PTDA Welcomes Ten New Members

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA), the preeminent association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel, has welcomed 10 new members year-to-date. The new members includes three distributors, five manufacturers, one MRO service provider, and one ERP integration services provider.

Chicago, ILThe Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA), the preeminent association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel, has welcomed 10 new members year-to-date.

Applied Power Solutions (Addison, Ill.) distributes industrial clutch and industrial brake systems. Learn more at

National Precision Bearing Group of Mechatronics Inc. (Preston, Wash.) distributes precision bearing solutions for aerospace, defense, medical and industrial applications. Tom Koetje, marketing and business development manager, said, “National Precision Bearing is joining PTDA to align with manufacturers and distributors in our industry to meet the rapidly evolving challenges of today’s marketplace, create new opportunities for our employees and better solutions for our customers.” Learn more at

Western Bearing & Auto Parts Ltd. (Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada) is a distributor of bearings, hydraulics & pneumatics and mechanical PT products.  Doug Borland, general manager, said, “My reasons for joining PTDA are: 1) the training seminars offered to members are a fantastic tool to keep your sales staff up-to-date in a constantly evolving and challenging industry, 2) access to quality industry information that helps us make informed decisions, and 3) the opportunity to attend Industry Summits for networking and gathering industry information.” Learn more at

American Roller Bearing Company (Hickory, N.C.) is a manufacturer of anti-friction bearings. Mark Stoneburner, VP sales and marketing, said, “We're excited to be a part of PTDA. Our involvement with the association will provide us with many industry resources as well as important networking opportunities." Learn more at

Congress Drives (Ennis, Texas) manufactures aluminum and zinc die cast pulleys and sheaves. Learn more at

Curtis Machine Company, Inc. (Dodge City, Kan.) manufactures gearboxes, gearcases, parallel shaft speed reducers as well as gear drives. John Curtis, president, said, “PTDA has excellent market research and information and is a great resource for our company.” Learn more at

Eaton – Airflex Products (Cleveland, Ohio) manufactures heavy duty industrial clutches and brakes for oilfield, marine, mining, and mineral processing applications. Brian Wheeless, director sales, said, “We feel it’s important to be close with the industry associations that distribute our products. It helps us gain the market and customer insights we need to be proactive in the marketplace.”  For more information, visit

Helix Linear Technologies, Inc. (Beachwood, Ohio) is a manufacturer of linear bearings and actuators, stepping motors and motor control devices. For more information visit

I.M.A. Ltd. (Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada) is a maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) service provider specializing in material master data management. Learn more at

Rubber Tree Systems LLC (Toledo, Ohio) is a smart phone and tablet enterprise resource planning (ERP) integration service provider. Learn more at

Founded in 1960, the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is the leading association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel. A U.S.-based trade association, PTDA represents 178 power transmission/motion control distribution firms that generate more than $11 billion in sales and span just over 3,400 locations in the United States, Canada and eight other countries. PTDA members also include 180 manufacturers that supply the PT/MC industry.

PTDA is dedicated to providing exceptional networking, targeted education, relevant information and leading-edge business tools to help distributors and manufacturers meet marketplace demands competitively and profitably.  For more information, call +1.312.516.2100, visit or follow us on Twitter at @PTDAorg.

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