PTDA Forms Champions Club To Honor Companies For Financial Aid

The Champions Club recognizes members that have given generous support to the initiatives of the PTDA foundation, and in particular to Industrial Careers Pathway.

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CHICAGO — Member companies of the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) have been incredibly generous in their support of the initiatives of the PTDA Foundation, in particular the Industrial Careers Pathway (ICP). Recognizing that the collective efforts of many are much more effective than any one company alone, the companies in the PTDA Foundation Champions Club have contributed funding at unprecedented levels in support of the PTDA Foundation. Thank you to the companies below for their cumulative contributions since 1998.

Platinum Champions Club ($100,000+)

  • Harold C. Schott Foundation
  • Gates Corporation
  • Motion Industries Inc.

Gold Champions Club ($75,000 - $99,999)

  • BDI Americas
  • IDC Charitable Trust

Silver Champions Club ($50,000 - $74,999)

  • NSK Americas
  • SKF USA, Inc.
  • The Timken Company

Bronze Champions Club ($25,000 - $49,999)

  • Altra Industrial Motion
  • Baldor Electric Company
  • Bearing Service Inc.
  • Canadian Bearings Ltd.
  • Diamond Chain Company
  • Jason Industrial Inc. A Megadyne Group Co.
  • Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation
  • Koyo Bearings North America, LLC
  • Martin Sprocket & Gear Inc.
  • NTN Bearing Corp. of America
  • Oilite Bearing Division (Beemer Precision, Inc.)
  • Regal Power Transmission Solutions
  • Renold Jeffrey
  • Rexnord Industries, LLC
  • Timken Drives LLC
  • U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission LLC (UST)

The PTDA Foundation Fund Drive is underway with a goal of raising $400,000 in 2016. To join these contributors, download a pledge form at

The PTDA Foundation, whose work is funded solely by donations, was founded in 1982 to enhance knowledge, education, professionalism and productivity within the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry. The Foundation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation; contributions are tax deductible to the full amount allowed by law.

The Foundation’s core initiative, Industrial Careers Pathway (ICP), is a collaboration of industrial distribution associations working together to bring tomorrow’s North American employees to the industrial distribution channel, develop programs to teach business and distribution basics and create affordable resources for current employee development.

For more information or a complete list of donors, visit

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