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NFPA Member News – January 29, 2015

NEWSHydradyne, LLC named David Parks Company President in the 4th quarter of 2014. Mr. Parks, formerly in the position of Executive Vice President, has 36 years of fluid power experience and has been employed with Hydradyne for the past 34 years. Read more…   NFPA member profiles appearing in the Trade Press Has your company been […]

Communications Survey: Why do members use social media?

social media treeIn my last article about social media, I wrote about what the results of the communications survey told us about the limited importance of social media in members’ marketing communications strategies. The survey results also gave some insight as to the intended purpose of member companies’ social media efforts. Based on my previous observations of […]

The Sounds of PACK-EXPO—Today and Tomorrow?

Pack Expoby Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Like almost any trade show, this past November’s PACK-EXPO show in Chicago was full of many interesting sights and sounds. Unfortunately, as I walked the show floor, I heard the distinctive whirr of servo motors far more than the hiss of pneumatic actuation. When I looked more closely, I saw […]

New Faces in Academic Fluid Power – James Van de Ven

James Van de Ven  By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO I’ve written before about the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)—the network of fluid power research laboratories, academic faculty, graduate and undergraduate students at seven universities—that is making a difference when it comes to preparing a better educated workforce for the fluid power industry. The CCEFP has […]

Why Your Employees Need To Get Certified

IFPS-certificationIn a competitive market, success depends on persuading potential clients that your company can do it better and more cost-effectively than anyone else. You have plenty of experience, good references and a solid reputation, but there’s only one way to ensure that potential clients will know that you are among the elite in your industry: […]

NFPA Company Profile: T-Lon Products, Inc.

T-Lon Open House with Governor Scott WalkerNFPA Company Profiles for NFPA News With NFPA membership at an all-time high, publishing a short profile of an NFPA member each week is one way for us to highlight the diversity and strength of our industry. Today’s company is T-Lon Products, Inc. T-Lon Products, Inc. is a fabricator and finisher of PTFE and PEEK based […]

NFPA Membership Continues to Grow

newsFluid Power Journal Palmer, PA – Fluid Power Journal is the official publication of the International Fluid Power Society. Cover to cover, the Fluid Power Journal is packed with relevant information that assists with professional career growth and corporate profitability, as well as promotes training, education, and the advancement of the International Fluid Power Society. […]

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 EEOC Lawsuits Challenge Employer Wellness Programs The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed three lawsuits against employers, arguing that their wellness programs are involuntary based on the substantial disincentives incurred for nonparticipation. The commission has not […]

Member Case Studies Needed for Annual Report on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry

hydraulics overhead  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Last year, as part of our efforts to speak with a louder voice on behalf of our industry, NFPA produced its first-ever Annual Report on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry. This brief overview of the size, economic impact, and future direction of our industry is a document intended for […]

2015 NFPA Annual Conference Hotel Alert

AC15 e-Alert imageNFPA 2015 Annual Conference registration is on a record pace with a solid representation of fluid power industry expected to be on-hand. You may view an up-to-the-minute list of registrants here. However, The Grand Del Mar is currently sold out over March 11 & 12—the conference peak dates. We are in contact with the hotel […]

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