Tag Archives: National Fluid Power Association

Bill Day of Womack
One thing that gets the NFPA workforce development staff excited is when we can connect our members to innovative students. The more NFPA members can meet with students and share their experiences and all of the opportunities that are available in the fluid power industry, the closer we get to helping solve the workforce shortage....

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Internet of Things / IoT Committee
In June 2018, as part of the ongoing efforts to help members keep up with key trends affecting the fluid power industry, the NFPA Board of Directors set a goal to recruit five companies that provide services and products related to the Internet of Things into NFPA membership by the end of June 2019. Since...

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Annual Report on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry
Join the more than 85 NFPA member companies that have already downloaded the 2017 Annual Report on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry. This report includes an overview of the fluid power industry and showcases fluid power as a workhorse of the American economy. Highlights of the Report: Technology advantages and applications U.S. and Global Growth...

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NFPA Foundation Update
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The latest CEO video is a re-recording of the presentation I gave at the 2017 Industry and Economic Outlook Conference. The presentation covers basic information and updates from the past year at the NFPA Foundation, including: Continued strength in the Fluid Power Action Challenge program. A successful first cycle...

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Spencer Tiegs headshot, winner of NFPA Robotics Scholarship
Spencer Tiegs of Waukesha, Wisconsin has been named the first winner of the NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship, a new scholarship program that launched with the 2016-17 school year. Spencer just graduated from Waukesha West High School. During his senior year, he took PLC classes at Waukesha County Technical College, and has held an internship at...

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2017 Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge
Teams of college students from across the country gathered in Ames, Iowa last week to compete against each other with the fluid-powered bicycles they had designed and built for the The Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge. NFPA member, Danfoss, hosted the event at their headquarters building and test track. Seven university teams competed, including Cal Poly...

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NFPA member news
Stephanie Scaccianoce joined NFPA on February 20 as an Association Program Manager for middle and high school workforce programs. She comes to us having recently worked as the Program Manager to Media Star Promotions where she worked in consumer engagement, experiential marketing, and prospecting. Stephanie is working on a Bachelor's degree in Leadership and Communication...

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Fluid Power Robotics Scholarship
When I visited the Hartland Arrowhead High School FIRST® Robotics Team to talk about the new NFPA Fluid Power Challenge FIRST Robotics Scholarship last month, I had no idea how much of a commitment being on a FIRST team was. I found out that students learn not only about science and engineering, but also about how to...

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Manufacturing Day tour
Manufacturing Day℠ (MFG Day)  is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Although Manufacturing Day officially occurs on the first Friday in October—which this year is October 7, 2016—any day can be a Manufacturing Day. It's not too late to plan your MFG Day event! Companies and community organizations should plan...

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Larry Davis, President of Daman Products Company in South Bend, IN, believes that students should be exposed to real life entrepreneurship from real life entrepreneurs. That is why Daman mentors in the St. Joe CEO program in his community. St. Joe CEO hosted a showcase day on June 20 for prospective area high school juniors and...

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