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Winter is Over! Register Today for Foundation Invitational Golf Tourney

We’re calling it. Depending on where you are when viewing this message, random patches of snow or parking lot mountains of snow may persist, but we are moving on to summer and the 10th NFPA Foundation Invitational Golf Tournament. Following a great outing last year, the tournament will be held August 13 at Glenview Park…

NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship Applications Due May 1

FIRST® Robotics and National Robotics League (NRL) mentors: The $40,000 NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship application closes May 1. Remind your students to apply here! One merit-based scholarship for $40,000 ($10,000 per year for four years) will be awarded to a high school senior who participates as part of a 2018 FIRST® Robotics or NRL Competition Team. The scholarship may be used to study…
Detroit Regional Meeting

Detroit Regional Offers Human Resource Insights

Over 30 fluid power professionals met over breakfast this year for the 2018 Detroit Regional Meeting in Southfield, Michigan. This year’s featured speaker was Tom Kennedy, President and Founder of MadsenArcher Consulting, Inc., who presented, “Attracting, Engaging and Growing Talent.” Tom’s presentation covered the growing talent shortage, how companies can improve their Employee Value Proposition,…
Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge

Murray State Wins First Place at Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge

The 2018 Vehicle Challenge Competition at Danfoss in Ames, Iowa was a great success bringing together ten university student teams as well as judges and sponsors from eight NFPA member companies. The Vehicle Challenge is a competition that challenges students to design and build a bicycle using fluid power. The students that participated were highly…

Student Experience Comes Full Circle at Daman’s 8th Action Challenge Event

Daman Products Inc. celebrated its eighth annual Fluid Power Action Challenge by engaging 92 students on 23 teams. The last few years, Daman has been working with Bethel Community College to host the 11 participating schools. In the many years of organizing and sponsoring these events, the students that participated in the earlier years have…
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NFPA Welcomes New Manufacturer Member: Canfield Industries

Canfield Industries was founded in 1977 in Canfield, Ohio. The company offers a wide selection of electronic devices. Its offering is specialized in interconnection devices, electronic timers, proximity sensors, modules and specialty electronic devices. Other products include linear actuator sensors, round style sensors, inclinometers, tilt switches, M12 and GT Series (Deutsch Style) mobile connectors, conveyor…
NFPA Member Company News

Member News: ESP International Acquires Superior Tube Products

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 ESP International. ESP International recently announced its acquisition of Superior Tube Products, a Davenport, Iowa-based fabricator of bent and welded tube products for agricultural and off-highway equipment…

NFPA Members Invited to June 1 FPIC Seminar

Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) June 1, 2018 Argonne National Laboratory Argonne, IL Learn more about advanced hydraulic fluids at the June 1 MSOE Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) seminar at the Argonne National Laboratory. Registration for the event is due May 17, and tours of the facility will follow the presentations and lunch. The speakers for…

Four Companies Achieve Legacy Builder Status in NFPA Foundation

  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO   At the recent NFPA Annual Conference in Orlando, four more companies were recognized for reaching Legacy Builder status in the NFPA Foundation. When NFPA started the NFPA Foundation back in 2007, we created the Legacy Builder Award, to be given out at each year’s Annual Conference to any…
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Sun Hydraulics Offering New High School Internship Program

In partnership with CareerEdge, Sun Hydraulics is offering internship opportunities to future and present high school graduates. The program will expose high school graduates to high-tech manufacturing skills during a paid three-month summer internship. Besides receiving on-the-job experience, the interns will also discover educational opportunities related to manufacturing. Upon completing the internship, students may be eligible to…

CCEFP Webcast Series Continues Wednesday, April 25

The 2018 CCEFP Webinar Series continues next week on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 1:00pm Eastern/ 12:00pm CST. The entire webinar will be dedicated to the CCEFP State of the Center. Interested members should sign up for the Webinar Series by following this link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email and relevant reminders containing information about joining…
NFPA Member Company News

Member News: FORCE America Breaks Ground on New Distribution Location

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, Inc. FORCE America, Inc. broke ground on a new sales and service center earlier this month in Limerick, Pennsylvania. The facility is being built one…