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MAPI – Manufacturers Alliance Economic News and Reports

A weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA’s membership in MAPI. Issues in Brief Investment Medicine for a Struggling Economy Nearly five years past the trough of the Great Recession, the U.S. economy still finds itself in a post-crisis era. Economic growth has been persistently sluggish, averaging 2.3% between 2010…
Membership continues to grow

Membership Continues to Grow

KTR Corporation Michigan City, IN – KTR Corporation, a division of KTR Kupplungstechnik GmbH, has provided power transmission solutions for over 50 years. Their product line contains shaft couplings, torque management products and accessories, along with hydraulic reservoir components including fluid coolers and vibration dampening products. Today, KTR has grown to over 40 subsidiary companies…
NFPA's IEOC 2014 "Suite Deal" contest winners

Winners of IEOC14 “Suite Deal” Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the IEOC14 “Suite Deal” contest! Three lucky winners will receive a suite upgrade as a result of having registered for the Industry & Economic Outlook Conference and booking their room at the Westin North Shore, Chicago by May 30th. Watch the video below to see who won! [youtube id=”1QqBddYxO64″ width=”620″ height=”360″]
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ISO Standards Working Group Leaders Retire After Many Years of Service

NFPA would like to thank ISO/TC 131/SC 6/WG 2 convener Dr. Leonard Bensch (retired Pall Corp.), ISO/TC 131/SC 6/WG 1 convener Michael Day (retired Pall Corp., U.K.) and secretary to ISO Technical Committee 131 and its U.S. TAG, Karen Boehme, for their many years of service in the fluid power industry in developing ISO standards.…
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Fluid Power’s Role in Our Nation’s Energy Efficient Future Part 6: Detecting and Correcting Inefficiencies in Hydraulic Systems

Sixth in a series of articles describing NFPA’s actions focused on the development of a program within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that can fund and focus on energy efficiency improvements using fluid power technology. The envisioned program would be partly research-focused, helping to develop new energy efficient fluid power technologies, and partly education-focused,…
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New Faces in Fluid Power—Kyle Merrill

I’ve written before about the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)—the network of fluid power research laboratories, academic faculty, graduate and undergraduate students at seven universities—that is making a difference when it comes to preparing a better educated workforce for the fluid power industry. The CCEFP has created a 500% increase in the…
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MAPI – Manufacturers Alliance Economic News and Reports

A weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA’s membership in MAPI. Issues in Brief Between a Rock and a Conflict Minerals Hard Place The SEC’s conflict minerals rule is on the rocks, with the D.C. Circuit Court and two sitting SEC commissioners questioning its viability. Meanwhile, the SEC insists the…
NFPA Member Company News

NFPA Member News – May 29, 2014

Yates Industries announced it has expanded its operations to include Atlanta, Georgia. “This is a very exciting time for us here,” said Steve Cavera, Yates Industries National Sales Manager. “With this strategic acquisition we will be able to effectively increase our manufacturing and repair servicing capabilities.”
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New Faces in Fluid Power—Mark Elton

I’ve written before about the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)—the network of fluid power research laboratories, academic faculty, graduate and undergraduate students at seven universities—that is making a difference when it comes to preparing a better educated workforce for the fluid power industry. The CCEFP has created a 500% increase in the…
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NFPA Member News – May 21, 2014

Chattanooga State Community College in Chattanooga, Tennessee was recently featured in a blog in Bloomberg BusinessWeek. The blog highlights the hydraulics program at Chattanooga State, and points out the importance of local employers working together with community colleges to produce a skilled workforce for the future. Click here to read the blog. Alro Steel –…
Fluid Power Professionals' Day

Fluid Power Professionals’ Day

Save the Date IFPS has dedicated June 19th as “Fluid Power Professionals’ Day” – a day of recognition for all who work in the fluid power industry! Here is some of what IFPS has planned for June 19th. Win a $50 gift card – Submit a picture of your June 19th Professionals’ Day activity and…
Energy Efficient Hydraulics

Fluid Power’s Role in Our Nation’s Energy Efficient Future Part 5: Facing the Challenge of Assessing the Inefficient Industrial Use of Fluid Power

Fifth in a series of articles describing NFPA’s actions focused on the development of a program within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that can fund and focus on energy efficiency improvements using fluid power technology. The envisioned program would be partly research-focused, helping to develop new energy efficient fluid power technologies, and partly education-focused,…