Katrina Schwarz joined NFPA on September 23rd as Association Marketing Manager with our Membership and Communications Team. She comes to us having recently completed a Master of Arts in Media Studies, which followed upon a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/Documentary Film, both from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. While pursuing her education, Katrina held a series...

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Membership continues to grow
 l Bonavista Technologies, Inc. Tulsa, OK - Bonavista Technologies, Inc. is a supplier of multipass filter test stands. The company also offers the following services: calibration and validation, laboratory needs assessment and in-house particle counter checking and calibration. Member since 9/19/2014.   Crawfordsville High School Crawfordsville, IN - Crawfordsville High School is a PLTW school...

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Membership all time high
March 11-13, 2015 The Grand Del Mar | San Diego, CA [dropcap]N[/dropcap]FPA is a member-driven organization. Association committees and boards take the lead in directing projects that not only strengthen the fluid power industry, but also provide members with tools for their own success. The Annual Conference is the one time when members of all...

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Introducing NFPA Company Profiles for NFPA News Starting with this issue, a short company profile of an NFPA Member will be included in each 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 Custom Hoists....

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Education Roadmap road to horizon
l l by Eric Lanke [dropcap]A[/dropcap] little while ago, NFPA Board Chair Bill Gorski wrote about the work he and the Board are doing to define a new strategy agenda for the association—one that better identifies specific outcomes NFPA will seek to achieve when tackling the challenges facing the fluid power industry. As part of...

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Today's Motor Vehicles
l l by Eric Lanke NFPA member GIE Media has launched a new magazine—Today’s Motor Vehicles—focused on advances in the motor vehicle market, and they are hoping to profile other NFPA members who are bringing innovative advances to motor vehicles in its pages. Here’s a message from the magazine’s editor, Robert Schoenberger: Dear NFPA members,...

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World Standards Week
Standardization has long been an important engine for innovation and economic growth. As the world transitions to a truly global economy, standards have taken on special significance, helping to assure that organizations everywhere can compete on a level economic playing field. This year the U.S. will celebrate World Standards Day – Standards Level the Playing...

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  l l by Eric Lanke One of the biggest splashes at the recent IMTS show in Chicago was the 3D-printed car. In case you haven’t heard the news, the folks at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Local Motors, and Cincinnati, Inc. worked together to create the additive manufacturing technology needed to 3D print a...

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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 New EEOC Pregnancy Guidance Requires Employers to Provide Light Duty and Accommodations The EEOC's guidance notes that some pregnant workers could qualify as having a disability as defined by the ADA, making them eligible for reasonable...

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Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference
October 13-16, 2014, Nashville, Tennessee Manufacturers, OEMs, researchers and media from around the nation will convene at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, from October 13-16 for the Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference 2014 (FPIRC14), an extended series of educational events hosted by the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP). The event will feature collaborative technical breakout...

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