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MFG Day
Manufacturing Day 2017 is finally here! Every fall, manufacturers across America open their doors to show their communities what manufacturing really looks like. Many NFPA member companies are involved in this year's MFG Day celebration, which is on October 6, and a number of them are going beyond one-day events. For example, Aggressive Hydraulics is holding its...

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    By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO NFPA has just launched the new NFPA Careers website, which is designed to connect students with fluid power companies looking for job candidates. Companies can use the site to post their job openings and create a company profile. Jobs can be searched by location and years of experience required,...

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Manufacturing Day tour
Manufacturing Day℠ (MFG Day)  is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Although Manufacturing Day officially occurs on the first Friday in October—which this year is October 7, 2016—any day can be a Manufacturing Day. It's not too late to plan your MFG Day event! Companies and community organizations should plan...

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Larry Davis, President of Daman Products Company in South Bend, IN, believes that students should be exposed to real life entrepreneurship from real life entrepreneurs. That is why Daman mentors in the St. Joe CEO program in his community. St. Joe CEO hosted a showcase day on June 20 for prospective area high school juniors and...

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The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Booster Club, led by John Stenz and Heather Poush from FORCE America, organized the 2nd Annual Business & Technical Trades Career Exploration Day at Northfield Middle School in Minnesota this spring. Over 500 middle and high school students got hands-on experience with large equipment, had open discussions with career...

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I was moderately upset when Instagram recently changed its format. This social media site has been a friend to me and it hurts to see an old friend that you love so much change! You will not mind the change at all when you see the new Fluid Power Challenge website. Part of our continued...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation
A $250 grant can go a long way. This is a thank you that I received from one Pittsburgh-area teacher whose school was awarded an NFPA grant: The Moon Area Middle School is thankful for the grant for Fluid Power Challenge Education.  We were able to purchase 9 of each of these kits: Rotational Arm, Clamp,...

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MSOE Fluid Power Challenge
NFPA Fluid Power Challenge veterans started the school year out with a bang! The Challenge is a competition that challenges middle school students to solve an engineering problem using fluid power. They work in teams of four to design and build a fluid power mechanism and then compete against other teams in a timed competition....

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CCEFP Student Profile, Oscar Pena Jr.
We’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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Future Farmers of America Conference
NFPA and IFPS shared an exhibit booth at the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Conference in Louisville, KY, October 27-30. The National FFA Organization remains committed to the individual student, providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Louisville was packed with 60,000 "Future Farmers" in their blue...

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