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Power Transmission Distributors Association is...

the leading association for the power transmission/motion control industrial distribution channel, bringing together distributors and manufacturers.

1) Business Index
Latest PTDA Business Index Reading Shows Decline

The PTDA Business Index reading for 2Q2016 came in at 50.4, just slightly lower than the 50.9 reading from 1Q2016. Participating members received the detailed results for free. 

1) Business Index
Connect with PTDA Members Online

PTDA is known for best-in-class networking! Join an exclusive PTDA LinkedIn group: Women-in-the-Industry (WITI), Next Gen and/or the PTDA (main) LinkedIn group.

Your Next Big Opportunity: Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Revenue is forcast to grow in this industry! Learn more about the opportunities in this market by downloading the latest End-User Market Briefing Report (EMBR).
4) Invite-a-Dist.
Invite a Non-Member Distributor to the 2016 Industry Summit

The power of your trade association comes from collective wisdom and efforts. Invite one non-member distributor at no charge to the 2016 Industry Summit!

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5) ICP Webinar
Webinar: Impress Your Future Workforce with a Company Tour

During this ICP-sponsored webinar, Karmen Wilhelm, APR, VP Marketing, Van Meter Industrial, shares the secrets on how company tours for the community can result in recruiting top quality talent.

5) ICP Webinar
6) Industry Summit
Register for the PTDA 2016 Industry Summit

Network, learn and discover solutions to challenging issues with your industry peers in San Diego. Participate to reap the rewards!

6) Industry Summit

Featured Products

2016 Cross-Industry Compensation Report Volumes 1 & 2 2016 Cross-Industry Compensation Report Volumes 1 & 2 The 2016 Cross-Industry Compensation Report Volumes 1 and 2 offers compensation and benefit analysis for both PTDA members and the broader distribution industry.

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Sales History & Outlook Report (SHOR) Sales History & Outlook Report (SHOR) Developed and managed in conjunction with ITR Economics, PTDA's SHOR collects member company sales data and presents the aggregate results. Released quarterly, SHOR tracks sales by quarter and forecasts growth rates going forward. Knowing the projected growth or decline of the industry helps you adjust your business plans such as marketing initiatives, resource allocation and product launches. View Product Store
Power Transmission Handbook - Bearings Chapter Power Transmission Handbook - Bearings Chapter The most comprehensive primer on the products, technology and concepts that move industry, the "Bearings" chapter of the Power Transmission Handbook provides you with a history and understanding of the differences and features of plain and rolling element bearings and their various types. The chapter also covers the types and features of mounted bearings, lubrication modes and standards related to ball and roller bearing usage. View Product Store

PTDA Market Trend Reports

The PTDA Business Index reading for 2Q16 came in at 50.4, lower than the 50.9 reading from 1Q16. The 2Q Sales History & Outlook Report results show power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distributor sales have declined 6.1 percent from one year ago. Members participating in the PTDA SHOR + Business Index survey received the detailed results at no additional charge. Not a participant? Learn more about your next opportunity.
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PTDA 2016 Industry Summit

The speed and power of change and transformation is unprecedented in today’s business climate. Technological advances bring about new opportunities, generational turnover shifts everything, and uncertainty governs the day and hampers growth. The PTDA Industry Summit provides you with the tools needed to handle any disruption with an industry-specific focus on current events and economic trends.
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