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Pascal Society

The Pascal Society is the annual giving society of the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation

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.

For information on how to join The Pascal Society, contact Sue Chase at (414) 778-3376 or

Membership Levels

Membership levels in The Pascal Society are based on the size of companies, as measured by their annual global fluid power sales.

    Membership and Annual Giving Levels
Company size Annual global fluid power sales Gold Silver Bronze
Large Above $250 million $100,000 or more At least $60,000 At least $6,000
Medium Between $50 and $250 million $50,000 or more At least $30,000 At least $3,000
Small Below $50 million $25,000 or more At least $15,000 At least $1,500

  • “Fluid power sales” are measured differently for different kinds of companies:
  • For fluid power component/system manufacturers and distributors, it includes all of their sales.
  • For OEMs, it includes the value of fluid power content in their machines, both purchased and manufactured.
  • For suppliers, it includes all of their sales to the fluid power industry.

These are charitable contributions, fully tax-deductible under the NFPA Foundation’s 501(c)(3) status as a charitable organization.

Recognition and Participation

Each membership level comes with a unique set of recognition benefits and participation opportunities in the committees that help determine the strategic direction and implementation of our fluid power research programs.

  Membership Level
Recognition Benefits and Participation Opportunities Gold Silver Bronze
Invitation to serve on the CCEFP Steering Committee
• Oversees pre-competitive research strategy
Recognized individually from the podium at major NFPA events X    
Invitation to VIP event at NFPA Annual Conference X    
Invitation to serve on the CCEFP Industry Engagement Committee
• Selects and monitors progress of research projects.
• Early, frequent, face-to-face access to research results and students and notification of licensing opportunities
X X  
Recognized collectively from the podium at major NFPA events X X  
Invitation to participate in CCEFP project selection process X X X
Invitation to serve on the NFPA Roadmap Committee
• Maintains technology roadmaps for the fluid power industry
Recognized in printed materials disseminated at major NFPA events X X X
NEW Careers Portal- Post open positions in your company and get access to college graduate resumes in an instant. X X X

Pascal Society Members
as of August 31, 2017

Gold Members

Gold Members

  • Bimba Manufacturing Co.
  • Danfoss
  • Enfield Technologies
  • Hydra-Power Systems, Inc.
  • Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Proportion Air, Inc.
Silver Members

Silver Members

  • Afton Chemical Corp.
  • Bobcat
  • Bosch Rexroth Corp.
  • Chevron
  • Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
  • CNH
  • Deltrol Fluid Products
  • Donaldson Co., Inc.
  • Evonik Oil Additives USA, Inc.
  • Exxon Mobil
  • FORCE America Inc.
  • Gates Corp.
  • HYDAC Technology Corp./Schroeder Industries LLC
  • Iowa Fluid Power
  • Linde Hydraulics Corp.
  • Lubrizol
  • Moog Inc.
  • NetShape Technologies
  • Poclain Hydraulics, Inc.
  • QCC - Quality Control Corp.
  • Woodward HRT
Bronze Members

Bronze Members

  • Alro Steel Corp.
  • Bailey International
  • Barksdale Control Products
  • Casappa Corp.
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • Concentric Rockford Inc.
  • Czero
  • Daman Products Co. Inc.
  • Delta Computer Systems, Inc.
  • Eaton Corp. - Hydraulics Operations
  • Fas Test, Inc.
  • FD Groups America
  • Festo Corp.
  • GS Global Resources
  • HAWE Hydraulik NA
  • Hitachi America Ltd. 
  • HUSCO International, Inc.
  • Hydraulics & Pneumatics Magazine
  • Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd.
  • IMI Precision Engineering
  • Industrial Hard Chrome, Ltd.
  • JARP Industries, Inc.
  • JCB
  • Kaman Industrial Technologies
  • Kawasaki Good Times Foundation
  • KYB Americas
  • KYB Japan
  • Lehigh Fluid Power, Inc.
  • Main Manufacturing Products, Inc.
  • Master Pneumatic-Detroit, Inc.
  • Micromatic LLC
  • Mosey's Production Machinists, Inc.
  • Muncie Power Products
  • National Tube Supply Co.
  • OEM Controls, Inc.
  • PARTsolutions
  • R.T. Dygert
  • ROSS Controls
  • Schmalz Inc.
  • Simerics Inc.
  • Stauff Corp.
  • Steelhead Composites
  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd.
  • Sun Hydraulics Corp.
  • The Toro Company
  • Walvoil Fluid Power
  • Wandfluh of America, Inc.
  • World Wide Fittings Corp.
  • Yates Industries, Inc.

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