NFPA Visits Iowa Fluid Power

Iowa Fluid Power logoAfter the Industry/University Engagement Summit, Eric Lanke and I went to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to visit Iowa Fluid Power. While we were there, we met with Jim Kaas, the president of the company, who is also very involved with the NFPA and has been a regular attendee at the Annual Conference and the Industry & Economic Outlook Conference. He gave us a quick tour of the facility and an overview of the company’s place in the fluid power industry. The company has locations all over the region and offers a wide range of pneumatic, industrial hydraulic, and mobile hydraulic products. It is a distributor with a particular focus on engineering and manufacturing, which differentiates it from many other distributors. He showed us a variety of areas of the facility floor where there were all kinds of components, hydraulic power units, automation systems, and testing equipment for a variety of applications.

Thank you to Jim Kaas for meeting with us and helping us get a behind-the-scenes look at the fluid power industry. Look out for more road trip news as NFPA staff continue to visit member companies.

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