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MAPI – Manufacturers Alliance Economic News and Reports

HackersA weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA’s membership in MAPI. Issues in Brief Lifting the Crude Oil Export Ban This study, performed in collaboration with the Aspen Institute and Inforum, estimates that capital investment would increase and that as many as 37,000 manufacturing jobs could be created annually through […]

CCEFP IAB Meetings Allow Industry to Recruit Capable Students

NEWSl l By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Earlier this year I attended a meeting of the Industry Advisory Board (IAB) of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP). It wasn’t a hard decision for me to attend this event. First, it was held in Milwaukee, where NFPA is headquartered and where I live, […]

NFPA Member and Students Celebrate Manufacturing Day

boyscoutsAs part of National Manufacturing Day celebrations, on October 11, NFPA member, Festo, opened their doors and had a huge turn out with over 180 guests comprised of Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, FIRST Robotics Teams, college students, and many others. The guests had the opportunity to tour Festo facilities, enjoy a BBQ lunch and learn […]

The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation Teaching Grant Program Continues

grants updateThe NFPA Foundation received applications from 9 schools for funding consideration of their project that will begin in January 2015.  The applications are currently being evaluated by a volunteer panel of NFPA industry members.  Funding announcements will be made in November.  To learn more about projects previously funded by the Foundation, please visit our website […]

NFPA Participates in World Standards Day

World Standards WeekLast week, NFPA was in Washington DC to participate in World Standards Day.  Denise Rockhill, NFPA’s staff liaison for Standards development, attended the ANSI business meeting and participated in the ANSI organizational member forum. John Engler, past Michigan governor, was the featured speaker during the business meeting.  His presentation focused on the “graying of the […]

NFPA Company Profile: Control Line Equipment

Boardroom_w_logoIntroducing NFPA Company Profiles for NFPA News A short profile of an NFPA Member is a new feature for the NFPA News.  NFPA membership is at an all-time high and this is just one way for us to highlight the diversity and strength of our industry. Today’s Company is Control Line Equipment. Based in Cleveland, […]

NFPA Member News

NFPA Member Company NewsHUSCO International has been named a Global Growth Company by the World Economic Forum, which selects firms for international recognition, being chosen from only the most dynamic companies throughout the world. Ramirez said, “It’s an honor to be recognized on the global stage for what HUSCO has and continues to achieve in the industries where […]

CCEFP Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference (FPIRC14) Recap

CCEFP's FPIRC14 a huge success  By Mike Gust CCEFP The 2014 CCEFP Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference (FPIRC14) was held last week at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. By all accounts it was a huge success! Attendance was nearly double from previous annual meetings with almost two hundred participants…half of which were from industry. This annual three-day event […]

Brain Surgery Through the Cheek?

MRI-compatible pneumatically powered robot for epilepsy brain surgery Vanderbilt University  By Mike Gust CCEFP The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) is not only pursuing research to improve existing fluid power applications, it is also exploring applications entirely new to the world as well. One excellent example of such research is Vanderbilt University’s MRI-compatible, steerable-needle medical robotic device that is pneumatically powered. […]

Don’t Miss NFPA’s Economic Update Webinar

Economic_Update_WebinarRegister TODAY for the Economic Update Webinar Thursday, October 30th, 10:00 am Central NO CHARGE to NFPA Members! Presented by Jim Chappelow, Institute for Trend Research (ITR)   The NFPA Economic Update webinar will help members gain critical insight into the economic risks and opportunities facing their organization. Mr. Chappelow will provide insights into the […]

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