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NFPA 2014 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference

August  11-13, 2014 Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, IL Take advantage of “Early Bird” registration rates by July 11th REGISTER TODAY! The 2014 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference schedule is packed with an outstanding lineup of industry experts. IEOC favorites Alan Beaulieu, Eli Lustgarten and John Walker return with engaging presentations. We also have some…

New Faces in Fluid Power—Meghan Miller

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…

My Life! My Plan! Gives High School Students and NFPA Members Time to Connect

On June 6, Milwaukee Public Schools held a My Life! My Plan! Workshop at Washington High School that focused on STEM Careers – concentrating on Manufacturing and Engineering. NFPA members, Henry Guenther of Hartmann Controls, Inc., Jamie Mui of T-Lon Products, Inc., Loretta Krenitsky of the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and Erica Kent, a…

NFPA Member News – June 19, 2014

ASSOFLUID, the Italian Association of Manufacturing and Trading Companies in Fluid Power Equipment and Components announced its new president is Domenico Di Monte, Marketing Manager of Camozzi Spa in Brescia. Di Monte, also vice president economics of CETOP (European Fluid Power Committee) replaces Amadio Bolzani, and will hold a three-year term. Dr. Bolzani was a…
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Membership Continues to Grow

Fabco-Air Inc. Gainesville, FL – Fabco-Air has been manufacturing pneumatic products since 1958. Products include pancake cylinders, tie-rod cylinders, multipower cylinders, extruded body and ISO cylinders, rotary actuators, FRL’s, slides and magnetically coupled rodless cylinders. Member since 6/18/2014.
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NFPA Does Its Part To Solve a Dilemma

NFPA exhibited at the 2014 STEM Leadership Forum entitled “Confronting the ‘New’ American Dilemma” at Johnson Controls in Glendale, WI.  The “New” American Dilemma is characterized by the persistently low number of African American, American Indian, and Latino young women and men who pursue STEM study and careers in engineering. The goal is to bring…

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 The U.S. is still in a post-crisis era and economic growth has been persistently sluggish. Recent data make the case for bolstering R&D spending and business capital spending, thereby addressing…
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NFPA Member News – June 11, 2014

Hydraquip, Inc. (an Employee Owned Holdings, Inc. company) announced it is expanding its footprint with a new 98,000 sq. ft. campus. The Hydraquip Innovation Campus serves as the new Houston headquarters for Hydraquip, Inc. The new campus provides additional production capacity and enhanced warehouse technology. Click here to read more.   T-Lon Products held an…

IFPE Fluid Power Zone to Showcase New Fluid Power and Motion Control Technologies

at the inaugural Motion, Drive & Automation North America (MDA NA) trade show and conference co-located with IMTS at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL from September 8-13, 2014 Building off the success of IFPE Fluid Power Zone’s debut at Industrial Automation North America (IANA) 2012, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) has again partnered with Hannover Fairs USA (HFUSA)…
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Fluid Power Challenge Grants Available to Schools

As of July 1, 2014, NFPA will be taking grant applications to fund new Fluid Power Challenge events. Schools can apply for grants up to $3,500—challenge kits cost $175 each, so NFPA would cover that cost for up to twenty teams. The NFPA Fluid Power Challenge is a competition that challenges students to solve an engineering…
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NFPA Member News – June 5, 2014

  Holmbury Inc. has moved to a new facility in Eastlake, OH.  The new custom facility, serving as their North American distribution hub, includes a warehouse for dedicated inventory; a technical lab for new product development and customer co-engineering collaboration; and a state of the art server room and office space. This U.S. location serves…
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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…