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Curtiss-Wright Sprague  Brecksville, OH -  manufactures air-driven high pressure pumps, gas boosters, and power units used in hydrostatic testing of hydraulic and pneumatic valves, pumps, pressure vessels, piping and components. The pumps reach pressures of 36,500 psi (2517 bar) and are also used in clamping, work holding, bolt tensioning and metal working. Boosters, 13, 500...

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NFPA member news
  Galland Henning Nopak, Inc. (GHN), 128 years old, moved into a new World Headquarters in 2015. The new location, at 10179 S. 57th Street, Franklin, WI, 53132 USA, will allow GHN to expand capabilities and increase capacity. Read more... Motion Industries, Inc. announced the purchase of Oil & Gas Supply, located in Anchorage and...

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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 J.H. Bennett & Company, Inc. Founded in 1958, J.H. Bennett & Company, Inc., began operations...

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Georgia Tech's ME2110: Creative Decisions and Design class
I recently visited the Georgia Institute of Technology to see first-hand how the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation teaching grant has inspired the increased use of pneumatic systems in the Creative Decisions and Design course. The grant has enabled the school to purchase additional components to accommodate the increased number of students enrolling in the...

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Phone Apps
I’ve been writing about different aspects of social media usage among NFPA members using both my own observations and survey data about member habits. While it’s easy to tell who is using social media for marketing, it’s harder to tell whose efforts are successful. Like the Facebook friend who posts every day but rarely gets...

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IFPE show floor with attendees
    March 7-11, 2017 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas, NV   Priority assignment for exhibit space at IFPE 2017 will begin April 1, 2015. NFPA members receive a substantial savings on IFPE space. The deadline for the priority assignment process is August 15, 2015. Exhibitors submitting applications after the August 15 deadline will...

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ORNL Manufacturing Demonstration Facility
by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO I got a good look at some possible additive manufacturing applications for fluid power on my recent tour of the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) for additive manufacturing at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. Our friends at the CCEFP helped arrange the tour on the tail end of the...

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future of the distribution channel
Several times in recent years, NFPA’s Distributor Council has discussed the need for an overview of the differences in perspective manufacturers and distributors tend to have, how the differences stem from fundamental differences in their place in the supply chain and the way their businesses need to operate, and how this affects their business relationships....

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Membership continues to grow
TCI Precision Metals  Gardena, CA - TCI Precision Metals is a warehouse distributor of Alcoa aluminum products and a supplier or other metals. TCI specializes in providing customers with Machine-Ready Blanks that are machined to customers' exact specifications, ready for final machining. TCI Precision Metals also provides customers with repeat production runs of consistently high-quality...

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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 Rosenboom Machine & Tool, (RM&T). Rosenboom Machine & Tool, (RM&T) with Headquarters in Sheldon, Iowa...

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