Category Archives: NFPA Member News

NFPA-funded Fluid Power Lab at Western Michigan University
NFPA staff members Eric Lanke, Leslie Miller and Eric Armstrong had the opportunity to visit Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo and see the new fluid power laboratory there. The lab was funded by a grant from the NFPA Education & Technology Foundation. Here’s a video of Dr. Alamgir Choudhury and graduate student Wallace W. Barasa...

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NFPA membership connections
Grede Holdings LLC Southfield, MI - Grede designs, develops, and manufactures high-quality cast, machined and assembled components for the transportation and industrial markets. Member since 7/14/2014.   Minnesota Rubber & Plastics Minneapolis, MN - Minnesota Rubber & Plastics, based in Minneapolis, manufactures and designs custom and standard sealing products and plastic components. Member since 7/14/2014.
Fluid Power Challenge Our Future
Wojanis Supply Co, Inc., held a Fluid Power Challenge event on April 25, 2014 at California University of Pennsylvania, with 22 teams competing. Kristine Coblitz from the Fluid Power Journal attended and interviewed NFPA member, Judy Wojanis, and others for her article, read the full story here. For more information on sponsoring, hosting, or learning...

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Yates Industries announced it has expanded its operations to include Atlanta, Georgia. Yates is poised to further expand their hydraulic manufacturing and service capabilities throughout the Southern U.S., nationally and internationally. “This is a very exciting time for us here,” said Steve Cavera, Yates Industries National Sales Manager. “With this strategic acquisition we will be...

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GADgET Girls Camp
GADgET Summer Camp (Girls Adventuring in Design, Engineering & Technology) was held at Triton College in River Grove, IL for two weeks in June. Twenty girls participated with ages ranging from twelve to sixteen years old. GADgET is designed to introduce female youth to the world of manufacturing through hands-on projects, site visits to manufacturing...

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NFPA Member Company News
PTC Alliance Corp. announced its acquisition of the assets of Niagara LaSalle’s Chrome Bar operations in Griffith, IN. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed but the sale closing is anticipated to occur on or around July 31, 2014. “We are very pleased to add the Chrome Bar assets of Niagara LaSalle Corporation to PTC...

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On June 6, Milwaukee Public Schools held a My Life! My Plan! Workshop at Washington High School that focused on STEM Careers – concentrating on Manufacturing and Engineering. NFPA members, Henry Guenther of Hartmann Controls, Inc., Jamie Mui of T-Lon Products, Inc., Loretta Krenitsky of the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and Erica Kent, a...

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ASSOFLUID, the Italian Association of Manufacturing and Trading Companies in Fluid Power Equipment and Components announced its new president is Domenico Di Monte, Marketing Manager of Camozzi Spa in Brescia. Di Monte, also vice president economics of CETOP (European Fluid Power Committee) replaces Amadio Bolzani, and will hold a three-year term. Dr. Bolzani was a...

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Fabco-Air Inc. Gainesville, FL - Fabco-Air has been manufacturing pneumatic products since 1958. Products include pancake cylinders, tie-rod cylinders, multipower cylinders, extruded body and ISO cylinders, rotary actuators, FRL's, slides and magnetically coupled rodless cylinders. Member since 6/18/2014.
NFPA Member Company News
Hydraquip, Inc. (an Employee Owned Holdings, Inc. company) announced it is expanding its footprint with a new 98,000 sq. ft. campus. The Hydraquip Innovation Campus serves as the new Houston headquarters for Hydraquip, Inc. The new campus provides additional production capacity and enhanced warehouse technology. Click here to read more.   T-Lon Products held an...

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