lic and industrial lubrication filtration applications.
“We are excited to support Hy-Pro’s dedicated team and valued cus-
tomers,” says Tom Scalf, Donaldson’s senior vice president of Engine
Products. “Hy-Pro’s application expertise and filtration products im-
prove the reliability and cost-effectiveness of their customers’ systems,
often by extending the life of critical equipment and expensive fluids.
Hy-Pro will continue to grow its well-known brand of stationary hy-
draulic and lubrication systems by leveraging Donaldson’s filtration
technology, global support and strength in mobile hydraulics.”
“Hy-Pro is an excellent addition to Donaldson’s global portfolio of
filtration businesses,” says Tod Carpenter, president and chief executive
officer of Donaldson. “Like Donaldson, Hy-Pro has demonstrated a
commitment to product innovation and a high level of customer sup-
port to solve their customers’filtration problems. We welcome Hy-Pro’s
employees and customers, and we look forward to continuing to grow
the Hy-Pro business with them.”
Hy-Pro, which was founded in 1986, is based in Anderson, IN, and
has 110 employees. Hy-Pro generates annual revenue of approximately
$25 million through sales of filtration systems and replacement parts for
a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, metals processing
and power generation.
Donaldson completed the acquisition of Hy-Pro on May 1, 2017.
INDA Announces RISE Speakers
The seventh edition of RISE – The Research, Innovation & Science
for Engineered Fabrics Conference—will feature acclaimed keynote speakers presenting innovations in global plastics extrusion,
multifunctional fabric technologies, innovative apparel manufacturing, and disruptive engineered materials.
The conference will be held September 12-14, 2017, at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel in Raleigh, NC. Registration is now open for
the conference on the organizer’s website, www.inda.org.
The RISE Conference keynote speakers include: Bernd Kunze,
Dr. Ing., CEO, Reifenhäuser Reicofil; Keith Hoover, vice president,
Material Process & Color Innovation, Under Armour; Yoel Fink,
Ph.D., CEO, Advanced Functional Fabrics of America, and director, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute
of Technology; and Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., professor, North
Carolina State University, and director, The Nonwovens Institute.
“The RISE conference embraces INDA’s mission to stimulate,
recognize, and reward innovation in fiber technologies, material
science, and engineered fabric solutions. We are delighted to host
these inspiring trailblazers at this year’s conference and offer attendees the chance to have one-on-one conversations with technology innovators and business leaders. It is appropriate that the
event is held in the acclaimed Research Triangle, as Raleigh is the
named home to a broad range of high-tech companies and educational resources,”says Dave Rousse, INDA president.
A highlight at the RISE Conference will be the RISE Innovation
Awards. This Award will recognize innovation in areas within and
on the periphery of the nonwovens industry. Products for consideration should use advanced science and engineering principles to
deliver unique or intricate solutions to problems. n