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PTDA welcomes seven new members.

Press Release Summary:

Oct 31, 2016 - PTDA, the leading association for the industrial power transmission/motion control distribution channel, recently welcomed 7 new member companies. Distributors include: Central Chain & Transmission, Co., Dowco Power Transmission Products Inc., Mechanical Rubber & Transmission, Inc., Sunset Industrial Parts, and Whisler Bearings & Drives, Inc. Manufacturer and Associate Members include: TECO-Westinghouse Motor Company and MDM Analytics, respectively.

Original Press Release

PTDA Welcomes Seven New Members

Press release date: Oct 26, 2016

Chicago, Ill.—The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA), the leading association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel, recently welcomed seven new member companies.

Distributor Members
Central Chain & Transmission, Co. (Yakima, Wash.) is a distributor of adjustable speed drives, bearings, belt & chain drives, conveyors & material handling components, shaft couplings, hydraulic & pneumatic products, gears, motors, linear motion products, industrial specialty chemicals and power transmission accessories. “We have built our business on the strong belief that customer service is the best service and by joining PTDA we hope to ensure that we will have the knowledge to provide quality services for our customers,” said Jody Simmerman, sales manager.

Dowco Power Transmission Products Inc. (Monroe, N.C.) distributes adjustable speed drives, bearings, belt & chain drives, clutches & brakes, motor/motion control products, shaft couplings, hydraulic & pneumatic products, gears, motors, linear motion products and power transmission accessories. Vann E. Dowless, president, said, “We are excited about our new membership in PTDA. The product training, networking opportunities and management resources offered by PTDA will be extremely valuable to our organization.” Learn more at www.dowcoindustrial.com.

Mechanical Rubber & Transmission, Inc. (Wyoming, Mich.) distributes adjustable speed drives, bearings, belt & chain drives, clutches & brakes, motor/motion control products, conveyors & material handling components, shaft couplings, gears, motors, linear motion products and power transmission accessories. “We are excited to join PTDA and for the opportunities to network with other distributors and manufacturers. We also look forward to being actively involved in PTDA and have access to the tools and resources offered to help us keep up with market trends and developments in our industry,” said Carol O’Connell, president. Learn more at www.mrtpt.com.

Sunset Industrial Parts (Cerritos, Calif.) distributes adjustable speed drives, bearings, belt & chain drives, clutches & brakes, conveyors & material handling components, hydraulic & pneumatic products, shaft couplings, gears, motors, linear motion products, industrial specialty chemicals and power transmission accessories. James Stratmann, CEO and president, said, “Our customers’ needs are constantly evolving. By joining forces with industry leaders and fellow members of the PTDA, I am confident that collectively we can lead the way.” Learn more at www.sunsetindustrialparts.com.

Whisler Bearings & Drives, Inc. (Denver, Colo.) is a distributor of adjustable speed drives, bearings, belt & chain drives, conveyors & material handling components, hydraulic & pneumatic products, shaft couplings, gears, motors, linear motion products, industrial specialty chemicals and power transmission accessories. Learn more at www.trywhisler.com.

Manufacturer Member
TECO-Westinghouse Motor Company (Round Rock, Texas) manufactures AC drives, motor control devices, gears and motors. Learn more at www.tecowestinghouse.com.

Associate Member
MDM Analytics (Lafayette, Colo.) provides market size/segmentation benchmarking reports in PT/MC, fluid power, MRO, electrical and other product sectors. “We’ve supported PTDA and its individual members as customers for more than 25 years. Our membership for the market analytics and account targeting services we have enhanced is a logical step to broaden our value to members and deepen these relationships,” said Thomas Gale, president. Learn more at www.mdm.com/analytics.

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 power transmission/motion control distribution firms that generate more than $16 billion in sales and span over 3,400 locations. PTDA members also include 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 ptda.org or follow on LinkedIn or Twitter at @PTDAorg.

For more information, please contact:
Ginger Wheeler, Director, Marketing & Communications
+1.312.516.2100
mailto:gwheeler@ptda.org