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NFPA Mission

NFPA strengthens the fluid power industry by:

·        Providing an effective forum for fluid power manufacturers, distributors and suppliers to advance their collective interests

·        Providing its members with timely and accurate industry statistics and business intelligence that supports improved decision making

·        Providing opportunities and resources for its members to promote the unique strengths and inherent advantages offered by modern fluid power technology

·        Helping to increase the number of technically trained people capable of integrating and applying fluid power, and connecting them to careers in the fluid power industry

·        Helping to increase the number of university engineers educated in fluid power, and connecting them to careers in the fluid power industry

Our success depends on the active involvement of our stakeholders from across the supply chain—both in developing new programs and participating in those that provide the greatest benefits to their organizations.

NFPA Constituents

Manufacturers. Fluid power manufacturers are the core of the NFPA membership and the driving technological force in the industry. Manufacturer members design, manufacture and sell fluid power components in the United States or other NAFTA country.

Distributors. Fluid power distributors are a key link with the industry’s customer base and, increasingly, an active partner for value-added services. Distributor members buy and sell fluid power components from manufacturers and often provide engineering and system integration services to their customers.

Suppliers. The fluid power industry is served by an array of product and service suppliers, critical for the growth of our industry and the applicability of our technology. Supplier members sell fluid power subcomponents or raw materials to manufacturers, or provide business or other essential services to the industry.

Educators. Fluid power is taught in an increasing number of schools and institutions, helping to develop a better-informed workforce for our industry. Educator partners are universities, technical schools or high schools that teach fluid power to students, or perform fluid power research.

Customers. While not currently part of the NFPA’s membership, fluid power customers are a vitally important part of the supply chain. NFPA actively builds alliances with customer-based organizations and explores ways for customers to be involved with our technology development, international standards, and other appropriate activities.

The Pascal Society is the annual giving society of the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation, dedicated to meeting the technology and workforce development needs of the U.S. fluid power industry.

Named after Blaise Pascal, the French mathematician, physicist and inventor whose famous law describes fluid power’s force multiplier effect, the Pascal Society seeks to create a similar multiplier effect for the fluid power industry. By combining the financial and volunteer contributions of many individuals into one concerted effort, the Society will develop the resources, tools and people needed to tackle this difficult challenge.


FPDA is a distribution-centric collaborative organization dedicated to delivering networking, education, best practices and business intelligence designed to enhance business performance.


The Fluid Power Distributors Association was founded in 1974 by hydraulic and pneumatic distributors who wanted to further their common interests and protect their position in the fluid power supply chain by sharing resources, ideas, and time. Since then, our organization has changed with the times, always bringing our members the best in networking opportunities, knowledge, information, and training.

A few years ago, FPDA made its biggest change ever as we widened our horizons and embraced the new dynamic technologies with which we share the fluid power marketplace of the 21st century. So, we became known as The FPDA Motion & Control Network.

With over 180 distributor and manufacturer members (and growing), FPDA is a trade association on the move, representing motion solution providers who offer fluid power, automation, and electro-mechanical technologies (the so-called "tri-technologies") and distribution services to enhance customer performance and profitability.

Advancing equipment manufacturers in the global marketplace; is the passion of AEM.  It is not only see member’s businesses succeed, but to create a community for the waste & recycling industry and make positive and lasting change. AEM is 900+ members strong and growing, representing 200+ product lines.

AEM Vision

To be the leading organization in North America enabling equipment manufacturers to be successful in the global marketplace.

The 10 Principles that will Guide AEM's Future Direction:

Think and act globally

Serve AEM members and the industries AEM represents in the current and emerging global marketplace.

Be the world leader

Be the world leader serving equipment manufacturers in the core service areas of market information, technical/safety, global public policy and exhibitions.

Serve the industry sectors

Provide services to equipment manufacturers and service providers in the agricultural, construction, forestry, mining and utility industries.

Serve all companies

Provide services to all AEM members – large and small – recognizing the different needs of the broad spectrum of members and the equipment they produce for the industry sectors served by AEM.

Invest in the industry

Reinvest the revenues earned by AEM to provide services to AEM members and to support the industries AEM serves.


Provide education and networking opportunities to help AEM members and their employees be more productive for their companies, while educating the general public about the industries served by AEM.

Engage in emerging markets

Assist members in emerging markets by identifying business opportunities and developing services to support AEM members in these markets.


Develop and enhance cooperative relationships with industry organizations and trade associations, including customer groups, worldwide to maximize the value of services.

Engage volunteer leadership

Prepare all AEM member representatives and staff to be valued leaders. Create an environment of active, manufacturer-led member participation in AEM services and activities representing all sectors and company sizes of the diverse industries served by AEM.


Continually improve all endeavors by being ever mindful that there isn't anything being done that can't be done better. Benchmark services and operations with leading organizations to continue to improve the best services to AEM members.

The National Waste & Recycling Association is the trade association representing private-sector U.S. waste and recycling companies, as well as the manufacturers and service providers that do business with those companies.

Their Mission

Association members operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Our members consist of large publicly-traded companies and both small and large privately-owned companies, all of which support the organization’s mission to be:

The leading organization providing leadership, advocacy, research, education and safety expertise to promote the North American waste and recycling industries, serve as their voice and create a climate where members prosper and provide safe, economically sustainable and environmentally sound services.

Their History

In May 1962, our association was launched. It was formed as the National Council of Refuse Disposal Trade Associations and was first managed by an association management firm in Chicago. In January 1968, the group moved to Washington, DC, was formerly chartered as the National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) and hired its first three full-time staff, including Executive Director Harold Gershowitz. In 1973, Eugene J. Wingerter, who had been NSWMA's technical director, succeeded Gershowitz.

In 1993, as part of a major reorganization, the Waste and Equipment Technology Association (WASTEC) was formed, and both NSWMA and WASTEC became quasi-independent trade associations under the umbrella of the Environmental Industry Associations (EIA). Wingerter served as NSWMA's Executive Director until the reorganization and then served as the President and CEO of EIA. When Wingerter departed EIA in April 1994, Allen “Mike” Frischkorn Jr., became the president and CEO of EIA.

In February 1997, Bruce J. Parker became the acting president and CEO of EIA and the executive vice president of NSWMA. He formally took over the position of president and CEO of EIA and the executive vice president of NSWMA later that year. Parker retired in May 2012.

Sharon H. Kneiss became the new president and CEO of EIA in June 2012. During her first year leading the group, Kneiss oversaw a strategic planning effort, in which the EIA leadership moved to reorganize the group, merging EIA, NSWMA, and WASTEC into a single entity with a single name. This process was completed in November 2013, when the EIA Board of Trustees adopted new bylaws for the merged group and renamed the merged association the National Waste & Recycling Association.