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CSS Monthly Shipments: Slow and Steady Growth

NFPA Confidential Shipment StatisticsNFPA’s September 2014 Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS), a monthly source of fluid power shipment and order data trends often used to benchmark company performance, continues to validate the opinions that were shared in the latest State of the Fluid Power Industry Survey and supports the thoughts shared in NFPA’s Economic Update Webinar presented by Jim […]

Building a Better Electronic Statistical Toolkit – Time for a Change

Toolbox ORIGSome element of denial makes it difficult to acknowledge that a dozen years have passed since we first launched the Electronic Statistical Toolkit in 2002. At the time, the Toolkit was a huge step forward for NFPA stats programs. It fulfilled a vision set forth by our Econ & Stats Committee for software that would enable members […]

Partnering for a Strong Workforce

New Berlin Partnership BreakfastOn November 12, I had the opportunity to attend a Partnership Breakfast sponsored by the School District of New Berlin, Wisconsin. The event brought all kinds of organizations together—the mayor’s office, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Junior Achievement and many local businesses—all with a common goal—to create a prepared workforce. The two-hour program explored ways […]

Industrial Distribution Continues to Consolidate

NFPA Customer Market Survey  By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO I recently wrote about the NFPA/FPDA leadership meeting we conducted at the recent FPDA Annual Conference in Florida. My attendance there allowed me to spend some time at the FPDA meeting, networking with their members (many of whom are also NFPA members) and listening to the presentations delivered from […]

NFPA “Suite Deal” is Back for 2015 Annual Conference

Grand Del Mar GuestSuites prado7Registration for the NFPA 2015 Annual Conference is now open and the host property, The Grand Del Mar is accepting reservations. Based on past experience, it is important that our attendees book their rooms at the resort early to guarantee the special NFPA rate. But just as important is getting your conference registration completed and to […]

Two NFPA Standards are Withdrawn

Standards DevelopmentAt the NFPA Technical Board meeting this past spring, a number of NFPA standards underwent five-year reviews. One of the reviews was NFPA/T3.28.9 R1-1989 (R2009), Fluid power systems and products – Moving parts fluid controls – Method of diagramming. A motion was approved to withdraw the NFPA document if ISO 5784-1, -2 and -3, Fluid […]

NFPA Membership Continues to Grow

Membership continues to growKankakee Community College Kankakee, IL – Kankakee Community College offers fluid power courses that cover both hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Operations and use of components in systems, including proper application of valves, actuators, compressors, cylinders, pumps and filters is taught to 25-50 students each year. The school has developed mutually beneficial relationships with local companies […]

NFPA Company Profile: Custom Fluid Power

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 Custom Fluid Power. Custom Fluid Power, headquartered in Banyo, Queensland, Australia, joined NFPA as a […]

NFPA Member News

NEWSHUSCO International’s Agustin “Gus” Ramirez has been inducted into the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have blazed a trail of innovation and industriousness that have had an impact on the off-road equipment industry. In 1985 Ramirez was the division general manager of what eventually became […]

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 New Factory A wave of newly available process technologies is reshaping the manufacturing sector. The revolution that many speak of, however, can be fully realized only if these tools are properly incorporated into the […]

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