Making A Difference – the NFPA Way

2014-Best-MachPerformanWebIt is great to hear that the work you are doing makes a difference. I received the letter below from Bill Parks, President of Deltrol Fluid Products. Deltrol hosts a Fluid Power Challenge at Harper College in Palatine, IL. He received a thank you letter from four girls who participated in their recent Fluid Power Challenge.

Bill said “I was touched by hearing the experience the team went through and what The Challenge meant to them. They described, better than I could, the reason we put on Challenge events.”

This all-girl team took the Best Machine Performance Award. Come out and visit a Challenge and see for yourself what a difference it makes.

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Cleveland Community College (Shelby, NC)
Workshop Day – Friday, October 10, 2014
Challenge Day – Friday, January 9, 2104

South Milwaukee High School (South Milwaukee, WI)
Workshop Day – Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Challenge Day – Tuesday, January 6, 2015

University of Minnesota: (Minneapolis, MN)
Workshop Day – Monday, December 8, 2014
Challenge Day – Monday, January 26, 2015[/one_half]

[one_half last=”yes”]Georgia Tech (Atlanta, GA)
Workshop Day – Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Challenge Day – Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Waukesha STEM Academy (Waukesha, WI)
Workshop Day – Friday, February 6, 2015
Challenge Day – Friday, March 6, 2015

Wojanis/Pennsylvania State Business Education Fund (Carpenters Training Center, Pittsburgh, PA)
Workshop Day – Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Challenge Day – Friday, April 10, 2015[/one_half]

Watch the NFPA Fluid Power Challenge in action

If you would like more information on hosting a Challenge or becoming involved with those listed, please contact Lynn Beyer at (414) 778-3364 or

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