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HUSCO International has been named a Global Growth Company by the World Economic Forum, which selects firms for international recognition, being chosen from only the most dynamic companies throughout the world. Ramirez said, “It’s an honor to be recognized on the global stage for what HUSCO has and continues to achieve in the industries where...

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CCEFP's FPIRC14 a huge success
  By Mike Gust CCEFP The 2014 CCEFP Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference (FPIRC14) was held last week at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. By all accounts it was a huge success! Attendance was nearly double from previous annual meetings with almost two hundred participants…half of which were from industry. This annual three-day event...

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NFPA Member, Triton College in Illinois, hosted 32 middle school students from one of their local schools for National Manufacturing Day. Antigone Sharris, engineering technology coordinator at the college, organized Triton’s event which included a demonstration of a laser cutter/engraver. There were three different classes that the youth attended to pique their curiosity about careers...

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Eighth grade students all across Wisconsin took part in a “Heavy Metal Tour” on October 8 to experience jobs in manufacturing. Nearly 3,000 students throughout the state, including 1,400 in the Wausau and Antigo areas got the chance to learn about manufacturing careers, thanks to a partnership with local technical colleges and businesses. NFPA member,...

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Roxanne Moore CCEFP
  By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO [dropcap]I[/dropcap]’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...

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NFPA Workforce Survey_fluid power challenge
In May of this year, the Workforce team of NFPA sent out a Workforce Education/Community Survey to NFPA members asking if/how they were involved with their local schools. The results that were received showed a great deal of involvement. Of the 81 responses we received, 70% said that they were involved with their local schools....

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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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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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NFPA and IFPS exhibit at SkillsUSA
The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) and the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) exhibited at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 24-26 in Kansas City, Missouri. At the exhibit, staff talked to participants about the NFPA Fluid Power Challenge, IFPS certifications, as well as mentorships, internships, jobs and more. SkillsUSA is a partnership...

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Fluid Power Challenge
The following is a letter from NFPA Board Member Larry Davis, President of Daman Products Company, Inc. sent to his community for support of the Fluid Power Challenge. It highlights the success and benefits of sponsoring an NFPA Fluid Power Challenge. It is reprinted here with permission. •  •  •  •  •  •  •  • ...

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