Our company is applying for membership in the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA). In return for the services
and benefits we receive from NFPA,
we agree that, if accepted for membership, we will abide by the Bylaws currently in effect and all other rules and
regulations established by the Association's Board of Directors; and
we are sending a check or are including our credit card information in the amount of $275.00 with our membership application as a processing
fee. We understand that this fee is not applicable to dues payments and is not refundable if our company is not accepted
as a member of the National Fluid Power Association.
There are four categories of membership in NFPA. Following are the definitions of these categories,
based on NFPA's Bylaws, as well as the annual dues requirements associated with each. Please select 1 membership category.
Maufacturer Members are defined as any firm, corporation or subsidiary or division thereof maintaining offices and
manufacturing/assembly facilities in a country that is a member of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
and meets all three of the following criteria for engineering, amnufacturing and sales.
Engineering – For a minimum of two years the company shall have engaged in the design of proprietary
products for the fluid power industry. Such products include fluid power components and complementary
products such as controls and sensors that become part of fluid power products. Modifications of products
(such as port sizing and mounting mechanics) designed by others or by affiliates or the packaging of components
made by others (such as circuit design and design of power units) shall not be considered as fulfilling this
Manufacturing – For a minimum of two years, the company shall have engaged in the manufacturing of proprietary
products for the fluid power industry. Companies whose operations involve assembly rather than manufacturing
will satisfy this requirement only if they maintain total design control over the resulting products.
Sales – The company’s proprietary manufactured fluid power products are marketed and sold in the US; or the
company’s proprietary complementary products are intended for installation on proprietary fluid power finished
products that are, in turn, marketed and sold in the US.
International Members meet all the criteria specified for Manufacturer Member, with the exception of the
engineering/manufacturing facilities being located outside a NAFTA country.
A Distributor is a firm or company engaged in the distribution, integration or application of fluid power
products for one or more manufacturers eligible for Manufacturer Membership in the Association.
A Product Supplier is any firm or company that has maintained a facility or office for at least two years in the United States, Canada, or Mexico, and supplies any of the following products or services:
An Associate Supplier is any firm or company that has maintained offices for at least two years in the Unites States, Canada or Mexico, and whose involvement with the fluid power industry includes one or more of the following:
Annual dues for Associate Supplier Membership are $3,600
Description: Using descriptive rather than promotional terms, summarize the products your company manufactures and/or sells
and/or the services you provide. This description will be posted on NFPA’s web site. Online links will take viewers
to your company web site for more information – NOTE: NFPA reserves the right to edit description as needed.
Primary Contacts: All your company’s employees are entitled to participate in association events and receive our publications.
However, NFPA strives to target key programs and benefits to the most appropriate people in your organization.
By providing the following information you will help ensure your company gets the most from its membership.
Official Company Representative (OCR) The prime link between member company and NFPA. Receives all ballots and
association correspondence. Listed in the Members Only version of the Member Directory.
Marketing Representative Engages in NFPA’s marketing and market information services.
Receives all market information reports and services. Listed in the Members Only version of the Member Directory.
Main Technical/Engineering Representative Your company’s point of contact to receive information on technical
standards development programs, including product development and research projects conducted by NFPA member schools
and universities. Your Technical Representative also designates individuals from your company to participate in NFPA
standards development as members of Product Sections and Technology Committees. Listed in the Members Only version of
the Member Directory.
Product Contact Listed in the Member Directory available to the public on NFPA’s web site.
The contact at your company that would provide more information about your products.
Human Resource Contact Receives information on NFPA's outreach and education programs.
Distribution Contact Not listed in the Member Directory. The contact at your
company responsible for managing the company’s distribution network.
Additional Contacts: (not listed in on line Member Directory unless requested)
As an NFPA member, everyone in your company is entitled to participate in association events and receive our
publications. Please tell us about others in your company who should receive the NFPA newsletter, e-newsletter
and target email notices specific to their interests.
If you have more than one additional contact to add, click on the Add Contact button.
Please select your companies products, so customers can find your company when searching for
products on the NFPA website.
Please check the appropriate boxes to indicate the states in which your company distributes fluid power products so that
potential customers can find your company when searching for distributors on the NFPA website.