November 2011 Issue
Feedback  Print

2012 NFPA Annual Conference Registration Now Open

Registration Now Open - NFPA 2012 Annual Conference Strategic Thinking in a World Out of RoundThe shape of the world has changed. The world isn't flat, but it isn't necessarily round either. Some areas project more prominently into our strategic thinking, while others recede. Prominent areas of the past are starting to look like craters, while new opportunities bubble forth as emerging markets. How do you make sure your business has the thought processes, technology tools, and global strategies in place to capitalize on the emergent without overinvesting in areas of decline? This year's NFPA Annual Conference has been organized with these business needs in mind. Because our members have a variety of different objectives for attending the conference, our featured speakers have been balanced to appeal to decision-makers across this spectrum. And importantly, because this diversity of membership provides opportunities to learn from each other, unique knowledge sharing activities have b...

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).

ISO/TC 131 working group meetings (accumulators, pneumatic reliability, graphic symbols, circuit diagrams, hydraulic cylinders, pneumatic cylinders, ports and stud ends, flange connections, hydraulic quick-action couplings, tube and hose connections, hydraulic valves, pneumatic valves, FRLs)
December 5 - 9, 2011
Scottsdale, Arizona

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

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

2012 Industry and Economic Outlook Conference
August 21-23, 2012
Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort, Oak Brook, Illinois

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


2013 NFPA Annual Conference
March 5-8, 2013
Montelucia Resort and Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona

2014 IFPE
March 4-8, 2014
Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

NFPA Twitter

Case Studies Needed For NFPA's New Customer-Facing Web Tool
Member case studies of innovative uses of fluid power in the customer markets of Construction Equipment, Wind Energy...
NFPA Foundation:  2010-11 Annual Report and Financial Statement
Bill ParksPresident, Deltrol Fluid Products2011-12 Chairman, NFPA Education and Technology FoundationThe NFPA Educat...
NFPA Adds Forward Indicators for International Markets to Members-Only Website
Anticipating economic changes and market shifts can be difficult. It's often more difficult, and important, when th...
MAPI/Manufacturers Alliance Forecasts for NFPA Members
A monthly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA's membership in MAPI.Issues in the B...
U.S. New Market Export Initiative Program Partnership to be Launched at NFPA Regional Meeting—December 8
The NFPA 2011 Chicago Regional Meeting scheduled for Thursday, December 8, is the kick-off meeting for NFPA's involv...
There is Still Time to Add Your Company's Products to The NFPA Product and Distributor Locator
The NFPA Product and Distributor Locator is the online search tool that will allow your customers to search for prod...
Standards Update
The latest progress on International StandardsDoc #NameStage/Close DateImpactConnectorsISO 4397: 2011Nominal outside...
NFPA's Membership Continues to Grow
Sapa ExtrusionsRosemont, IL - Sapa Extrusions is a producer of aluminum extruded products in all forms: solid, shape...
Member Company News
Caterpillar's third quarter net income increased 44%. Sales climbed 41%.Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power...
NFPA Foundation Donors
Thank you to all of the member companies and individuals that have supported the NFPA Education and Technology Found...
© National Fluid Power Association. All rights reserved. Notice and Disclaimer
6737 W. Washington Street, Suite 2350 • Milwaukee, WI 53214 • Telephone: 414.778.3344 • Fax: 414.778.3361 • E-mail: