NFPA introduces PROFIT Report in 2018
Long popular with distributors in fluid power and other industries, the Profit Planning Group’s survey-based PROFIT Report will be available to NFPA member distributors starting in January. The survey can be filled out using balance sheet and income statement information, as well as operations information such as staffing numbers and sales breakdowns by product type...

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NFPA FAMTEN Network
    By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO As we approach a new year, many NFPA members are putting together their business plans for their next fiscal year. That makes it a great time for me to remind everyone of a new program in NFPA’s fluid power workforce development initiative, and to ask interested members to...

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NFPA Chicago Regional Meeting discussion about workforce development and hiring
The December 7 Chicago Regional Meeting at Moraine Valley Community College delivered workforce development information and lively discussion to attendees from across the fluid power supply chain. Business updates from attendees showed good conditions and growth across the board as well as optimism for the next year, and attendees were able to discuss their own...

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NFPA exhibits at NSTA conference
This year, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) held one of its three area conferences in Milwaukee. The conference offers advocacy and professional development opportunities for teachers, administrators, and industry partners, as well as other benefits. NFPA used this platform to get in front of over 1,900 educators across the country and promote our workforce...

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In 2015, Eastern Iowa Community College in Davenport, Iowa received a $23,000 Fluid Power Lab Grant from the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation. The school used the funds to purchase an electrohydraulic option from Hampden for existing equipment, along with the associated operating, experiment, and teachers manual, as well as simulation software called Automation Studios....

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NFPA Member Company News
NFPA member news is designed to inform members of key industry updates in quick, bite-sized posts that provide only the most important information. This week's updates come from ITT Inc. and SunSource. ITT Inc. recently elected Mario Longhi to its Board of Directors. The 63-year-old was formerly the President and Chief Executive Officer of both...

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CCEFP Webinar
The 2017 CCEFP Webinar Series concludes next week on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 1:00pm EST/ 12:00pm CST. This final webcast of the year will cover the CCEFP State of the Center. Registration is required to attend this free webcast. Interested NFPA members should sign up for the webcast by following this link. After registering, you will receive a...

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December 1 Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC)
Around 40 fluid power academics and professionals met at the InterContinental Milwaukee for the December 1 Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) seminar, which centered on the use of composites in fluid power. The presentations outlined the advantages and challenges surrounding the present use of composites in fluid power components and also speculated on currently untapped...

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Annual Conference
Underlining the key benefits of NFPA’s Future Leaders Network, the 2018 Annual Conference will offer lots of great opportunities for education and networking plus some fun! On Tuesday, February 20, the Future Leaders will convene for a short meeting featuring a special speaker sharing lessons in leadership, followed by a casual reception to help everyone...

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NFPA Member Company News
NFPA member news is designed to inform members of key industry updates in quick, bite-sized posts that provide only the most important information. This week's updates come from Applied Industrial Technologies, Bosch Rexroth, and Terzo Power Systems. Applied Industrial Technologies was recently named one of Northeast Ohio's best workplaces for the 17th time. The annual...

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