NFPA's IEOC 2014 "Suite Deal" contest winners
Congratulations to the winners of the IEOC14 "Suite Deal" contest! Three lucky winners will receive a suite upgrade as a result of having registered for the Industry & Economic Outlook Conference and booking their room at the Westin North Shore, Chicago by May 30th. Watch the video below to see who won! [youtube id="1QqBddYxO64" width="620" height="360"]
ISO retiring members
NFPA would like to thank ISO/TC 131/SC 6/WG 2 convener Dr. Leonard Bensch (retired Pall Corp.), ISO/TC 131/SC 6/WG 1 convener Michael Day (retired Pall Corp., U.K.) and secretary to ISO Technical Committee 131 and its U.S. TAG, Karen Boehme, for their many years of service in the fluid power industry in developing ISO standards....

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Industrial Robots
Sixth 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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CCEFP_mtgs
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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MAPI_weekly_update
A weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA's membership in MAPI. Issues in Brief Between a Rock and a Conflict Minerals Hard Place The SEC's conflict minerals rule is on the rocks, with the D.C. Circuit Court and two sitting SEC commissioners questioning its viability. Meanwhile, the SEC insists the...

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NFPA Member Company News
Yates Industries announced it has expanded its operations to include Atlanta, Georgia. “This is a very exciting time for us here,” said Steve Cavera, Yates Industries National Sales Manager. “With this strategic acquisition we will be able to effectively increase our manufacturing and repair servicing capabilities.”
CCEFP_GA_tech_Mark_Elton
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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Chattanooga_State Community College
Chattanooga State Community College in Chattanooga, Tennessee was recently featured in a blog in Bloomberg BusinessWeek. The blog highlights the hydraulics program at Chattanooga State, and points out the importance of local employers working together with community colleges to produce a skilled workforce for the future. Click here to read the blog. Alro Steel -...

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Energy Efficient Hydraulics
Fifth 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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