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Power Transmission Distributors Association is...

more than 370 power transmission/motion control distribution and manufacturing companies, representing over $16 billion in product sales.

What Is Power Transmission/Motion Control Distribution?


Industrial distribution is a multi-faceted field, with career opportunities in all disciplines—from sales and operations to marketing, IT and business management. Power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution is a subset of industrial distribution. PT/MC distributors supply industry, manufacturers and government with the products, parts, services and solutions needed for a modern society to function efficiently and safely

PT/MC distributors wear many hats and operate as the sales and marketing arm for manufacturers of industrial products like bearings, conveyor belts, fasteners, power transmissions, electrical products, fittings, chain and gearing to name a few.

PT/MC distributors sell to other businesses. You’ll find a PT/MC distributor out in an oil field working with the energy company on a solution to prevent drill clogs one day and inside a domed stadium consulting with the building architects about what type of equipment is needed to most efficiently open and close the stadium roof the next day.

For those who would rather not be out and about all day, there are plenty of internal positions open at PT/MC distributor employers such as customer service and marketing or warehouse management.

PT/MC distributors are problem solvers. They work to find the best solution for their customers’ problems in a quick and efficient manner.

For those people that need to learn more about the industry, especially for students who you might be interested in keeping in your talent pipeline, we have a whole website that helps to explain what you do. Here people can learn about the products you sell, the customers you serve, the many types of positions you have in your company. Send people to IDCareers.org to educate themselves or the people in their lives who are looking for great careers right now about the great career opportunities available in power transmission/motion control distribution.

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