Fluid Power Challenge Our Future
Wojanis Supply Co, Inc., held a Fluid Power Challenge event on April 25, 2014 at California University of Pennsylvania, with 22 teams competing. Kristine Coblitz from the Fluid Power Journal attended and interviewed NFPA member, Judy Wojanis, and others for her article, read the full story here. For more information on sponsoring, hosting, or learning...

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GADgET Girls Camp
GADgET Summer Camp (Girls Adventuring in Design, Engineering & Technology) was held at Triton College in River Grove, IL for two weeks in June. Twenty girls participated with ages ranging from twelve to sixteen years old. GADgET is designed to introduce female youth to the world of manufacturing through hands-on projects, site visits to manufacturing...

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A weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA's membership in MAPI. Issues in Brief China's Urbanization Plan: New Opportunities, Overwhelming Challenges China's new strategy for urbanization could prove to be a powerful source of productivity gains and economic growth in the coming decade. Foreign businesses operating there will benefit from...

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NFPA Member Company News
PTC Alliance Corp. announced its acquisition of the assets of Niagara LaSalle’s Chrome Bar operations in Griffith, IN. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed but the sale closing is anticipated to occur on or around July 31, 2014. “We are very pleased to add the Chrome Bar assets of Niagara LaSalle Corporation to PTC...

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Seventh in a series of articles describing NFPA’s actions focused on the development of a program within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that can fund and focus on energy efficiency improvements using fluid power technology. The envisioned program would be partly research-focused, helping to develop new energy efficient fluid power technologies, and partly education-focused,...

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Faces_of_FP_Jonathan-Meyer
I’ve written before about the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)—the network of fluid power research laboratories, academic faculty, graduate and undergraduate students at seven universities—that is making a difference when it comes to preparing a better educated workforce for the fluid power industry. The CCEFP has created a 500% increase in the...

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August  11-13, 2014 Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, IL Take advantage of “Early Bird” registration rates by July 11th REGISTER TODAY! The 2014 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference schedule is packed with an outstanding lineup of industry experts. IEOC favorites Alan Beaulieu, Eli Lustgarten and John Walker return with engaging presentations. We also have some...

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Faces_of_Fluid_Power_Meghan_Miller
I’ve written before about the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)—the network of fluid power research laboratories, academic faculty, graduate and undergraduate students at seven universities—that is making a difference when it comes to preparing a better educated workforce for the fluid power industry. The CCEFP has created a 500% increase in the...

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NFPA Fluid Power Career Video
One of the students who worked on an NFPA Education and Technology Foundation-funded project wrote a blog which is featured in Design News. In his blog, Ian Meissner, a student at Lawrence Technological University, talks about the fluid-powered gantry crane and his plans to pursue a career in industrial engineering. To read Ian's blog, click here....

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On June 6, Milwaukee Public Schools held a My Life! My Plan! Workshop at Washington High School that focused on STEM Careers – concentrating on Manufacturing and Engineering. NFPA members, Henry Guenther of Hartmann Controls, Inc., Jamie Mui of T-Lon Products, Inc., Loretta Krenitsky of the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and Erica Kent, a...

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