Regional Meeting
2019 Detroit Regional Meeting Tuesday, March 26, 2019 John Wayne Lewis Center of Macomb Community College Warren, Michigan This year’s Detroit Regional Meeting highlights two key areas that are affecting the future of the fluid power industry: the Internet of Things and workforce development. Covering the Internet of Things will be “A Practical Approach to Innovation – Theories...

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MPTE
Ensure your customers know where to find you by securing your booth at the upcoming Motion + Power Technology Expo (MPT Expo)—a trade show, dual-track MPT Conference, and short-course technical seminars—before attendees plan who to visit at the show. The event is scheduled to take place October 15-17 at Detroit’s Cobo Center. Attendee registration is...

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2019 Annual Conference
March’s Annual Conference was the perfect way to start off another great year with NFPA. More than 247 total attendees from 129 member companies attended this year’s conference in Laguna Beach, California. While there, they had the opportunity to learn from unique speakers, brainstorm during committee meetings, network with industry peers, and have a little fun too!...

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Stats Fact of the Week
Stats Fact of the Week: Week of March 11, 2019 The companies that make the most of their NFPA market information benefits have a strong grasp of which reports are available to their companies. In most cases, the menu of available reports is dependent on a company's membership type, i.e. manufacturer, distributor, supplier, etc. There...

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The Fluid Power Action Challenge is a design and build competition where students learn about hydraulic and pneumatic technologies, their real-world applications, engineering challenges, and fluid power careers. Here are the latest milestones in this nationwide, industry-driven educational program. During the fall semester, Deltrol Fluid Products hosted its 10th annual Fluid Power Action Challenge! It...

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Regional Meeting
We are on our way to Detroit! Registration is now open for the NFPA 2019 Detroit Regional Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, March 26 at the John Wayne Lewis Center of Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan. The meeting will begin with networking and business updates. Then, over breakfast, Andrew Johnson of ShelfAware will be presenting “Practical Deployment of Supply Chain IoT.”...

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Stats Fact of the Week
Stats Fact of the Week: Week of March 4, 2019 The companies that make the most of their NFPA market information benefits have a strong grasp of which reports are available to their companies. In most cases, the menu of available reports is dependent on a company's membership type, i.e. manufacturer, distributor, supplier, etc. There...

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Strategic Planning
NFPA’s workforce development programs work to get more students at all levels interested in fluid power. Just recently, NFPA member companies and staff developed a university-level curriculum resource to help get more university students already in mechanical engineering programs interested in pursuing fluid power education and careers. The resource is available at NFPA.com, along with the...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation
The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here's one of the winners, Connor Parrish. He is working on a Mechanical Engineering Technology degree at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. We asked Connor about winning the scholarship . . . What does winning...

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