Stats Fact of the Week
Stats Fact of the Week: Week of March 11, 2019 The companies that make the most of their NFPA market information benefits have a strong grasp of which reports are available to their companies. In most cases, the menu of available reports is dependent on a company's membership type, i.e. manufacturer, distributor, supplier, etc. There...

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The Fluid Power Action Challenge is a design and build competition where students learn about hydraulic and pneumatic technologies, their real-world applications, engineering challenges, and fluid power careers. Here are the latest milestones in this nationwide, industry-driven educational program. During the fall semester, Deltrol Fluid Products hosted its 10th annual Fluid Power Action Challenge! It...

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Regional Meeting
We are on our way to Detroit! Registration is now open for the NFPA 2019 Detroit Regional Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, March 26 at the John Wayne Lewis Center of Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan. The meeting will begin with networking and business updates. Then, over breakfast, Andrew Johnson of ShelfAware will be presenting “Practical Deployment of Supply Chain IoT.”...

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Stats Fact of the Week
Stats Fact of the Week: Week of March 4, 2019 The companies that make the most of their NFPA market information benefits have a strong grasp of which reports are available to their companies. In most cases, the menu of available reports is dependent on a company's membership type, i.e. manufacturer, distributor, supplier, etc. There...

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Strategic Planning
NFPA’s workforce development programs work to get more students at all levels interested in fluid power. Just recently, NFPA member companies and staff developed a university-level curriculum resource to help get more university students already in mechanical engineering programs interested in pursuing fluid power education and careers. The resource is available at NFPA.com, along with the...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation
The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here's one of the winners, Connor Parrish. He is working on a Mechanical Engineering Technology degree at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. We asked Connor about winning the scholarship . . . What does winning...

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NFPA membership connections
Elevat, a Seattle-based Industrial Internet of Things company, is focused on connecting the industrial world with products that help companies make data driven decisions. Elevat powers the ecosystem of smart manufacturers, smart machines, and smart connected fleets to deliver smart services and smart products to the marketplace. Elevat is the industry’s first complete out-of-the-box enterprise-ready system...

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Regional Meeting
The NFPA 2019 Detroit Regional Meeting date has been set for Tuesday, March 26. We’re returning to the John Wayne Lewis Center at Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan. This Regional Meeting is co-located with a Fluid Power Action Challenge hosted by Master Pneumatic, and is held over breakfast. In addition to the quality, casual networking these meetings...

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Heroes MAKE America in Fort Hood
As a sponsor of The Manufacturing Institute’s Heroes Make America (HMA) program, the National Fluid Power Association and its members are invited to the upcoming HMA Networking Event. Event Details: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM (lunch will be provided) Washburn Institute of Technology 5724 Huntoon Street Topeka, KS Heroes MAKE America is...

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