Archive for August 2013

IC-Fluid Power to Exhibit at International WorkBoat Show

International WorkBoat ShowRossford, Ohio – IC-Fluid Power, a privately-held custom hydraulics and replacement spare parts firm, announced their participation in the 2013 International WorkBoat Show, October 9-11 in New Orleans, LA. Their booth number is 3672.

The International WorkBoat Show is North America’s largest commercial marine tradeshow and attracts more than 1,000 exhibitors annually.

“This is the trade show for the marine industry and we are looking forward to meeting people and spotlighting a few of our products that can make marine businesses more profitable,” commented Bernd Hunger, Vice President of IC-Fluid Power. “We have many products that are perfectly suited for the commercial marine industry, including Universal Hydraulik heat exchangers, Scanwill pressure intensifiers and Eckart rotary actuators.”

Based in Rossford, Ohio, IC-Fluid Power is a privately-held firm providing custom hydraulics, replacement parts, technical expertise and repair for European-engineered product lines to clients throughout North America. Since 1989, IC-Fluid Power has successfully provided engineering solutions and peace of mind. For more information on IC-Fluid Power, call 877-ICFLUID or visit

Confidence on the Rise for 2014 U.S. Fluid Power Industry

National Fluid Power Association LogoIn January and July of each year, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) conducts its Industry & Market Outlook Survey. The July 2013 survey was sent to marketing representatives of NFPA manufacturing and distributor members. The following is a summary of responses received as of August 1, 2013.

 Whereas the results are prepared as a service to members, we do not feel it appropriate to share all of the results. However, the results of the following question piqued our interest:

What are you expectations for 2014 (expectations for 2013 are in parenthesis)?


Major Decrease

Moderate Decrease

Little or No Change

Moderate Increase

Major Increase

Overall U.S. Economy

0% (2%)

18% (22%)

34% (35%)

48% (40%)

0% (1%)

U.S. Fluid Power Industry

1% (2%)

15% (17%)

31% (36%)

51% (42%)

2% (3%)

At Your Company

0% (1%)

10% (6%)

27% (29%)

57% (22%)

7% (9%)

The mission of the NFPA is to strengthen the fluid power industry and their members by:

  • Building and connecting members to an educated fluid power workforce
  • Promoting the technological advancement of fluid power
  • Serving as a forum where all fluid power channel partners work together

We would love to hear from you. What are your expectations for 2014?