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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 Motion Industries, Inc. and Donaldson Company, Inc. Motion Industries, Inc., a distributor of bearings, mechanical power transmission, fluid power transmission equipment, electrical power transmission equipment and hose products,...

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Industry Marketing Manager, Alex Hintz
Alex Hintz joined NFPA on November 2 as Industry Marketing Manager with our Membership and Communications Team. He comes to us with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, having double-majored in Marketing and Finance at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Prior to NFPA, Alex worked as Assistant Manager and head of marketing for an area golf course,...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation awarded a teaching grant to support a team of students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign compete in the Chainless Challenge
NFPA Education and Technology Foundation awarded a teaching grant to support a team of students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that exposed them to fluid power design, applications and technology through a capstone design project that required them to develop a fluid powered bicycle to compete in the Parker Hannifin sponsored Chainless Challenge....

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Suite Deal - Everyone who books their reservation at The Westin Chicago North Shore AND registers for the 2015 IEOC by June 17, 2015 will be entered in a drawing for a suite upgrade.
Registration for the NFPA 2015 IEOC is now open and the host property, The Westin Chicago North Shore, is accepting reservations. Based on past experience, it is important that our attendees book their rooms early to guarantee the special NFPA rate. But just as important is getting your conference registration completed. To give you a bit more motivation,...

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NFPA Statistical Toolkit
NFPA's New Electronic Statistical Toolkit is expected to be ready in early 2016. The new Toolkit will be easier to use from start to finish: No more need to download and update multiple files; more intuitive user interface with easier report generation; and ability to save reports in the Toolkit for future update and use....

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Company Profile
NFPA Company Profiles for NFPA News Each week we publish a short profile of an NFPA member as one way for us to highlight the diversity and strength of our industry. Today’s company is Magnetek. Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Menomonee Falls, in the Greater Milwaukee area, Magnetek specializes in the development, manufacture and...

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NEW NFPA State of The Fluid Power Industry - Distributors
Introducing NFPA’s first survey for distribution members, the State of the Fluid Power Industry – Distributors Survey (SOFP-D). This quick and easy monthly survey gives you the pulse of the distribution channel, with expectations for overall business, engineered systems, service/repairs, and inventories. And, along with the distributors' results, participants also receive access to the manufacturers'...

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NFPA's Annual Report on the Fluid Power Industry
Fluid power is a workhorse of the U.S. economy—a cross-cutting technology of choice for dozens of industries and hundreds of applications. That’s one of the many conclusions in the new Annual Report on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry, published by the National Fluid Power Association. The report reviews both the size and economic impact of...

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NFPA membership connections
NFPA Company Profiles for NFPA News Each week we publish a short profile of an NFPA member as one way for us to highlight the diversity and strength of our industry. Today’s company is IMI Precision Engineering-Norgren, Inc. IMI Precision Engineering-Norgren, Inc., has been an NFPA member for over 22 years. Yet, that pales in comparison...

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Credit: Welding: EWI; Blast furnace: University of Purdue Calumet; Sintering: EOS; Additive mfg: Young/NIST Awarded to 19 industry-driven partnerships, NIST advanced manufacturing technology planning grants will support technology roadmapping efforts across a wide spectrum of industries and processes. The images provide a sampling. Starting clockwise, from top left: welding, simulation of a blast furnace used in steel manufacturing, direct metal laser sintering, and additive manufacturing.
    by Brad Bohlmann CCEFP Sustainability Director The Regents of the University of Minnesota, in partnership with the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA), the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will launch the Fluid Power Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (FPAMC)...

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