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NFPA Minneapolis Regional Meeting—Hennepin College Rolls Out the Red Carpet

NFPA's Minneapolis Regional meetingWe are delighted to be back at the Hennepin Technical College—Brooklyn Park Campus, on Tuesday, April 11, for the NFPA 2017 Minneapolis Regional Meeting. Hennepin Technical College, has one of the premier A.A.S. fluid power programs in the country, and Instructor Jeannine Uehling and her students will provide an inside look at how they are […]

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Learn About the Latest Technologies at IFPE 2017

Strategic PlanningSee what’s new in fluid power at IFPE 2017. In addition to seeing state-of-the-art fluid power technologies in action on the show floor, attendees have multiple opportunities to learn about new developments and emerging technologies to stay ahead of the curve. 1. The Energy Efficient Hydraulics and Pneumatics Conference (EEHPC) Taking place March 8-10, the EEHPC […]

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NFPA Grants Bring Fluid Power to Students in Tampa Bay

Grants recipient in TampaThe Fluid Power Action Challenge not only reaches students in traditional classrooms, but has also engaged students who are homeschooled. The Tampa Bay HEAT Homeschool group recently received a grant from NFPA, which enabled teacher Samantha Porter Lerch to lead her students in learning about and creating fluid power designs. Samantha shared the fun ways she brought […]

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MAPI — Manufacturers Alliance News and Reports — What’s Ahead in 2017 and More

MAPI Economic RoundtableA weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA’s membership in MAPI.  Issues in the Brief MAPI Members Predict: What’s Ahead in 2017? Even just days into 2017, it seems likely that uncertainty and risk will be year-long themes. MAPI members share insights on how they are preparing for the new […]

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NFPA Member Company Profile: Woodward HRT

NFPA member newsWe regularly publish a short company profile of an NFPA member as a way for us to highlight the diversity and strength of our industry. Today’s company is Woodward HRT. Woodward is an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control solutions for the aerospace and industrial markets. Within the industrial market, Woodward HRT manufactures R-DDV® servo […]

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NFPA Welcomes New Manufacturer Member: GPM Controls LLC

NFPA membership connectionsGPM Controls LLC, based in Carlisle, PA, manufactures the Schrupp brand of hydraulic accumulators, including piston accumulators, bladder accumulators, diaphragm accumulators and a complete line of accessories.  In addition, they also manufacture a line of water hydraulic valves.

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Member News: Hydradyne Acquires Baumgardner Hydraulic Service Inc.

NFPA Member Company NewsNFPA member news is designed to inform members of key industry updates in quick, bite-sized posts that provide only the most important information. This week’s update comes from Hydradyne. Hydradyne announced earlier this month that it completed an agreement to acquire Baumgardner Hydraulic Service Inc. Baumgardner, which is based in Boiling Springs, South Carolina, is […]

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Another Successful NFPA Annual Conference

Annual ConferenceHeld at the beginning of February in Maui, Hawaii, the 2017 NFPA Annual Conference drew more than 200 overall attendees, with 78 member companies represented. Among the attendees were 21 who attended for the first time, and 18 from among NFPA’s Future Leaders group. The conference schedule included multiple networking opportunities, as well as insights […]

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NFPA Curriculum Grants Add Fluid Power to Engineering Programs

Curriculum Grants    By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation launched a new curriculum grant program this year that is providing awards to university engineering faculty to develop, replicate and disseminate high-quality, high-impact university-level fluid power curriculum. Now, halfway through our fiscal year, the first two awardees recently presented their progress on […]

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Reviewers Needed for NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship Applications

We are still looking for reviewers to help evaluate the NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship applications. The streamlined review process will be done online, and we are expecting volunteers will spend about 10 hours total on reviewing. The process will take place during May and June 2017 and will include the initial application screening, additional screening of […]

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