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2015 Annual Conference Is a Huge Success

The 2015 NFPA Annual Conference was a huge success. The record-breaking 198 attendees and 80 guests attended committee meetings, group discussions, networking activities, and speaker presentations, March 11-13, at San Diego’s Grand Del Mar Resort. While many of the attendees were interested to hear about how the NFPA has helped support fluid power education, the speakers…
NFPA Global Fluid Power Reports and Forecast

NFPA is Piecing Together Your Global Marketplace

In today’s fluid power industry, it’s rare to find organizations that don’t have some kind of global presence, which often has executives scrambling to find market information that identifies which international locations may be best suited for their company’s global business ventures. Well, look no further than NFPA for your global market information and data…
NFPA Global Fluid Power Reports and Forecast

NFPA is Piecing Together Your Global Marketplace

In today’s fluid power industry, it’s rare to find organizations that don’t have some kind of global presence, which often has executives scrambling to find market information that identifies which international locations may be best suited for their company’s global business ventures. Well, look no further than NFPA for your global market information and data…
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Member Visit Underscores Need for Extroverted Engineers

  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO My travels recently took me to Cincinnati and I was able to work in a few member visits along the way. One was at Sheffer Corporation, a manufacturer of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders. Randy Logsdon was an attentive host and he gave me a complete tour of their impressive…
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NFPA Members Help Students to Lift 400 Pounds

When I was a kid, I remember getting really excited about building forts. Summer or winter, cardboard or snow, it didn’t matter. I was all about it and couldn’t stop thinking about the next time I got to create that space with my friends. I was reminded of this when I received an e-mail a…
extroverted young people

Member Visit Underscores Need for Extroverted Engineers

  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO My travels recently took me to Cincinnati and I was able to work in a few member visits along the way. One was at Sheffer Corporation, a manufacturer of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders. Randy Logsdon was an attentive host and he gave me a complete tour of their impressive…
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Member Visit Reinforces Need to Stay Close to the Customer

  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO One of the NFPA members I visited recently was Muncie Power Products in Muncie, Indiana. Ray Chambers, their President & CEO, has just been appointed to the NFPA Board, so it was a great opportunity to get to know him and his operation better. Among the many impressive things…
Energy Efficient Hydraulics

Using Standards to Ease the Use of Fluid Power

ISO Technical Committee (TC) 131 is responsible for standardization in the field of fluid power systems and components. The scope of the technical committee, its subcommittees and working groups comprises terminology, construction, principal dimensions, safety requirements and testing and inspection methods including such components as: accumulators, compressed air dryers, conductors (rigid and flexible), cylinders, electro-hydraulic…
NFPA Member News

NFPA Member News – March 12, 2015

Donaldson Company, Inc. announced that Tod Carpenter, 55, currently the Company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), has been named President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective April 1, 2015. As part of the CEO succession process developed by the Donaldson Board of Directors, current Chairman, President and CEO Bill Cook will remain Chairman of the Board. Cook, 61,…
NFPA membership continues to grow

NFPA Membership Continues to Grow

Steelhead Composites Golden, CO – Steelhead Composites is an advanced manufacturing company specializing in lightweight bladder accumulators, mobile CNG fuel storage and transport as well as aluminum liners as lightweight, high-strength vessels. The company also offers technical services in vessel design, metal forming, filament winding, prototyping and custom high pressure vessel products. Member since 2/25/2015.
NFPA Company Profile

NFPA Company Profile: World Wide Fittings

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 World Wide Fittings Corporation. World Wide Fittings Corporation, an NFPA member since 1999, was founded…
Energy Efficient Hydraulics

Using Standards to Ease the Use of Fluid Power

ISO Technical Committee (TC) 131 is responsible for standardization in the field of fluid power systems and components. The scope of the technical committee, its subcommittees and working groups comprises terminology, construction, principal dimensions, safety requirements and testing and inspection methods including such components as: accumulators, compressed air dryers, conductors (rigid and flexible), cylinders, electro-hydraulic…