NFPAs State of the Fluid Power Industry Survey
NFPA’s recent release of the September 2014 State of the Fluid Power Industry Survey (SOFP), an electronic opinion-based survey that is conducted amongst our manufacturer membership on a monthly basis, revealed that while our industry has grown compared to last year, participants foresee a flat 4th quarter making way for positive gains next year. In...

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NFPA Member News

NFPA member news
HAWE Hydraulics North America announced the appointment of Chadwick Tuttle as their new General Manager and CEO. Mr. Tuttle brings extensive experience in international fluid handling. Prior to HAWE Chad held high responsibility positions in ITT Gould Pumps and Clyde Union Pumps. Parker Hannifin Corporation announced that its Board of Directors increased the company’s regular...

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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 Motion Controls, LLC. Based in Hartford,...

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NFPA Member Company News
Kennametal, Inc. Irwin, PA - Kennametal Inc. is a supplier of tooling, engineered components and advanced materials consumed in production processes. It provides customers application knowledge and advanced technology for a variety of application demands. Kennametal Inc. employes 14,000 people in over 60 countries worldwide. Kennametal’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Extrude Hone is a global supplier of...

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Dave Redfield, the president and co-owner of Fordsell Machine Products
l l By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Earlier this year, while in the Detroit area for an NFPA Regional Meeting, I had the opportunity to swing by and visit with NFPA Supplier Member Fordsell Machine Products. Dave Redfield, the president and co-owner of Fordsell, is a former Chair of the NFPA Supplier Council, so it...

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MAPI Economic Roundtable
A weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA's membership in MAPI. Issues in Brief Bring a Global Perspective to Your Next Meeting Our economists will be crossing the country and an ocean this fall for speaking engagements at corporate meetings and industry events, including with Kaman Corp. and the Aspen...

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Photo courtesy of Erica Brough/The Gainesville Sun
NFPA Member, Triton College in Illinois, hosted 32 middle school students from one of their local schools for National Manufacturing Day. Antigone Sharris, engineering technology coordinator at the college, organized Triton’s event which included a demonstration of a laser cutter/engraver. There were three different classes that the youth attended to pique their curiosity about careers...

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Milwaukee Regional Meeting
NFPA Regional Meetings are a great way to meet with your peers and hear the good news about manufacturing and the fluid power industry.  The NFPA 2014 Chicago Regional Meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 8 at Harper College in Palatine, IL.  Join us for lunch, networking and interesting presentations—and IT'S FREE. Click here for...

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Spectronics Corporation http://www.spectroline.com/
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 Spectronics Corporation. Spectronics Corporation, based in...

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Eighth grade students all across Wisconsin took part in a “Heavy Metal Tour” on October 8 to experience jobs in manufacturing. Nearly 3,000 students throughout the state, including 1,400 in the Wausau and Antigo areas got the chance to learn about manufacturing careers, thanks to a partnership with local technical colleges and businesses. NFPA member,...

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