Category Archives: Headlines

2014-AEMC-National Summit
by Eric Lanke, CEO I’ve been posting some lately about NFPA’s efforts to develop a program within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that can fund and focus on energy efficiency improvements using fluid power technology, including our involvement with The U.S. Council of Competitiveness and their partnership with the DOE, the American Energy & Manufacturing Competitiveness...

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Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference
As the only consortium of its kind in North America, the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) invites you to the first annual Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference 2014 (FPIRC14) to connect with the best and the brightest research faculty, trained students, and practitioners in the field of fluid power technology. The...

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by Eric Lanke, CEO Eighth in a series of articles describing NFPA’s actions focused on the development of a program within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that can fund and focus on energy efficiency improvements using fluid power technology. The envisioned program would be partly research-focused, helping to develop new energy efficient fluid power...

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NFPA Foundation Donor Impact Report
A re-recording of the presentation given at the 2014 NFPA Industry and Economic Outlook Conference, describing the publication of the Foundation's new Donor Impact Report and the launch of its new annual giving society. A copy of the Donor Impact Report can be accessed here. Watch the video below: [youtube id="2DV7xH8KlPo" width="620" height="360"]
Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference
[dropcap]M[/dropcap]anufacturers, 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 sessions, networking opportunities, tours of...

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MAPI April
A weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA's membership in MAPI. Issues in Brief Igniting a Passion for Manufacturing: Q&A With Sylvia Wetzel Bison Gear & Engineering takes a holistic approach to closing the skills gap, and Chief Learning Officer Sylvia Wetzel is indispensable in this endeavor. In this interview,...

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Bill Gorski
NFPA is Addressing the Needs of the Fluid Power Industry   by William G. Gorski CFO, Bimba Manufacturing Company In June of this year, the NFPA Board of Directors held its annual strategic retreat where we talked about many of the challenges faced by the fluid power industry and what NFPA is and should do...

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IFPE
Caterpillar Inc. & HUSCO International executives lead IFPE Management Committee               Philip McCluskey, System Product Manager for Caterpillar Inc. and NFPA Board Vice Chairman, along with Bob Mortensen, Chief Operating Officer for HUSCO International and NFPA Board Director, have been named co-chairs of the 2017 IFPE Management Committee. They both served as vice chairs of...

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Free Piston Engine Pump...a revolutionary technology that directly converts fuel into hydraulic flow thus dramatically reducing size while increasing overall efficiency
by Mike Gust, CCEFP Industry Liaison Officer The mission of the CCEFP is to change the way fluid power is researched, applied and taught. The main method for accomplishing this is our pre-competitive fluid power research program. CCEFP students get excellent hands on training while completing their research project. What is meant by pre-competitive research?...

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NFPA Membership Satisfaction Survey
Our first post about the 2014 membership survey focused on overall satisfaction with membership and likelihood to renew for the current membership year, as well as some responses on why members belong to NFPA generally. In this post, we start to drill down a little further, with some program level detail. The survey listed 25...

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