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Registration Now Open for the NFPA Executive Leadership Program

Registration is now open for the 2020/21 cohort of the NFPA Executive Leadership Program, presented in collaboration with the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Registration for this cohort will close December 31, 2019. The program consists of a series of six full-day education sessions over the course of 18 months and is designed to…
IFPE 2020

IFPE 2020 to Offer New Fluid Power Education Opportunities

IFPE 2020 March 10-14, 2020 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas, Nevada IFPE 2020 is not only set to offer opportunities for fluid power companies to show off their latest technologies to existing and potential customers, but will also provide opportunities for exhibitors and attendees alike to learn about the latest breakthroughs in fluid power…

NFPA Research Supplement Update: Individual Electro-Hydraulic Drives for Off-Road Vehicles

  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO I recently attended the June 2019 Summit of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) at Purdue University. This was the second of two meetings in our last fiscal year where the fluid power research projects supported by our new NFPA Research Supplement Program were presented. In…

Komatsu Triples Action Challenge Event Size in Second Year

Komatsu hosted its second annual Fluid Power Action Challenge at the Rocky Grove Volunteer Fire Department. This year, the event tripled in size with 72 student competitors. In addition the Action Challenge activities, Famic Technology provided participating students with an interactive demonstration unit of a Komatsu excavator on both the workshop and challenge days. The…
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Member News: Brennan to Acquire Miric Engineering

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 Brennan Industries Inc. Brennan Industries Inc. recently announced its acquisition of Miric Engineering. Miric manufactures standard and special fittings and adapters that are used by material handlers,…

Fluid Power Podcast Now Live

NFPA’s new fluid power industry-focused podcast has officially launched. This episode features Mike Stewart of Steelhead Composites, who talks about lightweight hydraulic accumulators and some of their unique applications, ranging from launching things into space to operating subsea and everywhere in between. [button link=”https://fluidpowerforward.libsyn.com/lightweight-hydraulic-accumulators-mike-stewart#” target=”blank” style=”primary”]Listen to the Podcast Here[/button]  The industry-focused podcast series highlights the people, technologies,…

Learn How to Use IoT to Enhance Productivity and Customer Relationships

NFPA / Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) Regional Conference September 6, 2019 Hyatt Regency, Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI Register Here Expand your knowledge of IoT enablers and how to make, move, and view data at the September 6 NFPA / FPIC Regional Conference, presented by NFPA and MSOE’s Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC). This half day conference, which…

Wojanis Hosts 9th Annual Fluid Power Action Challenge

In their 9th year supporting the Action Challenge, Wojanis hosted 40 students at Carlynton Junior High School in Pennsylvania. The NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge is an educational program designed to get students hands-on exposure to scientific concepts in a competition format that makes learning and problem-solving both fun and engaging. Middle school students learn…

In Memoriam: Brennan CEO Passes Away

In Memoriam David D. Carr, the CEO of Brennan Industries Inc., recently passed away after being with the company for 60 years. He became president of the company in 1973 and transitioned to CEO in 2008. During his years of leadership, the company reached a number of milestones, including establishing its current corporate headquarters and…

Fluid Power Podcast Set to Launch August 5

NFPA’s new fluid power industry-focused podcast, Fluid Power Forward, is set to launch Monday, August 5. The inaugural episode will feature Mike Stewart of Steelhead Composites, who talks about lightweight hydraulic accumulators and some of their unique applications, ranging from launching things into space to operating subsea and everywhere in between. Fluid Power Forward is…

NFPA Research Supplement Update: Polymer-Enhanced Fluid Effects on Efficiency

  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO I recently attended the June 2019 Summit of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) at Purdue University. This was the second of two meetings in our last fiscal year where the fluid power research projects supported by our new NFPA Research Supplement Program were presented. In…
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Member News: ITT Acquires Matrix Composites

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 Inc. White Plains, New York-based ITT Inc. recently announced its acquisition of Matrix Composites, Inc. Matrix Composites is a specialty aerospace component manufacturer based in Rockledge,…