Author Archives: Pete Alles

Negotiation Workshop
Sponsored by the NFPA Distributor Council, the web-based Negotiation Workshop held September 9 with Red Bear Negotiations was a resounding success. The workshop provided information valuable to distributors members, which is one of the goals for the event content set forth by the Distributor Council, while also being useful to manufacturer members, as is the...

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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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2019 Cleveland Regional Meeting
The 2019 Cleveland Regional Meeting, held Monday the 18th of November on the campus of Cleveland State, was paired with the WTWH Media Fluid Power Conference, which was held over the next two days. As always, NFPA members attended the Regional Meeting at no charge and were able to attend the WTWH Fluid Power Conference...

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March 2 FPIC seminar
The Milwaukee NFPA/FPIC Regional Conference held last week drew an audience of 80 and kicked off a year of practical presentations on  Internet of Things (IoT) for fluid power, presented through a combined effort of NFPA and the Fluid Power Industrial Consortium of the Milwaukee School of Engineering and offered free of charge to NFPA...

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March 2 FPIC seminar
NFPA / Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) Regional Conference September 6, 2019 Hyatt Regency, Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI Register Here The best month to visit Milwaukee just got better! The second of four NFPA/FPIC Regional Conferences with an Internet of Things (IoT) focus is coming up fast, and it’s a great opportunity to: Learn about IoT design...

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Internet of Things / IoT Committee
As a supporting association partner, NFPA members can attend half-day seminars offered by Milwaukee School of Engineering’s (MSOE) Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) at no cost. The latest FPIC seminar was held in Milwaukee on June 7, with attendees from more than 40 NFPA member companies present, and a record-breaking 100 people in attendance. In...

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Internet of Things / IoT Committee
Many of the presentations at the past few NFPA events, including the NFPA Annual Conference, Industry & Economic Outlook Conference, and Regional meetings, have focused on the Internet of Things and how it relates to the future of fluid power. Planning and building around fast-moving, shifting, and often unclear IoT trends can be tough without...

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March 1 FPIC Seminar
On March 1, the Milwaukee School of Engineering hosted the latest Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) seminar in Milwaukee. As a partner organization, a large number of NFPA members attended at no charge. The presentation content focused on recent developments in the electrification of fluid power systems, across the entire landscape, from mobile hydraulics, to...

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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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Internet of Things / IoT Committee
In June 2018, as part of the ongoing efforts to help members keep up with key trends affecting the fluid power industry, the NFPA Board of Directors set a goal to recruit five companies that provide services and products related to the Internet of Things into NFPA membership by the end of June 2019. Since...

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