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PTDA Foundation Raises $147K in 2024 Fund Drive 1st Stage

The funds support PT/MC industry employers to be more successful in their recruitment and retainment efforts.
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The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) Foundation shared that it is off to a strong fundraising start in 2024, having raised nearly $147,000 during the first three months of its 2024 Fund Drive Campaign.

Contributions to the fund support the Chicago-based foundation in empowering power transmission/motion control industry employers to be more successful in their recruitment and retainment efforts.

“Our industry plays a crucial role in driving the global economy, and the individuals we bring on board our companies are fundamental to its growth and prosperity,” says 2024 PTDA Foundation President Matt Pavlinsky, Applied Industrial Technologies. “Our employers need help in securing and retaining the best talent and cultivating exceptional teams. This year, as the Foundation prepares to launch new scholarship programs and a bold campaign to raise awareness of careers within our industry, we are grateful to those who demonstrated a commitment to our vision with a pledge to the 2024 Fund Drive. We look forward to sharing more information on these two exciting programs soon.” 

The foundation shared its thanks to its 2024 PTDA Foundation Vanguard Contributors that led the fundraising efforts with a pledge made October 2023 – January 2024:

Partner Contributors ($15,000+)

  • Allied Bearing & Supply, Inc.

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

  • Applied Industrial Technologies

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

  • Continental
  • Dodge Industrial
  • DXP Enterprises, Inc.
  • NSK Americas
  • NTN Bearing Corporation of America
  • WEG

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

  • BDI Americas (USA & Canada)
  • Bearing Service Inc.
  • Flexco
  • Houston Bearing & Supply Co., Inc.
  • Interlynx Systems
  • Lafert North America
  • NTN Bearing Corp. of Canada Ltd.
  • Precision Pulley and Idler (PPI)
  • RBC Bearings/Climax Metal Products
  • Renold
  • U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission LLC (UST)
  • W.C. DuComb Co., Inc.

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

  • JIE USA Inc.
  • M. B. McKee Co., Inc.
  • Moline Bearing Company
  • PEER Chain
  • Pfannenberg
  • San Antonio Belting & Pulley Company, Inc.
  • Transply, Inc.
  • Webster Industries Foundation

Sponsor Contributors ($500-$999)

  • Beardslee Transmission Equipment Co., Inc.
  • Bearing Chain & Supply, Inc.
  • Belden Universal
  • Brewer Machine & Gear Co.
  • Dayco Incorporated
  • Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies
  • Integrated Distribution, Inc.
  • KHK USA Inc.
  • MAXCO Chain
  • MPT Drives, Inc.
  • Orthman Conveying Systems
  • Overly Hautz Motor Base Co.
  • TBC, Inc. Texas Bearing Company
  • USA Roller Chain & Sprockets

Colleague Contributors ($250-$499)

  • Royersford Foundry & Machine Co., Inc.
  • Whittet-Higgins Company

Individual Contributors

  • Rex Davis
  • Paul Dent
  • Hafeez Hameer
  • Betsy & Alan Haveson
  • Sue & John Masek (in honor of Mary Sue Lyon and in memory of Terry Hutton)
  • Mike & Katie McLain
  • Bill Moore
  • Keith & Sharon Nowak (in memory of Ed Nowak)
  • Matt Pavlinsky
  • Barb Ross
  • Jos Sueters

The PTDA Foundation 2024 Fund Drive has a goal of $300,000. To date, the Foundation has raised 49% of its goal. Pledges can be made online at

The PTDA Foundation — whose work is funded solely by donations — was founded in 1982 to champion education, outreach and research initiatives relevant to the PT/MC industry that enhance the knowledge and/or professionalism and productivity for industry stakeholders.

See more information and a complete list of donors at

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