April 2012 Issue
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NFPA's New and Improved Web Site on the Horizon

If you haven't browsed the NFPA web site lately, you may be in for a big surprise. NFPA's newly redesigned web site will launch at the end of April. The web site has been revamped with these objectives in mind:Create an updated, “clean” look;Put more of the most used links right up front;Use rotating photos on the homepage to emphasize NFPA's strategic initiatives and timely content;Include links to current Reporter articles;Incorporate video;Provide NFPA Twitter feeds directly on the home page, and;Create enhanced login functionality: log in once to gain access to Members Only content and the Online Store without having to log in each time.Following is a sample of what the home page will look like.We would love to hear your feedback regarding the redesigned web site. Please feel free to contact Denise Rockhill, (414) 778-3354.

Upcoming Events

NFPA 2012 Detroit Area Regional Meeting
7:30 am - 10:00 am on Thursday, April 19
Somerset Inn, Troy, MI

2012 Industry and Economic Outlook Conference
August 20-22, 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.

Fluid Power Workforce Summit
September 25-27, 2012 
University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign

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


September 13-14, 2012
17th ISC, International Sealing Conference
Suttgart, Germany

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Save the Date:  NFPA's 2012 Industry and Economic Outlook Conference - August 20 - 22, 2012
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NFPA Sponsored Export Trade Webinar Series: Financial Support to Increase Your Export Sales (Overview)
This unique webinar, scheduled for 1:00 pm, (Central) on April 24, 2012, is specially aimed at small and medium-size...
Exhibit Space is Limited - NFPA Members Receive Special Discounts to Exhibit at and Attend Industrial Automation North America's IFPE Fluid Power Zone
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NFPA Foundation Donors
Thank you to all of the member companies and individuals that have supported the NFPA Education and Technology Found...
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