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NFPA reaches wide audience at IMTS

Student-Smartforce_Summit-IMTS2-14NFPA participated in the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, Illinois on September 8-13, 2014 with an IFPE Fluid Power Zone and a booth in the Smartforce Student Summit. IMTS is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world and featured more than 2,000 exhibiting companies and 114,147 registrants. The IFPE Fluid […]

MAPI – Manufacturers Alliance Economic News and Reports

MAPI global outlookA weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA’s membership in MAPI. Issues in Brief New EEOC Pregnancy Guidance Requires Employers to Provide Light Duty and Accommodations The EEOC’s guidance notes that some pregnant workers could qualify as having a disability as defined by the ADA, making them eligible for reasonable […]

CCEFP’s Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference 2014 (FPIRC14) is just around the corner

Fluid Power Innovation & Research ConferenceOctober 13-16, 2014, Nashville, Tennessee Manufacturers, OEMs, researchers and media from around the nation will convene at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, from October 13-16 for the Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference 2014 (FPIRC14), an extended series of educational events hosted by the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP). The event will feature collaborative technical breakout […]

NFPA continues its popular series of Regional Meetings in Chicago December 8

NFPA-Regional-MeetingsScheduled for Monday, December 8, the 2014 Chicago Regional Meeting will convene over lunch at the Wojcik Conference Center at Harper College in Palatine–conveniently located just west of IL-Hwy 53 on Algonquin Road. Our two speakers: Sylvia Wetzel, Chief Learning Officer, Bison Gear & Engineering, and Dr. Maria H. Coons, Vice President of Workforce and […]

IFPS and NFPA exhibit at SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference

NFPA and IFPS exhibit at SkillsUSAThe National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) and the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) exhibited at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 24-26 in Kansas City, Missouri. At the exhibit, staff talked to participants about the NFPA Fluid Power Challenge, IFPS certifications, as well as mentorships, internships, jobs and more. SkillsUSA is a partnership […]

New Faces in Academic Fluid Power – M. L. Jain

CCEFP_Orthosis  By Eric Lanke CEO, NFPA I’ve written before about the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)—the network of fluid power research laboratories, academic faculty, graduate and undergraduate students at seven universities—that is making a difference when it comes to preparing a better educated workforce for the fluid power industry. The CCEFP has […]

NFPA Member News – September 12, 2014

NEWSIn Memoriam HydraForce co-founder and board member, Dick Fontecchio, passed away on Monday, September 8, 2014, at JourneyCare in Woodstock, IL. He was 66 and was preceded in death by his son, Mark, and is survived by his wife, Carol, and daughter, Andrea.  In remembering Fontecchio, Jim Brizzolara, Co-Founder, President and CEO of HydraForce, said, […]

NFPA Membership Continues to Grow

trees growing looking upTuson Corporation  Vernon Hills , IL – A custom manufacturer of hydraulic valves, Tuson specializes in manufacturing and assembling relief valves, check valves, priority valves, solenoid valves, sandwich valves, and other types of hydraulic valves. Tuson also inspects, tests, packages and warehouses. Member since 9/10/2014.  

Fluid Power Challenge and Daman Products Team Up to Inspire Middle School Students

Daman Fluid Power ChallengeThe following is a letter from NFPA Board Member Larry Davis, President of Daman Products Company, Inc. sent to his community for support of the Fluid Power Challenge. It highlights the success and benefits of sponsoring an NFPA Fluid Power Challenge. It is reprinted here with permission. •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  […]

NFPA Foundation Awards Research Grant to Vanderbilt University

CCEFP_OrthosisBy Mike Gust One of the many ways that the NFPA Foundation supports the workforce development needs of our industry is through its fluid power research grant award program. These awards are designed to connect graduate students from universities across the country to our industry through pre-competitive research targeting potential breakthrough technologies. I am pleased […]

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