PTDA Welcomes Two New Distributor Members

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA), the leading association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel, welcomes two new member companies.

Klockner Group (Columbia, S.C.)

Klockner Group services industrial facilities across the U.S. with engineering, installation, fabrication and parts for conveying systems. It is a major distributor of welded steel chain, cut tooth and machine tooth sprockets for all material handling industrial chain installations. The company also offers technical field inspection of material handling applications to analyze problem areas and determining solutions for maximum production and maintenance free operation.

“Klockner Group strives to provide the highest quality parts and solutions in support of our customers and industry partners,” says Richie Hayward, vice president. “We joined PTDA to strengthen our relationships and grow in our knowledge of the industry.” Learn more at

Gerbers of Montana (Great Falls, Mont.)

Gerbers of Montana has been a specialist in grain handling equipment since 1878 and now is also the largest bearing/PT stocking distributor in the state. The company prides itself on providing customer service, high industry knowledge and having quality products in stock.

“We are excited to join PTDA and are looking forward to building relationships and learning from fellow distributors/small businesses in the bearing/power transmission industry,” says Jill Tranmer, business manager. Learn more at

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is the leading global association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel. Headquartered in Chicago, PTDA represents power transmission/motion control distribution firms that generate more than $19 billion in sales and span over 2,700 locations. PTDA members also include manufacturers that supply the PT/MC industry.

PTDA is dedicated to providing exceptional networking, targeted education, relevant information and leading-edge business tools to help distributors and manufacturers meet marketplace demands competitively and profitably. For more information, call +1.312.516.2100, visit or follow on LinkedIn or Twitter at @PTDAorg.