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IFPS and NFPA exhibit at SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference

NFPA and IFPS exhibit at SkillsUSAThe National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) and the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) exhibited at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 24-26 in Kansas City, Missouri. At the exhibit, staff talked to participants about the NFPA Fluid Power Challenge, IFPS certifications, as well as mentorships, internships, jobs and more. SkillsUSA is a partnership […]

New Faces in Academic Fluid Power – M. L. Jain

CCEFP_Orthosis  By Eric Lanke CEO, NFPA I’ve written before about the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)—the network of fluid power research laboratories, academic faculty, graduate and undergraduate students at seven universities—that is making a difference when it comes to preparing a better educated workforce for the fluid power industry. The CCEFP has […]

NFPA Member News – September 12, 2014

NEWSIn Memoriam HydraForce co-founder and board member, Dick Fontecchio, passed away on Monday, September 8, 2014, at JourneyCare in Woodstock, IL. He was 66 and was preceded in death by his son, Mark, and is survived by his wife, Carol, and daughter, Andrea.  In remembering Fontecchio, Jim Brizzolara, Co-Founder, President and CEO of HydraForce, said, […]

NFPA Membership Continues to Grow

trees growing looking upTuson Corporation  Vernon Hills , IL – A custom manufacturer of hydraulic valves, Tuson specializes in manufacturing and assembling relief valves, check valves, priority valves, solenoid valves, sandwich valves, and other types of hydraulic valves. Tuson also inspects, tests, packages and warehouses. Member since 9/10/2014.  

Fluid Power Challenge and Daman Products Team Up to Inspire Middle School Students

Daman Fluid Power ChallengeThe following is a letter from NFPA Board Member Larry Davis, President of Daman Products Company, Inc. sent to his community for support of the Fluid Power Challenge. It highlights the success and benefits of sponsoring an NFPA Fluid Power Challenge. It is reprinted here with permission. •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  […]

NFPA Foundation Awards Research Grant to Vanderbilt University

CCEFP_OrthosisBy Mike Gust One of the many ways that the NFPA Foundation supports the workforce development needs of our industry is through its fluid power research grant award program. These awards are designed to connect graduate students from universities across the country to our industry through pre-competitive research targeting potential breakthrough technologies. I am pleased […]

NFPA Membership Continues to Grow

NFPA membership continues to growAAH Fluid Power Chesterfield, MI – AAH Fluid Power is a provider of remanufactured and new replacement piston and vane pumps, motors and valves. Their key brands include: Denison, Oilgear, Racine, Rexroth and Vickers. They also offer a full repair service program. Member since 8/22/2014. Greenco Manufacturing Corporation Tampa, FL – Greenco Corporation manufactures pneumatic […]

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 Brief U.S. Trade Deficit in Manufactures Surges in the Second Quarter The second quarter data for U.S. and Chinese global trade in manufactures indicates momentum toward double-digit deficit growth for the U.S. in 2014. The Chinese surplus […]

NFPA Strategy Agenda Update From NFPA CEO Eric Lanke

CEO_video_strategy_agenda updateA re-recording of the presentation given at the 2014 NFPA Industry and Economic Outlook Conference, providing an update to the NFPA Strategy Agenda, the Board members working to define it, and some highlights of its success over the past year. Watch the video below:

Using ISO Standards to Drive Energy Efficiency Improvements

Energy Efficiency in construction equipmentThis is the first article in a series being written in NFPA News to keep our members better informed about Standards development and to also report on the progress of this energy efficiency initiative as it relates to ISO Standards. In an effort to ensure a better design and maintenance in existing fluid power components […]

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