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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.

Conversation Starter: High School Students

Use the following conversation starters when talking with high school students at a local career fair, when you have a class touring your facility, etc. The bolded words are what is most important to this particular group.

I work in the power transmission/motion control industry. We keep industry moving. The parts we make/distribute can be found in the equipment that makes things you use every day— from the companies that make your shoes to the companies that make potato chips. My job is to help our customers find ways to make their production or products more efficiently.

I’ve learned an awful lot about most industries and call on that knowledge every day. Each day holds a different learning experience. I can be at a medical equipment manufacturer installing
a part on a line that makes MRI machines on Monday and at a brewery the next day. Every day is different.

I think one of the most overlooked aspects of my job is that the working environment is modern and clean.

I’ve made many friends in the industry, worked in many phases of the business, learned more than I could have thought possible. I make a good living for my family. That’s why I’ve stayed. 

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