NFPA Member Company News
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, Inc. Birmingham, Alabama-based Motion Industries, Inc. recently announced the acquisition of Applied Machine and Motion Control, Inc. (AMMC), a Kentucky-based supplier of motion control and automation...

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Negotiation Workshop
Negotiation Workshop with Red Bear Negotiation September 9, 2020: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (CT) Virtual Delivery Registration Now Open One of the most critical skills in business is an employee’s ability to negotiate. Though the skill is essential, negotiation is also challenging to master. Luckily, next week's Negotiation Workshop with Red Bear Negotiation offers...

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Future Leaders Webinar
Leading Through Crisis: Multiple Perspectives for Future Leaders Thursday, September 24 | 10:00AM CST Registration Open Go beyond textbook best practices for leading your team, department or organization through hard times at the September 24 NFPA Future Leaders Webinar. John Stenz, Chairman & CEO of FORCE America, Inc, and Jim Kaas, President of Iowa Fluid...

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Excavators lined up
Episode 29 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode features Simon Yardley and Ben Holter of Husco. The duo explains the process of automating the grading function on excavators and the impact this new technology has on workforce training and task efficiency. This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies and...

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Stats Deep Dive
Many individuals engaged in the fluid power supply chain rely on the insights that the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) offers as a top leading indicator of fluid power industry activity. This measure of economic trends in manufacturing, based on a monthly survey of purchasing managers, can provide current and future insights for decision makers concerning...

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Pascal Society update
Pascal Society Updates Make It Easier to Give and Make Valuable Connections Every year, programs supported by the Pascal Society help thousands of students learn core fluid power competencies and expose them to career opportunities in our industry. Now, it's easier than ever for companies to show their support for these programs while drawing extended...

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NFPA/FPIC Regional Conference
September 2020 Virtual NFPA/FPIC Regional Conference September 3, 2020 | 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM (Central Time) Register Here  The September 3 NFPA/FPIC Regional Conference is quickly approaching and is set to offer several unique opportunities for virtual interaction. Though hosting the event virtually changes the way attendees communicate, the conference has adapted to continue to provide the interaction with...

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Negotiation Workshop
Negotiation Workshop with Red Bear Negotiation September 9, 2020: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (CT) Virtual Delivery Registration Now Open One of the most critical skills in business is an employee’s ability to negotiate. Though the skill is essential, negotiation is also challenging to master. Luckily, the September 9 Negotiation Workshop with Red Bear Negotiation...

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Education Roadmap road to horizon
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO NFPA is calling on all members to help populate the roster of the 2021 NFPA Roadmap Committee. We specifically need professionals from across the fluid power supply chain – including from our primary customer markets – to serve on next year’s committee and help us produce the 2021 NFPA...

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Stats Fact of the Week
NFPA’s June 2020 Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) report, a monthly source of fluid power shipment and order data trends used to benchmark company performance, continues to highlight COVID-19’s uneven impact on the fluid power industry. Extreme year-to-year declines in May’s orders activity led to strong year-to-year declines in June shipments, with a noticeable exception in...

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