Fluid Power Industry Essential in COVID-19 Efforts

NFPA News

[Updated May 18 at 7:30 am CST]

The list of NFPA member companies below provided details of what they are doing to support COVID-19 efforts and have been featured on NFPA’s social media platforms. If you are a member and would like your company added to the list, email Katrina Schwarz at kschwarz@nfpa.com and let us know you’re open. Include your social media links, what products you’re producing or distributing, and whether these products are going toward the efforts to contain COVID-19 in your message.

Alro SteelAlro Steel reported it remains fully operational and open to supply raw materials for the production of fluid power components. Its network of stocking warehouse locations is also delivering carbon and alloy steels, aluminum, bronze and brass and plastics for the production of ventilator components and dies for the production of PPE such as masks, gowns and face shields. Learn more on Alro Steel’s LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook pages.


Applied Fluid Power logo Applied Fluid Power® (added 5/11/20) reported its operations have remained open throughout the pandemic delivering components, systems and services to critical and essential industries including aerospace, agriculture, biomedical, construction, food and beverage, material handling, and mining. Applied Fluid Power has offered critical assistance to companies on the forefront of battling COVID-19, including providing analytical engineering services to a company working on the production of a COVID-19 vaccine now in initial clinical trials.


AW-Lake Company logoAW-Lake Company reported that it is open to meet the flow meter needs of essential businesses. Learn more in AW-Lake’s video.


ContinentalContitch logo

Continental ContiTech reported it is operational and supporting customers in essential industries.

Daman logoDaman Products Company reported that the company is fully staffed to continue to support its distributors and their customers who are essential to the operation of the country.


Delta Computer Systems logoDelta Computer Systems reported it is open and continuing to produce controller products that enable precision manufacturing machinery in essential industries through precise, fast motion control. Learn more on the company’s LinkedIn profile and homepage.


Deltrol Fluid ProductsDeltrol Fluid Products reported it is open and serving customers considered essential the in construction, transportation and medical industries. The company is involved in supplying components for some customers on the front lines of the fight against the pandemic, including applications for hospital beds, gurneys, and some specialized respirators. Learn more on Deltrol’s LinkedIn page.


Dura-Bar logoDura-Bar reported it continues to produce continuous cast iron bar stock for use in a wide array of industries including healthcare, food production, construction, and agriculture. Learn more on the company’s LinkedIn page.


Eagle Hydraulic logo Eagle Hydraulic reported it is open and providing hydraulic cylinders, power units, and other hydraulic components to new and existing customers alike within essential industries. Learn more on Eagle Hydraulic’s LinkedIn and Facebook profiles.


Festo logoFesto reported it is open with sales and office staff working from home and all factories open working with Covid-19 protocols and split shifts with extra inventory.


FluiDyne logoFluidyne (added 5/11/20) has reported that it is open and serving customers in a number of essential industries at this time. Learn more on the company’s LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook pages.


Gates logo Gates Corporation reported it is open with no disruption in production. It is producing hydraulic and industrial hose and fittings as well as power transmission products for a number of essential industries. Learn more on the company’s LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook pages.


GS Global Resources logoGS Global Resources reported that it has been 3D printing face shields for emergency workers using the company’s 3D printers. The project was featured on WTMJ 620 radio. Learn more on the GS Global Resources LinkedIn page.


Gulf Controls logoGulf Controls in Florida reported it is supplying pneumatic assemblies for blood analysis equipment used on the front line and in the USNS Comfort ship. Learn more on the Gulf Controls LinkedIn page.


Hallite Seals logo

Hallite reported it is currently fully operational and serving the interests of some of the most essential industries during this critical time. The company is manufacturing vital fluid power sealing products for agriculture, aerospace, public utilities, material handling, and hydraulically-powered medical equipment. A dedicated webpage for Hallite COVID-19 updates is being updated regularly. Learn more on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.


HED logo HED reported it is open and actively producing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) like face shields for local Wisconsin medical facilities using its 3D printers and other supplies. Read the full story of how they got that project started here, and learn more on HED’s LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.


Hercules Sealing Products logo Hercules Sealing Products reported it is open and supporting federal critical infrastructure sectors. Learn more on the company’s LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook pages.


Husco logoHusco (added 5/13/20) has started an initiative called #MaskForce to take on the challenge of creating a reusable face mask, resulting in the production of a mask that can be sanitized and reused. Learn more here.


Hydrolico logo

Hydrolico International Inc. reported it is open and involved in supplying hydraulics solutions, products & components for essential industries.


Hydromotion logoHydromotion, a Texas Hydraulics Holdings Company, reported it is continuing its operations to support the life-sustaining businesses of Fire Aerials, Utility Aerials, Aerial Work Platforms and Cranes, and more.


Hydrotech logo

Hydrotech reported it is considered an essential business supplying and serving customers in vital industries, such as, medical manufacturing, food & beverage, machine manufacturing, paper, fire & emergency and power generation. Learn more on the company’s LinkedIn page.


JARO Industries logoJARP Industries reported it is open and supporting customers in the Fire and Emergency, Mining, Defense, Construction and Utility market segments.


Kepner logo

Kepner Products reported it has been deemed an “Essential Manufacturer” and remains fully operational to service customers in the aerospace, medical, transportation, defense and alternative fuel markets.


KTR Corporation logoKTR Corporation reported it is open and operating as usual in support of essential industries.


Lynch logo

Lynch Fluid Controls (added 5/12/20) reported it is open as an essential service supporting machinery and manufacturers through COVID-19. Learn more in this video of its manufacturing plant or on the company’s Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter pages.


Master Pneumatic logoMaster Pneumatic reported it has continued operations throughout the pandemic and has been supplying both domestic and global customers with products that support essential industries such as food, beverage, and trucking. The company has also supplied products to multiple ventilator projects and 3D printed components for face shields and surgical mask tighteners. Learn more on Master Pneumatic’s LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.


Nass Controls logo Nass Controls reported it is open and making solenoids for pneumatic valves. The solenoids are being used in medical equipment, including ventilators.


Norgren logoNorgren reported it has been and continues to be actively working on the ventilator challenge as well as supplying the components needed for packaging, hospital beds, instrument testing and more. Learn more.


Parker Hannifin logo Parker Hannifin reported that as COVID-19 continues to stress healthcare resources, it is committed to supporting its customers’ front-line efforts to increase the supply of much-needed medical equipment by prioritizing medical device orders and expanded capacity to support manufacturing partners through this crisis. Learn more on Parker’s LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook pages.


Peninsular logoPeninsular Cylinder reported it continues to produce cylinders used in the manufacturing of respirators and surgical masks in the healthcare industry.  Learn more here.


Permco logoPermco, Inc reported that it is open and continuing to produce hydraulic gear pumps and motors, vane pumps and motors, as well as repair parts for each in support of the refuse, oil & gas and trucking industries. Learn more on Permco’s LinkedIn and Twitter.


Poclain Hydraulics logoPoclain Hydraulics reported that it is open and continuing to support customers in essential industries.


Quality Control Corp logoQCC reported it remains fully operational and is using the slowdown created by the COVID-19 crisis to do needed equipment and building maintenance and upgrades. The company has also been able to support the distribution of KN-95 masks to health care workers in Chicago and around the world through ‘Operation Mask-Lift’. Since April 10th, they have distributed over 250,000 masks that were purchased in Hong Kong by various donors. Learn more here.


R.M. Wright CompanyR.M. Wright Company reported it is considered a critical infrastructure business and taking on its largest project ever – supplying ventilator parts for Ford Motor Company.


Scott Industrial logoScott Industrial Systems reported that it remains open as an essential business to help keep companies up and running in health services, food processing, agriculture, sanitation, and the U.S. Government. Learn more on Scott Industrial’s LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook pages.


Schroeder Industries logoSchroeder Industries (added 5/18/2020) reported that it is open and serving a number of essential industries, including food and agriculture, healthcare and public health, critical manufacturing (including the military), all energy sectors, water/wastewater, and waste collection. Learn more in the company’s announcement here.


SPX FlowSPX Flow reported it is open and filling orders as an essential business and continuing to provide products, aftermarket parts and technical services that support the production of products in several essential industries, including food and beverage, medicine, personal care items, cleaning products, and more. Learn more on the company’s LinkedIn and Twitter profiles.


Stauff Corporation

Stauff Corporation reported it is open and working with COVID-19 protocols, maintaining short lead times, shipping from an expanded finished goods inventory, and supplying components to respirator manufacturers through its distribution network.


Suburban Manufacturing logo

Python Protective Sleeve + Covers, a division of Suburban Manufacturing Group, reported it is helping produce ear-loop style masks for local medical facilities. The masks produced out of the Twin Cities manufacturing plant will feature a two-layer cotton layup along with a pocket that to allow medical professionals to insert additional filter material. All will be distributed to hospitals across the state of Minnesota. Learn more about the mask project as well as the company’s ongoing efforts.


Texcel logoTexcel reported it is open at all locations across the country as an essential business distributing hydraulic hose and fittings and filling customer orders. Learn more on Texcel’s LinkedIn profile.


Tolomatic logoTolomatic reported it is open and providing products that support a number of essential industries, including food, medical, pharmaceutical, automation, and life sciences.


Walvoil logoWalvoil Fluid Power USA reported its production continues to operate at full capacity in all locations to support the nation’s essential businesses. Learn more on Walvoil’s LinkedIn page.


Yates Industries logoYates Industries reported it is open and working exclusively with its customers who are essential businesses. Projects have including manufacturing a new cylinder used on a dredging boat that was needed to help with the New York Harbor in preparation of the arrival of the  floating hospital “Comfort.” The company is also working with another customer that produces labels for the pharmaceutical industry.