We’re a staff of ten here at NFPA, so we don’t really have a road crew.  But if more than one of us is on the road together, we’re the crew of the moment. The moment this week was Pack Expo 2014 in Chicago.  The crew was yours truly, along with NFPA’s Membership Manager Leslie...

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NFPA Board of Directors
l l By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO A few weeks ago, at the 2014 Annual Conference of the FPDA Motion and Control Network, NFPA and FPDA held another in their series of leadership meetings. This is the third such meeting the two groups have held in the past two years, with plans to go on...

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NFPA Membership Satisfaction Survey
NFPA recently conducted its traditional October Economic Update Webinar with ITR Economics’ Jim Chappelow.  NFPA’s economic webinars feature the latest insights into our economy and help our members gain critical information on the economic risks and opportunities facing their organization. Mr. Chappelow’s message came through loud and clear throughout the presentation: “growth in the fluid...

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NFPA membership connections
Introducing NFPA Company Profiles for NFPA News A short profile of an NFPA Member is a new feature for the NFPA News.  NFPA membership is at an all-time high and this is just one way for us to highlight the diversity and strength of our industry. Today’s Company is Ortman Fluid Power. One of NFPA’s...

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  At CCEFP's Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference (FPIRC) at Vanderbilt University in October, Lynn Beyer and I had the pleasure of meeting and talking to Jose Riofrio, Assistant Professor at Western New England University (WNE). He attended Vanderbilt University and has made many important contacts through CCEFP during his career. CCEFP is the...

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NFPA Member News

NFPA member news
Bimba Manufacturing Company announced that Jamie Hyneman, who is president of M5 Industries and is known for his work on the cable television program MythBusters, is joining its R&D team.  The official announcement took place during a press conference at PACK EXPO International in Chicago on November 4.  "As we move forward, I intend to...

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A weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA's membership in MAPI. Issues in Brief Lifting the Crude Oil Export Ban This study, performed in collaboration with the Aspen Institute and Inforum, estimates that capital investment would increase and that as many as 37,000 manufacturing jobs could be created annually through...

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NFPA Member News

NFPA Member Company News
HUSCO International has been named a Global Growth Company by the World Economic Forum, which selects firms for international recognition, being chosen from only the most dynamic companies throughout the world. Ramirez said, “It’s an honor to be recognized on the global stage for what HUSCO has and continues to achieve in the industries where...

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NFPA Board of Directors
Introducing NFPA Company Profiles for NFPA News A short profile of an NFPA Member is a new feature for the NFPA News.  NFPA membership is at an all-time high and this is just one way for us to highlight the diversity and strength of our industry. Today’s Company is Control Line Equipment. Based in Cleveland,...

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Manufacturing Day at Festo
As part of National Manufacturing Day celebrations, on October 11, NFPA member, Festo, opened their doors and had a huge turn out with over 180 guests comprised of Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, FIRST Robotics Teams, college students, and many others. The guests had the opportunity to tour Festo facilities, enjoy a BBQ lunch and learn...

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