Posted May 18, 2016

PTDA Foundation creates Champions Club

The PTDA Foundation created the Champions Club to recognize Power Transmission Distributors Association members for their support of the Foundation, in particular the Industrial Careers Pathway (ICP).

The companies in the PTDA Foundation Champions Club have contributed funding at unprecedented levels in support of the PTDA Foundation. Thank you to the companies below for their cumulative contributions since 1998.

Platinum Champions Club ($100,000+)
Harold C. Schott Foundation
Gates Corporation
Motion Industries Inc.

Gold Champions Club ($75,000 - $99,999)
BDI Americas
IDC Charitable Trust

Silver Champions Club ($50,000 - $74,999)
NSK Americas
The Timken Company

Bronze Champions Club ($25,000 - $49,999)
Altra Industrial Motion
Baldor Electric Company
Bearing Service Inc.
Canadian Bearings Ltd.
Diamond Chain Company
Jason Industrial Inc. A Megadyne Group Co.
Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation
Koyo Bearings North America, LLC
Martin Sprocket & Gear Inc.
NTN Bearing Corp. of America
Oilite Bearing Division (Beemer Precision, Inc.)
Regal Power Transmission Solutions
Renold Jeffrey
Rexnord Industries, LLC
Timken Drives LLC
U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission LLC (UST)

The PTDA Foundation Fund Drive is underway with a goal of raising $400,000 in 2016. To join these contributors, download a pledge form at

The PTDA Foundation, whose work is funded solely by donations, was founded in 1982 to enhance knowledge, education, professionalism and productivity within the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry. The Foundation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation; contributions are tax deductible to the full amount allowed by law.

The Foundation’s core initiative, Industrial Careers Pathway (ICP), is a collaboration of industrial distribution associations working together to bring tomorrow’s North American employees to the industrial distribution channel, develop programs to teach business and distribution basics and create affordable resources for current employee development.

For more information or a complete list of donors, visit