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Minneapolis Regional Tour

Successful Regional Meeting in Minneapolis

April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

The latest Minneapolis Regional Meeting was held April 11 at the Brooklyn Park, Minnesota location of Hennepin Technical College (HTC).  The meeting drew about 45 people, with a mix of NFPA member manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers,...

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Annual Conference

Another Successful NFPA Annual Conference

February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Held at the beginning of February in Maui, Hawaii, the 2017 NFPA Annual Conference drew more than 200 overall attendees, with 78 member companies represented. Among the attendees were 21 who attended for the first...

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The Market Outlook Report (MOR) has been a staple in the menu of NFPA market information offerings for over 15 years. It was never a main course item, like the Confidential Shipment Statistics or Forecast...

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About a year ago, we wrote about our series of Customer Technology Trends reports, and how we took a beating on the first couple, but each successive round had gotten better. Well, this year’s round...

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NFPA member news

NFPA Welcomes New Marketing Manager

October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Erica Rasmussen joined NFPA September 21 as an Association Marketing Manager.  Erica will work in tandem with Katrina Schwarz on NFPA’s Member Service and Marketing Team. A graduate of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a...

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The full report – Hydraulic Components and IoT in Mobile Machinery – by IHS Markit, is now available to all members on the NFPA website at The report was commissioned by NFPA to develop...

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NFPA membership continues to grow

Hydraulics and the Internet of Things – Webinar

September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

You’ve probably heard of the Internet of Things…but do you know what it will mean for fluid power in coming years?  Machine connectivity and data flow via the web could have wide-ranging effects on products, systems, service,...

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Presenter:  Mark Watson, Senior Research Manager, IHS Markit September 21, 9:00am – 10:00am Central IHS Markit recently completed a survey-based study, commissioned by NFPA, examining the current and expected future impact of the Internet of...

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Earlier this year, with help from an outside research firm, we surveyed member contacts about satisfaction with NFPA membership and programs, agreement with NFPA’s strategic direction, and impressions of the major challenges now and expected...

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Education Roadmap road to horizon

NFPA Staff Visits Alro Steel

July 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

A couple weeks ago, I visited Alro Steel in Bolingbrook, Illinois, to meet with Chuck Rigali.  Chuck is Alro’s Fluid Power Product Manager and has been active with NFPA for a number of years. The...

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