NFPA’s July 2015 Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) report, a monthly source of fluid power shipment and order data trends often used to benchmark company performance, shows a continual decline in year-to-date percent change analysis of overall fluid power shipments since February 2015. Declines contrast what many economists forecasted as a period of growth not much more […]
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The Canadian Fluid Power Challenge is a partnership of the Canadian Fluid Power Association and the Toronto District School Board. Much like the NFPA Fluid Power Challenge, the Canadian Fluid Power Challenge is intended to provide eighth grade students with hands-on experience building a mechanism with real world applicability. The event also opens their eyes, and those […]
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The NFPA 2015 IEOC Golf Tournament, held August 10, was the most successful ever raising $11,000 for the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation programs. And we couldn’t have done it without our sponsors and golfers. Whether it was the dueling beverage cart sponsors—Alro Steel & Central Steel & Wire—or the new sponsorships—golf balls sponsored by […]
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A few years ago, NFPA’s Marketing Committee reached an impasse. The Committee and a series of workgroups had done a lot of good work, defining the advantages and disadvantages of, and the selling points for, hydraulics and pneumatics for a series of key markets. But we had run up against the question of what to […]
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A weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA’s membership in MAPI. Issues in the Brief U.S. Trade Deficit, August 2015 The U.S. trade deficit in manufactures soared by 30% in the first quarter, inflated by weather and a West Coast dock strike, and then adjusted to a lower 15% increase […]
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By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO One of my highlights from the recent meeting of the Fluid Power Advanced Manufacturing Consortium was meeting Stephen Featherman of Sun Hydraulics. Why? Because Stephen is a former participant in the CCEFP’s Fluid Power Scholars Program—the program that takes industry-identified interns and sends them to a fluid power “boot […]
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Each week we 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 Cross Company. Cross Company’s specialty is applying a wide range of technologies to improve machine and manufacturing process performance. The company has four company divisions, each specializing […]
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MW Industries is a manufacturer of springs, fasteners, precision machined parts, retaining rings, metal stampings, shims and seal springs. MW Industries is comprised of 17 manufacturing locations throughout the U.S. Markets served include aerospace, transit, agriculture, construction, consumer products, energy, heavy truck, medical and military.
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NFPA 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 updates come from Motion Industries. Motion Industries, a distributor of various fluid power equipment and products, has agreed to acquire Lake Erie Abrasive & Tool (LEA&T), a company that specializes in distribution […]
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By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Fluid power is a term describing hydraulic and pneumatic technologies. Both technologies use a fluid (liquid or gas) to transmit power from one location to another. It is a workhorse of the U.S. economy. Fluid power systems transmit more power in a smaller space than other forms of power […]
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