CHICAGO—Programs by the PTDA Foundation, which build awareness of industrial distribution careers, continue to bring in financial support from across the industry, with a final total of about $302,000.
The total demonstrates a continued commitment from the industry in reaching the future industrial distribution work force, according to a PTDA Foundation release.
With the launch of a new strategic plan that presents programs to benefit industrial distributors and manufacturers in recruiting and hiring right-fit individuals, that support will continue into the future, said Barbara Ross, 2017 PTDA Foundation Fund Drive co-chair, of Garlock Sealing Technologies in Palmyra, N.Y.
The 2018 Vanguard campaign, which was kicked off at the recent PTDA annual business meeting in Hollywood, Fla., showed much promise, according to Bob Callahan, 2017 PTDA Foundation Fund Drive co-chair, of Senqucia Maxco in Elmhurst, Ill.
The PTDA Foundation, which is funded solely by donations, was founded in 1982 to enhance knowledge, education, professionalism and productivity within the power transmission/motion control industry. The foundation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation. Contributions are tax-deductible to the full amount allowed by law. For more information, visit ptda.org/foundation.