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2014 Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference

Save the Date for FPIRC 2015 – October 14-16

  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Mark your calendars. The next Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference (FPIRC) will be held October 14-16, 2015, at the Radisson Blu in downtown Chicago. FPIRC, co-sponsored by NFPA and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power, is the premier conference for fluid power industry and academic research…
Fluid Power Challenge program at Joliet Junior College (JJC)

Fluid Power Challenge Engages Student Creativity and Leadership

  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Lynn Beyer has already written about how successful the first-ever Fluid Power Challenge program at Joliet Junior College (JJC) was. But I thought I would share some of my own experiences there, since I attended the event in person. By the way, thanks to NFPA members Caterpillar and Industrial…
Fluid Power Challenge Veterans Continue to Shine

NFPA Fluid Power Challenge Veterans Continue to Shine in 2014

In the last quarter of 2014, some of NFPA’s Fluid Power Challenge veterans continued to help get students interested in fluid power. In Deltrol Fluid Product’s sixth year of hosting the NFPA Fluid Power Challenge, seventy-four teams participated in two events last October and November. That is 296 students learning about fluid power, teamwork and…
2014 Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference

Save the Date for FPIRC 2015 – October 14-16

  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Mark your calendars. The next Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference (FPIRC) will be held October 14-16, 2015, at the Radisson Blu in downtown Chicago. FPIRC, co-sponsored by NFPA and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power, is the premier conference for fluid power industry and academic research…
NFPA CSS Program_Plan Your Next Move

CSS Monthly Shipments: December Decline Avoided

NFPA’s December 2014 Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) report, a monthly source of fluid power shipment and order data trends often used to benchmark company performance, confirmed that the fluid power industry has finally eluded the “The December Decline.” Fluid power manufacturers certainly won’t miss this November to December annual decline and welcomes December growth for…
Vanderbilt University The Future of Pneumatics

NFPA, CCEFP and Vanderbilt Bring the Future of Pneumatics to Pack Expo East

Unique university partnerships connect today’s packaging professionals with those of tomorrow As millennials enter the manufacturing workforce, work style differences with their older colleagues seem to attract more attention than the innovation strides that these young professionals and students are making. That won’t be true at PACK EXPO East (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia; Feb. 16-18,…
Meet NFPA's newest members

NFPA Membership Continues to Grow

Curtiss-Wright Sprague  Brecksville, OH –  manufactures air-driven high pressure pumps, gas boosters, and power units used in hydrostatic testing of hydraulic and pneumatic valves, pumps, pressure vessels, piping and components. The pumps reach pressures of 36,500 psi (2517 bar) and are also used in clamping, work holding, bolt tensioning and metal working. Boosters, 13, 500…
NFPA member news

NFPA Member News – February 12, 2015

  Galland Henning Nopak, Inc. (GHN), 128 years old, moved into a new World Headquarters in 2015. The new location, at 10179 S. 57th Street, Franklin, WI, 53132 USA, will allow GHN to expand capabilities and increase capacity. Read more… Motion Industries, Inc. announced the purchase of Oil & Gas Supply, located in Anchorage and…
NFPA membership connections

NFPA Company Profile: J.H. Bennett & Company, Inc.

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 J.H. Bennett & Company, Inc. Founded in 1958, J.H. Bennett & Company, Inc., began operations…
Vanderbilt University The Future of Pneumatics

NFPA, CCEFP and Vanderbilt Bring the Future of Pneumatics to Pack Expo East

Unique university partnerships connect today’s packaging professionals with those of tomorrow As millennials enter the manufacturing workforce, work style differences with their older colleagues seem to attract more attention than the innovation strides that these young professionals and students are making. That won’t be true at PACK EXPO East (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia; Feb. 16-18,…
Georgia Tech's ME2110: Creative Decisions and Design class

NFPA Teaching Grant recipient Georgia Tech’s Creative Decisions and Design course

I recently visited the Georgia Institute of Technology to see first-hand how the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation teaching grant has inspired the increased use of pneumatic systems in the Creative Decisions and Design course. The grant has enabled the school to purchase additional components to accommodate the increased number of students enrolling in the…

Communications Survey: Lack of Confidence in Social Media Success

I’ve been writing about different aspects of social media usage among NFPA members using both my own observations and survey data about member habits. While it’s easy to tell who is using social media for marketing, it’s harder to tell whose efforts are successful. Like the Facebook friend who posts every day but rarely gets…