Pascal Society & Donors

The Pascal Society is the annual giving society of the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation—a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization dedicated to meeting the 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.

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What is the Pascal Society?

The Pascal Society is the annual giving society of the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation—a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization dedicated to meeting the 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 our difficult workforce development challenge.

Benefits of Being a Pascal Society Donor

As a Pascal donor, you receive recognition benefits and participation opportunities to engage in and grow the programs most needed by the industry.

Your company will be recognized as a Pascal Society Donor and will receive the following participation benefits. Please note that all of these opportunities can be done virtually or in-person.

Connect with Students

  1. Receive exclusive opportunities to meet, coach, and mentor the tech school and university students that are being educated in fluid power.
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  3. Participate in exclusive industry mentor communities built to support students in Fast Track Hub Schools and University Fluid Power Clubs.
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  5. Participate as a judge and mentor in the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge, working closely with a team of undergraduate students to build and apply fluid power systems.
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  7. Attend exclusive fluid power career fairs and industry connection events, showcasing your company, helping students improve their resumes and leading interviews.

Make Your Voice Heard

  1. Receive invitations to serve on the Pascal Society Council, where you will be able to shape the education and marketing programs that bring fluid power to the students.
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  3. Make recommendations for the geographic placement of new Fast Track Hubs and other programs.
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  5. Host Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge events at your company location or through other facilities.

Gain Industry Visibility

  1. Receive recognition at all major NFPA events and in NFPA Foundation publications.

  2. Receive priority placement in the Fluid Power Careers area of the website as well as in the Fluid Power Careers Newsletter, a new initiative that is distributed monthly to fluid power students and educators. 

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"One of the greatest problems facing our industry is finding and developing the technical people we need to serve our customers. At FORCE America, Inc. we call this group the “Next Generation of Talent” and rank the development of this group as one of our highest corporate goals. The Pascal Society brings together the resources, tools and people to address these difficult workforce development challenges.

FORCE America supports the Pascal Society because we believe the NFPA’s various programs to reach students from middle school through college provide an incredible opportunity to engage The Next Generation of Talent. These long-term, education based, engagements with prospective employees are the primary reason FORCE America will continue to support the Pascal Society of the NFPA." 

- John L. Stenz, Chairman & CEO, FORCE America, Inc.

Current Pascal Society Donors

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Pledged More Than 50% of NFPA Dues

Bosch Rexroth
Danfoss
Deltrol Fluid Products
FluiDyne Fluid Power
FORCE America
Gates Corporation
Helios Technologies
HUSCO
Hydra-Power Systems
Kawasaki GTF
Linde Hydraulics Corporation
Main Manufacturing Products
Micromatic
Moseys Production Machinists
OEM Controls
Parker Hannifin
Poclain Hydraulics
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
Yates Industries

Pledged 50% of NFPA Dues

Alro Steel
Applied Industrial Technologies
Bucher Hydraulics
Caterpillar
Clippard Instrument Laboratory
Comer Industries
Delta Computer Systems
Engineering Technology Services
Evonik Oil Additives
Festo
Galland Henning Nopak
GPM Controls LLC
HYDAC/Schroeder Industries
Hydraforce
IC-Fluid Power
IFP Motion Solutions, Inc.
ifm efector
International Fluid Power Society
Industrial Hard Chrome
JEM Technical Marketing Company
KYB Americas
MHA Zentgraf Corporation
Moog, Inc.
Muncie Power Products
National Tube Supply Company
NORGREN
Nott Company
QCC
ROSS Controls
SunSource

Other Forms of Support

In addition to support through the Pascal Society, companies are able to support fluid power workforce development programs through donations or any size as well as through education program participation.

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  • Kevin Coughlin
  • Giovanni De Dona
  • Jeff Hand
  • Adams Air & Hydraulics
  • AMETEK APT
  • Applied Industrial Technologies
  • ArcelorMittal Tubular Products
  • ARGO-HYTOS Inc.
  • AW-Lake Company
  • Brand Hydraulics
  • Bucher Hydraulics
  • Cadenas PARTsolutions
  • Camozzi Pneumatics, Inc.
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • CIM-TEK Filtration
  • Clippard Instrument Laboratory
  • CNH
  • Comer Industries Inc.
  • Daman Products Company
  • Danfoss
  • Delta Computer Systems, Inc.
  • Deltrol Fluid Products
  • Dura-Bar
  • Endeavor Business Media
  • Evonik Oil Additives USA, Inc.
  • Exotic Automation & Supply
  • Festo Corporation
  • FluiDyne Fluid Power
  • FORCE America Inc.
  • Gates Corporation
  • GPM Controls LLC
  • Helios Technologies
  • HPS, Inc.
  • HUSCO
  • HYDAC/ Schroeder Industries
  • Hydradyne LLC
  • Hydraforce
  • Hydra-Power Systems, Inc.
  • HED
  • Idemitsu Lubricants Americas
  • Industrial Hard Chrome
  • Iowa Fluid Power
  • JARP Industries, Inc.
  • JEM Technical Marketing Co.
  • Kepner Products Co.
  • KP Components Inc.
  • Linde Hydraulics Corp.
  • Master Pneumatic-Detroit
  • MFP Seals
  • Micromatic LLC
  • Mosey’s Production Machinists
  • Motion
  • Muncie Power Products, Inc.
  • National Tube Supply Co.
  • NORGREN
  • Nott Company
  • OEM Controls, Inc.
  • Peninsular Cylinder Co.
  • Poclain Hydraulics, Inc.
  • QCC
  • QP Hydraulics
  • R&J Cylinder & Machine
  • ROSS Controls
  • Scanreco, Inc
  • Schmalz, Inc.
  • Scott Industrial Systems, Inc.
  • Sharon Tube
  • SMC Corporation
  • Spectra Premium Corporation
  • SPX Hydraulic Technologies
  • Stucchi S.p.A.
  • SunSource
  • TraceParts
  • Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
  • Ultra Clean Technologies Corp
  • Walvoil Fluid Power
  • World Wide Fittings Corp.
  • WTWH Media
  • Yates Industries, Inc.

The Legacy Builder Award recognizes all donors to the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation whose cumulative donations have reached $25,000 or more. Each year, a new class of Legacy Builders are inducted into this elite club at the NFPA Annual Conference.

Class of 2020

  • Daman Products Company
  • Kawasaki Precision Machinery
  • Muncie Power Products, Inc.
  • Norgren
  • SunSource

Class of 2019

  • Clippard Instrument Laboratory
  • Festo Corporation
  • Hitachi
  • Iowa Fluid Power
  • OEM Controls
  • Trelleborg Sealing Solutions

Class of 2018

  • FORCE America
  • HUSCO International
  • International Fluid Power Society
  • Quality Control Corporation

Class of 2017

  • Linde Hydraulics
  • Lubrizol
  • Proportion Air
  • Woodward HRT

Class of 2016

  • Afton Chemical
  • Bobcat
  • Chevron
  • Donaldson Company
  • Evonik Oil Additives
  • ExxonMobil
  • HYDAC and Schroeder Industries
  • Hydra-Power Systems
  • Hydraquip
  • Netshape Technologies
  • Poclain Hydraulics

Class of 2015

  • CNH Industrial
  • Pall Corporation
  • Moog

Class of 2014

  • Danfoss Power Solutions
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Gates Corporation
  • ROSS Controls

Class of 2013

  • Bimba Manufacturing
  • Bosch Rexroth Corporation
  • Caterpillar
  • Deltrol Fluid Products
  • Parker Hannifin Corporation

Class of 2012

  • Enfield Technologies

Class of 2010

  • Sun Hydraulics Corporation

Thirty NFPA member companies and education partners from across the country have been recognized as Fluid Power Action Challenge Champions for their efforts in organizing and running Fluid Power Action Challenge events in their local communities. In doing so, they have not only made serious investments of both time and money but have also helped spread information about our industry and reaped the benefits that come with connecting their organizations to the schools and science classrooms where the industry’s future employees are learning fluid power for the first time.

These Fluid Power Action Challenge Champions are:
  • Bennett Mills Middle School – 2 annual events, engaging 80 total students
  • Caterpillar – 4 annual events, engaging 272 total students
  • Cleveland Community College – 5 annual events, engaging 173 total students
  • Cooper Middle School – 2 annual events, engaging 122 total students
  • Daman Products Company – 9 annual events, engaging 816 total students
  • Deltrol Fluid Products –10 annual events, engaging 2,388 total students
  • Eisenhower Junior High – 2 annual events, engaging 36 total students
  • Florida Technology Student Association – 2 events, engaging 56 total students
  • FORCE America – 4 annual events, engaging 268 total students
  • Georgia Tech University – 2 annual events, engaging 136 total students
  • Gulliver – 1 annual event, engaging 90 total students
  • Husco and Waukesha STEM Academy – 4 annual events, engaging 332 total students
  • Hydrotech – 1 annual event, engaging 20 total students
  • Jerling Middle School – 3 annual events, engaging 572 total students
  • Komatsu Mining Corp Group – 2 annual events, engaging 96 total students
  • LoneStar Community College – 1 annual event, engaging 36 total students
  • Master Pneumatic – 5 annual events, engaging 692 total students
  • Mequon School District – 1 annual event, engaging 36 total students
  • Micromatic – 1 annual event, engaging 20 total students
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering – 11 annual events, engaging 1,106 total students
  • Parker Hannifin – 2 annual events, engaging 44 total students
  • Pennsylvania Small Business Education Fund – 5 annual events, engaging 604 total students
  • Price Engineering – 4 annual events, engaging 472 total students
  • Purdue University – 5 annual events, engaging 276 total students
  • University of Minnesota – 5 annual events, engaging 352 total students
  • Triton Girls Summer Camp – 2 annual events, engaging 80 total students
  • Wojanis Supply Company – 9 annual events, engaging 875 total students
  • SMC Business Councils – 1 annual event, engaging 112 total students
  • Valley View Junior High School – 1 annual event, engaging 144 total students

In total, our Fluid Power Action Challenge Champions have organized 106 events impacting 10,306 students.