Author Archives: Katrina Schwarz

Annual Conference Education Session
2018 Annual Conference February 20-22, 2018 Four Seasons Orlando Resort Orlando, FL Joe Ellers, Director at Palmetto Associates, will provide extra educational value to both manufacturer and distributor attendees during a special lunch session on Wednesday, February 21. His presentation, "Get Sales Under Control," will give the audience ideas they can easily implement when they...

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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 updates come from Fluid Air Controls, IMI Precision Engineering, and Bimba Manufacturing. Fluid Air Controls, LLC, a manufacturer of cylinders, valves, and pumps in Farmington Hills, Michigan, was recently acquired by...

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NFPA Member Company 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 updates come from Kaman Corporation and Gates Corporation. Kaman Corporation recently announced that Alphonse J. Lariviere Jr. has been appointed to President of the company's distribution segment. The position had previously...

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2018 Fluid Power Professional's Day photo contest
The 2018 Fluid Power Professional's Day Photo Contest is officially open. This annual contest is run by the International Fluid Power Society and Fluid Power Journal. The deadline for submissions is March 31, and the winners will be announced on Fluid Power Professional's Day (June 19). This year's categories include New Perspective, Teamwork, Fun with...

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NFPA Member Company 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 Hydraulics & Pneumatics. Hydraulics & Pneumatics magazine will celebrate its 70th anniversary with its first-ever January-February combined issue. The issue will commemorate the magazine's February 1948 launch...

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NFPA Chicago Regional Meeting discussion about workforce development and hiring
The December 7 Chicago Regional Meeting at Moraine Valley Community College delivered workforce development information and lively discussion to attendees from across the fluid power supply chain. Business updates from attendees showed good conditions and growth across the board as well as optimism for the next year, and attendees were able to discuss their own...

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NFPA Member Company 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 updates come from ITT Inc. and SunSource. ITT Inc. recently elected Mario Longhi to its Board of Directors. The 63-year-old was formerly the President and Chief Executive Officer of both...

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CCEFP Webinar
The 2017 CCEFP Webinar Series concludes next week on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 1:00pm EST/ 12:00pm CST. This final webcast of the year will cover the CCEFP State of the Center. Registration is required to attend this free webcast. Interested NFPA members should sign up for the webcast by following this link. After registering, you will receive a...

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NFPA Member Company 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 updates come from Applied Industrial Technologies, Bosch Rexroth, and Terzo Power Systems. Applied Industrial Technologies was recently named one of Northeast Ohio's best workplaces for the 17th time. The annual...

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December 1 Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC)
Around 40 fluid power academics and professionals met at the InterContinental Milwaukee for the December 1 Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) seminar, which centered on the use of composites in fluid power. The presentations outlined the advantages and challenges surrounding the present use of composites in fluid power components and also speculated on currently untapped...

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