NFPA Member Company News
Hydraquip, Inc. (an Employee Owned Holdings, Inc. company) announced it is expanding its footprint with a new 98,000 sq. ft. campus. The Hydraquip Innovation Campus serves as the new Houston headquarters for Hydraquip, Inc. The new campus provides additional production capacity and enhanced warehouse technology. Click here to read more.   T-Lon Products held an...

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IFPE FLUID POWER ZONE
at the inaugural Motion, Drive & Automation North America (MDA NA) trade show and conference co-located with IMTS at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL from September 8-13, 2014 Building off the success of IFPE Fluid Power Zone's debut at Industrial Automation North America (IANA) 2012, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) has again partnered with Hannover Fairs USA (HFUSA)...

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As of July 1, 2014, NFPA will be taking grant applications to fund new Fluid Power Challenge events. Schools can apply for grants up to $3,500—challenge kits cost $175 each, so NFPA would cover that cost for up to twenty teams. The NFPA Fluid Power Challenge is a competition that challenges students to solve an engineering...

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NFPA member news
  Holmbury Inc. has moved to a new facility in Eastlake, OH.  The new custom facility, serving as their North American distribution hub, includes a warehouse for dedicated inventory; a technical lab for new product development and customer co-engineering collaboration; and a state of the art server room and office space. This U.S. location serves...

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MAPI April
A weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA's membership in MAPI. Issues in Brief Investment Medicine for a Struggling Economy Nearly five years past the trough of the Great Recession, the U.S. economy still finds itself in a post-crisis era. Economic growth has been persistently sluggish, averaging 2.3% between 2010...

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Membership continues to grow
KTR Corporation Michigan City, IN - KTR Corporation, a division of KTR Kupplungstechnik GmbH, has provided power transmission solutions for over 50 years. Their product line contains shaft couplings, torque management products and accessories, along with hydraulic reservoir components including fluid coolers and vibration dampening products. Today, KTR has grown to over 40 subsidiary companies...

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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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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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