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Member News: FORCE America Acquires Mobile Equipment Systems

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 FORCE America. FORCE America recently announced its acquisition of Mobile Equipment Systems, a Tukwila, Washington-based supplier of power-takeoffs, pumps, and mobile hydraulic components to the Pacific Northwest.…

Last Chance to Register for June 7 FPIC

Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) June 7, 2019 Hyatt Regency, Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI Register Here Don’t miss this Friday’s FPIC seminar! The half-day seminar will provide valuable time to network with colleagues over breakfast and lunch. Presentations will center around IoT and its components and will highlight the deeply interconnected world of fluid power systems, which is…
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Get Noticed at the 2019 IEOC

Industry & Economic Outlook Conference August 12 – 14, 2019 Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort, Oak Brook, IL Industry & Economic Outlook Conference sponsorships offer the perfect type of visibility to get your company’s brand noticed and remembered at NFPA’s highest attended event of the year. IEOC and NFPA Foundation Invitational Golf Tournament opportunities are set at many levels…

NFPA Promotes U.S. Fluid Power Industry

  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO At our recent Annual Conference in Laguna Beach, California, I shared the key ways NFPA is fulfilling its mission to strengthen the fluid power industry. In this, the third of four NFPA News posts, I’d like to share some of the things I said regarding NFPA’s third strategic objective:…

Action Challenge Grant Helps Promote In-Demand Careers

The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation awards grants of up to $500 per year to middle and high schools to help facilitate hydraulic and pneumatic instruction that introduces students to fluid power technology and career options. Schools can apply for these grants annually, and they can be used either for classroom activities or to help…

More Ways to Engage at the 2019 IEOC

2019 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference August 12 – 14, 2019 Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort, Oak Brook, IL Learn More | Register | Book Your Hotel Room The Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) is the premier annual economic event that offers hard data and expert analysis for everyone in the fluid power supply chain. The 2019 conference offers attendees several…

Present Your Company’s Solutions at Motion + Power Technology Expo

2019 Motion + Power Technology Expo October 15-17, 2019 Cobo Center, Detroit, Michigan Enhance your presence at the Motion + Power Technology Expo (MPTE) by presenting at the show’s Solutions Center. The Solutions Center will focus on solving actual customer problems with presentations given by exhibiting companies and their personnel. All presentations should include how your…

Download the Regional Demand Estimates Report for Your Benchmarking Needs

Improve your benchmarking confidence with U.S. Fluid Power Regional Demand Estimates Report. This highly detailed report delivers geographic fluid power data by state and is a resource members have long asked for. The information is presented in Excel for easy, customizable analysis and is prepared for NFPA by Oxford Economics. Users can explore the geographic distribution of…

More IoT Resources Coming This Summer

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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ISO/TC 131 Fluid Power Systems Spring Meetings Held in Paris

Six TC 131 working groups focused on hydraulic and pneumatic systems, pneumatic control products, treatment of air, accumulators, and water hydraulics met in Paris in mid-May to further the work of hydraulic and pneumatic standards development. Participating countries included France, Italy, Germany, United States, United Kingdom, Japan, China, and Turkey. NFPA would like to thank…
Master Pneumatic Fluid Power Action Challenge

Action Challenge Enhances Project-Based Learning for Middle Schools

Master Pneumatic held its fifth annual Fluid Power Action Challenge at Macomb Community College this spring. While Master Pneumatic welcomed a new middle school, Detroit Waldorf, to compete this year, Warren Consolidated school district has been participating since the beginning. The director of MMSTC, (MS)2TC, MSVPA, and Special Programs for Warren Consolidated had this to…
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Get Ready for the 2019 NFPA Foundation Invitational Golf Tournament

August 12, 2019 Willow Crest Golf Club, Oak Brook, IL Registration is now open for the 2019 NFPA Foundation Invitational Golf Tournament! This year’s tournament will be held at the Willow Crest Golf Club, which is on the grounds of the host hotel of the Industry & Economic Outlook Conference. Played in a “Four Player Modified Scramble”…