August 15 – 17, 2016 Westin Chicago North Shore Wheeling, Illinois Most of you may already know that the IEOC delivers… Analysis and hard data focused on today’s economic environment. Market forecasts and technology breakthroughs that will shape the future of our industry. Our industry’s outlook and how it will impact the various segments of […]
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by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO The 2016 Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference (FPIRC) is fast approaching! To be held October 10-12, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, the conference is co-sponsored by NFPA and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), and is the premier conference for fluid power industry […]
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Registration is open for the second annual NFPA Milwaukee Regional Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 27. We are pleased to partner with the Milwaukee School of Engineering this year and will hold this meeting in the 4th Floor Meeting Space at the new Grohmann Tower on the MSOE Campus. The 2016 Milwaukee Regional combines the […]
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by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Back in May I participated in a workshop on Fluid Power Advanced Manufacturing, hosted by the University of Minnesota and funded by the Manufacturing Machines and Equipment (MME) Division of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The objective of the workshop was to bring together experts from industry, academia, and […]
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by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Using a new process for determining positions of public advocacy for standardization initiatives (see this NFPA News post), the NFPA Board of Directors recently adopted the following position: “The fluid power industry needs a standardized way to measure the energy consumption and efficiency of fluid power components and systems. […]
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Larry Davis, President of Daman Products Company in South Bend, IN, believes that students should be exposed to real life entrepreneurship from real life entrepreneurs. That is why Daman mentors in the St. Joe CEO program in his community. St. Joe CEO hosted a showcase day on June 20 for prospective area high school juniors and […]
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We’ve written before about the fluid power research projects coming out of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power. Ten new research projects have recently been selected for funding, and a number of these new projects were presented at the Industry/University Engagement Summit at Iowa State. One such project is the Four-Quadrant Multi-Fluid Pump/Motor […]
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NFPA Continues To Strengthen The Fluid Power Industry by Tricia Fulton CFO, Sun Hydraulics Corporation In June of this year, the NFPA Board of Directors held its annual strategic retreat where we discussed many of the challenges faced by the fluid power industry and what NFPA is and should do to help our members […]
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By now, many of you are well aware of NFPA’s 2016 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) taking place August 15-17 at the Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel in Wheeling, Illinois. But did you know that the IEOC is the highest-attended event that NFPA offers its members? Do you know why? Because now more than ever, it is one of […]
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The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Booster Club, led by John Stenz and Heather Poush from FORCE America, organized the 2nd Annual Business & Technical Trades Career Exploration Day at Northfield Middle School in Minnesota this spring. Over 500 middle and high school students got hands-on experience with large equipment, had open discussions with career […]
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