Did You Know? The U.S. Fluid Power Industry Employs More than 71,000 People

Eric Lanke NFPA CEO


by Eric Lanke

Fluid Power Jobs and Economic ImpactBased on 2013 U.S. Census Bureau data, it can be estimated that 840 companies employ 71,000 people in the manufacture of fluid power pumps, motors, valves, cylinders, actuators, hoses, and fittings, with an annual payroll of more than $4.3 billion.

There are fluid power employers in 46 U.S. states. The states with the highest number of employers are California, Texas, Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio.

These and other facts can be found in the 2014 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 the industry, as well as explores the energy consumption, best practices and current R&D directions of fluid power technology. Copies of the report can be downloaded from the NFPA website at: https://www.nfpa.com/fluidpower/annual-report-on-fluidpower-industry.aspx

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