This year’s NFPA Cleveland Regional Meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, November 16, will feature two speakers, each with unique presentation topics, doubling your take-away: Workforce Challenges Alicia Booker, Vice President, Operations, Workforce, Community and Economic Development, Cuyahoga Community College, knows the challenges companies in our industry face finding the right employees. She also knows how Tri-C, and […]
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Reminder: Get the answers you need in an uncertain economy next week Thursday, October 27 at 10am in the NFPA’s Economic Update Webinar. Free to all NFPA members, the webinar will feature Chris Steele of ITR Economics and provide analysis and data regarding the current and future state of the fluid power industry. We will look at trends for the […]
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by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO I recently made a trip down to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to check on the progress of Project AME—the world’s first 3D-printed hydraulic excavator. (That’s it under the tarp in the above photo.) And I wasn’t alone. It was actually a media event where we invited in members […]
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As many of you may know, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is the leading source of hydraulic and pneumatic industry data. Members get and use our data in a variety of ways to run their businesses. Part of our market information services is providing overall industry trends. Here is the latest update: Hydraulic and Pneumatic […]
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by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) has sponsored more than 240 pre-competitive fluid power research projects in its 10-year history. Some prove to be promising candidates for commercialization by an engaged industry partner. The CCEFP’s Industry Engagement Committee recently reviewed the current projects and identified some […]
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Arlensiu Garcia Novelli (Arlen) joined NFPA on September 6 as Workforce Program Manager for middle and high school programs. She comes to us having recently worked as the Membership Manager to the Scoliosis Research Society. Arlen was born in Venezuela and moved to Wisconsin when she was 17 years old, so she is a native […]
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Hydraulic Supply Co. (HSC) is a full-service distributor of fluid power products and services. The company carries a large selection of hydraulic, pneumatic and industrial products in stock from the most recognized brands in the industry. Hydraulic Supply Company also has multiple retail locations for local, immediate service.
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Network with the entire fluid power supply chain in Chicago this December NFPA’s 2016 Chicago Regional Meeting is on the calendar and registration is open! Scheduled over lunch on Wednesday, December 7, the Chicago Regional meeting will again be held at Harper College in Palatine, IL, conveniently located just west of Il-Hwy 53 on Algonquin […]
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by Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The second workshop of the Fluid Power Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (FPAMC) was held in March 2016, and continued to make progress on the creation of a detailed manufacturing roadmap for the fluid power industry. An earlier workshop had identified eight technology areas for further exploration, and the second workshop […]
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by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Utilizing a process for determining positions of public advocacy for standardization initiatives (see this NFPA News post), the NFPA Board of Directors has adopted the following position: “The fluid power industry needs a standardized way to measure the energy consumption and efficiency of fluid power components and systems. As […]
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