In 2018, the PTDA Foundation launched PT WORK Force—an initiative to specifically support the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry with Work force Outreach, Research and Knowledge.
The initiative’s work is resonating strongly with contributors who are increasing their financial support in 2019 to develop tools needed by PT/MC employers to compete in today’s workforce recruitment arena.
In just two months’ time, 58 organizations and individuals have funded the PTDA Foundation’s Vanguard Campaign, making contributions of over $137,000 to kick-off the 2019 Fund Drive. These organizations are “in the vanguard”—leading the fundraising charge. By contributing to the PTDA Foundation as part of the Vanguard Campaign, these companies are taking a leading role in the movement to develop the support PT/MC distributors need to find, connect with and recruit for key positions in the PT/MC industry. The PTDA Foundation’s 2019 Fund Drive is now in progress; more companies and individuals are contributing every day to support the effort.
“We’re extremely pleased with the great response from our distributor and manufacturer members to the PTDA Foundation Vanguard Campaign. Thanks to past contributions we already have a strong and growing resource center of recruitment and retention tools. The funds raised in 2019 will continue to support our efforts to help PT/MC employers with one of their biggest challenges – attracting and retaining quality employees,” said Brian Short, global strategic account manager at Regal Beloit America, Inc. and president of the PTDA Foundation.
2018 PTDA Foundation Vanguard Contributors
Partner Contributors ($15,000+)
Allied Bearing & Supply, Inc.
Motion Industries & Motion Canada
Investor Contributors ($10,000 – $14,999)
BDI Americas (USA & Canada)
Stakeholder Contributors ($5,000 – $9,999)
ABB Motors and Mechanical Inc.
WEG Electric Corp.
Benefactor Contributors ($2,500 – $4,999)
Altra Industrial Motion
Bando USA, Inc.
Bearing Service Inc.
Diamond Chain Company
Garlock Sealing Technologies
Houston Bearing & Supply Co., Inc.
IBT Industrial Solutions
Master Power Transmission, Inc.
NTN Bearing Corp. of America
OTP Industrial Solutions (in honor of David Derrow)
Ringfeder Power Transmission USA Corporation
SENQCIA MAXCO, Ltd.
U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission LLC (UST)
W.C. DuComb Co., Inc.
Leadership Contributors ($1,000 – $2,499)
Bearing Engineering Co.
Bison Gear & Engineering Corp.
Daido Corporation of America
Isostatic Industries Inc.
Pamela and Mark Kan*
The Rowland Company
San Antonio Belting & Pulley Company, Inc.
SKF Canada Limited
Bill Stevens* (in memory of Tim Breen)
Webster Industries, Inc.
Sponsor Contributors ($500 – $999)
Bearing Service Company of Pennsylvania
J/E Bearing and Machine Ltd.
Overly Hautz Motor Base Co.
Peer Chain Company
Stafford Manufacturing Corp.
Torque Drives Inc..
Colleague Contributors ($250 – $499)
The Adam-Hill Co. (in memory of Patricia Forbush)
Sue and John Masek* (in honor of Mary Sue Lyon and in memory of Terry Hutton)
MPT Drives, Inc.
Keith and Sharon Nowak*
The Ralphs-Pugh Company, Inc.
Barbara J. Ross* (in loving memory of Gordon Ross)
Brian and Karen Short*
Associate Contributors (Up to $249)
Scott and Lisa Taylor*
* Heritage Society Leader Gift