Fluid Power Journal

2014 CFPA Annual Meeting Underscores Fluid Power’s Workforce Challenges

The 2014 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Fluid Power Association (CFPA) was held in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. It had been several years since I attended the …

CCEFP Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference (FPIRC14) Recap

The 2014 CCEFP Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference (FPIRC14) was held October 13-16, 2014 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. By all …

Hydraulics and Pneumatics Initiatives with the Boy Scouts of America

My family is really involved in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). My son Austin recently received the rank of Eagle Scout, and he and I received the Triple …

Partnering for a Strong Workforce

Did you know that NFPA has developed a Roadmap to Building a Strong Workforce? It outlines a number of ways NFPA members can help: Be a guest speaker at a …

Fluid Power Professional Publishes Historical Fluid Power Book

Steve Skinner has published Hydraulic Fluid Power – A Historical Timeline, a book that takes a light-hearted trip through the history of the …

2015 Fluid Power Professionals’ Day

The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) has dedicated June 19th as “Fluid Power Professionals’ Day” – a day of recognition for all of us …

Can Employers Move the Needle on America’s Mental Health?

Seven Ways Your Leaders Can Get Started Since we spend a significant chunk of our waking hours at work, employers are in a prime position to make a difference …

2014 IFPS Meeting – Charleston, SC

Internships at Magnetek Provide Experience, Opportunity

In the Spring of 2012, when software engineering student Kevin Luty began his search for an internship the summer after his junior year, his ultimate goal was …

What is Your Competitive Advantage?

The fluid power marketplace is competitive; no one disputes this statement. In order to thrive in today’s market, you need to ask yourself some important …

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