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NFPA Dues Renewal Invoices Are on Their Way

A reminder to watch your email for the NFPA 2024-25 Membership Renewal invoices.  The Membership Renewal invoices will be emailed out mid-May. The NFPA fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30 which means that renewals will be due on July 1. This is also the perfect opportunity to let us know about personnel…

Fluid Power and the Drive Towards Performance and Productivity – Technology Conference Registration Now Open

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…

Northern Illinois University and Kennesaw State University are FPVC Grand Champions

Northern Illinois University and Kennesaw State University were named Grand Champions at the 2024 Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge Final Competitions held in April and hosted by Danfoss Power Solutions in Ames, IA and Norgren in Littleton, CO. Twenty-two schools competed in four races judged by fluid power industry professionals. In addition to the races, students…

Join Us on May 9 for an Economic Update with Jim Meil

Seats are still available for the May 9th Economic Update Event featuring Jim Meil of ACT Research. He has been recognized as a leading industrial sector economist and planner for over 30 years. Join NFPA and Jim Meil for this virtual update to see the current and upcoming trends that will impact your business. For…
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NFPA Welcomes New Member: Fluitek Corporation

Fluitek is a manufacturer and distributor of filter elements for a wide array of industries specializing in hard to find or out of production filters. FluiTek Corporation1100 Chocolate DriveCookville, TN  38501931-528-6518www.fluitek.com OCR:  Kelley McCarter, VP Saleskmccarter@fluitek.com931-528-6518

NAM Regulatory Update: Noncompete Ban Would Disrupt Manufacturing in the U.S.

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 Federal Trade Commission’s vote to prohibit noncompete agreements between employers…

NFPA to Present “Digital Fluid Power – Advances & Controls in Hydraulics & Pneumatics” at AUTOMATE on May 8

NFPA members are encouraged to attend the AUTOMATE trade show, to be held May 6-9, 2024 in Chicago, IL. As part of our efforts to provide an effective forum for our members to connect with key end markets in fluid power, NFPA will be organizing a panel discussion on “Digital Fluid Power” on the AUTOMATE…

NFPA Surveys as Leading Indicators 

Looking for a strong leading indicator to help plan forward over the next couple quarters? Look no farther than the NFPA State of Fluid Power Industry Survey (SOFP).  SOFP is easy to participate in each month; more importantly, the results are powerful. Just answer a few quick opinion-based questions via an online survey. The SOFP…

NAM Regulatory Update: Manufacturers | Unprecedented Use of CERCLA Authority Will Hamper President’s Manufacturing Vision

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. These chemicals are sometimes present in hydraulic fluids. Following the release…

Predictive Maintenance & Condition Monitoring

This episode features Connor Dudas of Schroeder Industries. Listen to the Podcast Here On today’s show, we have a special presentation from the latest NFPA Quarterly Technology Conference. Our Quarterly Technology Conferences are done in collaboration with MSOE’s Fluid Power Industrial Consortium. They feature presentations on market-ready fluid power technologies and allow for networking across the fluid…
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Meet a Fluid Power Scholarship Winner – Bentley Soukhaphaly

The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded 23 $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power related fields of study. One of the winners, Bentley Soukhaphaly, is attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We asked Bentley a few questions about winning the scholarship. What does winning a Fluid Power Scholarship mean to you? Winning the Fluid Power Scholarship…
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Meet a Fluid Power Scholarship Winner – Albert Ly

The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded 23 $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power related fields of study. One of the winners, Albert Ly, is attending Illinois Institute of Technology, and is a previous awardee of the Fluid Power Scholarship. Albert provided us with an update on his fluid power education. What class(es) did you take…