PTDA Welcomes Ten New Members

Distributor members include Capitol Beating & Hydraulics of TX; Carleton Industrial Supply Ltd. of Canada; Controls & Electric Motor Co. of MO; Emco, Inc. of NC; and Hei-Tek Automation, LLC of AZ.

Chicago, ILThe Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) welcomed ten new members in the third and fourth quarters of 2013.

Distributor Members

Capitol Bearing & Hydraulics (Round Rock, Texas) is a distributor of hydraulic and pneumatic products, mechanical PT products, bearings, material handling components, and motors. President Brian Mead notes, “Capitol Bearing and Hydraulics is a premier distributor of Eaton Fluid Power products, power transmission products, and MRO products.” He also notes that the company was established in 1948, and currently has eight locations in Central Texas, dedicated to their number one goal, “driving value to our customers with excellent customer service and quality products!” Learn more at

Carleton Industrial Supply Ltd. (Somerville, New Brunswick, Canada) is a distributor of mechanical PT products, bearings, material handling components, hydraulic & pneumatic products and PT accessories. President Dalton Ellis states, “We joined PTDA less than a year ago but should have done it years ago. I believe in working with an organization such as this can only be a plus to both members and the organization.” Learn more at

Controls & Electric Motor Co. (Joplin, Mo.) distributes motors, electrical/electronic drives, mechanical PT products, bearings, material handling components, hydraulic & pneumatic products, linear motion, and PT accessories. Gene Busby, co-owner notes, “We joined PTDA in hopes of having an increased ability to network among other companies that have the same core business values as we do. Since joining PTDA, we also have been keeping informed of the ever-changing scope of industrial distribution. We are very happy with the services they have provided, and we are very proud to be a member of this organization.”  Learn more at

Emco, Inc. (Charlotte, N.C.), a distributor of electrical/electronic drives, hydraulic and pneumatic products, motor/motion control products, motors, mechanical PT products and bearings, linear motion and material handling products. President Alan Williams says, “I believe that EMCO’s affiliation with PTDA will enhance our customer service capabilities through the association’s training opportunities for our staff.  I am also looking forward to networking with my peers.” Learn more at

Hei-Tek Automation, LLC (Phoenix, Ariz.), distributes pneumatic and electrical industrial automation components. Learn more at

Manufacturer Members

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies (Elgin, Ill.), is a seal manufacturer.  Learn more at

Martin Engineering (Neponset, Ill.) is a manufacturer of conveyors and material handling components.  “We welcome the opportunities that PTDA provides us to network with distributors and to stay on top of industry trends,” says Dave Crowson, national business development manager. Learn more at

Monarc Industries (Ontario, Cailf.) manufacturers material handling components. Learn more at

Ringspann Corporation (Franklin Park, Ill.) manufactures clutches and brakes, and couplings.  “As a new member of PTDA, we now have first-hand access to valuable market research and analysis available to PTDA members.  This information along with the strength of its membership makes PTDA a great value,” notes David Ward, Ringspann’s VP of sales and marketing. Learn more at

Associate Member

Mayflower Marketing (Fordingbridge, Hampshire, United Kingdom) is a consulting company for distributors and manufacturers who seek strategic growth and renewed business dynamics. Learn more at 

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is the leading global association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel. Headquartered in Chicago, PTDA represents 172 power transmission/motion control distribution firms that generate more than $16 billion in sales and span over 3,400 locations in 10 nations. PTDA members also include over 200 manufacturers and associated companies that supply the PT/MC industry. For more information, call +1.312.516.2100, visit or follow @PTDAorg.

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