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Yates Industries announced it has expanded its operations to include Atlanta, Georgia. Yates is poised to further expand their hydraulic manufacturing and service capabilities throughout the Southern U.S., nationally and internationally. “This is a very exciting time for us here,” said Steve Cavera, Yates Industries National Sales Manager. “With this strategic acquisition we will be...

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NFPA-funded Fluid Power Lab at Western Michigan University
NFPA staff members Eric Lanke, Leslie Miller and Eric Armstrong had the opportunity to visit Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo and see the new fluid power laboratory there. The lab was funded by a grant from the NFPA Education & Technology Foundation. Here’s a video of Dr. Alamgir Choudhury and graduate student Wallace W. Barasa...

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Fluid Power Challenge Our Future
Wojanis Supply Co, Inc., held a Fluid Power Challenge event on April 25, 2014 at California University of Pennsylvania, with 22 teams competing. Kristine Coblitz from the Fluid Power Journal attended and interviewed NFPA member, Judy Wojanis, and others for her article, read the full story here. For more information on sponsoring, hosting, or learning...

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GADgET Girls Camp
GADgET Summer Camp (Girls Adventuring in Design, Engineering & Technology) was held at Triton College in River Grove, IL for two weeks in June. Twenty girls participated with ages ranging from twelve to sixteen years old. GADgET is designed to introduce female youth to the world of manufacturing through hands-on projects, site visits to manufacturing...

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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 China's Urbanization Plan: New Opportunities, Overwhelming Challenges China's new strategy for urbanization could prove to be a powerful source of productivity gains and economic growth in the coming decade. Foreign businesses operating there will benefit from...

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NFPA Member Company News
PTC Alliance Corp. announced its acquisition of the assets of Niagara LaSalle’s Chrome Bar operations in Griffith, IN. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed but the sale closing is anticipated to occur on or around July 31, 2014. “We are very pleased to add the Chrome Bar assets of Niagara LaSalle Corporation to PTC...

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Hydraulics install solar panels
Seventh 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 technologies, and partly education-focused,...

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Faces_of_FP_Jonathan-Meyer
I’ve written before about the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)—the network of fluid power research laboratories, academic faculty, graduate and undergraduate students at seven universities—that is making a difference when it comes to preparing a better educated workforce for the fluid power industry. The CCEFP has created a 500% increase in the...

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August  11-13, 2014 Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, IL Take advantage of “Early Bird” registration rates by July 11th REGISTER TODAY! The 2014 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference schedule is packed with an outstanding lineup of industry experts. IEOC favorites Alan Beaulieu, Eli Lustgarten and John Walker return with engaging presentations. We also have some...

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Faces_of_Fluid_Power_Meghan_Miller
I’ve written before about the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)—the network of fluid power research laboratories, academic faculty, graduate and undergraduate students at seven universities—that is making a difference when it comes to preparing a better educated workforce for the fluid power industry. The CCEFP has created a 500% increase in the...

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