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NFPA “Suite Deal” is Back for 2015 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference

Suite Deal - Everyone who books their reservation at The Westin Chicago North Shore AND registers for the 2015 IEOC by June 17, 2015 will be entered in a drawing for a suite upgrade.Registration for the NFPA 2015 IEOC is now open and the host property, The Westin Chicago North Shore, is accepting reservations. Based on past experience, it is important that our attendees book their rooms early to guarantee the special NFPA rate. But just as important is getting your conference registration completed. To give you a bit more motivation, […]

NFPA Foundation Supports Chainless Challenge Team – Hands On Experience for Students

NFPA Education and Technology Foundation awarded a teaching grant to support a team of students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign compete in the Chainless ChallengeNFPA Education and Technology Foundation awarded a teaching grant to support a team of students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that exposed them to fluid power design, applications and technology through a capstone design project that required them to develop a fluid powered bicycle to compete in the Parker Hannifin sponsored Chainless Challenge. […]

Industry Supporters Pay a Visit to CCEFP Headquarters

Photo Caption: Gunter Matt, Tom Sagaser of Bobcat Doosan and Chen Zhang, CCEFP PhD CandidateCurrent NFPA Education Foundation Pascal Society silver member and supporter of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), Bobcat Doosan, visited research faculty and students at Center headquarters, at the University of Minnesota, on Tuesday, April 21. Gunter Matt, Hydraulics Functional Team Lead, and Tom Sagaser, Vice President of Hydraulics & Systems, of […]

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

NEW NFPA State of The Fluid Power Industry - DistributorsIntroducing 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’ […]

NFPA’s New Electronic Statistical Toolkit slated for early 2016

NFPA Statistical ToolkitNFPA’s New Electronic Statistical Toolkit is expected to be ready in early 2016. The new Toolkit will be easier to use from start to finish: No more need to download and update multiple files; more intuitive user interface with easier report generation; and ability to save reports in the Toolkit for future update and use. […]

NFPA Member Company Profile: Magnetek

Company ProfileNFPA Company Profiles for NFPA News Each week we publish a short profile of an NFPA member as one way for us to highlight the diversity and strength of our industry. Today’s company is Magnetek. Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Menomonee Falls, in the Greater Milwaukee area, Magnetek specializes in the development, manufacture and […]

NFPA Publishes Annual Report on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry

NFPA's Annual Report on the Fluid Power IndustryFluid power is a workhorse of the U.S. economy—a cross-cutting technology of choice for dozens of industries and hundreds of applications. That’s one of the many conclusions in the new Annual Report on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry, published by the National Fluid Power Association. The report reviews both the size and economic impact of […]

NFPA’s Regional Meetings – Where Do We Go (Or Not Go) From Here?

NFPA Karaoke NightIt’s hard to believe we started holding NFPA Regional Meetings nearly ten years ago. We now have three solid meetings each year, in Chicago, Detroit and Minneapolis. The meetings have proven very effective in extending the value of networking beyond those who attend the NFPA Annual Conference and the Industry & Economic Outlook Conference. So […]

MAPI – Manufacturers Alliance Economic News and Reports

MAPI_weekly_updateA weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA’s membership in MAPI. Issues in the Brief The Decline of U.S. Export Competitiveness for Manufactures and Its Consequences for the World Economic Order Radical changes in the geographic composition of exports of manufactures during 2000-2013 are contributing to a restructuring of trade, […]

Fluid Power Training Webinars Coming This Summer

IFPSThe International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) is a partner and gathering place for professionals in the fluid power and motion control industry and provides educational webinars and trending technology presentations. Upcoming presentations include: How to Fix an Air Leak So It Stays Fixed June 4, 2015, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Presented by: Jon […]

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