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NEW Sponsorship Opportunity for the IEOC

ieocnewsNFPA, for the first time, is offering members the opportunity to sponsor the IEOC Presentation Download page.  This brand new sponsorship offers premium visibility for your company.  The IEOC Presentation Download Page is where 90 percent of the IEOC attendees go to download the speaker presentations before, during and after the conference.  Sponsors of this page will have […]

High School Students Have Fun Solving My Fluid Power Problem

FullSizeRender (14)I am not great at trouble-shooting mechanical problems. As a matter of fact, when I was young, I decided to take apart my bicycle because it wasn’t working properly and, let me just say, that bike was never fully functional again. It had a kind of “lean” to it. There was definitely no fluid power […]

MAPI — Manufacturers Alliance News and Reports — The Greek Crisis, Manufacturing Activity and More

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 Patent Box: Innovative Idea or Another Tax Complication? With the new Congress in full swing and the Senate’s tax reform working groups getting ready to report their findings, there has been growing chatter about […]

CCEFP Researcher Explores Commercialization Opportunity with Military Contractor

NFPA Member newsBy Brad Bohmann, CCEFP Sustainability Director On May 28, the University of Minnesota hosted a visit from Arnie Johnson, Chief Technology Officer at L-3 Combat Propulsion Systems. Mr. Johnson, a UMN graduate, met with Prof. Zongxuan Sun, CCEFP Deputy Co-Director, and other CCEFP staff members to discuss potential future research collaboration. L-3 Combat Propulsion Systems […]

NFPA Member News: Facility Updates

NFPA Member Company News  NFPA member news is designed to inform members of key industry updates in quick, bite-sized posts that provide only the most important information. This week’s updates come from Freudenberg-NOK, Hercules Sealing Products and Schmalz Inc.   Freudenberg-NOK  Freudenberg-NOK announced recently it is planning to increase its testing capabilities with a new materials laboratory at […]

NFPA Member Company Profile: Diesel Progress

NFPA membership connectionsNFPA Company Profiles for NFPA News Each week we publish a short profile of an NFPA member as a way for us to highlight the diversity and strength of our industry. Today’s company is Diesel Progress. Celebrating its 80th anniversary of publishing this year, Diesel Progress Magazine is also a long-tenured member of NFPA, joining the […]

Student Leadership Council Critical to Center Engagement

IMG_1982  By Josh Cummins PhD Candidate, Vanderbilt University, SLC President The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) Student Leadership Council (SLC) is an advisory committee to the leaders of the CCEFP. Josh Cummins (Vanderbilt University) serves as president, Sangyoon Lee (University of Minnesota) as vice president, Jordan Garrity (Purdue University) as secretary, and Bishwaranjan […]

NFPA Opens Call for White Papers from Supplier Members

NFPA Member Company NewsNFPA recognizes our supplier members hold a wealth of information of unique value to other members of the association, and our goal is to have NFPA’s supplier constituency share that knowledge.  To help achieve this goal, we are soliciting “white papers” that will be posted on the 2015 Industry and Economic Outlook Conference presentation download […]

IEOC “Suite Deal” Contest Winners Announced

IEOC Suite DealCongratulations to our three suite upgrade winners for the 2015 IEOC “Suite Deal” Contest! These three lucky winners will receive a suite upgrade for both registering for the Industry & Economic Outlook Conference and booking their room at the Westin North Shore, Chicago by the June 17th deadline. Even if you missed the deadline to be […]

NFPA Student Career Connections Program Strikes Again

Hammond and studentWhen Antigone Sharris, from Triton College in Illinois, said she would host an NFPA Student Career Connections event, I knew the event would be successful. If you’ve met Antigone, you know that she is an incredibly passionate, energetic and positive Chair and faculty member in the Triton College Engineering Technology Department. She promotes careers in […]

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