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NFPA Company Profile: Helgesen Industries

Introducing NFPA Company Profiles for NFPA News A short profile of an NFPA Member is a new feature for the NFPA News.  NFPA membership is at an all-time high and this is just one way for us to highlight the diversity and strength of our industry. Today’s Company is Helgesen Industries. Helgesen Industries, based in…
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When New Resources Contain Aging Data

As the Econ & Stats Manager at NFPA, I receive a lot of questions concerning the timing and accuracy of industry and economic data. So when the U.S. Census Bureau and other economic firms release new resources that contain older data, many of our members don’t hesitate to ask me, “Why?” “How can data from…
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The Competitive Advantage of Hydraulics for Energy Efficiency?

  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Earlier this year, I attended the Better Buildings Summit in Washington, DC. This event, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, was a national meeting where leading organizations across key sectors showcased solutions to cut energy intensity in their buildings by 20% over the next ten years. My attendance…
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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 The Implications of Argentina’s Debt Story The uncertainty brought about by Argentina’s debt saga is preventing consumers and investors from spending. If the nation can handle its manageable debt issues and macroeconomic imbalances, sizable business opportunities…
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NFPA Company Profile: Royal Systems Group

Introducing NFPA Company Profiles for NFPA News A short profile of an NFPA Member is a new feature for the NFPA News.  NFPA membership is at an all-time high and this is just one way for us to highlight the diversity and strength of our industry. Today’s Company is Royal Systems Group. Royal Systems Group,…
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New Faces in Academic Fluid Power – Roxanne Moore

  By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO [dropcap]I[/dropcap]’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…
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Support Workforce Efforts in Your Local Area

In May of this year, the Workforce team of NFPA sent out a Workforce Education/Community Survey to NFPA members asking if/how they were involved with their local schools. The results that were received showed a great deal of involvement. Of the 81 responses we received, 70% said that they were involved with their local schools.…

NFPA Welcomes New Marketing Manager

Katrina Schwarz joined NFPA on September 23rd as Association Marketing Manager with our Membership and Communications Team. She comes to us having recently completed a Master of Arts in Media Studies, which followed upon a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/Documentary Film, both from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. While pursuing her education, Katrina held a series…
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NFPA Membership Continues to Grow

 l Bonavista Technologies, Inc. Tulsa, OK – Bonavista Technologies, Inc. is a supplier of multipass filter test stands. The company also offers the following services: calibration and validation, laboratory needs assessment and in-house particle counter checking and calibration. Member since 9/19/2014.   Crawfordsville High School Crawfordsville, IN – Crawfordsville High School is a PLTW school…
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Save the Date for the 2015 NFPA Annual Conference

March 11-13, 2015 The Grand Del Mar | San Diego, CA [dropcap]N[/dropcap]FPA is a member-driven organization. Association committees and boards take the lead in directing projects that not only strengthen the fluid power industry, but also provide members with tools for their own success. The Annual Conference is the one time when members of all…
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NFPA Member News

Introducing NFPA Company Profiles for NFPA News Starting with this issue, a short company profile of an NFPA Member will be included in each NFPA News. NFPA membership is at an all-time high and this is just one way for us to highlight the diversity and strength of our industry. Today’s Company is Custom Hoists.…
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NFPA Success Highlights: Education Roadmap

l l by Eric Lanke [dropcap]A[/dropcap] little while ago, NFPA Board Chair Bill Gorski wrote about the work he and the Board are doing to define a new strategy agenda for the association—one that better identifies specific outcomes NFPA will seek to achieve when tackling the challenges facing the fluid power industry. As part of…