Community en Ductile Iron Seminar Coming Soon <div class="node-body article-body">The Ductile Iron Society will host a ductile iron seminar, October 28th, at the Decatur Conference Center & Hotel, Decatur, Il. This one-day only event is a learning opportunity for OEM and end-user </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Community Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:03:00 +0000 29391 at From the Editor: Returning to the Most-Basic Social Media <div class="node-body article-body"><div> Networking through LinkedIn and other social media certainly has its advantages. But for me, nothing beats face-to-face networking. That&rsquo;s why I look forward to attending the <a href="" target="_blank">National Fluid Power Association&rsquo;s Industry &amp; Economic Outlook Conference </a>every year, and I&rsquo;m disappointed when I can&rsquo;t attend.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> It&rsquo;s interesting to hear experts&rsquo; views on how we got to where we are and their individual views of where we&rsquo;re going.</div></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technologies Events Community Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:42:00 +0000 27591 at From the Editor: A New Role for H&P <div class="field-deck"> Content Director Alan Hitchcox sees Hydraulics & Pneumatics filling a new niche. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">I’m always pleased to hear how many seasoned veterans in the fluid power industry cite Hydraulics & Pneumatics as a recurring source of information they’ve relied on through the years, and still do. It’s probably the biggest reason why I’m proud to carry on the legacy begun and nurtured by my predecessors nearly 70 years ago.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technologies Community Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:51:00 +0000 26291 at Knowing a Living Legend <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Earlier this year we e-mailed our subscribers and asked them to nominate companies, Web sites, and other sources of information they felt were the best in the fluid-power industry. We also asked them to nominate individuals for a Living Legend Award. Most of the names submitted were familiar, such as Bob Sheaf of CFC Industrial Training, Ernie Parker of Hennepin Technical College, and Brendan Casey of the Hydraulic Supermarket. In my opinion, all these individuals deserve an award for the influence they have provided to fluid-power technology.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Community Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:16:00 +0000 25771 at Nuggets from networking <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/" style="width: 250px; height: 223px; margin: 5px; float: right;" />We began covering the IFPE Technical Conference decades long before it was called the IFPE Technical Conference. I found a few well-worn bound copies of the proceedings of the National Conference on Fluid Power (predecessor of the IFPE Technical Conference) from 1948, 1950, and other years from more than 50 years ago on the shelves of our archives.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Community Thu, 16 Jan 2014 14:21:00 +0000 24951 at The Bad and the Good of American Technology <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> Tom Price, Jr., president of Price Engineering, Hartland, Wis., was the keynote speaker at our Fluid Power Conference &amp; Expo held last June at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.</p> <p> Tom&#39;s presentation, America&#39;s Manufacturing Renaissance, was interesting, informative, relevant, and pretty much everything you want from a keynote presentation.</p> <p> We didn&#39;t have room to print Tom&#39;s entire presentation in our September 2013 issue, so Tom highlighted some key points for us as a Guest Editorial.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/fluid-power-talk">Fluid Power Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Community Fluid Power Talk Wed, 11 Sep 2013 13:16:00 +0000 23301 at Guest Editorial: America’s Manufacturing Renaissance <div class="field-byline"> By Tom Price, Jr. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Consolidation in many industries is creating bigger, public companies keenly focused on the bottom line. When times are tough, they downsize and lose experienced and talented people. And when times improve, they tend not to bring them back.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Community Wed, 11 Sep 2013 13:01:00 +0000 23291 at The Intern Experience <div class="field-byline"> Alexis Coffey, Editorial Intern </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> It&rsquo;s August, which for me, means the end of my internship and the start of another school year.<br /> Before starting this internship, I was na&iuml;ve to how important it is for any college student to be required in their major to complete one. I say this because despite taking three years of journalism, advertising, and marketing classes, I didn&rsquo;t have first hand experience in the career I was planning for myself.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Community Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:12:00 +0000 22891 at