Chicago-area manufacturer HydraForce was founded in 1985 on the principles of offering the highest quality products and what the company calls “unparalleled customer service.” Seeing a gap in the marketplace, founders Jim Brizzolara, Dick Fontecchio, and Ron Reuter sought out advice from industry insiders and took aim at the cartridge valve market with innovative designs.
The annual NFPA Industry and Economic Outlook Conference, held this year at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott in suburban Chicago, hit an all-time record of attendance with 312 pre-registered attendees. Driving that number was the uncertain economy—manufacturers are eager to hear where business pressures will come from over the coming years. Brian Beaulieu, CEO, Institute […]
Say “fluid power education” and one of the first things that pops into my head is the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
It was heartening for me to see the name P.K. Guha come up in a press release this week, when it was announced that he had launched a new company, Hydraulic Management Group. P.K. has been around for a long time, going back to the days when Vickers was a dominant force in the industry […]
Jenni LeCompte, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Public Affairs, posted a blog on the Treasury department’s site describing how manufacturing is an engine of job growth and re-shoring is increasing.
It’s that time of the year when everyone’s releasing sales data from Q1, and the big three fluid power players have all come out with numbers.
These are bullish times for fluid power, or so says the director of the British Fluid Power Association. The Agronomist reports that “survey data from the BFPA suggests that 2011 was a very good year for both hydraulics and pneumatics in the UK, despite the turmoil in the EU economy.”
The highlight in the fluid power community over the past couple of weeks was certainly the annual conference of the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) in Hawaii.