One Week Left – Make Your Voice Heard: Respond to NFPA’s Survey on Drivers in Fluid Power Customer Markets

Every other year, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) engages with stakeholders across the fluid power supply chain to refresh and re-publish its Technology Roadmap for the Fluid Power Industry. The NFPA Roadmap is a document that describes the evolving needs of companies in fluid power’s many customer markets, the degree to which fluid power is…

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Strategy, Leadership and the Millennial Workforce: Mini-Survey and Presentation

Mark Thompson of Decision Processes International has prepared an online survey in advance of his presentation at the upcoming NFPA Annual Conference.  His presentation will focus on the intersection of strategy development and implementation, as well as leadership development and mental toughness for the millennial generation of employees who will need to step forward in…

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NFPA Launching New Workforce Demand Survey

NFPA member news

  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO NFPA members consistently report the development of an educated fluid power workforce as the number one strategic challenge NFPA is working on. Part of addressing that challenge is developing and growing a suite of programs that educate students in fluid power and connect them to positions in our member…

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Watch for the New Distributor State of Fluid Power Industry Survey – Your Pulse of the Channel

NEW NFPA State of The Fluid Power Industry - Distributors

Introducing NFPA’s first survey for distribution members, the State of the Fluid Power Industry – Distributors Survey (SOFP-D). This quick and easy monthly survey gives you the pulse of the distribution channel, with expectations for overall business, engineered systems, service/repairs, and inventories. And, along with the distributors’ results, participants also receive access to the manufacturers’…

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NFPA’s Customer Market Survey – Participate To Discover Industry Sales By Customer Market

NFPA Customer Market Survey

NFPA generates and maintains some of the most unique and valuable industry resources available anywhere with the assistance of our dedicated members’ input, and one such resource has just begun surveying manufacturers in a continued effort to create a more complete information source about fluid power customer markets, NFPA’s Customer Market Survey. The results of…

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When New Resources Contain Aging Data


As the Econ & Stats Manager at NFPA, I receive a lot of questions concerning the timing and accuracy of industry and economic data. So when the U.S. Census Bureau and other economic firms release new resources that contain older data, many of our members don’t hesitate to ask me, “Why?” “How can data from…

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