On Wednesday January 4, 2017, 8th grade students from surrounding schools met at Alexandria Technical & Community College to take part in the NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge. On Workshop Day, the students spent time learning about fluid power and building a model with a set of materials provided to them in their kit. They...

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Jerling Junior High School, after being awarded with an NFPA Grant of $1,400, organized and hosted their first Fluid Power Action Challenge within their school. The Workshop and Challenge Days were held at the Orland Park Civic Center with the help of Orland Park’s Mayor, Dan McLaughlin. Other support came from our very own member...

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Manufacturing Day℠ is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. This year, MFG Day was celebrated on Friday, October 7. Avanti Engineering, Inc., Daman Products Company, Inc., JEM Technical Marketing Company, Aggressive Hydraulics and Airline Hydraulics Corporation, all NFPA member companies, participated in the event. Visit our Facebook page and...

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Compact, precise, energy efficient...and really cool. Hydraulics are used in roller-coasters, robots and in 40 foot high Giant Elephant Machines like the one above. All of these things going for it AND a lot of fun, creative and collaborative careers. Interested in how this works? Start learning more about hydraulics and pneumatics.
  by Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO   Every year since launching our own Fluid Power Challenge Program in the United States, NFPA has gone on to sponsor one of the teams that compete in the original Canadian Fluid Power Challenge, hosted and organized by the Canadian Fluid Power Association (CFPA). This year’s “NFPA” team was...

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The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Booster Club, led by John Stenz and Heather Poush from FORCE America, organized the 2nd Annual Business & Technical Trades Career Exploration Day at Northfield Middle School in Minnesota this spring. Over 500 middle and high school students got hands-on experience with large equipment, had open discussions with career...

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Parkers Prairie School in Minnesota received an NFPA grant to assist with the costs of bringing two teams of students to the Fluid Power Challenge hosted by Alexandria Technical College and sponsored by member, FORCE America. The school used the grant to help cover costs for a substitute teacher, registration costs to take part in...

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