NFPA Closes 2015 with a Successful Chicago Regional

Networking at Chicago Regional MeetingThe final NFPA Regional Meeting for 2015 took place December 8 at the Wojcik Conference Center at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois. About 40 professionals from across the fluid power supply chain attended. They networked over coffee and lunch, shared business updates, and listened to economist Sam Kahan’s overview of the economic outlook. While a handful of the attendees’ business updates were somewhat optimistic, the majority were gloomy. Kahan’s economic outlook painted a similar picture for certain industries, although his overall US outlook was moderate. He focused on oil prices, the dollar’s strength, the performance of global economies, and inventory levels as major factors affecting the economy across the board.

Like all other regional events, the Chicago Regional Meeting was free to members and nonmembers. The next NFPA Regional Meeting is set for March 30, 2016 at Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan. Watch for further details as we move into the new year.

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