MRO Magazine

Seven firms join PTDA as new members


July 22, 2015
By Bill Roebuck

Chicago, IL – The Power Transmission Distributors Association, PTDA,, an association for the industrial power transmission/motion control, PT/MC, distribution channel, recently welcomed seven new member companies. New distributor members include:

Accurate Bearing Co., Addison, IL, is a distributor of bearings and power transmission (PT) products and accessories. “We are pleased to have become a member of PTDA. We look forward to forging many new relationships in the power transmission field as a result,” said Nick Orlando, general manager (

Gordon Industrial Supply Co., Fresno, CA, a distributor of bearings, mechanical PT, linear motion, hydraulics and pneumatics, and motor/motion control products. “We are dedicated to offering our customers a great experience acquiring the products they need to keep their operations moving and we expect PTDA to be a big help towards that effort,” said Bob Hoffman, president (

HCI Supply, Jackson, TN, distributes mechanical PT products, bearings, material handling components, motors and linear motion products (


Johnson Bearing & Supply Inc., Sparks, NV, is a distributor of bearings, mechanical PT, linear motion, motors, material handling and hydraulic/pneumatic components. “We chose PTDA over the other associations because of their abundant networking and training opportunities,” said Glenn Hibl, president (

US Bearing and Power Transmission Corp., Scott Depot, WV, distributes mechanical PT, bearings, material handling components, motors, motor/motion control, electrical/electronic drives, hydraulics and pneumatics, and linear motion products. “In addition to recommendations from many peers in our industry, we joined PTDA to create new partnerships and to stay up-to-date with market trends and forecasts. We also look forward to new training opportunities and resources for our employees,” said Perry Corker, president (

PTDA’s new associate members include:

Affiliated Distributors Inc., Wayne, PA. “When we started up the new bearings and power transmission division within Affiliated Distributors, it was a very easy decision to join PTDA,” said Bill Childers, vice-president and managing director of the bearings and PT division. “We wanted to be associated with the best independent distributors and top manufacturers in the industry and they are all regular participants of PTDA.” (

The association also saw one new manufacturer member join:

Joyce Dayton Corp., Kettering, OH, is a manufacturer of linear actuators and screw jacks (

PTDA, headquartered in Chicago, represents power transmission/motion control distribution firms that generate more than $16 billion in sales and span over 3,400 locations. PTDA members also include manufacturers that supply to the PT/MC industry. The association is dedicated to providing networking, targeted education, relevant information and leading-edge business tools to help distributors and manufacturers meet marketplace demands competitively and profitably.

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