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IoT and NFPA Membership – A Progress Update

At its June 2018 strategic planning meeting, the NFPA Board of Directors identified the Industrial Internet of Things as a key trend affecting the industry about which NFPA should seek to provide information to members. We’ve moved forward on several fronts; With Board approval, we altered the definition of the NFPA supplier membership to specifically…
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NFPA Welcomes New Distributor Member: Morrell Group

Morrell Inc. began as a trusted resource for premier components, and over the last four decades evolved into The Morrell Group, integrating these components into world-class systems. The Morrell Group is known for complete life-cycle support, serving as a single source for every discipline and resource required for product and process development – from brainstorming…
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Connect with Your Customers at the 2019 MPT Expo

2019 Motion + Power Technology Expo October 15-17, 2019 Cobo Center, Detroit, Michigan The 2019 Motion + Power Technology Expo is set to connect the top manufacturers, suppliers, buyers, and experts in the fluid power, mechanical, and electrical industries. The biennial event will take place in Detroit, Michigan, October 15-17, 2019 at the Cobo Center. Over three…

IFPS Certifications Help Enhance the Fluid Power Workforce

Since 1960, the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) has provided an objective, third-party assessment of skill levels and knowledge for thousands of fluid power professionals, making it the industry standard for the fluid power and motion controls industries. Having a certified workforce can: Help increase your company’s credibility Ensure your employees are all fully trained…
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NFPA Welcomes New Supplier Member: Bonfiglioli

Bonfiglioli designs, manufactures, and distributes a complete range of gearmotors, drive systems and planetary gearboxes to satisfy the most demanding needs for industrial processes, automation, mobile, and renewable energy applications. It is a family-run Italian company with a global presence. With its worldwide network, it can support customers anywhere at any time.
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Don’t Miss Out on Valuable Connections: Submit Your Company’s Additional Location Information

If your company has more than one location, send us your company’s additional location information by Friday, February 8 for the chance to win a $50 Starbucks gift card. NFPA is often contacted by fluid power programs at schools around the country looking for mentors and career development resources for their students. However, in many cases, we…

Get Extra Networking at the 2019 Annual Conference

2019 NFPA Annual Conference March 5-7, 2019 Montage Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, California There’s still time to sign up for the 2019 Annual Conference optional events! In addition to providing an excuse to get out of the hotel and explore the area, these events also allow you to build your network in a more casual…

Meet Heroes MAKE America Graduates February 6

As a sponsor of The Manufacturing Institute’s Heroes Make America (HMA) program, the National Fluid Power Association and its members are invited to the HMA Fort Riley Networking Event on February 6, 2019. Heroes MAKE America is a 10-week career skills training program that arms transitioning service members with the industry-specific skills and certifications necessary to…

NFPA’s Robotics Challenge Scholarship Drives Students to Use Fluid Power

The NFPA Robotics Challenge is a scholarship program that supports of the missions of FIRST® Robotics and the National Robotics League (NRL). NFPA offers one merit-based scholarship for $40,000 ($10,000 per year for four years) to a high school senior who participates as part of a 2019 FIRST® Robotics or NRL Competition Team. This scholarship may be used to study engineering…

CCEFP Webinar to Cover State of the CCEFP Next Week

The 2018-19 CCEFP Webinar Series is underway and covers a number of fluid power research projects supported by the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation Research Supplements. The next episode, taking place January 23 at 12 pm CST, will feature the State of the CCEFP, presented by CCEFP Director Prof. Zongxuan Sun at the University of Minnesota. The…
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NFPA Welcomes New Manufacturer Member: Spectra Premium Corporation

Spectra Premium is an engineering company that develops and manufactures cooling modules for industrial applications, construction equipment, agricultural equipment, and automotive applications. The company specializes in products such as radiators, charge air coolers, transmission coolers and hydraulic coolers.

NFPA Education Partner Seeks Fluid Power Instructor

NFPA works with a growing number of schools, educators, and students across the country to help grow fluid power education and workforce development. One of our partners, Alexandria Technical & Community College, is looking for a full-time fluid power instructor to teach courses in the mechatronics program of the manufacturing division of the college. In addition…