Fluid Power Professionals' Day
The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) has dedicated June 19 as “Fluid Power Professionals’ Day” to recognize those who work in the fluid power industry. The date was selected in honor of Blaise Pascal, a French mathematician, inventor and physicist whose work in hydrodynamics and hydrostatics paved the way for fluid power. In celebration of...

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Fluid Power Research Webcast Series
A series of bi-weekly webcasts that highlight research progress and educational topics relevant to the fluid power industry is produced by the [Engineering Research] Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP). The Webcasts are held on Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 pm Eastern/12:00 pm Central. Here are the first six on the schedule: 1/28/2015 ♦ ...

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Kepner Founders Day
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 Kepner Products Company. Kepner Products Company, established in 1948, designs, manufactures and markets in-line and...

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NFPA Fluid Power Challenge
First's. The first time you rode your bike without training wheels, the first time you spoke in front of a large audience, your first year away from home at college. Many times, First's are not completely successful. That is not the case with the inaugural NFPA Fluid Power Challenge hosted at Joliet Junior College by Caterpillar, Inc.,...

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Communications Survey Grid Legend
Thanks to everyone who participated in the NFPA Communications Survey, which was conducted back in November and December. The survey was sent to about 900 manufacturer, distributor and supplier members, and we received responses from 151. The survey covered a lot of ground, including perceptions of the value and volume of communications you receive from...

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IEC Summit
The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) invites you to the inaugural Industry Engagement Committee (IEC) Summit at the Georgia Institute of Technology, February 2 - 4, 2015, to meet one-on-one with faculty and students and network with colleagues in the industry. NFPA members are encouraged to attend—please view the invitation video from...

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The U. S. Technical Advisory Group (U.S. TAG) to ISO/TC 131 provides input and promotes U.S. interests in the development of the International Standards Organization (ISO) standards for fluid power products and systems. NFPA administers the U.S. TAG on behalf of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The membership of the U.S. TAG is made...

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2014 FPIRC PANEL
  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO One of the best parts of the recent Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference (FPIRC) was a panel discussion on innovation and workforce development in the fluid power industry. The panelists were some heavy hitters. From right to left in the photo accompanying this post they are: Mark Johnson,...

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NFPA Member News

NFPA Member Company News
Lehigh Fluid Power, Inc. announced a definitive agreement to purchase assets of Ortman Fluid Power. The sale is expected to close during the first quarter of 2015. Ortman Fluid Power will continue to be headquartered and manufacture in Quincy, IL as a wholly owned subsidiary of Lehigh Fluid Power, Inc. Motion Industries, Inc. announced it...

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NFPA membership connections
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 Quality Filtration. Quality Filtration, has been an NFPA member since 2005. Based in Nashville, they are...

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