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MAPI – Manufacturers Alliance Economic News and Reports

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…
NFPA Member Company News

NFPA Member News – May 29, 2014

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.”

New Faces in Fluid Power—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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NFPA Member News – May 21, 2014

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 –…
Fluid Power Professionals' Day

Fluid Power Professionals’ Day

Save the Date IFPS has dedicated June 19th as “Fluid Power Professionals’ Day” – a day of recognition for all who work in the fluid power industry! Here is some of what IFPS has planned for June 19th. Win a $50 gift card – Submit a picture of your June 19th Professionals’ Day activity and…
Energy Efficient Hydraulics

Fluid Power’s Role in Our Nation’s Energy Efficient Future Part 5: Facing the Challenge of Assessing the Inefficient Industrial Use of Fluid Power

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,…
NFPA Member Company News

NFPA Member News – May 14, 2014

Eaton Corporation announced the retirement of Jim Meil, effective April 30. Meil retired after 29 years of service with Eaton. “In his role as chief economist, Jim has played an invaluable role in helping Eaton’s management understand and anticipate market trends and opportunities,” said Richard H. Fearon, vice chairman and chief financial and planning officer.…

May MAPI – Manufacturers Alliance Economic News and Reports

A monthly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA’s membership in MAPI. Issues in the Brief A Jolt of Reality to the Tax Reform Debate Rep. Dave Camp’s tax reform plan differs from previous attempts not just in its size — at almost 1,000 pages — but also in its comprehensiveness.…
Purdue Spring Fest

Purdue Spring Fest Offered Learning and Fun for Kids of all Ages

Children and adults of all ages learned about different kinds of science, art and other topics while having a good time on Purdue University’s campus with this year’s Spring Fest the weekend of April 12-13, 2014. The free family-friendly event is a mix of entertainment and education. The 35 scheduled activities, included hands-on mini-excavators, cow…
IEOC Mobile Event App

The All New IEOC14 Mobile Event App

The All New IEOC14 Mobile Event App sponsored by Yates Industries The Un-App. This app is very “un-app” like. No app stores. No waiting, no wondering if it will work on your device. Once you download your IEOC14 app, you will have access to all the IEOC features, even when you don’t have access to the…
NFPA Member Company News

NFPA Member News – May 6, 2014

Pall Corporation announced it has acquired Filter Specialists Inc. (FSI), a worldwide supplier of filtration products and solutions based in Michigan City, Indiana. Pall will be acquiring FSI’s unique Polyweld®, Polymicro® and BOS filter bags, along with its extensive line of both steel and plastic filter vessels. For the full press release click here. Bosch…
CCEFP Fundamentals of Fluid Power

Fluid Power MOOC to debut at University of Minnesota

by Mike Gust, CCEFP Industry Liaison Officer This is the last in a series of articles on how the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) is having a positive impact on fluid power education. Have you ever heard of a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC)? This is a recent trend in academia whereby…