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NFPA Publishes Annual Report on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry

NFPA's Annual Report on the Fluid Power IndustryFluid power is a workhorse of the U.S. economy—a cross-cutting technology of choice for dozens of industries and hundreds of applications. That’s one of the many conclusions in the new Annual Report on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry, published by the National Fluid Power Association. The report reviews both the size and economic impact of […]

NFPA’s Regional Meetings – Where Do We Go (Or Not Go) From Here?

NFPA Karaoke NightIt’s hard to believe we started holding NFPA Regional Meetings nearly ten years ago. We now have three solid meetings each year, in Chicago, Detroit and Minneapolis. The meetings have proven very effective in extending the value of networking beyond those who attend the NFPA Annual Conference and the Industry & Economic Outlook Conference. So […]

MAPI – Manufacturers Alliance Economic News and Reports

MAPI_weekly_updateA weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA’s membership in MAPI. Issues in the Brief The Decline of U.S. Export Competitiveness for Manufactures and Its Consequences for the World Economic Order Radical changes in the geographic composition of exports of manufactures during 2000-2013 are contributing to a restructuring of trade, […]

Fluid Power Training Webinars Coming This Summer

IFPSThe International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) is a partner and gathering place for professionals in the fluid power and motion control industry and provides educational webinars and trending technology presentations. Upcoming presentations include: How to Fix an Air Leak So It Stays Fixed June 4, 2015, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Presented by: Jon […]

NIST Funds a Fluid Power Advanced Manufacturing Consortium

Credit: Welding: EWI; Blast furnace: University of Purdue Calumet; Sintering: EOS; Additive mfg: Young/NIST Awarded to 19 industry-driven partnerships, NIST advanced manufacturing technology planning grants will support technology roadmapping efforts across a wide spectrum of industries and processes. The images provide a sampling. Starting clockwise, from top left: welding, simulation of a blast furnace used in steel manufacturing, direct metal laser sintering, and additive manufacturing.    by Brad Bohlmann CCEFP Sustainability Director The Regents of the University of Minnesota, in partnership with the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA), the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will launch the Fluid Power Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (FPAMC) […]

Member Visit Shows Balance between Old and New

Education Roadmap road to horizonThe most recent NFPA member visit road trip wasn’t much of a road trip at all. Located just south of our Milwaukee offices, Galland Henning Nopak opened the doors to their new Franklin, WI headquarters to give a few of us a peek at the facility. This manufacturer that specializes in hydraulically powered balers has […]

NFPA Member Company Profile: IMI Precision Engineering-Norgren, Inc.

NFPA membership connectionsNFPA Company Profiles for NFPA News Each week we publish a short profile of an NFPA member as one way for us to highlight the diversity and strength of our industry. Today’s company is IMI Precision Engineering-Norgren, Inc. IMI Precision Engineering-Norgren, Inc., has been an NFPA member for over 22 years. Yet, that pales in comparison […]

NFPA Dues Renewal Invoices Are on Their Way

Dues Renewal TimeA reminder to watch your mail for the NFPA 2015-16 Membership Renewal invoices sent out on May 14. To many, it’s a rare occurrence to actually have hard copies arrive via the Postal Service so we wanted to give our members a head’s up. The NFPA fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30, […]

Mark Your Calendar for NFPA’s Economic Update Webinar May 28

NFPA's Economic Update Webinar  NO CHARGE to NFPA Members! Jim Chappelow, ITR Economics Thursday, May 28th, 10:00 am Central   NFPA’s Economic Update webinar will help members gain critical insight into the economic risks and opportunities facing their organization. Mr. Chappelow, an Economist with ITR Economics, will provide insights into the latest economic developments & future trends for […]

NFPA 2015 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference–Registration Open

NFPA Industry & Economic Outlook ConferenceAugust  10-12, 2015 Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, IL   Take advantage of “Early Bird” registration rates by July 17 th REGISTER TODAY! The Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) is NFPA’s highly anticipated economic event for everyone in the fluid power supply chain. Members and non-members alike are all invited to attend. Conference content examines industry economics, […]

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