July 2011 Issue
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2011-12: A Year of Connecting Across the Supply Chain

Bill Parks, President, Deltrol Fluid Products 2011-12 NFPA Chairman of the Board Every year, as part of the strategic planning exercises at its June meeting, the NFPA Board of Directors scans our environment and talks about the trends and issues affecting the fluid power industry. Although companies in our industry have seen growth and a return to profitability in the past twelve months, many challenges remain. Globalization has accelerated, the supply chain has not recovered enough to meet the need, and, although we're experiencing a period of high unemployment, many companies are having trouble finding the talent they need to drive success in their organizations. As part of this discussion, the NFPA Board reaffirmed the fundamental mission of the organization--to serve as a forum where all fluid power channel partners work together to advance our industry--as key to helping our members succeed in this environment. We additionally committed the organization to a menu of activ...

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NFPA 2011 Industry and Economic Outlook Conference
Including the biennial Student Poster Session August 15 - 17, 2011
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Energy Efficient Hydraulics and Pneumatics Conference (EEHPC)
November 15-17, 2011
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The EEHPC is hosted by the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS), the FPDA Motion and Control Network (FPDA), and the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA).

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April 17-19, 2012
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