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The PTDA Foundation is...

the charitable arm of PTDA championing education, outreach and PT WORK Force® initiatives relevant to the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry.

Is Power Transmission/Motion Control Right for Me?

Are you interested in how things are made, how machines work or the fascinating things people invent?

Does this describe you?

  • A half-hour conversation about replacement parts for my mountain bike is a good time.
  • I am the go-to person when it’s time to assemble something from a box.
  • I am both a hands-on problem solver and a people person.
If yes, then you're the perfect candidate for a job in power transmission/motion control!


Industrial distribution employs more than 3.3 million people in every state and province across the United States and Canada. Not only are there incredibly rewarding careers in the power transmission/motion control field of industrial distribution, these jobs offer interesting challenges, competitive pay, safe and stable working conditions and countless career paths. Many of these careers are in business-to-business sales positions—providing solutions, building relationships, offering products and valuable services to industrial customers.

You may not have noticed power transmission/motion control distributors in your community because they don't serve the general public or the retail customer. But, power transmission/motion control industrial distributors are there, employing people and serving industry.

Learn how others succeeded their power transmission/motion control careers.
Check out the positions available in the power transmission/motion control industry.