Future Leaders Webinar
There is still time to register for our first Future Leaders Network webinar, “Leading Through Crisis: Multiple Perspectives for Future Leaders,” which will take place Thursday, September 24 at 10am CST. The webinar is FREE for current and potential Future Leaders Network participants to attend and will feature John Stenz, Chairman and CEO of FORCE America and Jim Kaas, President of...

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Business Intelligence Committee
A core benefit of membership with NFPA has long been the market statistics and economic data you need to develop plans for the next quarter, or the next year. Another core benefit has been the ability to get together with other members to develop helpful business relationships and share ideas. But the world moves quickly,...

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NFPA Industry and Economic Outlook Conference
Set your company up for success. Purchase access to the 2020 IEOC presentation recordings today! NFPA’s 2020 Industry and Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) featured exceptional presentations from industry experts on everything from COVID-19 predictions to fluid power industry insights. If you were unable to attend, you can still view this valuable content by purchasing a post-event access...

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Episode 30 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode features Bill Haley of FORCE America, Inc., who is chair of NFPA’s Tech School Education Committee. Listen below to hear Bill discuss the success of the Fast Track program and why it’s so important to offer tech school options to students. This...

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NFPA/FPIC Regional Conference
Presented through a combined effort of NFPA and the Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) of the Milwaukee School of Engineering, the virtual September NFPA/FPIC Regional Conference drew an audience of over 120 attendees. The event featured three industry speakers who used their years of expertise to discuss advanced contamination control technologies for improving fluid power system...

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Fluid Power Machinery
Although hydraulics and pneumatics have a major impact on our world, it is often up to NFPA and our members to educate customers, colleagues and students on the importance of our industry. The first step to educating our communities about fluid power is to explore the magnitude of its impact ourselves. The sixth Annual Report...

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The Fluid Power Action Challenge was developed for middle school students to increase awareness of fluid power technology and to promote critical thinking, teamwork and problem-solving skills. This fun and engaging event allows students to learn the engineering design process and see their fluid power machines come to life when they meet to compete against...

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In response to COVID-19 challenges that schools across the country are facing, NFPA has been working to source more virtual fluid power educational resources. NFPA’s educator partner network has expressed interest in showing students videos from NFPA member companies that have real life examples of various fluid power technologies in use. To kick things off,...

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  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO As our Board chair Ray Chambers recently communicated, the NFPA Board of Directors met virtually in late June 2020 for its annual strategic retreat. Among other topics of focus, the Board reviewed the program successes NFPA achieved in its 2019-20 fiscal year. In this post, I would like to...

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Manufacturing Day
Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of skilled workers and is an initiative of The Manufacturing Institute, a workforce development and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers. This year’s MFG Day will be Friday, October 2. Because of its alignment with our workforce...

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