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Mark Your Calendars: 2018 VMMC Conference

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Join us at the Vehicle Maintenance Management Conference March 27th – 29th in Seattle! MFCP is a proud sponsor of the VMMC conference, and we love how it connects those in fleet management. This is a great conference for: Fleet managers Mechanics and technicians Shop leads, managers and supervisors Specialty equipment operators Trainers Product line representatives …

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Hydraulic Pump Care: How to Avoid Dry Starts

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If hydraulics were never invented, heavy machinery’s strength in the field could’ve never be achieved. Lifting, rotating and lowering a load wouldn’t be as simple or agile without hydraulic pumps and cylinders. Caring for these components is a job itself. Operators must know when and why hydraulic pumps fail. Dry starts tend to be the …

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Smart Bin Technology: No More Inventory Surprises

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One of the greatest challenges in business is operating with the proper stock levels. Too many parts or products equates to additional costs and taxes. Lose track of your stocking levels, and your customers ultimately suffer. Many businesses are turning to Vendor Managed Inventory or VMI. A mixture of hardware and software creates inventory control …

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Snow Plow Your Driveway in 5 Easy Steps

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The cold sweeping through most of the country this week is bringing a lot of snow with it. If you know the right way to plow, removing the snow from your driveway and sidewalks is super simple, and with the right equipment, you can do it super fast. Use these 5 simple steps to have …

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Buy Products Online, With Much More to Follow

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WE CURRENTLY OFFER SELECT PRODUCT ACCESSORIES ONLINE. SHOP THEM NOW.  At MFCP, we take a lot of pride in delivering exceptional customer experience. It’s why at each of our 28 locations, we make hoses while you wait, and now, why you can shop and purchase products. We want to be where you are, and more and …

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Product Spotlight: Parker Hannifin’s Global Shield

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Understandably, Parker Hannifin’s customers have been asking for products that exceed the standards for environmental responsibility (as well as lengthen the lifespan of corrosion resistant coatings in the world’s toughest environments). In an effort to always be at the cutting edge of technology, Parker has answered the call with Global Shield. This technology was engineered …

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Saving the Work Day: Load-Sensing Valves for Your Heavy Machinery

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Hydraulic systems are the heart of any well-oiled machine. Today’s construction industry cannot operate without the help of actuators, valves and pumps. These veritable workhorses wear down over time, however. They also become outdated compared to newer machines. If you’re an OEM engineer, owner-operator or project manager, any old equipment on the job site equals …

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How to Extend the Life of Your Marine Cooling System

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Marine cooling systems are challenged on a regular basis, especially when the engine is at full throttle. Instead of fearing the impending overheating fiasco, try a cooling system that was built to last. With the right equipment and a good maintenance routine, you’ll cut your cooling system worries in half. Minimize Corrosion If there is …

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Product Spotlight: Fisher Snow Plows

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Beat the weather every time, with Fisher. If you live in the Snowbelt, you know business doesn’t stop just because of the weather. At MFCP, we like to keep business moving with Fisher Snow Plows. We’re Fisher fans because they like what we like: quality products and unparalleled service. Fisher has a huge range of …

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5 Things You Missed at the 2017 Pacific Marine Expo

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Couldn’t make it to the Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle this year? No worries – MFCP, Inc. has you covered. Here are 5 things you missed from the show. 1. 450 Exhibitors. More than 450 exhibitors attended, spanning from various marine services, frozen commercial seafood to hydraulic hose companies. One company in particular, commercial bait …

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Do You Live in One of the Best (or Worst) Cities for STEM Professionals?

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There is no question that jobs in STEM are the way of the future. But are the cities across the country keeping up with the times? Check out this list of the best, and the worst, cities for STEM professionals and see if it’s time to move – or are you right where you belong? …

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Can You Guess the Top Reasons for O-Ring Failure?

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The prematurely failing O-ring is a common problem that can be frustrating at best and nearly catastrophic at worst. O-ring seals fail for a variety of reasons that can be difficult to ascertain once the damage has been done. Use this checklist to troubleshoot the cause of your o-ring failures and you may just extend …

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