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NFPA Foundation gives grants to community colleges

GrantThe NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded $25,000 grants to four community colleges: Angelina College, Lufkin, TX—To purchase three new trainers and licenses for their hydraulics and pneumatics labs. Central Community College, Grand Island, NE—To expand their mechatronics program with the purchase of six TP 501 equipment sets. Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie, MN—To […]

NFPA Welcomes New U. S. TAG Committee Members to ISO/TC 131 Standards Development

USATAG_logoThe U. S. Technical Advisory Group (U.S. TAG) to ISO/TC 131 provides input and promotes U.S. interests in the development of the International Standards Organization (ISO) standards for fluid power products and systems. NFPA administers the U.S. TAG on behalf of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The membership of the U.S. TAG is made up […]

NFPA Board Members Named IFPE 2017 Co-chairs

IFPECaterpillar Inc. & HUSCO International executives lead IFPE Management Committee               Philip McCluskey, System Product Manager for Caterpillar Inc. and NFPA Board Vice Chairman, along with Bob Mortensen, Chief Operating Officer for HUSCO International and NFPA Board Director, have been named co-chairs of the 2017 IFPE Management Committee. They both served as vice chairs of […]

From Pre-Competitive Research to Commercialization: Avoiding the “Valley of Death”

Free Piston Engine Pump...a revolutionary technology that directly converts fuel into hydraulic flow thus dramatically reducing size while increasing overall efficiencyby Mike Gust, CCEFP Industry Liaison Officer The mission of the CCEFP is to change the way fluid power is researched, applied and taught. The main method for accomplishing this is our pre-competitive fluid power research program. CCEFP students get excellent hands on training while completing their research project. What is meant by pre-competitive research? […]

Membership Survey – Importance and Value of NFPA Programs

NFPA Membership Satisfaction SurveyOur first post about the 2014 membership survey focused on overall satisfaction with membership and likelihood to renew for the current membership year, as well as some responses on why members belong to NFPA generally. In this post, we start to drill down a little further, with some program level detail. The survey listed 25 […]

NFPA’s Customer Market Survey – Last Chance to Participate

NFPA Customer Market SurveyNFPA is collecting 2013 hydraulic and pneumatic sales figures from manufacturer members in a continued effort to create a more complete information source about fluid power customer markets. The annual Customer Market Survey (CMS) results will allow you to properly interpret the segmentation of total fluid power sales by sales channel and customer market. Great […]

Membership at an All Time High

Membership at all time highNFPA is pleased to announce that membership is at an all-time high with 355 members, representing the entire fluid power supply chain. 32 companies joined the Association in the NFPA 2013-14 membership year and the new year is off to a strong start with another five companies recently becoming members. NFPA’s retention rate remains above […]

NFPA Member News

NFPA Member Company NewsIn Memoriam Ed Strickland, President of Hydradyne, LLC, passed away on March 22, 2014. Mr. Strickland had been the esteemed leader of Hydradyne since 1989 and was a respected figure throughout the fluid power distribution industry. He is survived by his wife, Lynn Strickland, and two daughters. Mr. Ed Burgess Strickland’s obituary can be found […]

Fluid Power Challenge Grant for New Hosts

grants updateThe NFPA Education & Technology Foundation is pleased to announce that a Fluid Power Challenge Grant for new hosts of the event has been launched. The grant application is easy to complete and the NFPA Foundation will cover the cost of the fluid power challenge kits for your event for up to twenty teams. Click […]

Membership Survey Continues to Show High Level of Membership Value

NFPA Membership Satisfaction SurveyOver the past several months, with the help of an outside research firm, we surveyed more than 550 member contacts about their satisfaction with NFPA membership, importance and satisfaction with specific programs, agreement with NFPA’s strategic direction, and impressions of the major challenges faced now and in coming years. This will be the first in […]

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