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NFPA’s Customer Market Survey – Last Chance to Participate

NFPA Customer Market SurveyNFPA is collecting 2013 hydraulic and pneumatic sales figures from manufacturer members in a continued effort to create a more complete information source about fluid power customer markets. The annual Customer Market Survey (CMS) results will allow you to properly interpret the segmentation of total fluid power sales by sales channel and customer market. Great […]

Membership at an All Time High

Membership at all time highNFPA is pleased to announce that membership is at an all-time high with 355 members, representing the entire fluid power supply chain. 32 companies joined the Association in the NFPA 2013-14 membership year and the new year is off to a strong start with another five companies recently becoming members. NFPA’s retention rate remains above […]

NFPA Member News

NFPA Member Company NewsIn Memoriam Ed Strickland, President of Hydradyne, LLC, passed away on March 22, 2014. Mr. Strickland had been the esteemed leader of Hydradyne since 1989 and was a respected figure throughout the fluid power distribution industry. He is survived by his wife, Lynn Strickland, and two daughters. Funeral arrangements can be found here.

Fluid Power Challenge Grant for New Hosts

grants updateThe NFPA Education & Technology Foundation is pleased to announce that a Fluid Power Challenge Grant for new hosts of the event has been launched. The grant application is easy to complete and the NFPA Foundation will cover the cost of the fluid power challenge kits for your event for up to twenty teams. Click […]

Membership Survey Continues to Show High Level of Membership Value

Member_Survey_ImageOver the past several months, with the help of an outside research firm, we surveyed more than 550 member contacts about their satisfaction with NFPA membership, importance and satisfaction with specific programs, agreement with NFPA’s strategic direction, and impressions of the major challenges faced now and in coming years. This will be the first in […]

NFPA Member News

NFPA-News_News-headline-and-keywords_mlYates Industries announced it has expanded its operations to include Atlanta, Georgia. Yates is poised to further expand their hydraulic manufacturing and service capabilities throughout the Southern U.S., nationally and internationally. “This is a very exciting time for us here,” said Steve Cavera, Yates Industries National Sales Manager. “With this strategic acquisition we will be […]

See Western Michigan’s fluid power lab in action

NFPA-funded Fluid Power Lab at Western Michigan UniversityNFPA staff members Eric Lanke, Leslie Miller and Eric Armstrong had the opportunity to visit Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo and see the new fluid power laboratory there. The lab was funded by a grant from the NFPA Education & Technology Foundation. Here’s a video of Dr. Alamgir Choudhury and graduate student Wallace W. Barasa […]

Membership Continues to Grow

MembershipGrede Holdings LLC Southfield, MI – Grede designs, develops, and manufactures high-quality cast, machined and assembled components for the transportation and industrial markets. Member since 7/14/2014.   Minnesota Rubber & Plastics Minneapolis, MN – Minnesota Rubber & Plastics, based in Minneapolis, manufactures and designs custom and standard sealing products and plastic components. Member since 7/14/2014.

Why the Fluid Power Challenge is so important to our future

Fluid Power Challenge Our FutureWojanis Supply Co, Inc., held a Fluid Power Challenge event on April 25, 2014 at California University of Pennsylvania, with 22 teams competing. Kristine Coblitz from the Fluid Power Journal attended and interviewed NFPA member, Judy Wojanis, and others for her article, read the full story here. For more information on sponsoring, hosting, or learning […]

GADgET — Girls Adventuring in Design, Engineering & Technology

GADgET Girls CampGADgET Summer Camp (Girls Adventuring in Design, Engineering & Technology) was held at Triton College in River Grove, IL for two weeks in June. Twenty girls participated with ages ranging from twelve to sixteen years old. GADgET is designed to introduce female youth to the world of manufacturing through hands-on projects, site visits to manufacturing […]

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