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Econ & Market Indicators Report Updated for May 2024

NFPA’s Econ and Market Indicators (EMI) report has been updated for April. The EMI report pulls together data from multiple sources to provide the latest trends for: Highlights from the updated report include the following: The EMI report can be accessed at this link: https://nfpahub.com/reports/econ-market-indicator/. An excel file with all the raw data is also available to…

Meet a Robotics Challenge Scholarship Awardee – Ailey Smith

The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded 5 scholarships to students who applied to the Robotics Challenge Scholarship. A minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0, 1,000-word essay, letter of recommendation, and use of pneumatics in their FIRST or VEX competition robot were required from each applicant. The NFPA Foundation’s goal is to build awareness of…

Meet a Fluid Power Scholarship Winner & Tom Wanke Legacy Awardee – Emily Bolin

The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded 20 $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power related fields of study. One of the winners, Emily Bolin, is attending Grace College, and was selected for a Tom Wanke Legacy Fund Award. We asked Emily a few questions about winning the scholarship. What does winning a Tom Wanke Legacy…

NAM Regulatory Update: Q&A: Biden Releases Regulatory “Wish List”

As part of an effort to bring more information about the regulatory and legal environment facing American manufacturers, NFPA is monitoring the newsfeed of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and will be bringing important updates like this to the attention of NFPA members. President Biden has released his regulatory “wish list” for a second…

HydraForce to Provide Digital Proportional Control Technology for Off-Highway Mobile Equipment at iVT EXPO USA 2024

This episode features Russ Schneidewind of HydraForce. Listen to the Podcast Here Today’s episode is part of a special series were doing to focus on the cutting-edge fluid power technologies and customer solutions on display at the 2024 iVT EXPO. iVT EXPO is an annual exposition for the off high vehicle design and engineering community, with…
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NFPA Is Broadening Its Effective Forum for Networking and Promotion

NFPA Is Broadening Its Effective Forum for Networking and Promotionby Keith Simons, President/CEO, OEM Controls The NFPA Board of Directors convened in June 2024 to review NFPA’s performance over the past fiscal year and to make strategic decisions for moving the association forward into the future. As Chair of the NFPA Board for our 2024-25…
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Exhibit Space Sales Set to Open on September 3 for CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2026

As a supporting organization of CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2026, the largest construction equipment show in North America, NFPA is pleased to confirm that the show will feature a components product concentration area for eligible components, including hydraulics, that sell product to OEMs. Placement in the product concentration area will be determined by priority points, and NFPA members will earn…

Reserve Your Spot at the 2024 IEOC Lunch Tabletop Exhibition!

August 13–14, 2024The Westin Chicago Northwest, Itasca, ILLearn More | Register  Get your business in front of attendees at 2024 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) via the new Lunch Tabletop Exhibition! For $2000*, each participating company will receive an 8-foot, black clothed table with two chairs in the location during the networking lunch break on Tuesday,…

Oxford Reports Updated: Fluid Power Forecast, By Country Briefings and Forecasts, and Monthly Industry Briefings

Global Fluid Power Report and Forecast   Includes a global macro summary, by-country customer market forecast & analysis, as well as by-country fluid power industry forecasts. Countries covered in the report: US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil Poland, Netherlands, Italy, Germany, France, Belgium, UK, Russia, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, UAE, and South Africa.    Insights include:   By Country Briefings…

NAM Regulatory Update: Q&A – The Looming 2025 Tax Challenge

As part of an effort to bring more information about the regulatory and legal environment facing American manufacturers, NFPA is monitoring the newsfeed of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and will be bringing important updates like this to the attention of NFPA members. The NAM recently launched “Manufacturing Wins,” the manufacturing industry’s campaign to…

Full Schedule Released for Advanced Hydraulics Conference at iVT EXPO

iVT EXPO is an annual exposition for the off-highway vehicle design and engineering community, which first took place in the United States in 2022. The event is focused on all types of industrial and off-highway vehicles, with exhibits that are highly focused on a number of key technologies, including new powertrains, electric and hybrid systems,…

Meet a Fluid Power Scholarship Winner – Adam Kaszok

The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded 20 $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power related fields of study. One of the winners, Adam Kaszok, is attending the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. We asked Adam a few questions about winning the scholarship. What does winning a Fluid Power Scholarship mean to you? Winning the Fluid Power…