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Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming NFPA Events

Make new connections and reconnect with old ones at an upcoming NFPA event. As part of our mission to strengthen the fluid power industry, we aim to help NFPA members from across the supply chain connect with each other, OEMs and related technology partners. We’ve scheduled a number of upcoming events in the coming year…
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NFPA Speaker’s Bureau Inspires Students to Explore Careers in Fluid Power

Programs like the NFPA Speaker’s Bureau are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. NFPA’s workforce programs aim to increase the number of students educated in fluid power and connect them to careers in the fluid power…
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NFPA Welcomes New Workforce Program Manager

Mary Pluta joined NFPA on September 7 as the new Workforce Program Manager. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree from UW-Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ripon College. Mary joins NFPA following a career working for a Wisconsin state legislator. In addition to her public policy background, Mary serves as a…
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Member News: Leadership Changes at ITT Corporation

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 update comes from ITT Corporation. ITT Corporation recently announced the appointment of Bartek Makowiecki to Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development. In this role, he will report to…

September NFPA/FPIC Quarterly Conference Recordings Now Available

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 Quarterly Conference provided an engaging program to the conference’s growing audience. The event featured three industry speakers who used their knowledge and expertise to discuss advanced software solutions for machine control and reliability.…
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Latest Industry Trends Data Now Available

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…

Fluid Power Forum Discusses Industrial Hazard Reduction with Hydraulic Safety Valves

Episode 56 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode features Doug Webster of Exotic Automation and Supply. Listen below to learn about the many (and sometimes surprising) benefits of hydraulic safety valves. This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies and unique applications that are moving the industry forward. New…

Reaching Underserved Communities Through NFPA’s Scholarship Program

Programs like the Fluid Power Scholarships are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. To support the fluid power industry’s workforce needs, NFPA provides $2,000 Fluid Power Scholarships to help students enrolled in tech schools and universities pursue their…
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Member News: Motion & Control Enterprises Acquires Instrument Associates, Inc.

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 update comes from Motion & Control Enterprises. Motion & Control Enterprises recently announced its acquisition of Instrument Associates, Inc., the company’s third acquisition this year. Instrument Associates was founded in…

NFPA Launches Member Internship Support Program

As part of our efforts to better connect talented students to the fluid power industry, we are now offering up to $5,000 to help support NFPA member company fluid power internship/co-op programs. NFPA members that apply for support will receive information on quality candidates for their open positions. The information is collected by NFPA staff in…
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Reminder: Download the New U.S. Fluid Power Industry Brief

Looking for the latest data on our industry? NFPA’s new report, the U.S. Fluid Power Industry Brief, is available for free download by members and non-members. The Brief replaced NFPA’s Annual Report on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry and will adopt a cadence of release every other year. The Brief is a tool that members…

Fluid Power Presentation Featured in World Ag Expo Seminar Lineup

Part of NFPA’s mission is to provide opportunities and resources for its members to promote the unique strengths and inherent advantages offered by modern fluid power technology. To this end, a new education program strategy targeting trade shows in key customer markets is set to add to our existing menu of programs and help further…