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September 2017 FPIC Seminar
Learn more about the use of composites in fluid power applications at MSOE’s Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC), December 1, 2017 at the InterContinental Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A full agenda for the seminar is available here. All NFPA members are able to attend the seminar for free, but members of NFPA’s Roadmap Committee, who assist us...

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NFPA's Economic Update Webinar
The October 2017 NFPA Webinar recording featuring Chris Steele of ITR Economics is now available for all NFPA members to view in the webinar archives. Click HERE to view NFPA’s recorded webinar. The webinar will help NFPA members better understand the latest economic risks and opportunities for their companies by highlighting the most important economic...

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NFPA member news
By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has just announced up to $3 million of new funding for fluid power systems research for off-road vehicles. The Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) has been posted to the EERE Exchange website and can be accessed at: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Default.aspx#FoaIdb316f593-12df-4e13-8c28-a4f31d459976 According to the web posting, “The objective of...

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NFPA Customer Market File (CMF)
Previously only available to participants of NFPA’s Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) program, the Customer Market File (CMF) is now available to all NFPA members! Using information from a variety of public data sources that is then sorted, analyzed, and displayed in such a way to make the data much more accessible and convenient for our...

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ISO standards development meetings in Switzerland
The Swiss Association for Standardization (SNV) in Winterthur, Switzerland was the host of the fall TC 131 fluid power systems ISO standards development meetings. Two subcommittees (Connectors and Contamination Control) and 11 working groups met to further the developmental progress on new work item proposals, systematic reviews of published standards, interlaboratory testing to validate current...

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NFPA Member Company News
When: Thursday, December 7, 11:30 am ­– 2:00 pm Where: Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, Illinois 60646 NFPA’s 2017 Chicago Regional Meeting will convene at Moraine Community College in Palos Hills, easily accessible right off I-294. Moraine County is the second largest Community College in the state of Illinois. Moraine Valley is one of...

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NFPA's Economic Update Webinar
There is still time to register for the next NFPA Economic Update Webinar, taking place October 26 at 10am CST. Chris Steele, an economist with ITR Economics, returns to help NFPA members better understand the latest economic risks and opportunities their companies are facing in the current economic climate. The webinar is free to NFPA...

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Education Roadmap road to horizon
This past month I had the opportunity to visit the Fluid Systems Components division of Certified Power, in DePere, Wisconsin. Fluid Systems Components (FSC) is a distributor of hydraulic and pneumatic products and a builder of systems in Wisconsin’s Fox Valley. While I was there, FSC was holding its Power and Control – Technology Day,...

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NFPA member news
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO In follow-up to my recent post on my experience at the DOE workshop held at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to discuss the formation of a new, $5 million hydraulics research program for off-highway vehicles, two important documents have just been released. The first is a summary from...

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MFG Day
Manufacturing Day 2017 is finally here! Every fall, manufacturers across America open their doors to show their communities what manufacturing really looks like. Many NFPA member companies are involved in this year's MFG Day celebration, which is on October 6, and a number of them are going beyond one-day events. For example, Aggressive Hydraulics is holding its...

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