Chicago, IL  - The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) welcomed four new members in the third quarter of 2012.

C&U Americas (Plymouth, Mich.) was founded in 2008 and is a division of one of the largest bearing manufacturers in China--C&U Group, which employs close to 10,000 people globally through 98 subsidiaries. With eight manufacturing complexes containing 48 manufacturing facilities for bearings and accessories capable of producing over 3,000 kinds of bearings, annual production capacity is more than 300 million pieces. According to president Bill Childers, with the continued growth of economic globalization, the company’s goal is to become one of the top 10 bearing suppliers worldwide and to make a greater contribution to the bearing industry. Learn more at

Infor (New York, New York) joined PTDA as an associate member. Infor offers distributors a full suite of enterprise software solutions that optimize all aspects of the evolving distributor’s needs from ERP, e-commerce, back office, counter sales, the warehouse and everywhere in between. Andy Berry, GM and VP of Infor’s wholesale distribution business unit remarked, “Our most important objective is understanding distributors’ businesses. Our customers benefit from our commitment to deliver integrated deep-core functionality and the most innovative software solutions that are specialized for the distribution industry. Infor Distribution solutions modernize and streamline processes to improve profitability and long-term success.” Learn more at

Macron Dynamics, Inc. (Croydon, Pa.) is a manufacturer of linear robots and mechanical motion components and systems that provide creative automation solutions for a wide variety of applications. From defense and aerospace, to manufacturing and packaging, to medical and pharmaceutical, to film production and theater, Macron’s products are used in applications that demand reliable automation that fits the requirements, no matter what the market may be. Craig Marshall, VP operations, said, “Participation in PTDA will help us forge new alliances and partners who specialize and are expert in delivering motion solutions to the markets and customers that will ensure our company growth.” Learn more at

Sedis (Troyes Cedex, France) is a French manufacturer of industrial chains founded in 1866 as Peugeot. 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 171 power transmission/motion control distribution firms that generate more than $11 billion in sales and span close to 3,400 locations in the United States, Canada and eight other countries. PTDA members also include 179 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 or visit