July 2012 Issue
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A Message from the 2012-13 NFPA Chairman - Building on Our Success

by R. Edwin Howe, President, Enfield Technologies 2012-13 NFPA Chairman of the BoardWith a new year comes new challenges. As I take on the role of Chairman of the NFPA Board of Directors, it's good to know that I and the Board members serving with me have the benefit of NFPA's long track record of success to build upon.Eight years ago, the association launched its New Directions Initiative. Its goal was to better serve our customers by integrating the entire supply chain within NFPA. Today, the success of that initiative is clear not just in the growth and diversity of our membership numbers, but in the numerous supply chain connections we see happening at NFPA conferences and in all the different programs and services we offer. These connection opportunities are a fundamental support system for the industry. Indeed, our very mission statement reflects the importance of bringing its various stakeholders together.The NFPA Board recently completed its annual strategy session,...

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