor LMannion@BBandT.com ■ 770-785-2036
  • Duncan Moseley III, JD, LLM, Vice-President, Wealth Financial Planning Strategist Duncan.Moseley@BBandT.com ■ 404-504-3620
  • Scott Storey, Managing Director, Strategic Advisory Group SStorey@BBandTCM.com ■ 804-782-8731
  • Scott Lackovitch, Senior Vice President, National Sales & Marketing Manager SLackovitvh@BBandT.com ■ 410-427-1984
  • Brant Standridge, Regional President V BJStandridge@BBandT.com ■ 214-234-7730
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National Association of Manufacturers with topics on: Tax Legislative Update Spring 2015 Special Guest Speaker, Christina Crooks, Director, Tax Policy (NAM)

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Export-Import Bank of the United States- Office of the Inspector General with topics export bankon: Trade Finance & Export Fraud Schemes: Protecting your Business 

Special Guest Speakers Included:

  • Mike McCarthy, Acting Inspector General; 202-565-3169, Mike.McCarthy@exim.gov
  • David Sutkus, Acting Assistant Inspector General for Investigations; 202-565-3921, David.Sutkus@exim.gov
  • REPORT FRAUD, WASTE, & ABUSE/ OIG HOTLINE/ 1-888-OIG-EXIM/ (1-888-644-3946) IGhotline@exim.gov
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Speakers: Mike McCarthy, David Sutkus, with MDNA President, Kim Khoury

Video Coverage from Convention

 

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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
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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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YOUNG GUNS OF MDNA, MEET WILLIAM

William Culp, CFO, Pearl Equipment Company, AEA, MDNA Southern Regional Chapter Vice Chairman

He’s a good ole southern boy from Tennessee with a finance background and a love for his cattle and the countryside. He’s been working with the family machinery business, Pearl Equipment Company, for the last eight years in strategic planning roles or on the acquisition side of plant deals. In January of 2014, William Culp, AEA, became the CFO and a member of the executive team at Pearl Equipment Company. Not to mention he’s one of MDNA’s Young Guns and he’s also the new MDNA Southern Regional Chapter Vice Chairman.

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William pictured with father Si Culp

As Pearl Equipment Company’s CFO William is charged with leading the finance and accounting division, structuring plant acquisitions and leading the corporate services division. And as a member of the Executive Team he, along with the rest of the team, is responsible for driving sales.

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From 2006 to January 2014, William worked for a Southeast Regional Bank, in their commercial banking division. William says “That experience gave me a lot of insight into different business operations, credit processes, and asset valuations. I had the opportunity to work with a crowd of industrial clients across Tennessee, and also for a time manage the banks Entertainment Banking Group based out of Nashville.

Ive been around the machinery business all my life. My father (Si Culp) has been in the business since the early 70s. When Dad purchased Pearl in 2006 I was excited about the possibilities that it brought to the table since its proven to be a challenge, but certainly a rewarding one. We find ourselves, every day, challenging yesterdays ideals, and learning from our companies past successes and struggles. Pearl has been around since the late 1940s; So, Im very fortunate to have a library of history ‘in house’ that I can look back at for better understanding of our industry.

When William is not at the office, he’s working with his herd of Black Angus cattle at the family farm located on the Tennessee River in southern middle Tennessee. William says I try to spend as much time as possible at our farm. My family loves it out there. We spend summers, holidays and weekends there and its kind of out in the middle of nowhere.

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William, Lucy and their son Henry

William has been married for 8 years to his lovely wife, Lacey and they have a little boy named Henry who turns 2 this May. William say’s I cant begin to express how awesome Henry and his Mom are!

William says “Pearls brand is built on trust, reliability, and long term relationships with our customers, and industry partners. I always catch myself-promoting Pearls longevity in the marketplace as a reason to work with us. But its much more than that. We have the best team in the world working together. We work hard to properly represent the products we sell and to deliver them to market in a manner that gives our customers confidence in the transaction of what they are buying or selling. We treat our customers and partners as if they were one of our own. I think those traits are what has kept our brand thriving, and what will carry us on.

Pearl Equipment Company, headquartered in Nashville, TN, is a traditional stocking dealer of metalworking machinery, since 1947. Pearl primarily deals in stamping, fabrication, grinding, and chip equipment for the metal manufacturing industry. Pearl has a global customer base for both the buy side and sell side of the business. The company is a buyer for complete plant operations to individual pieces of equipment, and provides valuation services for machinery and equipment. The Nashville warehouse facility has 120,000 sq. ft. and is serviced with 50 ton cranes. See equipment below. 

Who are MDNA’s Young Guns? Learn More here


Below is a sample of inventory available for sale at Pearl Equipment Company to view all of their inventory visit them online through any of the links below.

Do forecasts really matter in the manufacturing sector?

By Alan Kelsky via Multibriefs, Monday May 4, 2015

With so many factors in play, forecasting for a wide-ranging field like manufacturing isDo forecasts really matter in the manufacturing sector? never easy. Yet many organizations from the government to the private sector make predictions almost every day. What we see in the results are a variety of expectations — and revisions — for how manufacturing will grow in the coming months and years.

Here is a look at three recent predictions:

1. Bloomberg Business

On Jan. 2, Bloomberg Business ran an article called “Factories in U.S. Expand at a More Sustainable Pace.” This forecast based on:

  • Moderating growth at the end of 2014
  • Adjustment by manufacturers to weaker overseas markets
  • Steady demand from U.S. consumers

Another factor Bloomberg noted was that the weakening demand for manufacturing supplies was due to falling oil prices that would allow manufacturers to get goods and materials for less.

“It’s more of a pause that refreshes than anything to worry about,” said Michael Montgomery, a U.S. economist at IHS Global Insight in Lexington, Massachusetts. “Manufacturing is going to keep expanding. We’ll lose some ground on exports,” though in the U.S., “demand is growing.”

Four months later, the optimism had softened.

Bloomberg Business published a story on April 14 called “Strong Dollar’s Economic Ax to Fall on Small U.S. Exporters.” The story explains how large U.S. multinational companies have the ability to meet the challenges of a strong U.S. dollar, while small exporters do not as they have far fewer products or SKUs that they produce.

The next day, Bloomberg published a new story called “Manufacturing Struggles With U.S. Dollar Rising, Oil Falling.” This article discusses how other than cars, U.S. manufacturing showed no growth in March. Manufacturing did increase 0.01 percent in March, but this was the first advance in four months and does not make up for the February loss of 0.2 percent, according to the Federal Reserve.

“The dollar is a wet blanket on manufacturing,” said Guy Berger, an economist at RBS Securities Inc. in Stamford, Connecticut. “If the dollar remains this strong, we’re going to have headwinds for manufacturing for a while.”

2. MAPI Foundation

In discussing the future of the American economy, the MAPI Foundation developed three key reasons in December 2014 for predicting continued improvement in the economy. They are the fact that manufacturing production is forecast to grow in each of the the next three years:

  • 3.5 percent in 2015
  • 3.9 percent in 2016
  • 3.1 percent in 2017

Job growth will be the primary source of energy to grow our economy, and the growth of investment will come from our natural gas resources and infrastructure, the U.S. transportation infrastructure, the housing supply chain, medical care expansion, increasing consumer confidence and factory automation.

On April 15, just four months after their glowing forecast for the economy in general and manufacturing specifically, MAPI had this to say:

“The manufacturing sector experienced a small 0.1 percent output gain in March after contractions in January and February and zero growth in December. Nonetheless, the short-term picture for the U.S. factory sector is fairly bleak. Manufacturing production fell by 1.2 percent during the first quarter of 2015, the first quarterly contraction in factory sector output since the second quarter of 2009.

“In spite of the modest gain in factory output growth in March, production in key industry sectors such as primary metals, aerospace and furniture contracted. Motor vehicle output did grow by a strong 3.2 percent, but this was on the heels of a 3.6 percent decline in February and more modest contractions in December and January. The sluggish housing rebound is clearly having an impact on manufacturing performance as wood products output has now contracted for three consecutive months and furniture output has contracted in two of the last three months.”

3. NABE

On March 30, the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) altered their December 2014 forecast for 2015 and 2016. The newer report predicts:

  • More hiring, causing the unemployment rate to fall
  • A lower inflation rate
  • Increased growth in consumer spending

Additionally, the March report also forecasts businesses will spend more on both intellectual property and equipment, along with a small increase in stock prices. Also, the report stated that oil prices will stay under $70 per barrel through the end of 2016, which will spur manufacturing growth.

“Healthier consumer spending, housing investment and government spending growth are expected to make outsized contributions to the projected acceleration in overall economic activity. Accordingly, recent labor market strength is expected to continue,” John Silvia, NABE president and the chief economist at Wells Fargo, said in a statement.

The report also had some unwanted news, including:

  • A larger trade deficit
  • Reduced predictions for increasing hourly wages by 0.01 percent from its original forecast of wage growth of 2.5 percent.
  • Lowered company profit forecasts from December’s forecast of 6.7 percent to 4.7 percent.

 

About the Author

Alan Kelsky

Alan Kelsky is a freelance writer with a master’s degree in business administration from Xavier University with a specialty in healthcare management. Alan was formerly a hospital CEO with an active emergency room and was the CEO of an urgent care center in Pompano, Florida. He is also formerly the owner of Electric Control Services. His company worked with manufacturers and commercial building owners by offering energy audits, energy efficiency technology sales, installation and follow-up monitoring.\

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In honor of the 40th Anniversary marking the fall of Saigon- An MDNA member and Veteran reflects

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John Conroy, Machinery International Corporation, Vietnam War Veteran

Posted: April 30, 2015

I was reminded of something driving to work today. Forty years ago today, Lt.(jg) Conroy was Officer of the Deck on the 550 Foot long USS Vancouver (LPD 2) steaming in slow circles in a 2 mile x 2 mile quadrant  off the coast of South Vietnam. My main job was to avoid hitting the USS Enterprise in its quadrant to the north and the USS Hancock to the south. The Captain was below and the ship was all mine.  It was very peaceful.

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Photo courtesy of Wikipedia- USS Vancouver (LPD-2)

I had the 0800-1200 Watch. About two hours into it, the lookouts reported a strange cloud formation to the west. I stepped out on the bridge wing and looked at it through binoculars with the Junior Officer of the deck, Ensign Griggs. As we watched it got larger and larger and was coming straight for our formation of 50 ships, virtually the entire U.S. Seventh Fleet. Radar confirmed what was now becoming obvious to us. The “cloud” was hundreds of helicopters escaping Saigon and the surrounding area. The orders had been given to “bug out”, and Operation Frequent Wind was officially underway.

For the next 24 hours it was organized chaos as hundreds of helicopters circled over the fleet looking for any open flight deck before they ran out of fuel. The first to land on Vancouver was a South Vietnamese Chinook carrying about 40 refugees. The pilot refused to take off and return to Vietnam. The flight deck crew asked me for instructions. I told them to put the pilot on the radio. I told him there was a large barge adrift about a mile to the east and to land over there and I would send a boat to pick him up. He agreed and took off.

Soon we were overwhelmed with helicopters of all shapes and sizes. The orders were given to start rolling them off the side of the ship as soon as they were emptied to make room for others that were hovering waiting for any open deck. The only ones we kept were the blue and white ones.They were Air America, the CIA’s Air Force, and contained the latest top secret electronics that the Russians would have loved to fish out of the Tonkin Gulf after we had left.

Our crew of 360 sailors and 800 marines were pretty much overwhelmed for the next 24 hours. Vancouver took on over 2,200 refugees that day – everything from mothers with children to South Vietnamese generals with suitcases filled with gold. (We confiscated those as per orders of the Admiral) Anyone not on watch helped out. The entire inside portion of Vancouver is a hollowed out football field where we keep the marine’s landing craft and can flood it to launch them. It became our triage center, freeing the flight deck up for the helicopters. By nightfall it looked like the railroad yard scene in “Gone with the Wind” when Sherman was entering Atlanta.

After very little sleep I came back on watch as Officer of the Deck for the 0400-0800 watch. It was dark, the ship was quiet, and I felt the awesome responsibility of being in charge of an 8600 Ton Ship carrying 360 sailors, 800 marines, and now 2200 refugees.

As the sun rose I looked to the east and saw, to my chagrin, a floating barge adrift with the outline of a Chinook helicopter and a very tired pilot still waving his arms. In the chaos of the morning earlier I had completely forgotten to launch a boat to pick him up. Boy was I embarrassed. I immediately ordered a boat to pick him up, a hot meal to be ready for him, and directed that he be brought to the bridge. When he arrived I couldn’t even get in an apology as he hugged me and said he was just happy to be alive.

We arrived in Subic Bay in the Philippines a few days later with our precious cargo.

Forty years ago today.

-John Conroy

The MDNA is proud of all the men and woman that have served or are currently serving in our great country.

 

 

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22 Fun Things to do in D.C. during MDNA Convention!

22 Fun Things to do in D.C. when your not busy during the‪ #‎MDNAConvention‬ this week!

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Visit places like the Lincoln Memorial, Library of Congress, Arlington National Cemetery, National Archives, Supreme Court, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, National Portrait Gallery, and walk the National Mall.

Check out performances at the famous Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theatre Company and National Theatre.

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Indulge your taste buds by visiting restaurants like Old Ebbitt Grill (the oldest restaurant in DC) or the famous Ben’s Chili Bowl (A favorite of Bill Cosby and Barack Obama) or check out a new hotspot like Le Diplomate in Logan Circle for a France-inspired atmosphere.

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You can’t come to D.C. without a trip over to Georgetown, a historic neighborhood, commercial, and entertainment district located in the upper northwest of Washington, D.C., situated along the Potomac River that’s full of beautiful sites to take in, the best shopping, waterfront dining and people watching.

Outdoor attraction musts in the spring include seeing the beautiful Cherry Blossoms, or a local favorite is strolling Eastern Market on Capitol Hill to browse the work of local artisans and sample farm-fresh produce and concoctions. Take in the city by Kayak, canoe, or boat while cruising down the Potomac River. Or for a scenic hike out of the city take a short drive to the nearby Great Falls.

And while you are out there having fun don’t forget to use our event hashtag!

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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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FH Machinery

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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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Jennifer Gray, Marketing Director

Phone: 703.836.9300 Email: jgray@mdna.org

 

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