NFPA Confidential Shipment Statistics
NFPA’s September 2014 Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS), a monthly source of fluid power shipment and order data trends often used to benchmark company performance, continues to validate the opinions that were shared in the latest State of the Fluid Power Industry Survey and supports the thoughts shared in NFPA’s Economic Update Webinar presented by Jim...

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NFPA Member News

NFPA Member Company News
HUSCO International’s Agustin “Gus” Ramirez has been inducted into the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have blazed a trail of innovation and industriousness that have had an impact on the off-road equipment industry. In 1985 Ramirez was the division general manager of what eventually became...

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Membership continues to grow
Kankakee Community College Kankakee, IL - Kankakee Community College offers fluid power courses that cover both hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Operations and use of components in systems, including proper application of valves, actuators, compressors, cylinders, pumps and filters is taught to 25-50 students each year. The school has developed mutually beneficial relationships with local companies...

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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 Custom Fluid Power. Custom Fluid Power, headquartered in Banyo, Queensland, Australia, joined NFPA as a...

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Grand Del Mar GuestSuites prado7
Registration for the NFPA 2015 Annual Conference is now open and the host property, The Grand Del Mar is accepting reservations. Based on past experience, it is important that our attendees book their rooms at the resort early to guarantee the special NFPA rate. But just as important is getting your conference registration completed and to...

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Standards Development
At the NFPA Technical Board meeting this past spring, a number of NFPA standards underwent five-year reviews. One of the reviews was NFPA/T3.28.9 R1-1989 (R2009), Fluid power systems and products – Moving parts fluid controls – Method of diagramming. A motion was approved to withdraw the NFPA document if ISO 5784-1, -2 and -3, Fluid...

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On November 12, I had the opportunity to attend a Partnership Breakfast sponsored by the School District of New Berlin, Wisconsin. The event brought all kinds of organizations together—the mayor’s office, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Junior Achievement and many local businesses—all with a common goal—to create a prepared workforce. The two-hour program explored ways...

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Milwaukee Regional Meeting
NFPA’s Chicago Area Regional Lunch—scheduled for Monday, December 8, at Harper College in Palatine—is the perfect opportunity to catch up with other fluid power industry people.  Hear from your peers in a casual, networking environment while enjoying lunch.  As is tradition for NFPA Regional Meetings, we’ll start out with introductions and short business updates from...

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Kyle Jacobson, an Oak Prairie Junior High STEM Teacher in Illinois, was awarded a grant of $250 from the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation. With this money Kyle purchased Pneumatic Rotating Arm kits and Rotating Base kits from Mechanical Kits Ltd. These kits were used as part of the STEM Lab curriculum for eighth graders...

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As the resident rookie here at the NFPA, I still have a lot to learn.  I’d be blatantly lying if I said that my background in journalism, linguistics, and marketing ever taught me anything about fluid power.  While having an outsider’s perspective can be helpful in finding new ways to communicate ideas, working in this...

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