by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO The industry members of the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) consistently cite a lack of qualified fluid power technicians as a critical workforce need for their organizations. To help address this need, NFPA will soon be submitting a proposal for a planning grant from the National Science Foundation’s Advanced […]
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The 2015 Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference (FPIRC) is set to connect industry to university resources and talent through its technical sessions, networking opportunities, laboratory tours, and panel discussions on the technologies and workforce skills needed to continue growing the fluid power industry. Beyond the Corporate Kiosk Reception and the Corporate Student Speed Meetings, this […]
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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 Argentina: Change Brings Hope After 12 years and two different Kirchner presidents, it is time for change in Argentina. The October 25 presidential election will mark the end of an era, a time of […]
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It’s my turn to write an NFPA news post this week. With deadline approaching this morning, I had absolutely nothing. Until I saw this article about the Institute of Supply Management’s (ISM) manufacturing index for August… http://blogs.reuters.com/macroscope/2015/09/29/u-s-manufacturing-flashing-warning-signs/ Normally news like this gets kicked over to our Econ & Stats guy, Eric Armstrong, to write something. […]
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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 Balflex Portugal. NFPA has a solid group of long-time member companies that are categorized as International Members. These companies serve US and global customers but do not manufacture […]
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by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Dozens of U.S. industries depend on fluid power technology for their operations and for the competitiveness of their products. The top six hydraulic markets, representing 73% of all hydraulic component sales, are: Construction machinery Agricultural machinery Material handling Class 4-8 trucks Automotive Metalworking and machine tools The top six […]
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NFPA started the Fluid Power Challenge in 2008 with three teams. Today we have fourteen Fluid Power Challenge events with over 1,300 students participating each year. And we continue to grow. Please come out and see these middle school students in action. The excitement is contagious and what they are learning about fluid power, and […]
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The Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference 2015 (FPIRC), offers a variety of opportunities for attendees to engage with the best and the brightest research faculty, trained students, and practitioners in the field of fluid power technology. Two such engagement opportunities include the optional tours that will take place after FPIRC the afternoon of Friday, […]
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Every year, the Census Bureau (M3 Report) and Federal Reserve Bank (G17 Report) collect market data via surveys of companies nationwide, which is then used as the basis for several NFPA reports. These agencies periodically make revisions and adjustments to the data for current and prior years based on new information gathered and a weighting […]
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The NFPA Milwaukee Regional Gathering was successfully launched on September 17 at the Iron Horse Hotel in the Historic 3rd Ward. About 30 fluid power professionals from across the fluid power supply chain descended upon the hotel lobby for an afternoon of networking over light refreshments. The gathering had a happy hour vibe and featured a workforce presentation by […]
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