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PTDA sponsors University of Industrial Distribution March 4-7

Chicago, IL -- The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is a sponsor of one of the best educational o...


January 15, 2007
By MRO Magazine


Chicago, IL — The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is a sponsor of one of the best educational opportunities available for distribution executives, managers and professionals: The University of Industrial Distribution (UID).

This intense, four-day educational program runs from March 4-7, 2007, on the Indianapolis campus at the Indiana University, Purdue University Conference Center. Focused on the unique needs of the distribution industry, UID provides an integrated, valuable learning experience for industrial distribution managers.

Recognizing that quality educational instruction with take-home value for the distribution channel is hard to come by, PTDA and 25 other distribution professional associations sponsor UID with Purdue University. Working together, these groups take great care to ensure that the sessions focus on the distribution industry — its people, problems, issues, opportunities and future. Distribution professionals play a fundamental role in the design of the coursework, offering a slant with practical, real-world experiences.

Highly recommended by 100% of past attendees, the UID program is unique because it is specific for distributors and manufacturers who sell through distribution. Attendees may tailor their learning to their specific needs by choosing from more than 30 sessions covering distribution.


More than 5,000 distribution and manufacturing executives, managers and professionals have attended previous programs; many have raved about the quality of the courses and the high-value return on their investment. A past UID participant said, “I was so impressed with the quality and the number of courses I attended that I have returned for the third time.”

Participants pay one fee for four days packed with a wealth of vital distribution information and insights, and practical training and education guaranteed to dramatically improve performance. In every course, participants will take home valuable materials that can be used immediately in business to improve profits, enhance customer service, stimulate employee productivity and add value.

Due to UID’s popularity and limited space, it is important that prospective attendees register immediately, as many have been turned away in the past three years. To register, complete the registration form at Registration for PTDA members is only $995 if registered before Feb. 2, 2007 ($1,095 after the early registration date). For more details, contact PTDA at 312-516-2100 or e-mail

PTDA, a U.S.-based trade association, represents 216 power transmission/motion control distributor firms with over 3,500 locations throughout North America and 11 other countries, as well as 198 manufacturers that supply the PT/MC industry.