MDNA Member Benefits

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

MDNA Member Logo

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 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 can include educational, entertainment & networking opportunities.

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 MarketingLinkedIn, and Waterjet Cutting.

View upcoming webinars here

Code of Ethics

Customers rely on adherence to the Code of Ethics when dealing with MDNA members.  MDNA members are held to a higher level of integrity and professionalism in order to better serve their customers.

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 (i.e. technicians, trucking, rigging, lending, etc), 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 participates in the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) held in Chicago, FABTECH and other national exhibitions and trade shows each year in order to promote its members.  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.

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Members can receive regular communications on industry updates, warnings, auctions, events and meetings.


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, USPAP certification, ongoing training and webinars. 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, access to email lists, identification in print and online in the Locator directory, and added 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, the Scholarship Fund was created tograd studentaward grants for tuition to children of MDNA employees 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

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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 industry.

Serial Number Reference Book for Metalworking Machinery

Directory of machine tool manufacturers. Non members may order one here MDNA Serial Number Reference Book 11th edition (SNRB) (Published in 1994) available on CD ROM only.  Members can get information on thousands of machines as well as contact information for hundreds of U.S. machine tool builders — plus many non-U.S. builders. This guide is also available to members online in back office.

Quarterly Auction Reports 

MDNA publishes, to our members, quarterly auction reports to help keep members informed about the most up to date auction pricing in the used machinery industry.

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MDNA is a proud Allied Member of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM.) Manufacturing is stronger when we work together.  As a NAM Allied Association we will benefit our customers and promote our industry nationwide.

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, and provide these services with 0% seller commission to members.

Mailing Lists

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

Learn about Eligibility for Membership & the Application Process 


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