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2014-AEMC-National Summit

Fluid Power Industry Leaders Invited to Attend 2014 American Energy and Manufacturing Competitiveness Summit

by Eric Lanke, CEO I’ve been posting some lately about NFPA’s efforts to develop a program within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that can fund and focus on energy efficiency improvements using fluid power technology, including our involvement with The U.S. Council of Competitiveness and their partnership with the DOE, the American Energy & Manufacturing Competitiveness…
Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference

FPIRC14 to Feature Panel on Fluid Power Innovation, Marketplace and Workforce Development

As the only consortium of its kind in North America, the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) invites you to the first annual Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference 2014 (FPIRC14) to connect with the best and the brightest research faculty, trained students, and practitioners in the field of fluid power technology. The…

Fluid Power’s Role in Our Nation’s Energy Efficient Future Part 8: Technologies Driving the U.S. to Our Energy Future

by Eric Lanke, CEO Eighth 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…
NFPA Foundation Donor Impact Report

NFPA Foundation Report – August 12, 2014

A re-recording of the presentation given at the 2014 NFPA Industry and Economic Outlook Conference, describing the publication of the Foundation’s new Donor Impact Report and the launch of its new annual giving society. A copy of the Donor Impact Report can be accessed here. Watch the video below: [youtube id=”2DV7xH8KlPo” width=”620″ height=”360″]
Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference

Registration is Open: Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference 2014 / FPIRC14

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]anufacturers, OEMs, researchers and media from around the nation will convene at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, from October 13-16 for the Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference 2014 (FPIRC14), an extended series of educational events hosted by the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP). The event will feature collaborative technical breakout sessions, networking opportunities, tours of…
NFPA 2014 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference

Thank You to All for Successful 2014 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference

Thank You to all attendees and sponsors for making the 2014 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) a huge success. This year’s event drew our second highest attendance total of 317, which further illustrates the value and importance of the information attendees receive from this conference. This year’s conference offered hard data, critical insight and opportunities…
MAPI April

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 Igniting a Passion for Manufacturing: Q&A With Sylvia Wetzel Bison Gear & Engineering takes a holistic approach to closing the skills gap, and Chief Learning Officer Sylvia Wetzel is indispensable in this endeavor. In this interview,…
International Fluid Power Summit at IFPE 2014

Data on the Global Fluid Power Industry Presented at the 2014 International Fluid Power Summit

NFPA members have come to rely on NFPA for data and information on the health and growth of the U.S. fluid power industry—but one area that we receive increasing requests for is information on what’s going on in other fluid power markets around the globe. Our Global Market Reports and Forecasts are a great resource…
ISO/TC 131 Meetings in San Antonio

Standards Development activity for July 2014

A number of ISO draft International Standards related to connectors,  cylinders, and contamination control have been circulated for ballot.  Two new working drafts (WD) are currently being considered by their respective U. S. TAG committees: ISO/WD 1552 – Basic, mounting and accessory dimensions for 1000 kPa pneumatic cylinders with bores from 32 mm to 320…
NFPA member news

NFPA Member News – August 7, 2014

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, of the Freudenberg Group,  announced its acquisition of Tobul Accumulator, Inc., effective July 31, 2014.  Tobul is a family-owned company that was established in 1980 by Jim Tobul. “Becoming a part of the Freudenberg Group is decisive for our future development,” stresses Tobul. Full press release   Kaman Corporation today announced effective…
Bill Gorski

A Message from the 2014-15 NFPA Chairman of the Board

NFPA is Addressing the Needs of the Fluid Power Industry   by William G. Gorski CFO, Bimba Manufacturing Company In June of this year, the NFPA Board of Directors held its annual strategic retreat where we talked about many of the challenges faced by the fluid power industry and what NFPA is and should do…