NFPA Member Company News
In Memoriam Alan C. Warneke, formerly President of Ortman Fluid Power, passed away March 2, 2014 from lung cancer—he would have been 87 this month. Warneke started his career with the Parker Press Division. In 1972 he moved to Ortman Fluid Power, as the Sales Manager. Shortly after that, he was promoted to VP of...

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Minneapolis, MN | Hennepin Technical College April 1, 2014 Troy, MI | Somerset Inn May 21, 2014 NFPA Regional Meetings are free, networking/educational events designed to bring together NFPA members and non-members alike. This year along with our May Regional Meeting in Troy, MI, we added a Minneapolis, MN meeting to our roster.  Details and registration...

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STEM classes
On February 10, 2014, NFPA member, Tom Price, Jr., President of Price Engineering in Hartland, WI spoke to fifty 7th and 8th graders involved in STEM classes at North Lake School. Tom talked about his career and engineering careers, Price Engineering projects, and demonstrated hydraulics with a syringe. He fielded questions  from students about his...

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IFPE 2014 sets records
IFPE 2014, and its co-located partner, CONEXPO-CON/AGG, attracted 129,364 total registered attendees to the Las Vegas Convention Center March 4-8, 2014, with international registrations totaling more than 31,000, or an increase of nine percent from the most recent events. Representing 170 countries, international registrations accounted for 24 percent of total attendees matching the record set in 2011. ...

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by Mike Gust, CCEFP Industry Liaison Officer Hello again from the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power. In this month’s column I want to kick off the first in a series of articles dedicated to perhaps our most important and impactful product -- student education and workforce development. One of the great aspects of...

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In 2012, the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation awarded $100,000 to Western Michigan University to establish a fluid power laboratory. The lab is being developed in modules, and the first one is now complete. During the 2013 fall semester, 40 students in the IME3840 class used the new lab to study laminar and turbulent flow...

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IFPE
According to the recent NFPA Communications Survey, creating and maintaining a social media presence is becoming more and more critical to our member company's overall operations. In the February Reporter Kari-Lynn will continue to share social media news and updates as well as helpful "tools of the trade" to assist members in navigating the online...

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By Melissa Magestro IFPE Show Director Show management recently held our staff IFPE pre-con meeting.  We talked about the essential things to know onsite, where to go, what to wear (yep, we have uniforms!) and other staffing issues.  Then we did something new - we let all the “seasoned veterans” leave the meeting and opened it...

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Stock prices
A monthly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA's membership in MAPI. Issues in the Brief Manufacturing Sector Financial Performance Don explores various financial benchmarks for manufacturing, including stock prices of 120 MAPI companies, return on assets for durable and nondurable manufacturing, net income after taxes and profit per dollar of...

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Look ahead and anticipate change with the NFPA Forecast Report: U.S. Customer Markets. This quarterly report, supplied by Alan Beaulieu and the Institute for Trend Research (ITR), includes an outlook, trend graph and commentary on the current year and next two years ahead for all of fluid power’s most popular customer markets, hydraulics, pneumatics, and...

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