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Member News: Motion Completes Acquisition of Kaman Distribution Group

NFPA member news is designed to inform members of key industry updates in quick, bite-sized posts that provide only the most important information. This week’s update comes from Motion Industries. Motion Industries has completed the purchase of Kaman Distribution Group effective January 3, 2022. The acquisition is expected to help boost Motion’s concentration in core…

Midterm 2021-22 Highlights

The 2021-22 Midterm Report is set to hit the desks of NFPA members in mid-January. Access a digital version of the report here, and browse below for additional information to help you make the most of your NFPA membership. Halfway through NFPA’s fiscal year, we have seen growth in a number of areas within the…
2020 Annual Conference

2022 NFPA Annual Conference to Feature Can’t-Miss Networking Opportunities

2022 NFPA Annual ConferenceFebruary 22-24, 2022Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, AZRegistration Open While NFPA’s 2022 Annual Conference will feature valuable educational sessions, exclusive Future Leaders opportunities and the NFPA Foundation Golf Fundraiser, one of its most notable features is the prime networking with the industry’s top executives. Manufacturers, distributors and suppliers will all be in attendance at the…
Board of Directors

Slate of Nominees Selected for 2022-23 NFPA Board of Directors

The NFPA Nominating Committee has recommended the following industry leaders for positions on the NFPA Board of Directors. The election will take place during NFPA’s Annual Business Meeting, which will be held February 23, 2022 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona. All terms will begin July 1, 2022. Only the Official Company Representatives (OCRs)…

Fluid Power Forum Discusses the Impact of MSOE’s Power Partner University Status

Episode 64 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode features Luis Rodriguez and Daniel Williams of Milwaukee School of Engineering. Listen below to hear about how MSOE’s status as an NFPA Power Partner University is bringing fluid power education, networking and opportunities to students. This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the…
fluid power scholarships

NFPA Fluid Power Scholarship Application Now Available

Programs like the Fluid Power Scholarship Program are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation will begin accepting applications on January 1, 2022 for $2,000 scholarships available to students pursuing…
fluid power standardization

ISO Standards Impact Our World – U.S. Fluid Power Industry Needs Experts

NFPA is looking for engineers interested in participating in standards development activities as experts in ISO/TC 131 and/or the U.S. TAG to TC 131. One of the strengths of ISO standardization is that the standards are created by the people who need them. In the United States, 153 industry experts participate on 11 technical advisory groups…
NFPA membership connections

NFPA Welcomes New Member: Enlighten.Net, Inc.

NFPA’s newest supplier member, Enlighten.Net, Inc., has been a trusted partner to distributors across North America for more than 17 years. Their web-based document management software, ENet Docs, helps companies improve control of all business documents, automate workflows and eliminate the reliance on paper records, improving efficiency and ultimately profit. Englighten.Net provides powerful tools to…
2020 Annual Conference

Upcoming Deadlines for the 2022 Annual Conference

2022 NFPA Annual ConferenceFebruary 22-24, 2022Phoenix, AZRegistration Now Open NFPA’s 2022 Annual Conference will feature valuable in-person networking, thought-provoking educational sessions, the NFPA Foundation Golf Fundraiser and much more. With so many exclusive and unique offerings, spots at the conference and hotel are filling up quickly. Here are all the deadlines you can’t miss: Early Bird…

Fluid Power Forum Examines Vital Role of Hydraulic Systems in Snowplows

Episode 63 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode features Jeremy Flasch of FORCE America, Inc. Listen below to hear about the hydraulic systems that enable snowplows to complete the crucial task of clearing streets and spreading snowmelt. This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies and unique applications that…

Vehicle Challenge Competition Dates Announced

Programs like the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. The 2022 NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge program expanded again this year. Two separate competitive events will be…
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In Memoriam: Former Fluid Power Educator & 2020 Fluid Power Hall of Fame Inductee Passes Away

In Memoriam Dr. John “Jack” Slater, a former fluid power educator and 2020 Fluid Power Hall of Fame inductee, recently passed away. He was 95 years old. Dr. Slater had a long career in fluid power, starting with working his way up through a PhD degree in engineering at UW-Madison. From there, his career included…