The Florida 49er

IFPS Central Florida Newsletter 

 July 12, 2013 


Planned Meeting

Thursday, July 18 

6:30 P.M. 


Rockledge, FL 

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Meeting Hosts


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Chapter News


Exciting news IFPS members!  We are coming up on our mid summer meeting and are happy to extend another opportunity to tour a Facility in Central Florida.  Our next meeting is slated for next Thursday July 18th at 6:30 pm.  The meeting will be located at PIRTEK USA 501 Haverty Court in Rockledge, FL 32955.  We will be leaving promptly at 6:30 to take a short drive to LRM Industries located at 135 Gus Hipp Rd. in Rockledge as well.  LRM Industries has been gracious enough to give us a tour of their facility highlighting the many hydraulic applications they use in the production of large plastic mold products.  This will be a unique opportunity for anyone who is not familiar with the plastic mold process as well as those who are familiar because of LRM's process in making their products.  All who plan to attend please bring safety glasses if possible to alleviate LRM from having to provide these from their inventory.  Please take some time to visit LRM's website at to see more of what their process and products entail.  Upon finishing the tour at LRM we have scheduled to head back to Pirtek where Sandwiches and Refreshments will be provided so dinner next week on Thursday is on us!  Thank you to both Pirtek and especially LRM for allowing us to spend time in their facility for our chapter. 


IFPS Job Performance and Exam for September 


We would also like to remind everyone that September is our scheduled Job Performance Review Course and Testing for IFPS Certification. On September 12 and 13th  from 8:30am-5:30pm our Accredited Instructor Greg George will be proctoring the two day Job Performance Review course followed by the Job Performance Test on September 14th 9am-12:30 or 1:30-5:00pm at the 4H Building, Orange County Extension Services, 6021 S. Conway Rd, Orlando, FL 32812.  


The Job Performance Test is the starting point for 6 separate certifications that IFPS offers for Hydraulic Mechanics, Hydraulic Technicians and both Pneumatic Mechanics and Technicians. These certifications can separate a company from their competitors as well as advance their employees level of expertise with the only hydraulic and pneumatic certification in the industry. IFPS certification ensures your clients that your employees have not only mastered the appropriate skills and tools, but also made a commitment to professionalism. Offering your clients assurance that your work will be conducted by a certified mechanic or technician will add instant credibility to your company. Anyone interested in sending an individual for the review course and certification please contact for more information.


Thank you again to all our members and we look forward to seeing you at our next meeting and the exciting tour offered by LRM Industries.

Job Performance Review Application

IFPS Connector & Conductor
Review Course and Exam


PIRTEK USA is pleased to host the Connector & Conductor Certification to the members of Chapter 49 & 50. In addition, PIRTEK USA's Training Manager & IFPS Proctor, Mike Metcalf will host a two day review course prior to the exam.

Dates: November 5-7, 2013

January 14-16, 2014 

PIRTEK USA, 501 Haverty Court, Rockledge, Fl 32955

For details and to sign up, please contact Mike Metcalf at 321.508.7496 or 


 Connector & Conductor Review Course Sign Up Form  

Submitted by Dan Franks, Membership Liason IFPS Chapter 49.

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