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    By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO In October, the NFPA Board of Directors gathered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to review our progress towards fulfilling the association’s mission of strengthening the fluid power industry as defined...

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The Value of Apprenticeships

November 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Preparing students for real-life work while they’re still in school can be tough, but apprenticeship programs have proven effective in helping to fill this gap. One such program is the Youth Apprenticeships program through Milwaukee...

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By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has just announced up to $3 million of new funding for fluid power systems research for off-road vehicles. The Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) has...

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The Swiss Association for Standardization (SNV) in Winterthur, Switzerland was the host of the fall TC 131 fluid power systems ISO standards development meetings. Two subcommittees (Connectors and Contamination Control) and 11 working groups met...

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  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO In follow-up to my recent post on my experience at the DOE workshop held at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to discuss the formation of a new, $5...

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  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The presentations from the third seminar of MSOE’s new Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) are now available. These presentations covered market-ready hydraulic fluids and the energy saving properties that they...

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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 (CCEFP). Ten new research projects have recently been selected for funding. One such project is...

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Chris Steele, ITR Economics Thursday, October 26, 10:00 am CST Free to NFPA members! Chris Steele, an economist with ITR Economics, returns this October to help NFPA members better understand the latest economic risks and...

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  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO On September 12, 2017, I attended what is sure to be an important event in the history of fluid power research. The U.S. Department of Energy held a workshop...

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  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO On September 8, 2017, I had the privilege of attending the third seminar of MSOE’s new Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC). These quarterly, half-day seminars provide a platform for fluid...

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