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Keep up to date with the latest in member benefits, what's happening in the association, and updates about the fluid power industry.

Regional Demand Estimates Report

Fluid Power Regional Demand Estimates Report Updated

The U.S. Fluid Power Regional Demand Estimates Report has been updated with 2021 estimates and is now available for download. This Excel-based report is prepared for NFPA by Oxford Economics and profiles the geographic distribution of fluid power products to end-use industries by state, including fluid power sales dollars, fluid power sales percentage, and number of establishments…
industry trends, industry update

Econ and Stats Committee Updates

NFPA’s Econ and Stats Committee met in September following the IEOC to discuss the conference, future speakers, and the state of current programs. Results from the IEOC evaluation survey were shared with the committee and helped drive conversations about future speakers, topics, and more. As a result of the meeting, NFPA has confirmed a new…
fluid power standardization

Development of ISO Standards Continues

The U.S. Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) for contamination control (TC 131/SC 6) and connectors (TC 131/SC 4) met recently to continue the ISO standardization work in fluid power systems. More than 30 connector and filter test engineering experts attended in-person or virtually. Both NFPA and non-NFPA members, representing many fluid power-related companies, were in attendance,…

Fast Track To Fluid Power: Waukesha County Technical College

Through its partnership with Waukesha County Community College (WCTC), the NFPA is committed to creating a pathway to fluid power. NFPA’s Fast Track to Fluid Power is one of NFPA’s flagship workforce development initiatives. The program aims to foster a productive partnership between technical colleges, NFPA's industry partners, and parents and students in local middle and high schools. The first fast-track hub in the Midwest region, WCTC offers two-year fluid power degrees: Automation Systems Technology and Industrial Maintenance Technician.
Board of Directors

NFPA Board Meets; Advances Effective Forum and Educated Workforce Objectives

NFPA Well Positioned for Growth and Impactby Eric Lanke, NFPA President/CEO Back in June, our then-new Board chair, Jim Kaas, wrote about the discussions held at the Board’s annual strategic retreat, and many of the strategic initiatives the Board is helping NFPA move forward in service of NFPA members: Now it’s October, and the NFPA…
NFPA membership connections

NFPA Welcomes New Manufacturer Member: Curtiss-Wright

Curtiss-Wright Sprague manufactures air-driven high pressure pumps, gas boosters, and power units used in hydrostatic testing of hydraulic and pneumatic valves, pumps, pressure vessels, piping and components.  the pumps reach pressures of 36,500 psi (2517 bar) and are also used in clamping, work holding, bolt tensioning and metal working.  Boosters, 13, 500 psi (931 bar),…
reports and data graphic

New Fluid Power Forecasts, Industry Forecasts, and Country Forecasts from Oxford Economics

The Fall 2022 Global Fluid Power Report and Forecast is now available on the member hub. This report contains hydraulic and pneumatic demand growth forecasts for over 20 different countries along with macro summaries. Oxford Economics has also updated their quarterly country and industry forecasts. These reports are packed with information including: Forecast highlights Upside…

Spots Still Available for the 2022 November Economic Update Event

The November 9th Economic Update Event is quickly approaching, but there are still spots available for you to attend. This event is featuring Eric Post (Director of Research and Development, ITR Economics.) and it will take place virtually. This event will provide insights into the latest economic developments & future trends for the U.S. and…

You’re Invited: Engage with Prospective and Graduate Engineers at Purdue University

Last semester, NFPA sponsored two unique types of events at Purdue University. The first was a two session dinner series designed for admitted Black students and their families to connect with current students, alumni, and faculty from Purdue Polytechnic Institute, and envision themselves as Polytechnic students. Purdue shared with the families the next steps to…

Fluid Power Connects: Creating Access and Opportunity with Intention

The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation is a tax-exempt, charitable organization, that is dedicated to meeting the fluid power industry’s workforce development need. Together, with the corporate leaders serving on our Board of Directors, we have long recognized the value that a diverse workforce brings in terms of increased productivity, creativity, and access to new…

Get Engaged! Learn How You Can Participate in Industry Involvement

Through the activities of the NFPA Foundation, industry members have countless opportunities to work directly with students of all age groups, provide support for fluid power workforce development programs, and take advantage of industry partnerships. Support the Future Workforce By combining the financial and volunteer contributions of many individuals into one concerted effort, the Pascal…
NFPA membership connections

NFPA Welcomes New Manufacturer Member: TTI – Todd Technologies Inc

TTI is a customer-focused organization that designs, manufactures and delivers technology-driven hydraulic and lubrication filter elements as well as desiccant breathers to improve our customers’ processes. Our team focuses on delivering products that impact our customers bottom line while respecting the environment, our neighbors and employees. Several members of the TTI team have over 30…