I am often asked about the state of the fluid power industry and my answer usually starts out with "Here is what I heard at the NFPA Industry and Economic Outlook Conference." It takes place on August 12-14, 2013 at the Wheeling, IL Westin and for more information, click here.
We at Hydraulics & Pneumatics do not get too involved with reporting on financial matters because our content is focused on the technology. Our source of information is always the NFPA as H&P has been a member since 1958. The Conference will feature two days of presentations on the industry as a whole as well as on the end-use markets for fluid power.
I strongly recommend that you company send a representative of two or more to this annual event. Come in early on Monday so that you can join us for a round of golf to benefit the NFPA Education Foundation.