September 2011 Issue
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Get Involved in NFPA Activities to Maximize Your Membership Value

Getting involved in NFPA activities is one of the best ways to bring added value to you and your company. NFPA is on the forefront of many industry-shaping initiatives. Your active participation not only brings necessary industry expertise to the table, it also connects you to knowledge, resources and business opportunities you can't get anywhere else. To help get you and others in your company connected, we've summarized a list of opportunities aligned with NFPA's current strategy. The list is broken down into short-term tasks, workforce development activities, new task forces forming, and opportunities within established committees. There are many other opportunities also available--including some of your own creation--to better align your interests with NFPA's objectives. Click here for the current list of engagement opportunities. To volunteer, please contact NFPA's Executive Director, Eric Lanke, at (414) 778-3351 or at

Upcoming Events

Energy Efficient Hydraulics and Pneumatics Conference (EEHPC)
November 15-17, 2011
Sheraton Chicago O'Hare Airport Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois

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).

2012 NFPA Annual Conference
March 6 - 10, 2012
The Mauna Lani Bay, Kohala Coast, Hawaii

IFPEX 2012
April 17-19, 2012
NEC Birmingham
10% NFPA Member Discount Available to Exhibitors

Industrial Automation North America (IANA)
September 10-15, 2012
McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois

Be part of the "IFPE Fluid Power Zone" a NEW and unique tradeshow designed to assist you in reaching your industrial automation customer market. Special NFPA member only discounts are available.

AG CONNECT Expo 2013
January 29-31, 2013
Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, Missouri

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The family of Charles “Chuck” Bert has graciously donated two binders of his papers on air logic to NFPA...
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