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NFPA Welcomes New Member: Southern Fluidpower, Inc.

Founded in 1961 SFP has grown to new heights in the industrial automation, fluid connector, fluid power, and IoT realms. With multiple locations across Tennessee and Georgia, we are your local source for sales, design, and service from a single component to a turnkey solution. Offering in-house assembly, component kitting, custom hydraulic systems and training,…

Engage with NFPA’s Fluid Power Clubs

For the 2023-24 academic year, NFPA supported Fluid Power Clubs at 21 universities, impacting over 200 students across the US. Each club receives up to $2,000 annually to support student projects and activities that help them learn more about the fluid power industry. If your company is looking to get more involved with university students this upcoming…
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Latest Economic Indicator Updates, Oxford Briefings, Webinar Recording Available

Multiple updates for our statistical programs are now available, including information NFPA’s Econ and Market Indicators (EMI) report, which has been updated for available March data. Also, Oxford’s Monthly Industry Briefings  for April have been released and are available on the website. Additionally, the recording of NFPA’s May 9th Economic Update Webinar featuring Jim Meil of ACT Research. Highlights between…

Registration Now Open for the 2024 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC)

August 13–14, 2024The Westin Chicago Northwest, Itasca, ILLearn More | Register  The 2024 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference schedule is full with a lineup of industry experts, and, as always, registration is open to everyone in the fluid power supply chain—NFPA members and non-members alike. This year’s event will equip attendees with the trends and data they…

Seats Still Available for NFPA Executive Leadership Program

NFPA’s Executive Leadership Program is conducted in partnership with the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and offers a series of in-person events for a defined cohort of participants that teach both the hard and soft skills that are needed for leadership in today’s fluid power industry. The program’s second cohort of leaders will be…

NAM Regulatory Update: NAM Publishes First-of-Its-Kind Report on Vast Potential of Artificial Intelligence for Manufacturers

As part of an effort to bring more information about the regulatory and legal environment facing American manufacturers, NFPA is monitoring the newsfeed of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and will be bringing important updates like this to the attention of NFPA members. The National Association of Manufacturers released a first-of-its-kind report, “Working Smarter:…

IFPS Debuts New Fluid Power Support Associate Certification

Since 1960, the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) has provided an objective, third-party assessment of skill levels and knowledge for thousands of fluid power professionals, making it the industry standard for the fluid power and motion control industries. New in 2024, the IFPS has a new certification opportunity available to professionals in the fluid power industry. A Fluid…

The Future of Hydrogen in Fluid Power Applications

This episode features James Simpson & John Mclaughlin of Trelleborg Sealing Solutions. Listen to the Podcast Here On today’s show, our guests are James Simpson and John Mclaughlin. James is the Global Segment Director Energy, and John is the Director of R&D Services Americas, both at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions. Trelleborg is one of the world’s…

Begin Planning Your Fall Engagement with Students

NFPA Speaker’s Bureau enables industry professionals to present to students enrolled in high schools, tech schools and universities across the country to inspire and excite them about career opportunities in the fluid power industry. During the 2023-24 academic year, NFPA helped to connect 16 member companies to present to over 350 university engineering students from across…

Q2 2024 ITR Forecast Report Now Available

ITR’s Q2 2024 U.S. Customer Markets Forecast Report is now available. This report forecasts over 30 different popular fluid power markets. Identify which phase of the business cycle a market is in and where it is headed in the future. Forecasts for fluid power, pneumatics, and hydraulics have been updated. Highlights include:  If you have any…

NAM Regulatory Update: New Power Plant Rules Unfeasible Without Permitting Reform

As part of an effort to bring more information about the regulatory and legal environment facing American manufacturers, NFPA is monitoring the newsfeed of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and will be bringing important updates like this to the attention of NFPA members. Final rules released Thursday (4/25/24) by the Environmental Protection Agency to…

June Virtual Technology Conference – Register Today

June 6, 2024 | 9:00am– 11:10am* (Central)Virtual Delivery Registration is now open for the June NFPA Technology Conference. The upcoming conference will take place June 6, 2024 and will be held jointly with FPIC. The conference focus is “Fluid Power and the Drive Towards Performance and Productivity.” Presentations will be broadcast virtually over Remo.  Sessions…