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Danfoss Names Kraft as Premier Distributor

Danfoss Power Solutions appointed Kraft Fluid Systems premier partner status as a distributor of Danfoss products. The title of premier partner is the highest …

Continental Hydraulics and Hydreco Merge North American Operations

Continental Hydraulics has acquired Hydreco Hydraulics through a stock purchase agreement. The two companies merged North American operations effective Jan. 1. …

TE Connectivity Named One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies

TE Connectivity, a manufacturer of connectors and sensors, was recently named as one of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere. Ethisphere …

OTC Names Award Honorees

The Offshore Technology Conference will honor its 2021 Distinguished Achievement Award recipients at an Aug. 16 luncheon in Houston. At the awards ceremony, …

Motion Announces Management Promotions

Motion recently announced seven promotions to key field management positions. Logan Carden was named Nashville division vice president and will oversee the …

Linde Hydraulics Realigns Executive Team

Linde Hydraulics GmbH & Co. KG, a global manufacturer of hydraulic and electronic drive systems headquartered in Aschaffenburg, Germany, recently announced …

ESA Scholarship Program Accepting Applications

The Equipment Service Association’s Scholarship Foundation is accepting applications for its scholarship program through April 30. Fully funded by donations, …

NAHAD Postpones 2021 Convention

NAHAD rescheduled its 2021 annual meeting and convention to June 12-15 at the Marriott Marquis in San Diego. Originally scheduled for April 10-13, NAHAD said …

Murrelektronik Joins MHI

Murrelektronik, the North American arm of Murrelektronik GmbH, a manufacturer of solutions for automated industrial systems, network protocols, and machine …

FastLine Marks Four Years Offering Cartridge Valve Assemblies

FastLine Valves by JEM Technical, a fluid power systems integrator, is celebrating four years of offering preconfigured standard valve block assemblies for …

Wandfluh Names New Sales Manager

Wandfluh of America recently named Kirk Fennell as national sales manager for North America. Before joining Wandfluh, Fennell was director of fluid power sales …

Smalley Wins GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award for 8th Consecutive Year

Lake Zurich, IL, January 21, 2021 – Smalley was presented the General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award for the year 2019, marking the 8th …

Motion Industries Rebrands

Motion Industries announced a company rebranding that includes a new name, Motion, and a new logo. The move to rebrand is intended to solidify the company’s …

Kraft Fluid Systems Names New Executives

Kraft Fluid Systems, a distributor of mobile hydraulic equipment and provider of mobile drive solutions, recently promoted Scott Durand to president and …

PIRTEK USA Signs Its 100th Franchise

PIRTEK USA, a service provider for onsite hydraulic and industrial hose replacement and related product retailer, signed its 100th franchise agreement in …

Danfoss Acquires Scottish Engineering Firm

The Danfoss Group has acquired Artemis Intelligent Power Ltd, an Edinburgh, Scotland, R&D and engineering company that specializes in hydraulic-system …

NOSHOK Announces Promotions

NOSHOK recently announced the promotion of Bradley Kuriger to Purchasing Manager, effective immediately. Kuriger will handle all aspects of purchasing …

Kaman Distribution Group Announces New Executive

Kaman Distribution Group recently announced the appointment of Chris Henson as vice president of business development. Most recently, Henson served as a vice …

Motion Industries Breaks Ground for New Facility 

Motion Industries Inc., recently broke ground at the site of its planned shop facility in Irondale, Alabama.  When completed, the $11.2 million, 104,000 …

AMT Conducts Survey on Reshoring Opportunities

The Association for Manufacturing Technology is asking industry, including OEMs, job shops, technology suppliers, and distributors, to participate in an online …

CCEFP-Associated Projects Gain Federal Funds, Director Reports

By Michael Degan, Fluid Power Journal Editor The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded funds for two projects underway by researchers associated with the …

DeZURIK Acquires Red Valve

DeZURIK Inc. has acquired Red Valve, a maker of elastomers, pinch valves, check valves, and engineered mixing systems. The acquisition was effective Jan. 1. …

AEM Develops Compliance Database

From the Association of Equipment Manufacturers As the global marketplace continues to grow and evolve, the regulatory and compliance issues that accompany …

NFPA In-Person Event Location Set

The National Fluid Power Association has confirmed the location of an in-person networking event to take place during its virtual annual conference Feb. 24-26. …

Clippard Receives Patent for Proportional Isolation Valve

Clippard Instrument Laboratory Inc., a manufacturer of precision flow-control products with focus in the medical, analytical, liquid/gas delivery, laboratory, …

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