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This past month I had the opportunity to visit the Fluid Systems Components division of Certified Power, in DePere, Wisconsin. Fluid Systems Components (FSC) is a distributor of hydraulic and pneumatic products and a builder...

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NFPA member news

NFPA Visits HED – Hydro Electronic Devices

August 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

This past week Eric Lanke and I attended the 30th anniversary function for HED, an NFPA member of more than 20 years. CEO Paul Ludwig hosted the event, which included facility tours, an outdoor display...

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About a month ago, I had the opportunity to attend and speak at a conference of the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA), held in Pittsburgh. My presentation provided an overview of the fluid power...

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Education Roadmap road to horizon

NFPA Visits Hunt Valve

June 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

On the way to a presentation on fluid power at a National Tooling & Machining Association event, I had the opportunity to visit Hunt Valve. Located in Salem, Ohio, Hunt Valve is one of NFPA’s...

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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 http://www.nfpa.com/fluidpower/customertrends-secure.aspx. The report was commissioned by NFPA to develop...

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