Posted April 25, 2022

PTDA raises $120K of fund raising goal

The PTDA Foundation raised nearly $120,000 of its 2022 fundraising goal during the first three months of its 2022 Fund Drive campaign.

Contributions to the annual PTDA Foundation Fund Drive support PT WORK Force, an initiative to empower PT/MC (power transmission/motion control) industry employers to be more successful in their recruitment and retention efforts.

“The PT/MC industry is vital and full of great opportunity for career growth and advancement,” says PTDA Foundation vice president and 2022 Fund Drive Chair, Hafeez Hameer, business development manager, KLOZURE Seals for Garlock Sealing Technologies Inc. “Every contribution to the PTDA Fund Drive directly impacts and assists PT/MC employers in building the talent pipeline. Hiring challenges abound in every industry, yet the work of PT WORK Force–thanks to the support of generous donors–ensures that both employers and talent reap the reward of their involvement in this thriving and exciting workforce.”

Early campaign contributions provide for new and vital programs and research for 2022, including:

  • The Cross-Industry Compensation and Benefits Survey due for release in May.
  • The six-part webinar series, “Winning the War for Talent.”
  • New PTDA Foundation LinkedIn page.
  • Recruitment Agency Checklist
  • “Growth Mindset Recruitment” keynote during the PTDA 2022 Canadian Conference in June.
  • What’s Trending in Recruitment and Retention monthly e-newsletter
  • The webinar “Inclusion in Action: Recruiting and Onboarding Diverse Talent”

Thank you to these 2022 PTDA Foundation Vanguard Contributors (October 2021–December 31, 2021):

Partner Contributors ($15,000+)

Allied Bearing & Supply, Inc.

Investor Contributors ($10,000 - $14,999)

Applied Industrial Technologies

Stakeholder Contributors ($5,000 - $9,999)

Bishop-Wisecarver Group
NSK Americas
WEG Electric Corp.

Benefactor Contributors ($2,500 - $4,999)

BDI Americas (USA & Canada) (in honor of Rick Copfer)
Garlock Sealing Technologies
Houston Bearing & Supply Co. Inc.
Interlynx Systems–Sales Lead & Rebate/POS Management Systems
Master Power Transmission Inc.
NTN Bearing Corp. of America
RBC Bearings Inc.
RBI Bearing Inc.
Ringfeder Power Transmission USA Corporation
U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission LLC
W.C. DuComb Company

Leadership Contributors ($1,000 - $2,499)

FYH Bearing Units USA Inc.
Lafert North America
Regina USA Inc.
The Rowland Company
Ruland Manufacturing Co. Inc.
Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America
Transply Inc.
USA Roller Chain & Sprockets
Webster Industries Foundation

Sponsor Contributors ($500 - $999)

Brewer Machine & Gear Co.
ERIKS North America Inc.
KML Bearing USA
MPT Drives Inc.
Orthman Conveying Systems
Torque Drives, Inc.

Colleague Contributors: ($250 - $499)

ErieTec Inc.

Individual Contributors

Chris & Heidi Bursack
Hafeez Hameer (in honor of Zahir Hameer)
Alan and Betsy Haveson
Pamela & Mark Kan
Bill Moore
Keith & Sharon Nowak
Matthew Pavlinsky
Barbara J. Ross (in memory of Bob Callahan)
Chuck Schwender
Jos Sueters
C.C. & Dan Vest