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NFPA Member Company News
Concentric AB appoints Matt Christensen as new Director North America Sales and Marketing at Concentric Rockford Inc. Matt has a degree in Engineering from Iowa State University, and an MBA from Northern Illinois University. Matt began his career with Concentric, in 1998 and returned in 2008 as OEM Account Manager. He will now take on...

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NFPA Member Company News
Gates Corporation to be sold to private equity funds managed by Blackstone. Blackstone entered into a definitive purchase agreement with affiliates of Onex Corporation and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to acquire all of the equity interests in Pinafore Holdings B.V., the parent company of Gates Corporation (“Gates”). The transaction is expected to close later...

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Meet NFPA's newest members
Angelina College Lufkin, TX - Angelina College is a comprehensive community college of 5,900 students located in Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas, and serves twelve counties of East Texas. Angelina College offers a strong slate of programs for fluid power including fluid power system design, basic hydraulics, pneumatics and advanced courses. Member since 2/25/2014. Bailey International...

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NFPA Member Company News
Kaman Corporation announced that its Distribution Segment, Kaman Distribution Group (Kaman), has executed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all the operating assets of B.W. Rogers Company and certain affiliated entities (collectively, B.W. Rogers). The acquisition significantly expands Kaman’s footprint in both fluid power and automation. The transaction is expected to close early in the...

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BEST of Industry Awards
Congratulations to all recipients of Hydraulics & Pneumatics’ inaugural Best of Industry Awards presented at the 2014 IFPE show. These awards were created to recognize those in the industry that have done a great job evolving to help provide engineers with the critical information they need. New media have taken many forms, so they asked...

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NFPA Member Company News
In Memoriam Alan C. Warneke, formerly President of Ortman Fluid Power, passed away March 2, 2014 from lung cancer—he would have been 87 this month. Warneke started his career with the Parker Press Division. In 1972 he moved to Ortman Fluid Power, as the Sales Manager. Shortly after that, he was promoted to VP of...

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STEP Ahead - Women in Manufacturing
NFPA congratulates Judy Wojanis, president, Wojanis Hydraulic Supply Company, Inc. for being honored as one of the Manufacturing Institute 2014 Women in Manufacturing STEP Award recipients. The STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry, from the...

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NFPA Member Company News
Airline Hydraulics Corporation has received ISO 9001:2008 certification at its branch location in Pittsburgh, PA. Alro Steel Corporation has announced several management changes. David Schmidt has been named President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) as of January 1, 2014. Mark Alyea, former President and COO, will assume the role of President Emeritus. Steve Laten has...

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Meet NFPA's newest members
Canimex Inc. Drummondville, Quebec, - Canimex works directly with OEMs all over North America assisting them in engineering, service and design. For over 30 years, Canimex has offered a complete range of products including DC power units, radio remote control kits, low speed high torque hydraulic motors, brakes and steering units, variable displacement piston pumps,...

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by Eric Lanke, CEO Second 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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