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PTDA Adds 3 Distributor Members, Including Grainger

The Power Transmission Distributors Association added Grainger, Gordon Russell and as members.
PTDA Adds Distributors

On Aug. 29, the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA). which represents the industrial power transmission/motion control distribution channel, announced the addition of three distributors to its membership.

The following members joined Chicago-based PTDA:

  • W. W. Grainger: A Fortune 500 company founded in 1927 with more than 4.5 million customers worldwide. Grainger offers more than 2 million repair and operating (MRO) products and technical support and inventory management services. Grainger ranked No. 7 on MDM’s Top Power Transmission/Bearing Distributors of 2023. The company also ranked in the following categories as part of MDM’s 2023 Top Distributors List: Industrial (ranked No. 1), MRO Industrial (No. 1), Fastener (No. 1), HVACR (No. 5), Plumbing (No. 5), Fluid Power (No. 6), Electrical (No. 16), Safety (unranked), JanSan (unranked).
  • Gordon Russell Limited: A Canadian and family-owned business operating since 1930 supplying and servicing certified engineered products to industry in Western Canada and USA’s Pacific Northwest.
  • is the evolution of Los Angeles Rubber Company, a power transmission supplier that has been servicing the Los Angeles area since 1898.

Curious about the state of distribution-giant Grainger? MDM Executive Editor Mike Hockett analyzed the company’s physical footprint and how it’s changed over the years. Check out the Premium article here.

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