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Now more than ever, timely and accurate industry statistics and tools are needed to help members navigate uncertainty and improve decision-making potential. Start 2021 with confidence with the resources highlighted below. These programs are only the beginning of what's available to NFPA members. Learn more about the full menu of programs here or get a...

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NFPA provides opportunities and resources for members to promote the unique strengths and inherent advantages offered by modern fluid power technology in general as well as ways to get their specific products and technologies in front of customers.   Reach Your Customers at IFPE A safe and successful IFPE trade show was held in early...

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NFPA is committed to serving our member companies through a menu of services that fits a wide range of needs and interests. Through this variety of services, we continue to serve and enhance value for a diverse membership from across the industry.   Grow Your Network at an NFPA Event Diversity in membership means better...

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NFPA members consistently rank workforce development as the most challenging issue their companies face. This is likely because not enough technical colleges and universities are teaching fluid power to their students. As a result, NFPA has identified growing the fluid power workforce as one of its primary strategic priorities. It is central to its mission...

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NFPA Helps Members Gain the Information and Connections They Need by Ray Chambers, Chairman, CEO & President, Muncie Power Products Halfway through NFPA’s fiscal year, we continue to see a time of challenge for the fluid power industry. Sales have not fully recovered, and uncertainty remains the dominant feature of all future projections. Against this backdrop,...

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Stand Out by Sawtooth on Flickr.com
2019 NFPA Annual Conference March 5-7, 2019 Montage Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, California With more than 200 attendees from across the fluid power supply chain regularly in attendance, the Annual Conference is the perfect venue to get your company extra exposure in front of a targeted audience. There are options for every preference and budget, such as: NFPA Future Leaders...

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Spencer Tiegs, Robotics Challenge Scholarship recipient in 2017
Spencer Tiegs, the 2017 NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship winner, interviewed with and was hired as a summer intern by NFPA member, HUSCO International. Spencer will be working as a Design Engineering intern on the Automotive Design team this summer. He won the Robotics Challenge $40,000 scholarship ($10,000 per year for four years) for his work in...

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Manufacturing Day tour
Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Although Manufacturing Day officially occurs on the first Friday in October—this year is Oct 7, 2016—any day can be a Manufacturing Day. If the official date is inconvenient, companies and community organizations should plan their events on the date that...

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Company Profile
NFPA Company Profiles for NFPA News With NFPA membership at an all-time high, publishing a short profile of an NFPA member each week is one way for us to highlight the diversity and strength of our industry. Today’s company is B-D Cylinder Products, Inc. B-D Cylinder Products, Inc. joined NFPA in 1986 and has retained...

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My Life! My Plan! Workshop at Milwaukee WI Bradley Tech High School
On December 11, Milwaukee Public Schools held a My Life! My Plan! Workshop at Bradley Tech High School that focused on STEM Careers – concentrating on Manufacturing and Engineering. NFPA members, Loretta Krenitsky of the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and I served as career coaches during the workshop. We were assigned 6-7 freshman high...

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