NFPA Continues To Strengthen The Fluid Power Industry by Tricia Fulton CFO, Sun Hydraulics Corporation In June of this year, the NFPA Board of Directors held its annual strategic retreat where we discussed many of the challenges faced by the fluid power industry and what NFPA is and should do to help our members […]
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By now, many of you are well aware of NFPA’s 2016 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) taking place August 15-17 at the Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel in Wheeling, Illinois. But did you know that the IEOC is the highest-attended event that NFPA offers its members? Do you know why? Because now more than ever, it is one of […]
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The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Booster Club, led by John Stenz and Heather Poush from FORCE America, organized the 2nd Annual Business & Technical Trades Career Exploration Day at Northfield Middle School in Minnesota this spring. Over 500 middle and high school students got hands-on experience with large equipment, had open discussions with career […]
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Fluid power experts from around the globe recently gathered at the University of Science and Technology in Wrocław, Poland. They discussed fluid power related ISO standard issues in the following subcommittees and working groups: Fluid power terms and symbols Sealing devices Product testing Control products (valves) Pneumatic systems Reliability of pneumatic components Twenty-seven engineering experts representing […]
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A weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA’s membership in MAPI. Issues in the Brief 5 Trends in the HVAC Industry Chief Economist Dan Meckstroth takes a look at the outlook for HVAC, drawing on his recent presentation to Baltimore Aircoil and his U.S. Industrial Outlook. The industry is facing […]
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We’ve written before about the fluid power research projects coming out of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power. Ten new research projects have recently been selected for funding, and a number of these new projects were presented at the Industry/University Engagement Summit at Iowa State. One such project is the Variable AC Hydraulic […]
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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 Lovejoy, Inc., Danfoss Power Solutions, and White Drive Products, Inc. Earlier this month, Mathew W. Happach became the president of Lovejoy, Inc. This came after the announcement […]
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NFPA’s 2016 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) early bird registration and hotel deadlines are right around the corner. The cut-off for early bird registration is this Friday, July 15th and for NFPA’s hotel room block is July 25th, so register and reserve a room soon before time (and space) runs out! A limited block of rooms has been reserved at: […]
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Think that golfing is just about hitting a ball around a few acres of landscaped grounds? You may be missing out on some of the best industry networking available! The 2016 NFPA Invitational Golf Tournament, scheduled for Monday, August 15, is just around the corner, and we expect close to 100 golfers to hit the […]
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I was moderately upset when Instagram recently changed its format. This social media site has been a friend to me and it hurts to see an old friend that you love so much change! You will not mind the change at all when you see the new Fluid Power Challenge website. Part of our continued […]
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