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NFPA Members Invited to Inaugural Industry Engagement Committee (IEC) Summit for Fluid Power Research

Free Piston Engine Pump...a revolutionary technology that directly converts fuel into hydraulic flow thus dramatically reducing size while increasing overall efficiencyThe Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) invites you to the inaugural Industry Engagement Committee (IEC) Summit at the Georgia Institute of Technology, February 2 – 4, 2015, to help influence the direction of U.S. academic fluid power research, meet one-on-one with faculty and students, and network with your colleagues in the industry. All […]

Students meet local manufacturers and learn firsthand about career opportunities.

Students meet local manufacturers and learn firsthand about fluid power career opportunitiesOn December 2, the Waukesha County Business Alliance invited NFPA staff to attend their Schools2Skills™ program. The program provided high school students with an opportunity to visit local manufacturers, tour their facilities and learn about career opportunities. The tour concluded at Waukesha County Technical College where students learned about educational programs available for these types […]

Applying an Audience Perspective to NFPA Conferences

Audience-NFPA Annual ConferenceA couple weeks ago I attended the Association of Equipment Manufacturers Annual Conference in Napa, CA. This was an excellent, well-run conference, and it’s helpful to experience events from a participant’s point of view as we prepare for NFPA’s own Annual Conference in March—thanks AEM. Here are a couple items from the AEM Conference that […]

NFPA Member News

NEWSThe Bosch Community Fund (Bosch Rexroth) has announced that it has awarded more than $117,600 to seven educational organizations in Anderson, South Carolina. The grants support a number of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) projects. Read more . . . NetShape Technologies, Inc. announced its acquisition of Capstan’s powder metallurgy operation in Rockwood, TN, […]

NFPA Board Visits NFPA Headquarters in Milwaukee

NFPA-BOD-NFPA-staff-Maxies-Southern Comfort  By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO I hope everyone saw the recent post from NFPA Board Chair Bill Gorski about the outcomes of the recent NFPA Board of Directors meeting in Milwaukee. (if not, go here). One thing Bill didn’t talk about was the fact that, as part of its meeting, the Board visited and […]

Member Visit Underscores Need for Innovation in the Fluid Power Industry

innovation-on-chalk-board  By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO A few weeks ago I found myself in Western New York—flying in and out of Buffalo for my meeting with the Canadian Fluid Power Association—and, as such, I decided to go visit my friends at Moog. This was long before the snows came—it was, in fact, a gorgeous fall […]

MAPI – Manufacturers Alliance Economic News and Reports

graph-icon1A weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA’s membership in MAPI. Issues in the Brief The Price of Oil Falls Again The price of oil has decreased by 39% since June, mainly because of increased U.S. oil production and slowing growth in world consumption. Barring Middle Eastern turmoil, the price […]

Special Invitation to Discuss Energy Efficiency (Hydraulic Power Loss) in Systems

Standards DevelopmentSince November 2013, an ad hoc group of the U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131 for Fluid Power Systems has been meeting by teleconference to discuss the feasibility of creating Standards for determining power consumption of components within the fluid power industry. To date, the focus has been to explore the possibility of adding such methods to current […]

My Life! My Plan! Gives High School Students a Head Start with NFPA as Coaches

My Life! My Plan! Workshop at Milwaukee WI Bradley Tech High SchoolOn December 11, Milwaukee Public Schools held a My Life! My Plan! Workshop at Bradley Tech High School that focused on STEM Careers – concentrating on Manufacturing and Engineering. NFPA members, Loretta Krenitsky of the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and I served as career coaches during the workshop. We were assigned 6-7 freshman high […]

NFPA Company Profile: Proportion Air

NFPA membership connectionsNFPA 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 Proportion Air Inc. Joining NFPA in 2013, McCordsville, IN based Proportion-Air, Inc. is a manufacturer of […]

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