John Thornton, President of GS Hydraulics in Mukwonago
On February 24, 2014, John Thornton, President of GS Hydraulics in Mukwonago, WI spoke to forty sophomores, juniors and seniors at New Berlin West Middle/High School. These students had just started classes in fluid power. John talked about the basics of  hydraulics/fluid power, engineering careers and salaries, and showed videos of how hydraulics is used....

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A monthly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA's membership in MAPI. Issues in the Brief China's Economic Reform Proposals Have Strategic Implications for Multinationals China's new leaders recently revealed their economic reform agenda for the coming decade, and proposals cover the financial system, fiscal and tax policy, state-owned enterprises, urbanization...

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NFPA Member Company News
In Memoriam Alan C. Warneke, formerly President of Ortman Fluid Power, passed away March 2, 2014 from lung cancer—he would have been 87 this month. Warneke started his career with the Parker Press Division. In 1972 he moved to Ortman Fluid Power, as the Sales Manager. Shortly after that, he was promoted to VP of...

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Minneapolis, MN | Hennepin Technical College April 1, 2014 Troy, MI | Somerset Inn May 21, 2014 NFPA Regional Meetings are free, networking/educational events designed to bring together NFPA members and non-members alike. This year along with our May Regional Meeting in Troy, MI, we added a Minneapolis, MN meeting to our roster.  Details and registration...

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STEM classes
On February 10, 2014, NFPA member, Tom Price, Jr., President of Price Engineering in Hartland, WI spoke to fifty 7th and 8th graders involved in STEM classes at North Lake School. Tom talked about his career and engineering careers, Price Engineering projects, and demonstrated hydraulics with a syringe. He fielded questions  from students about his...

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IFPE 2014 sets records
IFPE 2014, and its co-located partner, CONEXPO-CON/AGG, attracted 129,364 total registered attendees to the Las Vegas Convention Center March 4-8, 2014, with international registrations totaling more than 31,000, or an increase of nine percent from the most recent events. Representing 170 countries, international registrations accounted for 24 percent of total attendees matching the record set in 2011. ...

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IFPE
According to the recent NFPA Communications Survey, creating and maintaining a social media presence is becoming more and more critical to our member company's overall operations. In the February Reporter Kari-Lynn will continue to share social media news and updates as well as helpful "tools of the trade" to assist members in navigating the online...

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By Melissa Magestro IFPE Show Director Show management recently held our staff IFPE pre-con meeting.  We talked about the essential things to know onsite, where to go, what to wear (yep, we have uniforms!) and other staffing issues.  Then we did something new - we let all the “seasoned veterans” leave the meeting and opened it...

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Stock prices
A monthly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA's membership in MAPI. Issues in the Brief Manufacturing Sector Financial Performance Don explores various financial benchmarks for manufacturing, including stock prices of 120 MAPI companies, return on assets for durable and nondurable manufacturing, net income after taxes and profit per dollar of...

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