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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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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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NFPA Staff Visits Twin Disc

July 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Racine, Wisconsin may not be the first city in the Great Lakes region you think of for fluid power manufacturing, but it should be.  Even though the city has been hit hard over the years...

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NFPA Visits Iowa Fluid Power

June 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

After the Industry/University Engagement Summit, Eric Lanke and I went to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to visit Iowa Fluid Power. While we were there, we met with Jim Kaas, the president of the company, who is...

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NFPA Visits SafeWay Hydraulics

May 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

While in Minneapolis, MN last month to attend the NFPA Regional Meeting, Eric Lanke, Lynn Beyer and I had the opportunity to drive up to St. Paul to visit longtime NFPA member company SafeWay Hydraulics,...

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While in the greater Detroit area for the 2016 Detroit Regional Meeting, a few of us from NFPA stopped by to visit Peninsular Cylinder Company, an NFPA member since 2002. Peninsular Cylinder Company manufactures NFPA...

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Last week, Eric Lanke and I made a quick trip to the Cleveland area for some member visits at The Paquin Company and Parker Hannifin. We started out at The Paquin Company, which is a...

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Following the recent Chicago Regional Meeting, Eric Armstrong and I made the short drive to Rockford, IL, to visit Concentric Rockford.  Concentric AB is the former Hydraulics Division of Haldex AB and manufactures conventional and...

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By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO   One of my recent trips took me to Portland, Oregon, where I was able to visit several NFPA members in the Pacific northwest. One was Delta Computer Systems, a...

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Last week we wrote about the first leg of our Colorado trip, starting with a visit to IMI Precision Engineering. From there, we moved on to a visit to Gates Corporation, and then to Colorado...

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