NFPA General Membership Application


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.

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Membership Information


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 criteria.

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 a firm or company that maintains offices and manufacturing/assembly facilities in a country that is a member of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and manufactures/assembles:

  • subcomponents (elements of a fluid power component), and/or
  • materials used to make a fluid power component or its subcomponents, and/or
  • products that enhance the performance of a fluid power system.

A Firm or Company eligible for Service Supplier Membership has offices located in a country that is a member of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and whose involvement with the fluid power industry is:

  • The publication of trade journals, technical journals or textbooks pertaining to the fluid power industry; and/or
  • Research and/or technical services for the fluid power industry; and/or
  • Software and/or programming services to the fluid power industry; and/or
  • Fabricating, machining and/or remanufacturing fluid power components.

Company Description and Contacts


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.

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Human Resource Contact Receives information on NFPA's outreach and education programs.


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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.


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