Category Archives: Headlines

Katrina Schwarz joined NFPA on September 23rd as Association Marketing Manager with our Membership and Communications Team. She comes to us having recently completed a Master of Arts in Media Studies, which followed upon a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/Documentary Film, both from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. While pursuing her education, Katrina held a series...

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Membership all time high
March 11-13, 2015 The Grand Del Mar | San Diego, CA [dropcap]N[/dropcap]FPA is a member-driven organization. Association committees and boards take the lead in directing projects that not only strengthen the fluid power industry, but also provide members with tools for their own success. The Annual Conference is the one time when members of all...

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Education Roadmap road to horizon
l l by Eric Lanke [dropcap]A[/dropcap] little while ago, NFPA Board Chair Bill Gorski wrote about the work he and the Board are doing to define a new strategy agenda for the association—one that better identifies specific outcomes NFPA will seek to achieve when tackling the challenges facing the fluid power industry. As part of...

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Today's Motor Vehicles
l l by Eric Lanke NFPA member GIE Media has launched a new magazine—Today’s Motor Vehicles—focused on advances in the motor vehicle market, and they are hoping to profile other NFPA members who are bringing innovative advances to motor vehicles in its pages. Here’s a message from the magazine’s editor, Robert Schoenberger: Dear NFPA members,...

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Strati-LocalMotors-3D-Printed-Car
  l l by Eric Lanke One of the biggest splashes at the recent IMTS show in Chicago was the 3D-printed car. In case you haven’t heard the news, the folks at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Local Motors, and Cincinnati, Inc. worked together to create the additive manufacturing technology needed to 3D print a...

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Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference
October 13-16, 2014, Nashville, Tennessee Manufacturers, OEMs, researchers and media from around the nation will convene at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, from October 13-16 for the Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference 2014 (FPIRC14), an extended series of educational events hosted by the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP). The event will feature collaborative technical breakout...

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MAPI Economic Roundtable
A weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA's membership in MAPI. Issues in Brief New EEOC Pregnancy Guidance Requires Employers to Provide Light Duty and Accommodations The EEOC's guidance notes that some pregnant workers could qualify as having a disability as defined by the ADA, making them eligible for reasonable...

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Milwaukee Regional Meeting
Scheduled for Monday, December 8, the 2014 Chicago Regional Meeting will convene over lunch at the Wojcik Conference Center at Harper College in Palatine--conveniently located just west of IL-Hwy 53 on Algonquin Road. Our two speakers: Sylvia Wetzel, Chief Learning Officer, Bison Gear & Engineering, and Dr. Maria H. Coons, Vice President of Workforce and...

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CCEFP_Orthosis
By Mike Gust One of the many ways that the NFPA Foundation supports the workforce development needs of our industry is through its fluid power research grant award program. These awards are designed to connect graduate students from universities across the country to our industry through pre-competitive research targeting potential breakthrough technologies. I am pleased...

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CEO_video_strategy_agenda update
A re-recording of the presentation given at the 2014 NFPA Industry and Economic Outlook Conference, providing an update to the NFPA Strategy Agenda, the Board members working to define it, and some highlights of its success over the past year. Watch the video below: [youtube id="n08AMFaROMY" width="620" height="360"]