Industry has backed the Engineering Research Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power from its inception. In fact, the outpouring of support provided by fluid power manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and customers to this Center is unprecedented in ERC grant history. Member companies provide the Center with financial support as well as with in-kind donations and expert advice on a project-by-project basis.
Industry is actively engaged in other ways, too, through their seats on the CCEFP's Executive Committee and Industry Advisory Board; through participation in bi-weekly webcasts, campus visits, and the Center's annual meetings; and by offering to host student interns and participate in Capstone Design Projects.
Communications linking the Center to industry are also of key importance. Monthly electronic news updates, quarterly Newsletters, the Members' Only section of this website, and contact through mailings, e-mail and telephone assure that industry is kept up-to-date on Center activities.