Fluid Power Journal

Making a Difference

Ever know one of those kids who made a mistake he or she didn’t recover from?  Someone you knew or loved who blindly got caught up in things by making bad …

Increasing Awareness of IFPS Membership and Certification

Marketing and sales has always been at the center of my career. Speaking with prospects, learning of their needs, and presenting solutions based on those …

Watts It All About

It began well before 1994, but an event from that spring stands out as a turning point in my understanding of the need for energy awareness when designing or …

How to Make a Positive Impact in 2016

Now that the holiday rush has ended, we settle into the New Year and brace ourselves for the onslaught of winter. It is now, when the hustle and bustle is …

The Wolf at the Door

Here we go – another year and another IFPS president. And that is a good thing. The many new members serving on the Board of Directors bring new perspective …

Shrinking The Skills Gap: Why Manufacturing Day Matters

Over the next decade, it is estimated that nearly 3.5 million U.S. manufacturing jobs will be needed, and 2 million of those jobs are expected to go unfilled …

25 Years Strong in Promoting Certification and Industry Training

I was very saddened by the death of my good friend Ray Hanley, who passed away May 30 of this year. I got my first certification in 1987 and was introduced to …

CCEFP Forms A Stronger Partnership with Industry

It’s hard to believe that the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) is in its tenth year. It’s been a decade of rapid growth, and CCEFP is …

“Those Who Can, Do. Those Who Can Do More, Volunteer.”

When I was asked to write the Notable Words column for this issue of the Journal, I sat awhile trying to determine on which subject I should write. That lead …

NFPA Career Connections – Making A Difference in Tomorrow’s Workforce

Price Engineering. Thirty high school students. A tour. Fluid power classroom kits. Sharing. An internship. What does all this equal? The new NFPA Student …

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