IEOC Networking
Scheduled for March 5-7, the 2019 Annual Conference includes expanded general session programming with more speakers on more diverse topics to provide solid takeaways for companies throughout the fluid power supply chain. The conference will be held at the highest-rated location from NFPA Members—the Montage-Laguna Beach in sunny California! Registration and room block are now...

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MPTE
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) and NFPA have joined together to create Motion + Power Technology Expo (MPTE), a trade show that connects manufacturers, suppliers, buyers, and experts in the fluid power, mechanical, and electrical industries. Formerly Gear Expo, the show has now grown to represent the entire motion and power transmission supply chain....

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Stats Fact of the Week
Stats Fact of the Week: Week of November 7, 2018 Growth and decline trends for segments of the fluid power industry is something that fluid power manufacturers consistently seek to increase business intelligence and improve strategic planning. While NFPA performs numerous types of analysis on multiple data sources to assist members in gathering this type...

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Annual Report on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry
Download the latest trends and statistics on the NFPA website Join the NFPA member companies that have already downloaded the 2017 Annual Report on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry. This report includes an overview of the fluid power industry and showcases fluid power as a workhorse of the American economy. Right now, this report is being used throughout dozens...

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The Fluid Power Action Challenge is rapidly expanding to communities all over the country. These events introduce students to fluid power technology and deliver a platform for open dialogue between local educational systems and the industry that provides rewarding careers for their graduates. Together, NFPA and numerous NFPA member companies and education partners take the...

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NFPA Board of Directors
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO At the recent NFPA Board meeting in October 2018, we engaged in a culture workshop conducted by Peter Rea, Vice President of Integrity and Ethics at Parker Hannifin and author of Exception to the Rule (which was the content focus of the workshop). The Board thought this would be...

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CCEFP Summit
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO I recently attended the October 2018 Summit of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) at the University of Minnesota. This is one of the meetings this fiscal year where the fluid power research projects supported by our new NFPA Research Supplement Program were presented. In our...

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CCEFP Webinar
The new CCEFP Webinar Series is underway, and the next episode, taking place November 14 at 12 pm CST, will feature two NFPA Foundation Research Supplement recipients: High Efficiency Hydraulic Pump-Motors Employing Partial Stroke Piston Pressurization (Tom Chase, UMN) and Liquid Piston Gas Compressor/Expander for Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) and CO2 Sequestration (Perry Li, UMN). The webinar series is...

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NFPA member news
NFPA member news is designed to inform members of key industry updates in quick, bite-sized posts that provide only the most important information. This week's update comes from ITT Inc. ITT Inc. recently announced the election of Dr. Cheryl Shavers and Sabrina Soussan to its Board of Directors. Shavers is Co-Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive...

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Collaboration
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO Last month I announced NFPA’s new partnership with the Heroes MAKE America (HMA) program of The Manufacturing Institute. Under this partnership, NFPA members will be given priority access to candidates in the program, all of whom have received training for production floor jobs in manufacturing and are looking to...

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