Tag Archives: National Fluid Power Association

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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The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Booster Club, led by John Stenz and Heather Poush from FORCE America, organized the 2nd Annual Business & Technical Trades Career Exploration Day at Northfield Middle School in Minnesota this spring. Over 500 middle and high school students got hands-on experience with large equipment, had open discussions with career...

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I was moderately upset when Instagram recently changed its format. This social media site has been a friend to me and it hurts to see an old friend that you love so much change! You will not mind the change at all when you see the new Fluid Power Challenge website. Part of our continued...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation
A $250 grant can go a long way. This is a thank you that I received from one Pittsburgh-area teacher whose school was awarded an NFPA grant: The Moon Area Middle School is thankful for the grant for Fluid Power Challenge Education.  We were able to purchase 9 of each of these kits: Rotational Arm, Clamp,...

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NFPA Member News
  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO I re-recorded the presentation I gave at the NFPA Annual Meeting on March 10, 2016, at the La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas, on the assumption that NFPA members not able to attend the event would be interested in hearing about our strategic plan and activities moving forward....

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NFPA's Minneapolis Regional Meeting
Are you considering attending the April 28, NFPA Regional Lunch Meeting but haven’t registered yet?  Don’t wait much longer!  Friday, April 22 is the registration deadline. The host for the 2016 Minneapolis Regional is the Donaldson Company and will be held at their Global Headquarters in Bloomington.  A list of registered attendees will be provided to...

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NFPA IEOC LOGO
2016 Industry and Economic Outlook Conference August 15-17, 2016 Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, IL The Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) is NFPA’s highly anticipated economic event for everyone in the fluid power supply chain—NFPA members and non-members alike—all are invited to attend. Focusing on the opportunities and threats associated with the economy, as they relate specifically...

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fluid power challenge
Parkers Prairie School in Minnesota received an NFPA grant to assist with the costs of bringing two teams of students to the Fluid Power Challenge hosted by Alexandria Technical College and sponsored by member, FORCE America. The school used the grant to help cover costs for a substitute teacher, registration costs to take part in the Challenge,...

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NFPA Board of Directors
The NFPA officially has elected Tricia Fulton, the Chief Financial Officer at Sun Hydraulics, to be the Chairwoman of the Board of Directors for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Fulton is the first woman to hold the position in the Association. The election took place during NFPA’s 2016 Annual Conference in San Antonio in early March....

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NFPA membership connections
Since 1985, FasTest, Inc., has manufactured quick test connectors that maximize efficiency, productivity and profitability for the fluid power industry.  FasTest manufacturing products are used for instant test connections to internal or external tubing, bores and threads to improve costs, productivity and quality. Products are quickly connected and sealed in leak, vacuum or pressure manufacturing...

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