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For distributors and manufacturers of any of the spectrum power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) products, PTDA has been the go-to association for more than 50 years.  Membership in PTDA demonstrates your commitment to the PT/MC industry and to working with your channel partners to serve your mutual customers.  Whether you offer just one type of PT/MC product or thousands, your PTDA membership singles you out as an industry leader.  Take a look at who our members are to understand the breadth of our membership.

Give Your Company a Competitive Advantage

With the contacts you make, the resources you utilize and the industry information you access as benefits of your company’s membership in PTDA, you can:  
  • Grow your business
  • Improve net profitability
  • Strengthen business relationships
  • Access industry trends
  • Improve employee recruitment, development & retention
  • Proactively shape the future of the industry

Watch this video for a brief overview of the exceptional networking, targeted education, relevant information and leading edge business tools PTDA provides to help distributors and manufacturers meet marketplace demands competitively and profitably.

PTDA offers four categories of membership with benefits and programs unique to each category.  Learn more about the benefits and criteria for membership by clicking on the links under the member type that best describes your company:

  • Distributors:  A firm, corporation or partnership whose business is involved in the stocking and distribution of power transmission and/or motion control products to original equipment manufacturers and/or end-user markets, and which provides value added services to its customers. 

Discover the benefits enjoyed by PTDA distributor member companies
Distributor member criteria and application


  • Manufacturers:  A firm, corporation or partnership which manufactures a power transmission/motion control product line, which operates through one or more facilities utilizing its business name located in North America, which has a policy in force of distribution through authorized distributors, and which sells through power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distributors.

Discover the benefits enjoyed by PTDA manufacturer member companies
Manufacturer member criteria and application


  • Associate:  A firm, corporation or individual who provides services directly related to operating a business in the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry and does not meet the criteria of distributor or manufacturer membership.

Discover the benefits enjoyed by PTDA associate member companies
Associate member criteria and application


  • Educational Institution:  A two- or four-year, post-secondary degree granting educational institution offering courses related to career development in the power transmission/motion control and/or industrial distribution industry.


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