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NFPA membership connections
The Elwood Corporation Fluid Power Division, based in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, designs and manufactures high pressure hydraulic valves and systems for water, water soluble oil, and other low viscosity fluid applications. The company has over 50 years of experience in designing custom valves for our primary markets in steel, aluminum, petrochemical, and forging industries. Elwood...

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NFPA member 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 Fluid Air Controls, IMI Precision Engineering, and Bimba Manufacturing. Fluid Air Controls, LLC, a manufacturer of cylinders, valves, and pumps in Farmington Hills, Michigan, was recently acquired by...

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2018 Annual Conference
2018 Annual Conference February 20-22, 2018 Four Seasons Orlando Resort Orlando, FL If you haven’t registered for the 2018 Annual Conference yet, here are 10 reasons you should not miss this event! Meet more fluid power industry leaders all in one place. [See who you could meet.] Develop a new global energy perspective from Peter...

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industry trends, industry update
As many of you may know, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is the leading source of hydraulic and pneumatic industry data. Members get and use our data in a variety of ways to run their businesses. Part of our market information services is providing overall industry trends. Here is the latest update: Hydraulic and...

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Profit Report, Financial Benchmark Survey
Also known as the PROFIT Report, and conducted with the help of the Profit Planning Group, this annual survey helps distributors benchmark financial performance on indicators that relate directly to profitability. Each participating company will receive a confidential Performance Analysis Report that directly compares performance and profitability with groups of peer companies. Participants also receive...

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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 Kaman Corporation and Gates Corporation. Kaman Corporation recently announced that Alphonse J. Lariviere Jr. has been appointed to President of the company's distribution segment. The position had previously...

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In December, the Florida Chapter of the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) hosted their first-ever Fluid Power Action Challenge. The seven teams were comprised of about 30 high school students who are also involved in FIRST® Robotics. As an additional incentive, IFPS Chapter President, Jordan Kimelman, arranged for a scholarship award system for each team in...

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Don’t Get Left Out in the Cold—Book Your Annual Conference Hotel Reservation Now
Registrations for the NFPA Annual Conference are strong and keep coming in, which means rooms at the host hotel—The Four Seasons Orlando at Disney—may soon be on the endangered list. NFPA Annual Conferences are known not only for their scheduled networking opportunities, but also for those unexpected chance conversations that can build long-lasting business relationships, and that’s...

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2017 Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge
    By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO During the last few weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of serving as a judge for the midway reports of the student teams competing in this year’s NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge. The Vehicle Challenge is a competitive workforce development program designed to support teams of undergraduate students as...

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2018 FIRST Robotics Competition
The 2018 FIRST® Robotics Competition officially kicks off this Saturday, January 6. Teams will be able to begin designing and building their machines, find mentors, and learn more about this year's competition. Many NFPA members use this program as an opportunity to work as mentors to local students and get them interested in pneumatics, a method...

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